Author Archives: Clint Carlson - Editor

I grew up camping in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Most of the campsites are remote and all are reachable only by boat. Four days on an island ten miles up the lake forces you to solve a lot of problems. That's the part of it I love more than anything. I take pride in being able to solve just about any problem with my Leatherman, rope, bungees, and duct tape.

Tasty Trail Bites: Sidecars And Salmon

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I love exploring new trails. So much so, that I’ve almost completed 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Of Minneapolis, a wonderful book by Tom Watson. One of my favorite things to do is to take a break halfway to enjoy ...

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Whitetail Woods Camper Cabins: Review

whitetail woods camper cabins

First a little fun on Empire Lake! – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA Having a little fun on Empire Lake! The Whitetail Woods Camper Cabins are the best kept secret in central Minnesota.  I was hesitant to even write this ...

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The Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit: Review

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Do you want to feel like this when you’re running around outside? Of course you do. While I can’t promise that the Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit will increase your Samurai skills, I can promise that it will feel that way. I’ve ...

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Map Of The 38 Best Sledding Hills in Minneapolis

sledding hills in minneapolis

The Sledding Hills in Minneapolis are amazing! Add your favorite hill! We did it. We created the biggest, baddest map ever of sledding hills in Minneapolis. There isn’t a Midwesterner alive who didn’t grow up sledding every chance they could. If ...

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Kammock Kuhli Rain Tarp: Review

Kammock kuhli

 A good tarp can make or break a weekend.  Some of the best camping trips I’ve had have been rainy ones. The only reason that’s true is because we always take the time to put up a large tarp, so ...

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Remember The Acronym COLD To Stay Warm

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Staying warm in the winter is easy. You just have to follow a few simple rules. Let’s cover the well-known acronym COLD in detail. Clean clothes are warm clothes. As your clothes become covered in sweat and grime they will start ...

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5 Warm Winter Gloves Under $100

warm winter gloves

Winter is officially here and that means it’s time to get serious about warm gear. We’re a fan of technical clothing and gear year round, but in the winter it really makes a difference. When it comes to gloves, you ...

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Keep Your Phone Safe And Your Beer Cold With The CoolBag

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I hate worrying about my stuff at the beach. I love hanging out at the beach in the summer. Lying in the sun listening to music with a cold beer is pretty much the best thing ever. The part that ...

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The Trip Tarp Is A Clever Way To Pack Your Gear

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“OMG I think I forgot the stove…” I’ve been there. I’m halfway to the campground and it dons on me that I forgot a crucial piece of gear. Checklists are great, but if you’re a visual learner like me, you ...

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Looking For The Best Camping Coffee Maker?

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There is nothing better than the smell of fresh coffee brewing at the campsite, because it brings you to life in the most profound way. Almost every method of making coffee has been adapted for the outdoors, so it just ...

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