Dan Lawton
Dan Lawton is a freelance writer and independent journalist. His work has appeared in the Times Picayune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Oregonian and other newspapers and magazines. He’s also an avid camper and loves spending time in the outdoors.  Dan currently lives in New Orleans, LA.

Timothy Martinez Jr.
Timothy Martinez Jr. has written for the The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City, and other publications. His interest in camping stems from his fascination of finely crafted pocket knives. He also contributes to the Backyard Chirper Blog.

Liz Childers
Raised in the foothills of the Appalachians,  Liz Childers grew up wandering through the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and northern Alabama. She also loves exploring the culinary world and spends much of her free time cooking or eating her way through New Orleans, where she now lives.