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National Hiking Societies National Trails Day at Okefenokee National Refuge

The Okefenokee National Refuge is almost more a place of legend in the southeast instead of a physical space. We all grew up hearing about the Okefenokee swamp as the mythical place of alligators, fires, and the Skunk Ape. Not all of these things may be real but the Okefenokee is a real living breathing…
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Car Emergency Bag

Car Camping Emergency Bag

Car Camping Emergency Bag   If you are anything like me, this is probably not the first car camping article you have checked out. You are making a list and checking it twice; making sure you haven’t forgotten anything in a life or death situation. However, be honest with yourself, are you really going to…
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Hiking in Florida

There is No Hiking in Florida

What do you picture when someone mentions the word “hiking”? Do you picture mountains, forests, and waterfalls? Do you picture gazing at the valleys below from mountain lookouts? On the other hand, do you not picture beaches, flat lands, and razor sharp palmettos of the southern landscape? All of these things can be found in…
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Camping with your dog

How to Camp with your K9 Camper

Spring is here and it is time to pack our tents and hit the road! Will you bringing your dog along for the ride? Our fur legged hikers are a part of our adventure family and we want them to come along when exploring the great outdoors. But, just like kids, bringing dogs along comes…
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Karlstal Gorge by Chris Trembley

Karlstal Gorge by Chris Trembley

The beautiful Karlstalschlucht, or Karlstal Gorge, is a 1.8 mile long natural formation that was later developed in the late 1700s by Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell in the German district of Trippstadt. Aside the man-made trail flows a winding stream that cuts through the boulder laden gorge sideface. Askew with bridges and formed rock steps…
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Adocalypse

The YouTube Adocalypse

I can’t count the times that I have been glued to my camera while exploring the outdoors. Part of me does it for social media, to help inspire others to get outdoors and the other part does it because for pure enjoyment. Turning on my camera and seeing the world through that little screen allows…
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Section Hiking New River Gorge

Section Hiking: The Practical Compromise

Section Hiking: The Practical Compromise *Article First Appear at https://ustbrands.blogspot.com/* Section hiking is likely to be the only thing that makes completing your favorite long-distance trail a reality for most of us. When most picture a thru-hiker, they imagine someone just out of school young enough to live foot-loose and fancy-free, or someone old enough…
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Cumberland Island Beach Cold Weather

UST Products for Colder Weather

By the start of November, the leaves have started to turn and the mornings greet us with a crispness in the air. Even though the weather may be chilly, it shouldn’t stop you from strapping on your hiking pack and enjoying the great outdoors. To help you stay safe during the colder months, we have…
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Skyline Drive

Hello world!

Being out in nature has taught me a lot along the way. You can read about some of my adventures and some of the lessons here in my blog. Some of my writing has even been features by others so make sure to give them a read as well.