Eagerly Waiting Canoe Season 2019

February 2019 certainly has been snowy.  Winter started out rather mild with rain in December and January, which is not unheard of but certainly not the norm for northwest Wisconsin.  Then February came along with snow storm after snow storm.  I heard someplace it has been the third most snowy February on record. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Gerber Gator Premium Replacement Sheath

Gerber Gator Premium, great knife, but the sheath it comes with leaves little to be desired.

Gerber Gator Premium, great knife, but the sheath it comes with leaves little to be desired.

Are you dissatisfied like I am with the sheath that came with your Gerber Gator Premium?  The Gator Premium itself is a great knife, but let’s face it, the sheath is not anywhere near the quality of the knife.  I’ve searched high and low for a Gerber Replacement sheath but have had no luck.

I’ve even looked for aftermarket custom made sheaths for my Gerber Gator Premium, but also no luck.

So I guess I have to make my own… and I did!  I have to wonder if there is an aftermarket desire from people to sell these custom replacement sheaths? CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Late Spring Voyageurs National Park Trip

It’s on the schedule.  Campsite is confirmed.  Dates are all confirmed.  In the late spring I am headed to Voyageurs National Park with my big sister.  I am really looking forward to this trip.  My wife may even go along, but she is not sure about getting the days off from work yet.  If she can’t I’m sure she’ll have a good time while I am away and have some of the kids come over for the short duration I am away. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park – Trip Planning

For a few years now I have been wanting to go canoe tripping in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.  Over the past year I have mentioned it a few times here on this website.  It’s on my to do list, to be sure.

Recently I have been taking a hard look at doing a September trip to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park (WCPP) and exploring some options that are open to me.  When I say options I mean the following; fly in, shuttle in, or drive myself in.

I am having a hard time deciding which method I want to use getting my butt and gear into the park.  And while I want to go solo, my wife is strongly encouraging me to go with at least one other person. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE

Overweight Outdoorsman – Keto!

As I recall writing in my last Overweight Outdoorsman post over a month ago, I had been pretty much maintaining my weight around 260 lbs since about June 2018.  I had been doing a Paleo type diet before that and went from 325 lbs+ down to 260 lbs.  This past summer and into winter I pretty much stayed in that weight range, but added in some other foods not on the Paleo diet.  All was okay as I did not gain weight back. 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

A Slow Start To The New Year

Sorry I have not been posting much the past month or more.  The Holiday Season can be a busy time, and it has now finally come to an end for me and my wife.  We had our last party that we had to attend this past Saturday on the 5th.  Now things will start to settle back down. CONTINUE READING, CLICK HERE