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SOF Siskiwit Bay Builder’s Log

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:20:25 +0000

Peter Lord writes: I have almost completed the frame of my, shortened to 16’ (x 0.94 in length, frame spacings adjusted) to decrease the displacement slightly to suit my weight of 162 lb (73 kg). It will be for day trips and weekend touring on the Swedish lakes and in the archipelagoes. It is a […]

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GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpackers Mug Review

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:07:50 +0000

The GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpackers Mug is a mug. It holds drinks and you drink out of it. What more can you say about a mug? It works. Buy it. Seriously though. We’ve had GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpackers Mug for several years in several variations. They have evolved over time. My first one was plastic […]

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Lake Nipigon Kayaking Trip Report

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:40:59 +0000

Dates: Sept. 12 – Oct. 2, 2017 by Hannah Fanney & Rodney Claiborne Reason for Travel Lake Nipigon is a large lake directly above Lake Superior. We were familiar with the lake’s location, but information on it was difficult to obtain. It looked to us like a less developed Superior with smaller seas and more […]

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Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System Review

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:13:20 +0000

Over the last few years, I haven’t been paying attention to new products in the outdoor industry (instead I’ve been remodeling a fixer upper that we bought). When I was recently redoing my kitchen kit, I ran across a new water filter by Katadyn. The Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System looked like an ideal filter […]

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How to Take a $H!T in the BWCAW

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:52:10 +0000

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is America’s most used wilderness area. Each year an estimated 250,000 visitors paddle its pristine lakes and over 1,200 miles of canoe routes and camp at one of over 2,000 designated campsites. This many people using the million acres puts a strain on the land. While in other […]

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Mana Loa Cambodian Buddha T-Shirt Review

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:29:02 +0000

While in Cambodia clothing company Mana Loa visited a Buddhist monastery near Siem Reap. They donated food and toiletries to the monastery and were taught chants. In the temple, the monks allowed them to make a carbon copy of a painting of Buddha. They used the copy they made as artwork on their Mana Loa […]

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Lightweight Cook Kit

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:41:25 +0000

It seems like I’m always tweaking my lightweight cook kit. While preparing for some upcoming bikepacking trips (gasp), I redid my lightweight cook kit yet again. This time it has a new stove and pot. This lightweight cook kit could be used for backpacking, canoeing or kayaking and work out just fine. What I really […]

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Circling Shakespeare on Lake Nipigon

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:10:13 +0000

Within a minute, the mirror-like surface of Lake Nipigon kicked up as northerly 30-knot winds descended on our island campsite. The calm, silent, evening turned into a rumble. It felt like the air above the entire arctic plains spilled down upon the Boreal forests. We shouted over the breaking waves and the rush of the […]

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Kayakers Dying and Darwin

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:54:55 +0000

Natural Selection is a wonderful thing. This was a Facebook response to a news report about a kayaker drowning on the Great Lakes (See:  Search for missing kayaker continues). The news report tells us that two men in their 20s went kayaking on Lake Huron. They weren’t wearing lifejackets and both capsized. One of the […]

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Wooden Boat Show in Grand Marais Trip Report

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:33:21 +0000

It’s that time of the year when wood boat builders gather in the northern reach of the state of Minnesota and show off their wood boats. This year wooden canoes, both new and restored, stole the show. Without further ado, here’s the pictures. Seliga Wide Plank, 17′, Restored at the North House Folk School Thompson […]

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