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9 Facts About Groundhogs and Their Big Day
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9 Facts About Groundhogs and Their Big Day

Whether you call them groundhogs, woodchucks, land beavers, or whistle pigs–every February 2nd these cute creatures have a big day . Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog, saw his shadow Sunday. So according to groundhog-day lore we are destined for six more weeks of hammocking in wintery conditions. But you ENOpians can [...]

Learn to Read the Clouds
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Learn to Read the Clouds

  Every avid hiker and backpacker has their own tips and hacks for surviving the outdoors. Most of us outdoorsy folks hit the trail more than prepared. However, a drastic change in weather is one of the top occurrences that can really turn a trip upside down. Unless maybe you [...]

7 Types of Firewood
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7 Types of Firewood

We’re well into campfire season, and many of us are traveling to different places for the holidays. Different places means different kinds of trees, so it’s important to know which types are better suited for firewood than others. Some may work great as kindling but burn too quickly to keep [...]

Winter Backpacking
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Winter Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht Backpacking in the winter involves much more commitment than traditional three-season backpacking, primarily due to weather conditions and the challenges that come along with them. Changing your shelter options to handle colder temperatures and, especially, snow is the first issue of winter backpacking. Most retailers will break [...]

Camp in the Green!
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Camp in the Green!

Hardcore environmentalists and Greenpeace activists were once the only campground guests to talk about “going green”, “carbon footprints” and being “off the grid”. Today, those terms are common for anyone who feels global warming is upon us, as well as those who want to reduce costs at the fuel pump. [...]