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.

Birch Bark Fire Starter

Birch bark firestarter

If you have birch trees where you live you’re in luck – you can fill a baggie with birch bark fire starter for free. It’s highly water resistant, and has lights easily due to it’s resin content. Birch bark also ...

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Quick and Dirty Bourbon Sipping Guide


George Bernard Shaw said that whiskey is liquid sunshine. As we inch closer to the end of winter we dare say that we could all use exactly that kind of sunshine to get us through. The frozen world around us ...

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Start Reserving Campsites In February

reserving campsites

Many of us are moving into the last month or so of winter, and there is plenty of winter fun left to be had. Nonetheless, it is the perfect time to start reserving campsites. Particularly those coveted hotspots that will require a ...

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9 Tips For Winter Geocaching

winter geocaching

Winter can be one of the best times to geocache! No bugs, less people around, and less undergrowth make winter geocaching a great time. With that said, there are still specific challenges that can make things difficult. These tips will ...

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What We’re Listening To This Month

camping playlist

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EO2 Fastener/Mounting System Overview

Overview: The EO2 is an industrial strength rail style fastener that allows you to snap almost anything on and off with ease. While fastened it can withstand speeds of 100+ mph and the roughest terrain imaginable. What Makes It Unique: The scalability ...

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The Fastest, Easiest Way To Hang Your Hammock

easiest way to hang your hammock

All you need are two carabiners and four rappel rings I found an incredibly easy way for you guys to hang your hammock. It’s the coolest trick ever and only requires a few carabiners and rings. I can literally hang ...

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3 Camping Games To Pass The Time At The Picnic Table

Small, compact games are handy to have at the campsite. They’re easy to pack, and if it rains you have something to do in the tent or under a tarp. These aren’t really “camping games” per se, but they’re perfect ...

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Class Up Your Campsite With A Jug Of Manhattan Punch

Manhattan Punch

So I asked a top notch bartender what kind of punch he’d make for his friends while camping… That bartender was Elliot Manthey, and he’s a bartender at Cafe Maude in Minneapolis, MN. He said he had a lot of ...

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Top Ten Camping Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Weekend

top ten camping mistakes

You’ve had the date set for five months – don’t sabotage your weekend with one of these top ten camping mistakes! Wanna take forty minutes setting up your tent? It’s easy to do if you don’t know how it works. ...

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