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Katadyn BeFree water filter in action

Over the last few years, I haven’t been paying attention to new products in the outdoor industry (instead I’ve been remodeling a fixer upper that we bought). When I was recently redoing my kitchen kit, I ran across a new water filter by Katadyn. The Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System looked like an ideal filter […]

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Thunder box in the BWCA

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is America’s most used wilderness area. Each year an estimated 250,000 visitors paddle its pristine lakes and over 1,200 miles of canoe routes and camp at one of over 2,000 designated campsites. This many people using the million acres puts a strain on the land. While in other […]

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Mana Loa Cambodian Buddha t-shire worn in the BWCA

While in Cambodia clothing company Mana Loa visited a Buddhist monastery near Siem Reap. They donated food and toiletries to the monastery and were taught chants. In the temple, the monks allowed them to make a carbon copy of a painting of Buddha. They used the copy they made as artwork on their Mana Loa […]

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It’s that time of the year when wood boat builders gather in the northern reach of the state of Minnesota and show off their wood boats. This year wooden canoes, both new and restored, stole the show. Without further ado, here’s the pictures. Seliga Wide Plank, 17′, Restored at the North House Folk School Thompson […]