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Safely Enjoy the Outdoors During Fall Hunting Season

Hunting season has arrived! While most are waking up early, climbing into tree stands or walking through fields hunting for wild game, some of us want to squeeze in the last of our fall hiking bucket list or goals or want to ride the trails one last time before the snow falls. We want [...]

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Behind the Stoves: A Look at Who We Do Business With (Part 2)

Making the Choice  Like our competitors, we had to make a choice.  Should we outsource our manufacturing to China and be able to sell our products for less or do we keep it local?  The competitive pressures to follow the China road are great but there is more to making that decision than just our [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Water Filters

The three basics humans need to feel secure are water, food and shelter. To have the best experience while you’re in the wilderness, it’s important to make sure each of these needs are met. While the body can live without food for some time, water is a different story. Drinking contaminated water may [...]

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The Northwood’s Best Fall Experience

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting a little chilly, and you may sense a crispness in the air. Summer is coming to a close and fall is right around the corner. And we believe getting outside is the best place to experience fall. Boundary Waters Canoe Area WildernessThe fish [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Day Hiking Gear Tips

Day hikes provide the perfect opportunity to wander into the backcountry without having to pack for an overnight trip. Whether it’s a loop trails or an out-and-back, you can find plenty of trails that take you into wilderness areas or parks that give you the same enjoyment as backpacking, without the extra gear or [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Shedding Weight for an Ultralight Backpacking Experience

We look forward to throwing a pack on, heading into the wilderness, and sleeping in the dirt during the summer. Long winters in places like northern Minnesota make the summer months even more special. But it doesn’t matter where you live. Almost everyone experiences excitement when backpacking season begins each year. [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: The Best Experience with the Best Fuel

Wood burning backpacking stoves make for an ultralight backpacking experience. Their compact size will not only save you ounces, but also space in your pack. If your adventure plans take you to areas with plenty of natural fuel sources, you can leave some of the refined fuel at home and rely on nature [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Wildfire Prevention

 Dry conditions, a previous season moisture accumulation, wind, and other factors determine the chances of a wildfire starting. Some areas that have dryer climates like the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest United States tend to be more prone to forest fires. Whereas the Northwoods, Ozarks, and the Appalachian Mountains tend not to worry about [...]

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S’mores: Summer’s Staple

It doesn’t matter if you’re in the backcountry, car camping, or having a bonfire in your backyard, s’mores make the best campfire companions. Traditional s’mores taste great, but we also love experimenting with different ways to take s’mores to the next level. We wanted to give you an excuse to get outside and [...]

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Littlbug Humanitarian Aid Project: June 2018 Update

In April, volunteers with the Littlbug Humanitarian Aid Project (LHAP) travelled from Bemidji, MN to Rockport, TX to team up with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) and provide disaster recovery assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey.  The MDS team included volunteers from Arkansas, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Manitoba.It was a rapid change in seasons for us [...]

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While we add value to your outdoor experience, you are adding value to our planet and all that live here. Littlbug Enterprises donates at least 10% of its profits to help care for the Earth and its inhabitants.