How to Pick a Chainsaw – Guiding Questions

Ever thought of buying a chainsaw and didn't know where to start? Hopefully, this starter guide will help.

Boundary Waters Planning – When should I go?

When planning a trip there are a number of factors to account for here is a shortlist of things to consider when beginning to plan for a trip in the BWCA.

Outdoor Guide Trail Stories #1 – Lessons Learned the Hard Way

A rookie outdoor guide tells his story of a training disaster striking on the open water in Ima Lake in Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It yielded valuable tips.

8 Tips About a Secret Survival Skill Nobody Talks About.

Shelter, water, fire, food are all tools of survival in the wilderness. However, these survival skills are useless unless you have honed one key skill

3 Best Entry Points in the Boundary Waters

These are my favorite entry points. I have taken a number of trips from each spot and find that they have worked out great. That being said, here are my 3 favorite BWCA Entry Points with opportunities and obstacles.

4 Outdoor Gear Items to Upgrade First – Based on Comfort

Have a bunch of outdoor gear but want to step up your experience? Well, this shortlist targets the items to would upgrade first in order to have a more comfortable, enjoyable experience in the woods.

7 Tips for Black Bear Preparedness in the Boundary Waters – BWCA

These tips are derived from Leave No Trace practices. Of the 7 principles of Leave no trace, the focus here is on respecting wildlife, disposing of waste properly, and being considerate of other visitors. All tips may not necessarily be spelled out in LNT guidelines, but they are aligned with the objectives.

Backpacking Stoves – Which works best for you?

When it comes to packable stoves there are lots of options. Most of them have their place, each with their own pros and cons. We cover three types to consider for your wilderness use.

5 Sleeping Bag Features for the Best All-Around Bag

I can confidently say that there are certain characteristics to look for in a sleeping bag to make the one you buy work comfortably for most outdoor camping.

10 Top Pieces of Gear You NEED To Start Backpacking Right Now

This backpacking gear list is meant to cut through the noise and tell you specifically what gear you need to hit the trail stress-free ASAP.