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No Mosquitos Now

There aren’t any mosquitos on the Gunflint Trail right now but it won’t be too long before they are back.  Are you a mosquito magnet? I know I am. I found this great infographic on Pinterest and felt I had

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GPS, UTM, OMG!

I spent the better part of the day attempting to learn about GPS coordinates and UTM numbers and OMG was it frustrating!  I placed some geocaches several years ago and it was time to update containers and permits from the

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Wilderness Safety 101

Every day you can find an article where someone has gone missing in a wilderness area. Some are lucky and are found alive while others aren’t so lucky. Is it just luck or is there something that separates the survivors

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Cooking over a Campfire

One thing I have never thought of before was the dangers of cooking in a Boundary Waters fire pit. I was at a USFS BWCA Cooperator meeting the other day and one of the wilderness rangers said she never starts

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Paddling Safely in the Boundary Waters

Some of these suggestions for safe paddling aren’t applicable in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but I figure most of our readers paddle elsewhere too.  It’s a short, cute video that is a good reminder to be smart wherever you

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Don’t Get Lost

I read a story about a man getting lost in California while he was on a fishing trip and it reminded me about a couple I encountered the other day. I was out picking blueberries with friends in a very

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How Bad are the Bugs in the Boundary Waters?

The great thing about the bugs found in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota is none of them are likely to kill you with a single bite. If you have an allergy to bees or some other unusual condition then there

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Get Lost! Or Not

It won’t be long before two-leggeds start entering the forest in search of blue gems known as blueberries on the Gunflint Trail.  Some times these two legged creatures get so caught up in the berry patches they forget to look

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Motor Boat, Motor Boat

The title of this post reminded me of a childhood chant so I had to look it up. “Motorboat, Motorboat” Motorboat, motorboat go so slow (sing slow while spinning in a slow circle) Motorboat, motorboat go so fast (sing faster

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Freezing Fish

One nice thing about ice fishing is most of the time the fish freezes immediately upon removing it from the hole. There’s no need to bring along a cooler of ice to keep it cold. In the summer a person

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