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

Voyageurs National Park – Camping With My Sister

A nice little campfire in a wilderness setting is mesmerizing.

A nice little campfire in a wilderness setting is mesmerizing.

Not far in the future I will be heading to Voyageurs National Park, Lake Kabetogama region, for a short four day camping trip.  My one and only sibling, my sister Tracy, who has a few years on my 45, is going along.  In fact it was her idea to do this trip.

Keep reading for the details of this upcoming adventure in Voyageurs National Park! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

May BWCA Canoe Trip 2019

Old Town Guide 119 in the BWCA, Alder Lake.

Old Town Guide 119 in the BWCA, Alder Lake.

What can I say, I had a really good time on my May Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trip.  The weather was all over the place with cold, wind, sun, clouds, sleet, and rain.  As such the fishing was not so great but my buddy and I managed to fend for ourselves and catch some to eat.

I took some pictures and even managed to video record like my family wanted me to do.  On top of that I made a little video and posted it to YouTubeThe video is shared further below. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

May Boundary Waters Canoe Area Trip

Alder Lake BWCA

It’s no secret if you follow this blog that I have a Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip coming up in in less than two weeks.  I am really starting to get excited for the trip.  It will be epic!  Ice is about 90 percent gone from the lakes I plan on paddling, and should be completely gone in a few more days.

Lake trout fishing should be good.  The bugs should be near nil, or very minimal.  Day time temps are seasonally expected to be in the mid to upper 60s during the day.  In the evening down into the 40s.  Last year during this same time temps were in the mid to upper 70s for highs. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Overweight Outdoorsman – Name Change Coming?

Another little update on my status as an Overweight Outdoorsman.  Not sure how long I should be referring to myself with that name.  I weighed myself this morning and I am down to 235 pounds.

My target weight for my height (pushing six foot 2 inches) and bone structure, from what I have been told, is 233 pounds… which seems still high to me.  Back in my Merchant Marine days I recall weighing in at 200 pounds, but I was leaner and had more muscle back them. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

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