Tag Archives: Type 2 Fun

This is Fun?!? 6 Tips For Taking A Loved One Backpacking (or any outdoor adventure)

Originally written for and published by Garage Grown Gear “Never again!” Is not the response you’re hoping for when you take your spouse or kid or BFF backpacking. You love this shit. You want to share the magical beauty and … Continue reading

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Planning the Big Picture so You Can Have Fun and Not Die

I think we can all agree that a successful adventure does not include helicopters and body bags. Preferably, no hospital involvement either. So how do you avoid that disaster scenario? Even better, how do you have a trip that isn’t … Continue reading

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Breaking News! New Type 2 Fun Adventure!

I have nothing against Type 1 Fun. I love naps, watching Pixar movies, or beers with friends. I’m writing this in bed with Pigeon curled up in my lap.  Type 2 fun is where it’s at. Will and I are … Continue reading

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Stick Bathing

Part one of our 2021 winter adventure starts with Not Hot. I may be biased, but I highly recommend it. An entirely different experience from traveling on the ice, was our regular stick baths. If Japanese forest bathing is like … Continue reading

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Not Hot

I confess. This is the first winter camping trip where we didn’t camp. I’ve never been so tested on how many times our adventure plans could change.  Original plans went 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.   Then became 2, 3, … Continue reading

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A Very Dirty Honeymoon

“Again! Again! Let’s do that again!” I can see my inner child hopping, clapping, squealing with glee.  That inner child keeps popping into my thoughts while reflecting on our honeymoon eight years ago. It wasn’t a “normal” honeymoon. It was … Continue reading

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Use The Ladder

“If I can’t _______ then it’s not worth it.” Is one of the biggest pitfalls in sustaining a long athletic life. It could be a certain pace, distance, weight, or time. But the thought is that if it’s not a … Continue reading

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Rituals of Preparation

Being primarily self employed is both delightful and maddeningly frustrating. The delightful part is being able to do work at breweries, or outdoors, or having sweet and fuzzy work partners. But it is also maddeningly frustrating when I want to … Continue reading

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Type 1 Fun in the BWCA

It was so easy, and so much fun there is no story, but there is video! (It’s best with the sound on.) Last October, 2017 we had our traditional BWCA paddling vacation.  It was our five year honeymoon anniversary and … Continue reading

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Well Above Zero

There are nice things about camping when it’s way below zero.  No one goes through the ice.  Everything is dry.  All the gear feels appropriate and well used. And when you asked “Hey, what temperature is it?” “Well above zero!” … Continue reading

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