The shakedown approach to camping prep

It’s something we do far too often. Hours from home, we arrive at our secluded campsite only to discover we’ve forgotten something important. It’s more than an inconvenience, it’s often uncomfortable. Forget the fuel for the stove and you’ll be relegated to cold Tuna or PB&J sandwiches. Forget something more important like the tent stakes […]

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Thinking about camping out in the cold? Me too

After a whirlwind Thanksgiving weekend with my family, Niecie and I were driving home to La Crosse when she asked about camping in the winter. Growing up, we did most of our camping in the spring, summer and fall.  On occasion, we ventured out into the cold Minnesota winters to practice shelter building. My brother and I would […]

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Camping on the Zumbro River an outstanding backyard adventure

Places like Canyon Lands and Arches national park are beautiful places to explore, but often times you don’t have to go very far to have a great adventure. There are more than half a dozen state parks and forests right in my backyard. These places are often filled with hidden treasures, beautiful vistas and quiet camping spots. […]

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