Overland Tripping Or Remote Car Camping?

Is it ‘overlanding’ or is it remote car camping?  I’m trying to figure out if my spring 2020 trip I’m planning is the start of a new form of vacationing for me, called overlanding, or if it’s run of the mill remote car camping.

Most people who know me are well aware that I am not a big fan of car camping at designated campgrounds.  I enjoy visits to State Parks and State Forests but camping in their drive up campsites has always been lackluster for me.  My preference is to get remote and far away from other people, to immerse myself in seclusion.

Is this thing called overlanding the answer? CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Autumn & Winter Hunting – 2019 Into 2020

This coming weekend I am going to the cabin!  Yep, I have not been spending much time up there, not nearly as much as I would like to.  But this weekend, and again for a long weekend at the end of the month, I will be in NW Wisconsin at the off grid cabin.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again in Wisconsin.  The Deer Rifle Season is fast approaching! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

September BWCA Entry Point Homer Lake

Sorry for the slow entry on my early September BWCA trip.  I had every intention of jumping into making a post as soon as I returned from my vacation, but life in the real world got in the way.  It has been a very busy Summer and Autumn is much the same.  Between family events and starting a side business things have been incredibly busy.

Weather on this trip was excellent!  Daytime highs in the mid 60s with most days being partly sunny.  Evenings got down into mid 40s.  Wind was heavy off and on, but nothing that my Old Town Guide 119 couldn’t handle.

Without further ado, let me share some images and info on my trip! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

BWCA Trip & Weight Loss

It has been a very busy summer and I have not been posting as much as I would like and should.  I spent this past weekend pulling out all my camping gear and going through it as I prepared for my upcoming BWCA trip.  Things went well and I always seem to enjoy going through my kit. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

BWCA In September

My plans for going into the Quetico fell through.  A week ago I realized my passport expired!  Sure, I could always get an RABC permit and head into the Quetico through the BWCA, but…. nope.  I am just going to spend my time in the BWCA in an area where I have not been to before. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Old Town Guide 119 Has Some Problems!

My Old Town Guide 119 Loaded Up

My Old Town Guide 119 Loaded Up

Last August in 2018 I broke down and bought an Old Town Guide 119.  I had been looking pretty hard at a few different solo canoes from various manufactures, but on a gut hunch I went with the Guide 119.  To be honest I am glad I did.  It’s a great little canoe and was a fraction of the cost of those other canoes. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Overweight Outdoorsman Update – Down To 225lbs

Me, the wife, and a granddaughter a few weeks ago.

I have some conflicting notes I recently came across on how much I weighed when I started my Overweight Outdoorsman posts.  Some notes say 325 lbs, others say 335 lbs.  To be honest, I think I was likely 335 lbs.

Before going on my Voyageurs National Park trip this past week I weighed myself at 225 lbs bucks naked.  So I have either lost 100 lbs so far or 110 lbs so far.  Either way I am feeling good and have a lot more energy.  I’m happy. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Voyageurs National Park – Sugarbush Island Camping

Sugarbush Island - Voyageurs National Park

Sugarbush Island – Voyageurs National Park

Last week I went camping with my big sis, Tracy, in Voyageurs National Park.  We ended up reserving the campsite on Sugarbush Island (K34) for a handful of nights.  Sugarbush Island is located in the Lake Kabetogama region of the park.  You can read a little of the pre-trip details on a previous blog post located here.

Prior to the trip the forecast was calling for a fair chance of rain and thunderstorms pretty much every day.  Temperatures were also being forecast for daytime highs in the mid to low 60s and nighttime lows down into the low to mid 40s.  I was also prepared for the bugs to be nasty. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

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