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.

7 Things I Won’t Go Canoe Camping Without

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Every year a few friends and I go canoe camping on the St. Croix River. It’s a two-night trip, and we stay at a different campsite each night. I’ve often claimed that canoe camping is “almost” like car camping. You’d ...

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So I Tried Vanlife For A Weekend On The North Shore In Minnesota

If you spend any time at all on Instagram you probably know that #vanlife is a thing. A quick search of the hashtag pulls up over three million photos of attractive people living lovely carefree lives in their decked out ...

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Advanced Elements Ultralight Kayak : Review

The Advanced Elements Ultralight Kayak is great for all ages and skill levels. I’ve been curious about inflatable kayaks for a long time. I love to paddle, and for much of my life, I simply didn’t have anywhere to store ...

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Mock One Hammock : Review

We were the first ones to get our hands on the Mock One Hammock for a sneak preview. I love hammocks. There just isn’t anything that I find to be as comfortable as swaying in the breeze in a nice ...

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Quik Shade MAX Shade Camp Chair : Review

With what the sun can do to your skin … short term and long term … shade anywhere is a good thing. Even an essential thing. That makes the Quik Shade MAX Shade Camp Chair a really good thing, and ...

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Blackstone 17 Inch Table Top Griddle : Review

Roll into your campsite. Open the hatch on your vehicle. Take out the Blackstone 17 inch Table Top Griddle – you wisely packed last to retrieve first – and place it on the end of the picnic table. Hook up ...

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Fynx Campfire Cone Fork : Review

The Fynx Campfire Cone Fork can handle appetizers, main course, and dessert. We’ve been carving sticks and roasting things over the fire for as long as we’ve had fires. Roasting sticks are nostalgic, but they’re also limited to hotdogs and ...

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GCI Roadtrip Rocker: Review

We’ve all sat in a rocking chair on a porch at some point and thought, “ah…this is the life.” Now you can get the same vibe at the campsite with the GCI Roadtrip Rocker. It’s a full sized rocking chair ...

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UST TekFire LED Fuel Free Lighter: Review

The UST TekFire LED Fuel Free Lighter deserves a spot in your campbox. It seems like every year we see yet another way to start fires that are claiming to be the next big thing. Most of the time it ...

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RESCUE! Mosquito Repellent GoClip and DecoShield Lantern: Review

The RESCUE! Mosquito Repellent GoClip – skeeters be gone! For many of us, the excitement of summer is almost immediately met with the frustration of dealing with tiny blood-sucking demons. We’re of course talking about everyone’s best friend, the mosquito. ...

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