I Used To Be A Prepper

I Used To Be A Prepper

About fifteen years ago I was a prepper.  I was never hardcore about it.  At the most I stocked up about two months of food in my pantry, extra first aid supplies, extra hygiene items, and of course specific equipment to hunt, trap, fish, water filtration… you get the idea.

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Got My Ham Technician License

Got My Ham Technician License

Earlier in the year, on January 25th, I traveled to Bloomington Minnesota to take a written test for a HAM radio license.  Truth be told I was planning on taking it a few weekends sooner, but weather and life got in the way.  Sadly I had to put it off a couple weeks.

Cutting to the chase: I took the test for the Technician Rating and passed.

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A Little Update

A Little Update

I was in my garage yesterday afternoon thinking about how it needed to be cleaned out.  While making preparations to get reorganized my eyes kept wandering towards my Old Town Guide 119 as it sat on its gunnels in storage.  Spring isn’t too far off and thoughts of a quiet paddle on a cold spring morning started to fill my mind.

Could be an earlier Spring than expected.  This coming weekend, March 7th and 8th, the weather forecast for my area of NW Wisconsin is being forecast for the upper 50s and low 60s!

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Overlanding Trip Being Planned

Overlanding Trip Being Planned

My recent interest in overlanding has me making plans for a week long adventure this coming May.  Right now it looks like my sister may going along for the adventure.  My hope is that my wife will want to go too, but I’m not holding my breath.  She doesn’t enjoy riding in vehicles anymore than she needs to these days.

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Muzzle-loader Hunting This Weekend!

Muzzle-loader Hunting This Weekend!

It has been a pretty good deer season so far.  I mentored my nephew Ryan a few weeks ago on the opener of the Wisconsin Rifle Deer Season.  First day around 11:30 he got his first deer, a nice sized doe.  After a little discussion with my sister, Ryan’s mother, it was decided we would split the deer processing.

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Overland Tripping Or Remote Car Camping?

Overland Tripping Or Remote Car Camping?

Is it ‘overlanding’ or is it remote car camping?  I’m trying to figure out if my spring 2020 trip I’m planning is the start of a new form of vacationing for me, called overlanding, or if it’s run of the mill remote car camping.

Most people who know me are well aware that I am not a big fan of car camping at designated campgrounds.  I enjoy visits to State Parks and State Forests but camping in their drive up campsites has always been lackluster for me.  My preference is to get remote and far away from other people, to immerse myself in seclusion.

Is this thing called overlanding the answer?

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Autumn & Winter Hunting – 2019 Into 2020

Autumn & Winter Hunting – 2019 Into 2020

This coming weekend I am going to the cabin!  Yep, I have not been spending much time up there, not nearly as much as I would like to.  But this weekend, and again for a long weekend at the end of the month, I will be in NW Wisconsin at the off grid cabin.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again in Wisconsin.  The Deer Rifle Season is fast approaching!

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September BWCA Entry Point Homer Lake

September BWCA Entry Point Homer Lake

Sorry for the slow entry on my early September BWCA trip.  I had every intention of jumping into making a post as soon as I returned from my vacation, but life in the real world got in the way.  It has been a very busy Summer and Autumn is much the same.  Between family events and starting a side business things have been incredibly busy.

Weather on this trip was excellent!  Daytime highs in the mid 60s with most days being partly sunny.  Evenings got down into mid 40s.  Wind was heavy off and on, but nothing that my Old Town Guide 119 couldn’t handle.

Without further ado, let me share some images and info on my trip!

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