I posted about the “Slow Living” Movement on a recent Instagram post and had so many great responses to it. I asked people to tell me everything they know about slow living and, it turns out, lots of folks wanted to know more…so here we are! Now, I don’t claim to have this whole slow […]

“Slow Living” – What You Need to Know

Have you heard about the "Slow Living" Movement? This post details the fundamentals of what it means to live slowly and why it could change your life!

The first snowflakes of the season fell yesterday! Fall colors have peaked and now the scale is tipping towards winter, which means preparations must be made in order to survive the colder months. If you’ve been reading along since last winter, you already know I live in a primitive cabin in the remote wilderness of […]

Getting Prepared for Winter Off-Grid

What is it about fall that makes a person want to cozy up with a mug of hot apple cider and a juicy book? Can you relate? If you can, this list is for you! There’s something for everybody here – witchy fiction, suspenseful mystery, witty nonfiction, wilderness philosophy, self-help, and even a couple of […]

8 Books on My Fall Reading List

Think of these secret hikes I’m about to give you as short and sweet little gems of fall color! These are perfect for those driving up the Gunflint Trail in search of easily accessible yet quiet spots. Spots where locals who are “in the know” would go for a stroll. How secret is “secret”? *skeptical […]

3 Secret Fall Hikes of the Gunflint Trail

This post is wildly overdue! I know! It’s like when you run into a friend and forget to introduce them to the other person you’re with. Poor manners, I’m sorry! So, without further ado, this is my sweet sweet friend, companion, and working doggo – Arlo Grace! Arlo and I became inseparable when I picked […]

Have You Met Arlo?

The other day, my partner asked if I was planning to keep a phenology journal this fall, which sent me looking for the one I kept last October. I found it tucked away at the back of my bookshelf collecting dust. As I flipped through the pages, I regretted ever stopping the seasonal journal because, […]

The Benefits of Keeping a Phenology Journal

What better way to be in tune with nature than by documenting the seasons? That's exactly what a phenology journal is for! I'll show you how to keep one.

I’ve had something on my mind for the past two weeks. And I mean, reaallly on my mind. I wasn’t sure if writing about it here would fit in amongst my BWCA trip blogs and camping recipes but, what the hell, I’m going to write about it because it’s been pounding at the spot between […]

Cabin Thoughts: Is Consumerism to Blame for Our Unhappiness?

Have we let consumerism diminish our connection to ourselves and our environment? How can we live a sustainable lifestyle? All that and more, covered here.

Have you ever seen pictographs? Better question, have you ever seen really clear pictographs? Often times you have to squint to really make out the images but not in Cache Bay! The pictographs on the east side of the bay are plain as day and make for a good excuse to plan a trip. My […]

Short BWCA Trip – Cache Bay Pictographs

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my outdoor experiences, it’s that I need relatively few gizmos, gadgets, gear, and clothing to feel happy and at home in the wilderness. However, here’s the caveat: those few items I need must be good quality, functional, and intentional! Quality I cannot frequently have my gear breaking or […]

My BWCA Camping Essentials