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Setting out on an adventure

Setting out on an adventure doesn’t have to involve tents and camping in the wilderness. There are plenty of ways to make your way from place to place without spending money on hotels or dropping the nightly fee for a campsite, and the most comfortable (and safest) option is to car camp. Car camping is […]

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3 Benefits of Living by a Lake

Whether you are going to be acquiring a property as a permanent residence or for the purposes of vacationing, it is all about location, location, location. Purchasing a home on a lake, or within reasonable walking distance, is not only a worthwhile investment, it also delivers certain benefits. Properties on a lake, like Lake Wylie […]

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This Summer’s Must-Visit Campsite

It’s that time of year again- the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the sun is beaming, hinting that summer is well and truly on its way. There’s no better way to spend your summer than in the great outdoors, exploring a new space or perhaps just lying back and taking it all […]

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Three reasons to plan a mountain vacation

A mountain vacation offers opportunities and activities that are unique to the area. That gives you a variety of reasons to go there. Relaxation Escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains can be an incredibly relaxing experience. Spending time in a peaceful mountain setting, surrounded by natural beauty can temporarily transport you to a […]

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Wildland Ethics – Pack It In, Pack It Out

Pick up and pack out all of your litter. Trash and litter have no place in the backcountry. On the way out-when your pack is light try to pick up litter left by others. Reduce litter at the source. When preparing for your trip, repackage food into reusable containers or remove any excess packaging. This […]

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Wildland Ethics – Leave What You Find

Allow others a sense of discovery by leaving rocks, plants, archaeological artifacts and other objects of interest as you find them. Minimize site alterations. On all sites, leave the area as you found it. Do not dig trenches for tents or construct lean-tos, tables, chairs or other rudimentary improvements. If you clear the area of […]

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Wildland Ethics – Use Fire Responsibly

The use of campfires in the backcountry was once a necessity and is now steeped in history and tradition. This tradition is so entrenched in our minds that for some the thought of going on a backcountry camping trip and not having a fire is almost unthinkable. Yet the natural appearance of many areas has […]

Wildland Ethics – Plan Ahead and Prepare

Carefully designing your trip to match your expectations and outdoor skill level is the first step in being prepared . Make inquiries with local land managers about the character and popularity of your intended destination. Many wilderness areas suffer from overuse and it is important to seek alternative locations when possible. The information gathered can […]