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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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5 Winter Camping Lessons

As Will and I are getting ready for our ninth winter camping adventure in mid February, I should share a story from once upon a time…  In February 2020, right before the end of the world as we knew it. … 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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Winter Camping, Continued

Last week I began the tedious timeline of winter camping.  Some read it as if it were a horror story.  I can feel them cringing yet somehow they didn’t look away because I got plenty of aghast comments.  Other hardy … Continue reading

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Winter Camping Timeline

A week ago Will and I had our sixth winter camping adventure together.  We’ve had all sorts of experiences out there.  Warm years, wet years, hard years, easy years… It’s always interesting.  This year we took Annalesa and I’m working … Continue reading

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Tortoise Raging

It went too well!  The problem with having a nearly perfect trip is there is less of a story to tell.   The  TL,DR (“Too Long, Don’t Read”) version of this goes: The weather was awesome, we were awesome.  It … 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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Learning to Love Winter

Yay! It’s finally actually cold in Minnesota.  Which is the way it’s supposed to be.   I hate being cold and get cold easily.  Some people’s bodies and temperaments are built for the cold.  I am not one of them. I … Continue reading

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