Tag: winter

Duluth Trading Co. Bear Hide Fleece Reviewed

When you think of outdoor gear, companies like Patagonia, Columbia, North Face, Marmot or REI probably come to mind. You probably don’t think of the Duluth Trading Company, but the company is working hard to change that. Unlike companies like Patagonia, Marmot and REI, a lot of the Duluth Trading Co.’s products are marketed as […]

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Taking a hike on Black Friday Shopping

This year’s Black Friday was different, but not because we decided to stay home. We’ve never taken part in Black Friday shopping and we weren’t about to start. Instead, with my family gathered for the holiday, we decided to do something together and take a hike on Black Friday, literally. At a little after 12:45 […]

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A shocking lesson in hunting

I had a very shocking experience, recently, in my tenth season of hunting: I was shocked by an electric fence. Now, I know, one of the first things they teach you in firearm safety is to treat a wire fence as if it’s turned on. I remembered that, and I was still shocked. To my memory, my […]

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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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