Limited Outdoor Activities This Year

Limited Outdoor Activities This Year

2020 has been a very off year for me in regards to getting out in the woods, on lakes, streams, to hike, camp, and fish.  My Spring wilderness overland trip fizzled out, as some of the campsites I was planning to hit were closed due to Covid.  My vacation last week before the July 4th weekend was hit and miss as well – I did get out to do some canoeing and exploring, but stayed within about 200 miles of home.

So what is in store for the remainder of 2020?

To be honest at this point I am just winging it.  I do have a week long vacation on the books for September where I plan to go up to the Boundary Waters area…  Not sure if I am going to try and do the overland trip at that time that I had planned for this past spring, or if I am going to actually get a permit and head into the BWCA.

My Jeep Renegade Trailhawk with Old Town Guide 119 on top.  Adventure!
My Jeep Renegade Trailhawk with Old Town Guide 119 on top. Adventure!

Other plans for getting out this year are likely to be local activities; spending time up at the cabin, canoeing and kayaking local waters, fishing local lakes and streams and hitting some State Parks within a couple hours drive time.

That’s really about it.

The wife and one of the grand-daughters at a local lake.
The wife and one of the grand-daughters at a local lake.

Camping Trailers!

I’ve mentioned it before, my wife is not into remote wilderness camping that I like to do, like BWCA trips, and that is why I usually go alone on solo trips.  She seems to be okay with car camping in State Parks, but I find that a little boring… or maybe not so much boring, but rather I don’t like other people being around – I like the more remote wilderness feel of knowing there is not anybody around for a few miles or more.

With all that said before in other places on this website, I have been recently looking at overland style travel trailers.  My thought is that maybe if I had a overland camper my wife might be more inclined to go with on some trips… maybe.

You see, she has also been in a few car accidents the past six years, not her fault… other drivers not paying attention and running into her but not stopping at lights or stop signs!  So she has some anxiety and PTSD from being in a vehicle for long periods of time.

My thought is that if I got a travel camper she might like to go with me to remote camp locations (not State Parks!) and at least car camp via a camper.  BUT, she still may crap out on me and not going because many such sights I know of and like to go to that are remotely located in wilderness settings take 5-7 hours to travel to.

No Boundaries NB10.5

The bottom line is that I am considering buying one of these:  (below)

No Boundaries Travel Camper, NB10.5
No Boundaries Travel Camper, NB10.5

It sleeps two inside, has a kitchen that pops out on the outside, can be fitted with solar panels, a rooftop tent, and some extras.

There you have it…  I am thinking hard about getting one of these next year… maybe.  And if the wife still doesn’t want to go.. well then I will have a new toy and might end up doing more overland trips on my own.  She knows I need to get out in the woods and do my thing, and wouldn’t stop me from going on my future trips, even if she didn’t want to go.

Lesson To Learn?

Find that special someone who won’t keep you from doing the things you love, even if they themselves are not into it!

Stay safe out there… stay healthy…

 

TD

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