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Winter in Alabama The official start of winter is almost here! Alabama still experiences cooler temperatures, but has a much milder winter than most states. This makes winter a great time to get outside and explore all the fun activities this state has to offer! Listed below are some of our favorite "must do's" this season. Nature Activities 1. Camping Obviously, camping is one of our favorite activities! We especially love camping during the winter season, though. There is just nothing better than be bundled up by the campfire, making s'mores and drinking hot chocolate! Some of our favorite camping recipes...

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National Veterans and Military Families Month November is National Veterans and Military Families Month! This month is all about honoring and expressing appreciation for the brave men and women and their families. To celebrate National Veterans and Military Families Month, GO-KOT® will be donating 10% of our proceeds to two important causes that are close to our hearts: Three Hots and a Cot and Warrior 180° Foundation. Three Hots and a Cot Homeless veterans can be found on the streets of every major city and every state in our nation. The Homeless population in Birmingham, which is where Three Hots and...

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Weekend Getaways Fall is officially here, which means it is time to take a weekend getaway, enjoy the fall foliage, and camp in the cooler temperatures! There are so many fun outdoor activities and campgrounds in the state of Alabama, and today we will be highlighting the Bankhead National Forest as part of our "weekend getaway" series.  About Bankhead National Forest Known as the “land of a thousand waterfalls,” the Bankhead National Forest is one of our absolute favorite hiking and camping spots in Alabama, especially in the fall!  It is located in the northwestern corner of the state near the small town of...

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Weekend Getaways There are so many activities to do and adventures to have in our home state, and this upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore! So, as we continue with our "weekend getaway" series, we will be highlighting an option right here in Alabama: Cheaha State Park.  Cheaha Pulpit Rock, Photo from Alapark About Cheaha State Park Cheaha State Park is located in the Talladega National Forest, just 1 hour and 20 minutes outside Birmingham. This park is centered on the top of the state’s highest mountain at 2,407 feet above sea level, which allows for 360 degree views found...

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The Importance of Preparedness Being prepared for emergencies, natural disasters, or any other unforeseen event is essential for both you and your family's safety. To ensure you are properly prepared, follow this tips: Have a Plan: Ready.gov is a great resource to use when making your emergency plan. Keep in mind that your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so decide how you will contact each other and where you will meet up if you are separated. In addition, it's important to research which types of disasters could affect your area, whether it's hurricanes, tornados, floods, earthquakes, etc. Your...

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