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Hurricane Season The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is well underway and the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center states that atmospheric and oceanic conditions remain conducive for an above-average hurricane season. “After a record-setting start, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season does not show any signs of relenting as it enters the peak months ahead,” said Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., NOAA administrator. We've already had 14 named storms in 2021, equaling the average for an entire year. Hurricane Ida has been the most devastating so far, but all hurricanes pose a risk. With more storms on the way, it is essential that families and communities are prepared for all possible outcomes....

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The Importance of Sustainability in Packaging As stated by McKinsey & Company, the global packaging industry has been enjoying steady growth over the past decade. The driving forces include shifts in choice of substrates, expansion of new markets, and changing ownership dynamics. However, this growth has led to increased use of plastics and single use packaging waste to replace other substrates and accommodate consumers’ demand for convenience. As a result, plastics and single use packaging waste is ending up in our oceans and pushing landfills to their limit. This is creating a heavy burden on the environment. What Can Businesses Do? Consumers are becoming more aware of the packaging...

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Free Camping? Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, camping and outdoor adventures have increased in popularity. You may have noticed that there is less availability at campgrounds when you try to make a reservation, and costs have gone up significantly.  Luckily, there is such a thing as free camping and there are way more free camping opportunities in the United States than you might think. The trade off for lack of campground amenities is more privacy, more adventure, and typically more incredible views! However, keep in mind that at these free campsites, you will be dispersed camping. You will need to be self-contained and be fully prepared...

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Summer is Here! It is finally June and camping season is in full swing! There is something absolutely magical about being out in nature again, enjoying outdoor activities and late nights spent around the campfire with friends and family.  Unfortunately, summertime is also when ALL the bugs are out. Don’t let mosquitoes, ticks, flies, gnats or any other bugs ruin your camping trip though! There are ways to minimize these pesky nuisances. Tips for Keeping Bugs Away Listed below are the best tips from the KOA, The Geeky Camper and the Mosquito Squad on how to effectively keep bugs away during your camping...

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Camping Season Summer is just around the corner, which means camping season is in full swing! On our blog, we talk a lot about all the adventurous outdoor activities you can partake in while camping, such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, bouldering/rock climbing, etc. What about all the time in-between those activities when you are relaxing with family and friends at your campsite? Well, that’s our favorite time to play games! So, today we are going to go over some fun camping games that are perfect for the whole family! Camping Games Camping is such a great experience because it gets...

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