Floating Lodges House Boat Vacation

Floating Lodges Sioux Narrows Logo

Floating Lodges Sioux Narrows Logo

Back in my mid twenties I went on my first houseboat vacation.  The outfitter was Floating Lodges located on Sioux Narrows, Ontario Canada, on the beautiful Lake of the Woods.  Since then I have never gone on a houseboat vacation other than through Floating Lodges.  And since then I have been on perhaps a dozen such vacations. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Next Mile Meals Review

Next Mile Meals Sampler Pack

Next Mile Meals Sampler Pack

Are Next Mile Meals any good?  Worth the higher price?  Should you give them a try on your next outing?  My Next Mile Meal review should help answer those questions.

Regular followers of this blog and my Overweight Outdoorsman posts know that about two months ago I started on the Keto diet.  I must say that so far I have had no problems staying on this diet, and want to ad I feel pretty darn good going low carb and high fat.  More energy, no sluggishness, and the weight has been coming off at a steady rate. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

I Bought A Garmin inReach SE+

Garmin inReach SE+

Garmin inReach SE+

I bought a Garmin inReach SE+ for the singular purpose of being able to check in on things back home when I am out on my extended vacations that take me out of cell phone tower range.  It will also serve a dual role in that I can let people back home know I am okay on my solo wilderness outings.

On top of the communication features, I can also use the Garmin inReach SE+ to alert Search and Rescue (SAR) services of any emergency medical and life threatening situations that could pop up, but hopefully never will. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Overweight Outdoorsman – Not Doing So Good!

No, I have not given up or started eating lots of pizza, lasagna, and sucking down 2-3 Coca-Colas a day like I used to.  I have actually been on a stricter diet than I have ever been before and not having any issues sticking to it.

However, despite feeling good and having more energy, I seem to have plateaued on my Keto Diet.  Every Friday since I went on the Keto diet I have weighed myself.  The past couple weeks I have not lost any weight!  I have been hovering around 244 pounds. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman

I got an email from Old Town Canoe Company a few days ago promoting their new for 2019 Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman canoe.  So what is this new canoe?  How much does it cost?  What are the specs on it?  Does it fit a particular niche?  Let’s take a look at the new Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

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

Quetico Provincial Park In September

The past couple weeks I had been working to make a September Woodland Caribou Provincial Park trip happen.  Sadly it doesn’t look possible for this year.  I just can’t get enough time away to do that trip.  If I am going to make it happen I really want to spend 8-10 in WCPP, and I can’t make that work for this year.  But I can get away to the Quetico Provincial Park for 6-7 nights.

And that I’m gonna do! CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE