Author Archives: Clint Carlson

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.

Keep Your Phone Safe And Your Beer Cold With The CoolBag


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


“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?


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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Should You Buy The Hovding Inflatable Bike Helmet?

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The inflatable bike helmet has arrived! In 2012 I started to see this bizarre helmet that inflated when you crashed. At that point a company called Hovding had already been working on it for seven years. It seemed like a ...

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5 iPhone 7 Features That Outdoorsy Folks Will Love

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I know, blah blah blah the new iPhone 7 is out. We sat around at work and watched the familiar old spiel as Apple played super cool, well-lit videos of their latest digital love child. I have to admit that ...

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What Does Labor Day Have To Do With The Outdoors?

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Keep this in mind when you’re drinking beer around the campfire this weekend. For most people, Labor Day means an extra day off, which means more time at the campsite and more time in the outdoors. If you were to ...

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Bee’s Wrap Is A Sustainable Alternative To Plastic Wrap

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Use less plastic by wrapping your food in Bee’s Wrap. Bee’s Wrap is one of those products that I was skeptical about when I first heard of it. Then I started to think about the fact that my wife and ...

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3 Simple Tarp Shelters For The Campsite

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Rope. Tarp. Axe. These are three things that I always have with me when I’m camping. From taking a nap on the beach to keeping your gear dry, these items can be used together to do many useful things, including ...

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This Unique Mosquito Bite Remedy Uses Suction

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If you spend a lot of time outdoors you need a good mosquito bite remedy.  The reason you swell up is the result of the anticoagulant the mosquito leaves behind. The anticoagulant is mixed in with the mosquito’s saliva. If ...

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The Puffy Patch Is A More Attractive Way To Fix Your Gear

Nice. You ripped your favorite jacket. That one that looks great on you. Now what? If you’re an active person it’s bound to happen. So what do you do? It will look terrible if you cover it up with duct ...

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