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Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

I love coffee. But sometimes I want a hot beverage and I don’t want caffeine, and I don’t want tea, and I don’t want decaf coffee, and I don’t want super sugary syrupy café hot chocolate, and I don’t want flavorless weak … 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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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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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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Chop Wood, Carry Water

It snowed for the first two days.  Beautiful picturesque winter wonderland snow.  We were so stoked to finally be on this adventure. We crossed two lakes (Ojibway and Triangle in the Superior National Forest).  Then did a gnarly portage to the … Continue reading

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All Packed!

Here we go! Last week I tested recipes: granola, meat cheese balls, hot cocoa mix… This week I assembled food I would never otherwise eat… This is seriously calorie dense food. We spent today buying fun new gear at REI and … Continue reading

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6 reasons I love winter camping

If my vacation is miserable enough, life seems easier. Just kidding.  Sorta. When I was a kid I cursed my parents for living in stupid boring frozen Minnesota.  When I grew up I was leaving.  Then I grew up and found … Continue reading

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Blasted ice biking, rice and beans, and kale-egg-toast

Oooooh it was a week.  I don’t even know what made it such a long hard week.  I think it’s the snow.  No, not snow, it’s the ice.  No, no, that’s not quite it either.  We need a special term … Continue reading

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To the bars!

We woke up determined to move. To hell with the weather radio. We were going to paddle. Dawn was chilly but beautiful. Frosty mornings in the woods have a funny rhythm.  

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Wind and Snow

Two days. We got stuck on a little spit of land with tiny trees and shrubs and a leaky tent for two days. After nine beautiful days of paddling through Voyagers National Park and into the BWCA we got the … Continue reading

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