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Get Ready for the Boundary Waters

The camping season for the BWCA will be here before we know it.  When the opportunity to go camping knocks you want to be ready and that includes having all of your gear cleaned and in proper repair so you

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Voyageur Sash

I’ve seen plenty of pictures of Voyageurs with their sashes but I have never paid particular attention to them. We received a beautiful one from our Voyageur’s Hudson Bay Expedition Crew and it hangs in the lodge at Voyageur Canoe

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Mosquito Magnets

The best thing about winter is there are no bugs. If I’m in an area where there are mosquitos then they will find me. Other people won’t even know they are there but I will be covered in bites. I

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America Recycles Day

Today is America Recycles Day. “America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.” We can all do more to when it comes to recycling.

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Fall Paddling in the BWCA

It’s been a super Fall for canoe camping in the Boundary Waters this year. In addition to sunshine and warm temperatures we’ve had very few windy days. The wind is one thing I do not like to hear when I’m

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Changing Places

There are times when one must change into or out of an outfit in a not very private space. I just read an article about one person who ended up in jail by exposing too much of himself in front

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I’ve Said It Before and I’ll Say it Again

It won’t work if you don’t wear it. I’m referring to a life vest, it’s called a “life” vest for a reason, because it can save your life.  When you’re out on the water you never know what might happen.

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Spring is Here, Paddle Safely

Happy Spring Everyone! Now that spring has sprung most people are able to get out and enjoy some time on the water. It will be awhile before we are able to do so in the BWCA but it’s always a

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Gum in the Boundary Waters

I usually don’t bring gum into the BWCA with me but now I might. Check this out!

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What to Do with All of the Snow?

Build a quinzee with all of the new snow. What is a quinzee we have been asked? It’s a winter shelter that resembles an igloo and is often used for winter camping in the Boundary Waters. This website has step

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