Backpack Like a Pro, or How to Not Be a City Slicker

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Camping is a unique experience. You are consciously choosing to leave your bed, electricity, running water, and oven behind. What you receive is the opportunity to breathe fresh air, pack down to the essentials, and view life through a different lens. There are several different ways we can define the camping experience (car camping, glamping, […]

Summer Day Hike Essentials

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It’s Friday, and you’re stuck in traffic. Again. The concrete jungle hems you in as you will the car forward to a break in the horizon, your exit sending you home. Perhaps you’re maneuvering your cart through the aisles at Trader Joe’s, looking for real trees instead of the ones painted on the signs. You […]

Hammocks – Not Just for the Lazy Afternoon

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Over the past two years, I have embarked upon a drastic deviation from my normal camping routine. Up until that point, I only knew camping as pitching a tent and sleeping on the cold hard ground as has been done for centuries. My world was rocked one evening as I was talking to a close […]

Day Hiking in Georgia

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The fall is fast approaching here in Georgia, and the weather has thankfully started to cool off. For me, and many outdoor enthusiasts, this means it is time to get back outside and enjoy nature. This could be anything from taking a walk with the family, playing fetch with the dog at the park, taking […]