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The Ten Essentials: What You Need for Backpacking
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The Ten Essentials: What You Need for Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht  The so-called “ten essentials” are a constantly debated and altered list within the backpacking community. Understanding what comprises the ten essentials and, most importantly, bringing them on every trip is a simple and easy way to ensure that you have a great time in the backcountry. 1. Navigation. Bring maps, [...]

Stay Warm Sleeping Under the Stars
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Stay Warm Sleeping Under the Stars

by Justin Fricke aka JustinTheWeekendWarrior Alright, so some of my friends out west have already started getting snow, and that’s crazy to this Floridian. Did we skip fall and go straight to winter this year? It’s undoubtedly getting cold, and that’s when the weather people on T.V. start telling us to [...]

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 [...]