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.

Getting Ready For The BWCA

Another task I managed to get done this weekend was dehydrating thirteen meals for my main food supply while in the wilderness.  Hopefully I will not need them all as I want to have a at least 2-3 fish meals on my trip.  As of right now I am planning on 5-7 nights in the wilderness.  Seven nights would be fantastic, but I fear I may have to cut things short in order to be home for some business that might pop up (long story, not worth going into here… potential business prospect in development).

As I have been doing the past few trips I plan on using my Old Town Guide 119.  It’s a great solo canoe for wilderness tripping.  I of course packed some of my usual pieces of kit, such as my Snugpack Jungle Blanket and Solo Stove.  If curious to see a list of some of my usual items I pack along, go check out MY GEAR list.

One major task I need to complete yet is treat all my clothes I plan to bring along with Permethrin.  It is a great way to keep ticks and other biting insects off of your clothes.  Hopefully the bugs will not be too bad, usually by late August to early September bugs have subsided considerably from their peak level.  Of course I bring along some Picaridin for applying to uncovered skin, which is sooo much better in my opinion that Deet.

Overweight Outdoorsman

I have still been on my Keto diet and maintaining weight in the vicinity of 220 to 223 pounds.  Feeling good and lots of energy.  Shedding off 110+ pounds has really made a difference in how I have been able to enjoy my outdoors hobbies.  Do I miss pizza and my whiskey bar at home?  Sure, sometimes.  Once every week or two I might have a heavy carb meal or a couple fingers of caramelized whiskey.

But I never want to go back to what I had been.  Life is so much better without that weight I had been carrying around.



TD is the owner and publisher of TD All Outdoors. He has been enjoying the outdoors since since he was a child. Over the years he has spent as much time as he can solo wilderness canoe tripping, overlanding, hiking, fishing, bushcrafting, hunting, hammock camping, and more. Aside from this blog, he also own his own coffee brand,

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