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Camping feels good: 4 reasons and advice

Life feels complicated and the world is going to hell in a handbasket. It’s so easy to despair. Why does camping make me feel better? 1) Simple success. Excel &%$# and never-ending email and f***ing finances. Can I ever be … Continue reading

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Mud and Snow

Will and I set out for our first paddling trip in four years.  It was just the right amount of type two fun.  Type 2.1 – mostly fun with just enough weird angry swearing to have a story to tell. … Continue reading

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Actual fun.

I had fun!  Real fun.  Type one fun. The kind of fun that actually feels like fun the whole time.  Not the second type of fun that feels terrible until it’s over.  Will and I had a little vacation before … Continue reading

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Camping Thwarted

It wasn’t for lack of trying. It just felt particularly difficult this year. Type two fun still has to feel worth it. Sometimes being temporarily miserable doesn’t feel rewarding or satisfying. Not much camping occurred on this winter trip. Will … Continue reading

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Ready for…?

We’re ready…. We’ve been towing weight around the track at the gym…   I’ve towed 205lbs for a 1/2 mile. I’ve deadlifted 200lbs once. Now I feel somewhat prepared to haul Will out of the woods in an emergency.  Although he’s … Continue reading

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Miserable Fun & Granola

I figured out what my life is all about!  Well, no, not really.  But I figured out what my blog is about: miserable fun!  Yup, Type 2 Fun.  Fun that isn’t fun until it’s over.  I willingly, often eagerly involve … Continue reading

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Bad Igloo, Good Cabin

On day three we decided to make an igloo.  It would be a fun way to spend a layover day.  We were optimistic.  Years ago I bought this thing: We’d tried and failed three times in past years.  This time … Continue reading

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