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Backpacking Basics
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Backpacking Basics

by Samarth Vasisht Going backpacking is not at all about the destination; it’s about the journey. Understanding how to make that journey about your surroundings and not about the aching and discomfort is essential to any backpacking trip, so here are some tips: Partner/Friends: Find a group of friends that [...]

Fire Building 101
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Fire Building 101

by Justin Fricke aka JustinTheWeekendWarrior ***Note from ENO:  Before you begin assembling any form of outdoor controlled fire, please check with your local authorities and/or NOAA for fire weather risks and forecasts.  You can also learn about wildfires and how to prevent them at smokeybear.com*** Do you smell what I smell? No, it’s not [...]

Watch Your Step! How to Identify Poisonous Snakes
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Watch Your Step! How to Identify Poisonous Snakes

by Anna Fletcher If you go hiking, camping and backpacking a lot, then you’ve probably seen your fair share of snakes. For some, seeing one snake is seeing too many; and for others, they’re are pretty cool. But before you go Jeff Corwin on that snake, you should know exactly [...]

Find the Perfect Campsite!
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Find the Perfect Campsite!

by Anna Fletcher One of the most important things when camping or backpacking is your campsite. It serves as your base camp and your home-away-from-home while you’re out in the wilderness. It sends you off on hikes and welcomes you back after a long day of exploring, climbing, kayaking, and [...]

8 Ways to Start a Camp Fire
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8 Ways to Start a Camp Fire

Because sometimes, you just want a change! ***Before you begin assembling any form of outdoor controlled fire, please check with your local authorities and/or NOAA for fire weather risks and forecasts.  You can also learn about wildfires and how to prevent them at smokeybear.com*** 1) Egg Carton, Candle Wax, and [...]