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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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Your Outdoor Skills: Weather Wisdom

Mother Nature seems to have a mind of her own. Even when we’ve done our best to anticipate the weather, she throws us a curveball. At times they are to our benefit and sometimes not. Thankfully, in some instances modern technology like cell phones can help you stay updated on the weather [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Taking Care of Your Gear Part 2 - Tents and Cooking Tools

After days, weeks, or even months on the trail, you arrive home dirty, tired, and happy. You’ve pitched your tent so many times you could do it in your sleep. And you’ve done your best to keep your cutlery, pans, and stove as clean as possible. Only a little dirt added an extra crunch [...]

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Your Outdoor Skills: Taking Care of Your Gear Part 1 - Clothes and Sleeping Bags

You’re trip has come to a close and you arrive back home dirty, tired, and happy, refreshed from your trip. You spent time planning what to pack and how to pack before leaving on your trip. On the trail, you appreciate the time spent preparing prior to leaving and kept mental notes about [...]

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