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A Guide To Campfire Safety

A Guide To Campfire Safety

Campfire Safety: After two months of exceptional drought this fall, forests across the Southeast were like a tinderbox. "When the leaves started falling, we had no rain to wet them down," said Tennessee State Park Ranger Stuart Carroll. “If we get periodic rain, the...

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5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

5 Ways to Beat the Cold on Winter Hikes

Winter Hikes: When winter arrives hiking and backpacking just get better. On high mountain trails, the bare trees allow you to see for miles, and the cold, clear air creates perfect conditions for brilliant sunsets. Plus, you don’t have to suffer the heat and...

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5 Backpacking Skills to Master in the New Year

5 Backpacking Skills to Master in the New Year

Backpacking Skills: If you're new to backpacking, you might be eager to try a more challenging hike. Maybe you want to do a longer trip and backpack for more than a week?Perhaps you'd like to explore a place that's more remote and wild? If you're going to go big, you...

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10 Tips for a Successful Family Camping Trip

10 Tips for a Successful Family Camping Trip

Family Camping: For many of us, some of our fondest memories of growing up come from camping with our families. You just have to smile when you recall the fun of jumping into a cool lake on a hot summer day, chasing fireflies under a starry night sky, or making...

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