Madre Chronicles

Fit for the Rugged Trail: The Nubé Stratos Hammock Shelter on the AT

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The Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail contains some of the most rugged terrain on the East Coast. Veteran-turned-photographer and SMrAdventurer, Erik Barstow, tests out the grit of...

Fit for the Rugged Trail: The Nubé Stratos Hammock Shelter on the AT

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2016: Hammock Camping Life on the Appalachian Trail Erik Barstow Tests the Grit of the Nubé Stratos Marine Veteran-turned photographer and survivor of Lyme's disease, Erik Barstow hiked 1000 miles of...

Chronically Resilient: Overcoming Lyme's Disease on the Appalachian Trail

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After a debilitating case of Lyme's disease, which initially left Erik Barstow in a wheelchair, he gains his strength and finds new life waiting for him on the...

Borneo: Rainforest, Ridges and Reptile Research

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From the depths of the rushing Kuala Belalong to the top of Mt. Kinabalu and across the Crocker Range, researchers and SMr adventurers trekked through the some of the...

Adventure Down the Mighty Mississippi River - Nubé Hammock Shelter Gear Review

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Last winter I was afforded the great fortune of embarking on an adventure down the mighty Mississippi River via a wooden, 30-foot cypress-built canoe.  This voyager journey, spanning...

Hammock 100 Feet in the Air? Sure! Why not?!

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So as we all know hammocks are a great way to keep off the wet ground and safe from the critters. Now, in the tropical rain forest of...

Camping Gear Review - After 7 Weeks Hammock Camping Across Japan

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Many people have opinions on hammock camping equipment by the way it looks, or by personal perception, or by a one time backyard set up, however, the following...

South Africa: A True Test of My Abilities

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South Africa.She is beautiful and kind, yet she is robust and will snuff the life right out of you if you turn your back.I took off with my two climbing partners,...

Father - Daughter Kayak Trip Through the BWCA/Nubé Hammock Shelter Gear Review

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 I absolutely love camping in the outdoors, but I also adore the camping gear I bring to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it's backpacking, climbing, kayaking, or base camping, I am always...

Trip Summary - 7 Weeks Urban Camping Through Japan

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Urban camping all around Japan still feels like a dream. Many people have asked us what our favorite experiences were, but in reality, it was not just one...

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