Limited Outdoor Activities This Year

Limited Outdoor Activities This Year

2020 has been a very off year for me in regards to getting out in the woods, on lakes, streams, to hike, camp, and fish.  My Spring wilderness overland trip fizzled out, as some of the campsites I was planning to hit were closed due to Covid.  My vacation last week before the July 4th weekend was hit and miss as well – I did get out to do some canoeing and exploring, but stayed within about 200 miles of home.

So what is in store for the remainder of 2020?

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A Word About Ads On My Website

A Word About Ads On My Website

Recently I activated Google Adsense Ads for my website.

I used to generate some side income through Affiliate Marketing on this website, but over the past couple months the online businesses I had been affiliating with lowered their sales commission rates.  It is what it is… Not a big deal, but I sure have noticed a lower average income from my website marketing methods.

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Next Outing Is Planned!

Next Outing Is Planned!

With Covid 19 still present but in what appears to be a decline from the efforts of social distancing and other factors, States are opening back up!  On June 10th Wisconsin will be opening up campgrounds once again for campers.

I have been itching to get away from my local area where I have been doing some fishing, hiking, and paddling.  The desire to load up my jeep, my Old Town Guide 119, and a bunch of my kit it strong!  I need to go do something!

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Spring Trip Plans Are Cancelled – Thanks Covid 19!

Spring Trip Plans Are Cancelled – Thanks Covid 19!

My overland trip I had planned for the third week in May is not happening.  The plan was to hit some remote areas in the Arrowhead of Minnesota, east of the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, and stay at remote designated campsites.  However, the State of Minnesota is not opening campsites until the 18th of May… and then only maybe.

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I Used To Be A Prepper

I Used To Be A Prepper

About fifteen years ago I was a prepper.  I was never hardcore about it.  At the most I stocked up about two months of food in my pantry, extra first aid supplies, extra hygiene items, and of course specific equipment to hunt, trap, fish, water filtration… you get the idea.

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Got My Ham Technician License

Got My Ham Technician License

Earlier in the year, on January 25th, I traveled to Bloomington Minnesota to take a written test for a HAM radio license.  Truth be told I was planning on taking it a few weekends sooner, but weather and life got in the way.  Sadly I had to put it off a couple weeks.

Cutting to the chase: I took the test for the Technician Rating and passed.

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