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Lost in the Woods Advice from the USFS

The advice about what to do when you’re lost in the woods is from 1946 but some of it might still hold true.

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Harvesting Ice

It’s been a few years since I helped with ice on Saganaga. On the Canadian side of the lake the resorts would harvest their own ice to use during the summer. Last year Cassidy and Matt went to help Ryan

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Cold Water Paddling

With ice going off of some lakes earlier than normal people are excited to get out paddling on the open water.  While the water may look inviting it’s very cold so extra care should be taken if you’re heading out.

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Some More S’mores Recipes

I like the basic S’mores with my marshmallows toasted not burned. When I get crazy I try using one of those chocolate covered graham cracker cookies but nothing tastes better to me than the basic S’mores. There are tons of

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The Wind Will Cease to Blow

Some people who read this blog might argue with me, especially if they were out in the canoe country recently.  I know I have written about this before but it is worth repeating. If it is super windy and wavy

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Boating in the Boundary Waters

There are a few lakes in the Boundary Waters that allow motor boats. Saganaga Lake to the north of Voyageur is in the BWCA and allows motors up to a 25 horsepower.  The same rules that apply to boaters elsewhere

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Boundary Waters Canoe Rentals

Selfishly we want visitors to the Boundary Waters to rent their canoes from Voyageur Canoe Outfitters. Maybe not every visitor but when they are visiting the Gunflint Trail and they are planning to enter the BWCA we would love to

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Storms in the BWCA- Be Prepared

In a recent blog I wrote about the severe storms we experienced in the BWCA earlier in the month.  What I didn’t mention is they left me a little bit scared. It’s natural to have a little fear for oneself

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Do I Need to Register My Canoe to Paddle in the BWCA?

Did you know you must have current registration on your canoe in order to paddle it in Minnesota? Some states do not require canoes to be registered but if you want to paddle it in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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Tick, Tick, Yucky Ticks

I probably say this every year but 20 plus years ago when we first moved up to the end of the Gunflint Trail we never saw wood ticks. Ten years ago we started to see them and now they are

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