Category Archives for "Camping And Health"

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

Overweight Outdoorsman – Goals!

I’ve been laying a little low the past couple weeks.  While I have managed to get out in a the woods a little, I have not been out hiking or even hunting.  This time last year I had harvested a nice healthy deer and was spending time at my cabin.

Jeep Renegade is parked and I'm heading into the woods.

Jeep Renegade is parked and I’m heading into the woods.

Sadly I suffer from a nasty condition called Diverticulitis.  My colon hates me.  Click on that link several words back to learn more.  In a nutshell it can be a painful condition that flares up once in a while.  The experts believe certain foods trigger it, and everybody can have their own triggers.  It can be treated with strong antibiotics most of the time and going on a soft food and liquid diet for a couple days. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Tick That Causes Meat Eating Allergy – It’s Real!

The Lonestar Tick - Does it cause meat eating allergies to those it bites?

The Lonestar Tick – Does it cause meat eating allergies to those it bites?

A few years ago I saw a post on social media somewhere about a type of tick that causes people to develop an allergy to eating meat.  I recall the post was by some anti-meat eating website and I ignored it as hype and scare tactics.

Well, it turns out that there really is a tick that causes people it bites to develop problems when they eat red meat.  A red meat eating allergy!

As a person who eats red meat I find this to be horrible news. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Overweight Outdoorsman – About To Go Canoe Tripping

When I first stated this series of posts I was weighing myself every week and reporting the results here.  I did weigh in this past Friday on May 11th and an happy to report I got down to 280lbs.

So far I have lost 45 pounds over the past four to five months.  When I started posting about my weight I wanted to lose 40 lbs before my spring BWCA trip.  I’ve managed to do that and a little more.  You can read more about me and see me at my largest here.


Best Deer Tick Repellent – Permethrin Tick Control

Best deer tick repellent? Permethrin! And it works on a wide variety of annoying insects.

Best deer tick repellent? Permethrin! And it works on a wide variety of annoying insects.

I hate ticks.  They are without a doubt the biggest annoyance and detractor to enjoying the outdoors during the warmer months.  For years I looked for the best deer tick repellent.  Just a few years ago I began using Permethrin.

In this post I want to talk about how I treat my clothes with Permethrin, and why I have found it to be the best tick control method.  Is it really the best tick repellent out there?  You’ll have to decide that on your own and if you want to give it a try.

It works on a wide variety of annoying insects, not just deer ticks.  It’s effective against all ticks, chiggers, mites, scabies, lice, mosquitoes, black flies, house flies, gnats…etc… etc…  You get the idea! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Healthy Enough For A Boundary Waters Canoe Trip?

Wondering if you are healthy enough for a Boundary Waters Canoe trip?  It’s been on my mind recently.  I figured it might make for a good post.

First and foremost, consult with your personal physician if you have any concerns regarding your ability to do any physical activities.

This post is focused in particular about tackling an overweight health issue and middle age.  It’s about me.

Perhaps in reading about my personal issue you will learn something about yourself if it relates. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE