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The ENO SkyLite™ Hammock can be used with any of our UnderQuilts. Here is a simple set-up guide to help keep you warm and cozy while using the SkyLite™.
With more people getting out and enjoying our wild places, there is increased impact on the places we travel. As good steward of our public lands we need to take steps to reduce our impact and take care of the places we play. Hammocks are a prime examples of minimum impact shelters.  When used with appropriate, tree friendly suspension systems, hammocks don’t alter the natural environment. The smaller our footprint, the less likely we are to impact existing plant and wildlife.
The amazing Sub Series hammocks (the Sub6 and SuperSub) use an aluminum toggle system to connect seamlessly with the Helios Series straps! Our ultralight hammocks use these toggles in the place of carabiners, to minimize pack weight while maximizing security.
The experienced outdoorsman will tell you that there are specific knots for just about everything, from tying firewood to securing a boat to the dock. The right knot can make a huge difference to whether you come home from your outdoor adventures safe and sound. The infographic below takes a close look at some of the best knots for common outdoor activities such as camping and fishing, how to tie them the right way, and what you can use them for. Don’t forget to master these essential knots before you head out on your next adventure!   Graphic by www.ptwinchester.co.uk
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth? Making a video of a trip is always a great idea for many reasons. To name a few, you can share with friends and family who couldn’t join, you can watch it later to bring back some great memories, share it on social media, or it can be used as a guide/review for others to see what a certain trail, site, trip is like. The 4 keys to an adventure video are landscape, activity, music, and people. LAMP. If you include all the LAMP attributes your video will be award winningly adventurous! Landscape Where are you? Show us! If you are on a road trip, you can get some great shots of the road and the landscape around you. Every road trip video is not complete if it doesn’t have some shots of the road. You can take a time-lapse video of your whole entire drive. Another great shot can be with your camera out the passenger window where you can show the trees, mountains, canyons, or water beside you. Slowing down or speeding up your video when you edit turns out really cool. If you are...
Find a Trail That Has Water Find a trail with water I just can’t stress this enough when backpacking with your dog, It’s not only a great way for your dog to cool off but also to catch a drink or for you to refill waters.
The modern reality is that kids are going farther away for continuing their lives after high school than their parents’ generation did. Whether it is the 45-minute drive to the state university or taking the dream job on the opposite coast, any distance can be enough to change many dynamics. However, just because the frequency or duration of time spent with loved ones isn’t the same doesn’t mean the bond has to deteriorate. Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, my dad and I were always close. I started Scouting in the first grade and he was involved every step of the way, even after I left home for college. There is something about camping every month and going to work with each other that creates a unique bond between father and son. The bond that my father and I have is special, but not unique. Nearly everyone can stop right now and think about a family member or best-friend that they wish they had more time to spend with. So here is my advice to making sure that bond stays strong, create tradition. Creating Tradition Moving four hours away put an end to camping every month, but it didn’t take...
Thanks for saving the day! My friend Steve brought one of your hammocks on a recent backpacking trip up the Convict Creek trail near Mammoth Lakes. We didn’t get a chance to use the hammock for relaxation, but we were able to use it to rescue his dog. By the third day on rocky trails, Zooey, a 60 pound Jindo, had torn her paw pads (an issues she’s never had before) and was in too much pain to hike out the 7 miles and refused to walk. We were at a bit of a loss for how to get her out until Steve remembered your hammock. We rigged it to one of the backpacks and used it as a carrier for Zooey. It took a long time hiking out, trading off the dog every mile of fairly technical trail, but we all made it out safe. Though the hammock smells like dog, it held up pretty well through an unintended use. Our backs are sore from the awkward carry, but Zooey is healing up just fine. Thanks for the solid product! by Andrew Allport
For the common budget traveler, buying your food from stands and supermarkets can be a great way to minimize expenses and give yourself the flavors of a region. However, most markets these days carry many similar items to what we can find at home and, as creatures of comfort, we’ll tend to buy what we know. One way to get around this pitfall of human behavior is to get an idea of how the locals use their ingredients. Here in Argentina, it was immediately apparent that meat was the central basis of all important meals. More so, we found that the style of cooking it mattered as much, or more, than the quality of cut you used. So for this first post in How to Grocery Shop in Latin America (a 4-part series), we’ll talk about the Argentine Asado and what you’ll need to have a successful meal with your new culinary insights. Let’s start by defining what this term means: Asado is a term used both for a range of barbecue techniques and the social event of having or attending a barbecue in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay, where it is an exceptionally popular dish. In these countries, asado is a traditional...

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