Category: Planning a trip

Setting goals for a new season

At the start of every season I find myself thinking about what next. Winter has come to Minesota. So I am once again trying to set some goals for a new winter season. Last winter my biggest goal was to do my first solo…

A look at my winter walkabout new “EDC” ADDITIONS.

Winter is on its way. I suspect quicker than most want. For me it’s just another opportunity to another season of exploring the wonders of nature. A Lot of folks go into hibernation regarding the winter outdoors. Especially during some of the harsh conditions…

Additions to my Winter EDC.

I have learnt again from last years winter. I needed these for this upcoming winter walkabout, solo overnights etc. Have a gander and comment, like or not ans share (always appreciated) and don’t forget to subscribe so you too can learn from my mistakes…..

Budget Emergency backpack for beginners

Tried to keep it to the basics and as budget friendly as possible. Keep in mind it’s a starter pack on which you can build

Enhancing your ME time in the Outdoors

Although the title says Me time, Enhancing anytime in the outdoors is something to consider. How you do this is a personal preference. I personally like to take along some activity I enjoy while outdoors. This ranges from, Cameras, food to be cooked or some reading or listening material. Just depends on my mood or reason for getting outdoors.

Dealing with low Mojo

Well Campers Here I am…Sitting at the “puter” banging away at the beaten up keyboard.(Yes, I bang at the computer, I am a 2 finger terror). Besides dealing with calluses on my 2 index fingers I persist. Although at times unsuccessfully I do persist….

The whole Camping Dilemma thing…

via The whole Camping Dilemma thing… How I decide on a tent or hammock……..its never an easy choice

The whole Camping Dilemma thing…

Making the choice to either Tent camp or Hammock it. I struggle every time I decide to go camping. Whether it is a short quick overnighter or for a couple nights. I know, for me and I’m sure many others it depends on when, where and weather. When I decide to go, I go. No matter what the weather decides to be on that day or days.

I’m a PACKRAT, always evolving..

For those novice survivalists out there, a word of warning. The disease known as “packrattingsyndrome” is fast becoming the leading cause of space removal. Common side effects are loss of free space, constant scrabbling in the lost spaces, loss of hard earned income. If…

Another survival skill…Optimism!!

Hello all. Well here I am at the “puter” again. Its 10pm Friday night and I had plans for first thing tomorrow. I have spent this week prepping. I got a hair cut. (No not for this outdoors adventure I had planned . Just…

A Red letter day, Another year…

Whoooot Tooot. !!!!!!!. Another milestone for me. As most of you are aware, I am a triple bypass heart surgery survivor. On April 11th, 2016, I underwent the surgery after problems were discovered during a routine annual medical check up. Today I celebrate my…

What a find and by accident….read on

via Afton State Park. MN. Planning my Walkabout and Scout What joy to  find a place close to home full of surprises for the outdoors enthusiast

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