7 Uncommon Cures for Cabin Fever

There are lots of wonderful *and very common* cures for cabin fever! I’m sure you know a few of them: get lost in a book, get outside, pick up a new hobby, eat healthier, take a bath, get some exercise, have folks over. But right now, we need specific, actionable, and mindful ways to cure […]

When I started An Outdoor Experience, I wanted it to be a place to share practical outdoor advice (i.e. 4 Simple Fire Starters That Actually Work) but I wanted to keep wilderness philosophy paramount! Although helpful, outdoor advice is a dime a dozen but stories, however, are worth their weight in gold. You’ve heard my […]

What Trees Have Taught Me About Living Life

What’s your least favorite part about going on a canoe trip? Your answer: I’d love to know! Comment below! My answer: Packing! Usually, I end up throwing some random crap in a pack to avoid the stress of meticulously packing…I’m not what they call “a perfectionist”. However, this year I’m not doing that! Instead, I’ve […]

Canoe Trip Packing Checklist

An Experiment: Living Mostly Off-Grid to Living Very On-Grid

The other day I was sitting in traffic when I saw the person next to me honk at the woman in front of him because she wasn’t closing the gap in front of her fast enough. The man proceeded to direct some fowl…sign language at her. That’s when I thought to myself, “I have got […]

We’ve had a long winter, folks! Now here we are on the other side, the spring side, which means camping season is within reach! In two weeks (give or take a few days), I’ll be headed back up to the end of the Gunflint Trail to prepare for summer at the Pepper Shack. As you […]

5 Things to Get Excited About for Camping Season

If you asked me which cause I care most about, this is it. The land my family has called “home” for generations is at risk of contamination from sulfide-ore mining. The issue has become very complex and, at times, confusing. Weekly, I hear people tell me they weren’t aware of the issue altogether. So, this […]

Did You Know the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is in Danger?

7 Books I’ve Been Reading Lately

Fun fact: I love to read! If you saw my 2019 reading list back in January you might already know this but if you didn’t, now you do. Being the cozy house cat that I am, there’s nothing more relaxing to me than curling up in my cabin and getting lost in a good book. […]

If you know me well, you’ll know I don’t like change. I can’t help it…it’s always been in my nature to hang on to people, places, things, thoughts – out of fear of the unknown. I bet you’ve felt the same fear yourself…change is unsettling while certainty is comfortable. I’m really really good at getting […]

Embracing Change – Spring Edition