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The Mountains We Climb

There have always been mountains in my life. The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina were the first I laid eyes on in the small mountain town where I was born and raised. A circle of soft forested mountains greeted…

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Memories from a 1984 Sleeping Pad

When we buy gear that is guaranteed for longevity, it’s not only allowing our adventure fund to continue to grow, but it’s healthier for the environment as well. It’s gear we can count on for longevity and strength, designed for gnarly adventures.

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The Emotional Benefits of Sleeping Outside

There are many emotional benefits of sleeping outside. Whether you’ve experienced a traumatic event, grapple with urban suppression, or you want to feel rejuvenated — going camping can do a world of good. Nature’s simplicity combined with any form of physical movement is a powerful recipe for soul-deep restoration.

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Introducing the 2020-2021 Winter Dream Team

In the natural world, winter presents an annual challenge. Temperatures can become unforgivingly cold, resources run scarce, daylight hours are constricted and the living breathing world settles in to survive. Yet, for us humans—even with the challenge of COVID—life goes on…

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2020 Summer Dream Team

What is the Summer Dream Team and what’s the point? Well its in the name, but I suppose that can be misleading. This is not a team of peerless athletes and artists at peak performance achieving mind-boggling objectives. Rather, this…

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5 Myths About Sleeping Under the Stars

Sleeping under the stars is a rewarding experience for all, but can also be an intimidating one. Here are five myths we can debunk to help you rest easy while sleeping outside.

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