I’m in Chaage (yep, totally in charge)

Chaage: my young grandsons word for Charge This morning seemed like a good time to shovel some snow off the roof. It’s knee deep up there and the skylights are covered. There is heat loss around a skylight, ice dams build up and any melting water backs up under the shingles and leaks into theContinue reading “I’m in Chaage (yep, totally in charge)”

Wilderness Food Planning for the unorganized (like I should talk)

I was in the grocery store for a couple hours (seemed like) with a cart load of camping food and my cart disappeared. It was just gone. I found it two isles over being pushed by a very small elderly women with a friend pushing a similar cart. They were shopping together. When I askedContinue reading “Wilderness Food Planning for the unorganized (like I should talk)”

My Wilderness Stories Mostly True (4)

   Danger, Beware of Unaware Hey it’s a nice sunny day in the great outdoors. What could possibly go wrong? Below are a fraction of my actual BWCAW stories encountered from my 60 wilderness trips. Story #1) “How are you doing?” I asked an oncoming paddler. “I was h-h-h-hit by l-lightning a c-c-c-couple nights ago andContinue reading “My Wilderness Stories Mostly True (4)”

Green Side Forever

We canoed through miles of fire burned wilderness lakes and rivers on trip #58. Except for the lake and lowland edges everything was black . What a relief to find the green side and all kinds of life. We had to stop and take some pictures, fish a little, and make camp. I really likeContinue reading “Green Side Forever”

Lost Again… and other circular patterns.

I stayed out too late. The sun had set almost 2 hours before and the night was totally black but for a few stars seen through a haze overhead. It didn’t take me long to realize I would get lost quickly as I set out to find the truck less than a half mile awayContinue reading “Lost Again… and other circular patterns.”

Ice Fishing and Christmas

New ice in northern Minnesota. Literally a thin skin on the water with unbelievable strength. Four inches of clear ice and a small car can drive on it (if there are no cracks, thin spots, snow ice, no wind to buckle it, no springs underneath, you don’t drive too fast, and other unforeseen issues)  ifContinue reading “Ice Fishing and Christmas”

The Dark Side of Light

I often contemplate concepts too big to fully grasp. Sitting in the dark while waiting for the light is a part of hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, and much of the outdoor world that I love. I memorized a verse (John 1:5 in the Bible) and have thought about the multiple meanings of darkness not being ableContinue reading “The Dark Side of Light”

Cold Spots-Warm Heart?

    Stand in the right place and get a sunburn on one side of your body and freeze the other side that didn’t catch the heat from the sun.    There were spots of snow in this high meadow where the sun was blocked from reaching certain areas.    Have you ever had God speak to you throughContinue reading “Cold Spots-Warm Heart?”

>Another Grouse…Same window by Gary Fultz

>    I fear all the grouse in our neck of the woods have the same “deadly perspective” (see blog 1) as the first two that flew into my windows and broke them. Grouse number 3 just crashed into the same window as the first grouse. The window glass fragments are sagging and ready to fallContinue reading “>Another Grouse…Same window by Gary Fultz”

>Crazy Ruffled Grouse by Gary Fultz

>My inspiration came this week as I was viewing 16 inches of new snow. A loud sharp boom that sounded like my hunting rifle had me scrambling to the floor and then look at all 12 windows in our great room. One of two picture windows was broke in three pieces on the outside pane.Continue reading “>Crazy Ruffled Grouse by Gary Fultz”