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If you love to hop on your bike and hit the open road with nothing in your way other than your own legs’ stamina and your body’s determination to go further, then a long-haul cycling trip may be the perfect next vacation for you. Whether it is across the state or across the country, a few days’ worth of rewarding exercise paired with relaxing nights of camping along your route will be totally worth all the hard work. There’s no better way to see (and appreciate) nature than from your bicycle! The most important part of any bike ride—or any adventure for that matter—is making sure you are adequately prepared. You have to have the right equipment and the right training. Once you have those things out of the way you’re ready to get going! So besides the necessities like your bike, helmet, cycling gear, and water, here are five other essentials you may want to consider packing to get the most out of your next trip!   1. Lightweight and Versatile Shoes When you can only take with you what will fit on your bike, you have to pack light! And since wearing your clip-in cycling shoes all day,...
We all know you can take a gratifying nap in a hammock, but what about making better friends? Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), the leading provider of packable travel hammocks, and Lyon College say chances are you can.
Eagles Nest Outfitters, creators of packable camping hammocks and fun outdoors accessories, presents the industry’s lightest hammock – the Sub7.
Hammock relaxation gave Eagles Nest Outfitter employee all she needed for bobsledding (HA!) Eagles Nest Outfitters Marketing Coordinator, Natalie DeRatt, has been named one of the newest members of the 2014-15 USA National Bobsled and Skeleton Team. This announcement came from the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation early last week. “I am beyond excited to gain a spot on the Bobsled National Team. It’s been a long road of hard work and so to see it pay-off is a dream come true,” said Deratt. Natalie, born in Sheffield, England, has been living in Asheville, NC, since moving to the US to attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville on a track and field scholarship. She was the first UNCA student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in 2010 and 2011 in the 200 meters. In 2011 she was named Big South Female Student-Athlete of the year. Natalie also competed in two track Olympic Trials for team Great Britain. In early 2014, Natalie began focusing her training on preparing for the bobsled and skeleton combine with her former UNCA team mate, Keith Scruggs.  Scruggs interned at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid for 2...
Throwing back to their university years, ENO re-introduces nationwide college brand ambassador team. Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), creators of nomadic outdoor and travel gear, is reliving the glory days of college by proudly announcing the re-launch of their ENO College Brand Ambassador Program. Already a commonality on campuses nationwide, ENO looks to strengthen their grassroots approach to spreading hammock love in a university setting with their new college ambassador team. Originally launched in Jan. 2012, the company went back to basics with their current version of the program. “Aside from creating the best hammocks on the market, ENO likes to have a good time, and we wanted our College Ambassador Program to reflect that,” said Amy Allison, Event Coordinator for ENO. “We’ve stripped the program down to the simplest, yet most effective, version to really put us on the university map.” The new program, that is actively searching for ambassadors for the Spring ’15 semester, will begin in 10 universities for its first year with plans to expand in future semesters. Ambassadors are expected to be the official ENO presence on their campuses, throwing hammock parties and providing social media content among other responsibilities. “We’re so excited to finally begin...
October is a month fond in the hearts of many. The leaves turn their brightest colors, the air is definitively cooler and no longer fickle with the leftover climates of summer. And with Halloween on the horizon, we all know the domino effect of the holidays is coming. Most people agree that time is flying by, so lets make a goal for ourselves this month. Let’s aim to really savor the beautiful month that is, October. Get out there and hammock!   Leaf Art Once the leaves have fallen, I think it’s okay to get crafty with them. Don’t go wheeling them out of the forests by the bucket-load, but I think Mother Nature would be cool if we used a few to commemorate this beautiful time of year. Try this Stained Glass craft with fall leaves.   Pine Cone Bird Snacks It’s Simple. Add peanut butter, roll in birdseed. Next, hang it in a tree and then watch the feeding frenzy from the comfort of your porch. Kids love this one!   Make Cider Let’s put your mixology skills to the test. Here’s an opportunity to blend and use the spices of autumn that we all love. Add apple cider vinegar and...
We had a blast yesterday Asheville! It was so good to hang out with our friends from Chacos! Thank you to everyone in the community who came out and spent time with us, you made the event one hoot of a Monday night!
We’d like to introduce you to the Atlas XL Suspension System! Big brother to the original Atlas Suspension System, these guys have the same design, with just plain more reach. It’s also worth noting that with one inch in width, the Atlas XL’s are tree friendly and are easy on trees. Each strap boasts 13.5 feet of length, opening you and your hammock up to a world of possibilities!  So, let’s go find some big trees. Constructed from Poly-Filament webbing with overlapping attachment whorls and weighing just 16oz, the XL will support your hammock in even the most extreme of spaces.
In the third part of a hammock study series by Lyon College’s Psychology Department, hammocks were found superior than office chairs for boosting moods and emotions. School has begun, but does that mean studying in hammocks should too? Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO,) the leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks, and Lyon College think so. In the third part of a series of studies examining student’s moods and emotions while completing cognitive tests in, and out of, a hammock, they found studying in hammocks reduces negative emotions and increases relaxation. The experiment, developed by Lyon’s Psychology faculty, surveyed approximately 40 participants during the 2014 spring semester. The participants were administered a survey assessing their current emotional state and level of relaxation, and were then randomly assigned to either an ENO hammock or an office chair. They then studied for 15 minutes using identical study guides before being assessed again for relaxation and emotional levels. Finally, the participants completed the cognitive tests they studied for (seated in an office chair) and were assessed for a third time on their emotional state and level of relaxation. The final data, collected by Lyon College students serving as research assistants, found remarkably similar results...

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