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I Don’t Want To Make Videos Of My Outings!

Akaso Brave 6 Action Camera

Akaso Brave 6 Action Camera

I am being asked once again by certain members of my family to take along an action camera and record my outings.  In particular my canoe trips.  Last spring on my first solo Boundary Waters Canoe Trip in more than ten years I did bring a small action camera with me – and was miserably annoyed by the entire process.  To be honest it was not at all fun.  Trying to record video is, in my opinion, tedious.

Setting up the camera, aligning it just right for a certain shot.  Worrying about sound, light, wind, if I’m in frame… it took a tole on me in a single day.  By day 2 of my trip I hardly touched that action camera.  Instead I took pictures with my phone’s camera. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Shipping A Canoe To Your House – Worked Well For Me

Shipping a canoe to your house? Easier than you think.

Shipping a canoe to your house? Easier than you think.

I had my new canoe shipped directly to my house.  When I mention that to some people they seem surprised .  More than a few ask me how it arrived and if I had any issues regarding delivery.  The simple and short answer is no.  The long and drawn out answer is also no.  Thinking of having a canoe shipped to your house?  Don’t worry too much.

Here is how it went down for me.  Shipping the canoe to my house was the easy part!  If you are contemplating ordering an Old Town Guide 119 from Dick’s Sporting goods in particular, then this article is for you! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE


The Overweight Outdoorsman – Part 10, A Month Later

It has been over a month since my last blog entry on weight loss.  The past 30+ days have been busy with family activities and lots of trip planning for 2018.  I added a new summer fishing trip to the calendar this past week up in The Ely, MN area along the Echo Trail.

But, this is a weight update.  And I am on track to losing the 40 lbs I wanted to drop before my May BWCA solo camping trip. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

2017 Polk County Wisconsin Regular Firearm Season

Deer Camp - a speech is given before the opening feast.

Deer Camp – a speech is given before the opening feast.

First off, I hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving.  The past couple weeks have been busy.  My family has a great tradition of coming together at deer camp in Polk County Wisconsin, where many of us own a hunting lodge together.  This year was no different, with over thirty members of the family showing up on the opening day.

All family members are welcome, hunters and non hunters, as we have a massive feast the evening on the first night of the season.  A cousin of mine who owns his own restaurant, and who is a fantastic chef, prepares a feast that feeds the entire family.  Prime rib, roasted turkey, clam chowder, stuffing, potatoes… yeah, you get the idea. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Thinking Of Buying A New Solo Canoe

Canoe on Seagull Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota.

Canoe on Seagull Lake, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota.

I already have an aluminum canoe.  It’s pretty old, I think fifteen or twenty years old.  Seventeen footer and durable.  Sadly though I can’t haul the thing around as easily as I want.  It weighs close to 90 pounds.  I want something smaller, something for solo canoe paddling.

Here’s the rub; I don’t want to spend thousands on a new canoe.

If I go to the BWCA I rent a super light Kevlar canoe.  But for the little lakes and flat streams around where I live I would like to be able to get into them with a cheap canoe… nothing fancy.

My wife has some back issues and is not into canoeing anymore.  I pretty much am clear to buy a solo canoe for myself.  She wouldn’t stand in the way of my being able to get out and do what I love in the outdoors.  Yeah, she is awesome! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE