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Camper: Jacob Palmborg

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Jacob Palmborg is a designer living in Brooklyn, NY who spends more time knee deep in water than most city dwellers I know. On any given day, you might find him diving off the side of a boat into blue waters with his wife Eileen or fly fishing with his handmade rod in…

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Campers: The Muir Project

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Is there a long backpacking trip that you’ve been dreaming of going on someday? Do you and your friends talk about taking on the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Coast Trail one summer, but you never seem to have enough time to devote to the trip? Well, what if you…

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Campers: Weekend Babes

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Meet Carrie and Gabrielle of Weekend Babes, two buds from Los Angeles who spend their off-time wandering near and far. Think about it: if you work a regular 9-to-5 job, there are sixty-four usable hours between when you leave the office on Friday evening and return on Monday morning. That time…

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Camper: Alex Rapada

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If you are one of the 34,000+ people who follow Los Angeles-based photographer Alex Rapada on Instagram (@alexrapada), then you’ve seen his beguiling mix of photography: weddings, far off places, and, frequently, camping escapades with his wife Ivy. Just this year, Alex and Ivy have camped in Iceland, Death Valley,…

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What to pack and wear for a weekend camping trip.

Camper: Cambra Moniz

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When a Saturday stroll turns into a 14-mile bike ride to the beach, you’ll never hear Cambra Moniz say she can’t go because she’s wearing the wrong shoes. She’s a New York-based stylist for hire, and she’s always ready for an adventure. I’ve personally seen her emerge from her tent in…

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Camper: Kathy Gerst

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Kathy Gerst is a research scientist at the USA National Phenology Network, an organization that monitors the influence of climate on the lives of plants, animals, and the landscape. Kathy completed her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, where she focused on evolutionary ecology and…

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Campers: Jen Werminski & Derek Smith

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If you fall in love, you’re incredibly lucky. And if the love of your life enjoys the same things that you do, you’re luckier still. Meet Jen Werminski and Derek Smith, two very lucky people. They both love beer, food, the outdoors, and, most importantly, each other. On their adventures,…

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Camper: Natasha Uspensky

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Natasha Uspensky is a holistic nutrition counselor, the owner of NU Health & Wellness, author of The Organic Beauty Blog, creator of Greens. Grains. Gorgeous., and an enthusiastic glamper. She’s also one of the most vibrant people I’ve ever met. She’s bursting with energy and passion, and that includes her enthusiasm…

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