Feeling confident that you can dunk your water bottle into your water source is a unique spot to be in. I only do it here and there in the Boundary Waters. Everywhere else, it’s good to have an outdoor water filter. Here the types and methods I have tried with pros and cons for each.
Boundary Waters camping during the typical "storm season" in July takes some forethought on setting up your camp in case of a severe storm rolling through. Here is one story of a wicked storm in BWCA.
This list of essential items to consider when packing your own wilderness First Aid Kit.
Ever thought of buying a chainsaw and didn't know where to start? This starter guide of 7 questions to ask on how to pick a chainsaw.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.