Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Take Your Kids Into The Wilderness

Hiking with kids is a great way to get them connected to the outdoors at a young age, but it can also be intimidating for the parent planner. We challenge you to get the kids in your life out on the trail this summer, because part of preserving wilderness for future generations is teaching youth to appreciate and enjoy nature. Here are ten tips to help: Keep it easy & feature-friendly Time is your friend – so plan for lots of it Prepare for anything Dress for success. Layers, layers, layers Plan frequent energy stops Pick a leader and make sure to rotate Keep it Safe Make it Fun Read More: https://wilderness.org/blog/take-your-kids-hiking-10-tips-make-adventure-fun-whole-family

Spring Offers Great Fishing, Great Golf & Great Rates

Early summer is a great time to reserve a resort vacation. Get in on early season rates, enjoy great fishing and for those of you who love Golf, it's finally time to dust off those golf clubs! Aspen resort is within a few miles of 9 Golf Courses. 5 which are 18 hole courses and 4 that are 9 hole courses. Vermilion River Greens, Buyck - 9 hole Vermilion Fairways, Cook - 9 hole Wolfridge Golf Course, Cook - 9 hole (reversible) Virginia Golf Course, Virginia - 18 hole The Quarry at Giants Ridge, Biwabik - 18 holes Eveleth Municipal Golf Course, Eveleth - 9 hole The Legend at Giants Ridge, Biwabik - 18 hole Falls Country Club, International Falls - 18 hole The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower - 18 hole Hitting The Green, a popular golf blog has a great article on free golf apps. To get your hands on a very useful Golf GPS, you don’t have to spend the big bucks. The three apps covered in this article are a good free alternatives to the dedicated devices available. FreeCaddie offers an estimation of the accuracy of the reading given, so a reading of “high accuracy” is within 19 yards accurate. For more casual golfers this can be enough, but for those who play regularly, those 19 yards can equate to a difference of 1-2 clubs. Swing by Swing is an all in one GPS range finder and scorecard. The range finder calculates both the distance to the center of the green and to every obstacle on the course. Golf Pad GPS boasts over 27,000 courses worldwide with range finder, scorecard, shot tracker, aerial maps, statistics tracking, and the ability to save rounds.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Walleye Fishing - Best Lures

The best bait for walleyes just might be a leech on a jig, but what’s the challenge in that? We rounded up the best crankbaits, spinnerbaits, walleye jigs, and jerk baits for fishing on any water in any condition. From tried and true to new and hot, we’ve got the skinny on the only walleye lures you’ll ever need. These are our top 15 picks. BY DAVID A. BROWN 1. Cordell Wally Diver - One of the sport's legendary lures, the Wally Diver produces big results when cast or trolled. Built with a slender profile designed for a tight wiggle, this bait reaches depths of 20 feet when trolled and teases fish with a vulnerable presentation by sitting motionless when paused. Learn More 2. Lindy Fuzz-E Grub Jig - A soft-plastic, grub-style body offers a slippery, life-like appearance, while the tantalizing marabou tail enhances the display. This, along with a two-color painted eye on the jig head prompts aggressive strikes and entices the fish to eat the whole bait, then hold on longer for greater hook sets. Fish it plain, or tip it with a minnow, crawler or leech. Learn More 3. Terminator T1 Spinnerbait - Impress the ’eyes with a spinnerbait sporting unbreakable titanium construction, premium ball bearing swivel and a premium VMC® hook. Painted, gold or nickel plated blades made with bevel edges complement the realistic baitfish head design and QuickSkirt changeable premium silicone skirt. Fish this bait over weeds or troll it through trees for suspended walleye. These are David's top three recommendations for best walleye lures. Read the entire article for more! https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gone-fishin%E2%80%99/2013/03/best-bait-15-greatest-walleye-lures-all-time#page-4

Best Vacation Reads

Swimsuit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Three books, because you couldn't choose just one? Check. From juicy novels about "rich people problems" to frankly human meditations on everything from life to death, ELLE.com's summer books preview will help you narrow it down. Gotta make room for that nicely chilled bottle of rosé somehow. A favorite vacation activity for some is reading. Here is a new 2018 list of great summer reads. If you wish you had time to read, now is your chance! Here are the 24 books to put on your summer reading list. *'Rich People Problems' by Kevin Kwan *'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' by Arundhati Roy *'Perennials' by Mandy Berman *'The Answers' by Catherine Lacey *'Do Not Become Alarmed' by Maile Meloy *'We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria' by Wendy Pearlman *'Surpassing Certainty' by Janet Mock Read the entire list here: http://www.elle.com/culture/books/a35543/19-summer-books-for-every-kind-of-warm-weather-reader/

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls-ups

There is nothing better than sitting around the campfire with your family cooking over an open fire. Here is a breakfast treat with simple ingredients that are easy to pack and easy to cook!
These sweets treats are made with just 3 easy to pack ingredients and only take about five minutes to cook over an open flame. These make a fabulous camping breakfast, especially combined with some campfire scrambled eggs and orange juice. Seriously, yum! Doesn’t that sound amazing?! Campfire Cinnamon Roll-ups. This is a must have camping recipe! Ingredients 1 package crescent rolls 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp cinnamon Wooden Skewers Instructions Combine cinnamon and sugar in small bowl Separate crescent rolls and wrap them around the skewer Roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture Cook over campfire for 5 minutes, rotating frequently Optional - Mix 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tbsp water together to make a glaze and drizzle over cooked roll-up Get more great recipes at http://www.almostsupermom.com/2015/07/campfire-cinnamon-roll-ups.html

Monday, January 8, 2018

Quick Vacation Tip: Pack Spice Blends

Planning on doing any cooking on your vacation this summer? Instead of messing with a lot of individual spices, ne easy solution is to pack just a few of your favorite spice blends instead!
~oregano, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram ~half chili powder, equal parts cumin and smoked paprika, and a small amount of cayenne ~cinnamon with a bit of nutmeg and clove. Read entire article here: https://www.thekitchn.com/quick-vacation-tip-pack-spice-88852

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Safe Boating Tips

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe:
Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the best way to make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been overlooked or forgotten. Read entire article: http://www.discoverboating.com/beginner/safety/tips.aspx