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Fall is officially here, which means it is time to grab your camping cot, 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 Double Springs...

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Fall Camping The summer months are prime camping season for many people, however, just because summer is coming to a close doesn't mean camping should! Personally, our absolute favorite time of year is fall and we think fall camping is an incredible experience! The foliage is beautiful, there are less bugs, it's less crowded, the crisp air means you can actually enjoy the fire, fall camping meals are delicious and hearty, and cozying up in your tent or camper is the perfect way to end an evening. To help ensure you have the best fall camping experience, we've collected tips from The Wilderness...

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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 GO-KOT 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 no...

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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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Outdoor Adventures Whether it's camping, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or any other outdoor adventure, it is easy to get up in all the fun and excitement and forget to take the proper safety precautions. To ensure you continue to have a fun and enjoyable experience in the great outdoors, we have collected a number of important safety tips to remember for your next outing.  Pack Safety Essentials: No matter what your outdoor adventure of choice is, it is always a good idea to bring a first aid kit, a map, a compass, waterproof matches, a fire starter, a flashlight with extra batteries,...

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