IDEAL FOR BEER-BATTERED FISH AND CHIPS It was a long winter here in the Northland. I’m not sure it’s gone yet, though the calendar says spring has arrived. I could really go for some fresh fish. Unfortunately, lake ice lingers, and the fishing opener is weeks away. So I’ve come to the Mississippi River, where… Read More Mississippi River Float Walleyes
GOOD PICKS FOR A GOOD TRIP Spring is in the air. As the world greens up and birds return, our thoughts turn to fresh air and far-flung destinations. Now, while the camping season is still young, is the best time to make sure we’ll have everything we need. Since space is often at a premium,… Read More Essential Tools For Outdoor Camping
Where do you draw the line between desirable and disposable? Between fashionable and gauche? Between hero and pariah? When it comes to fishing, the lines that were drawn generations ago are beginning to blur and shift. Right now, Minnesota is in the process of redefining what it means to be “rough,” and it’s about time. … Read More “Where do you draw the line between desirable and disposable? Between fashionable and gauche? Between hero and pariah?
So, what’s a guy to do when the world is gray and soggy, and good weather is measured in minutes instead of months? Fish, of course. Chase the sun and sit on a bank somewhere. Catch some supper. ” READ MORE.
“On the third day of vacation, things had gotten tense. It was midday, at approximately the time when two teenagers confined to 280 square feet begin to wear on each other— and their parents. Spring break meant they’d gone north, to take a break from spring. But now they needed a break from themselves.” READ… Read More Attitude Adjustment
“It’s March now, and that can only mean one thing: it’s camping season. Wait, wasn’t that the first thing to come to your mind? Truth be told, I don’t consider March prime camping time. However, it is the month when staying out starts to get a lot easier, temperature-wise.”…READ MORE by Roy Heilman
“Ever catch a buffalo with a hook and a worm? No, not the wooly celebrities of Minneopa State Park. That would be ill advised, to say the least. I’m talking about buffalo fish- native to Minnesota, and integral members of our lakes and rivers.” READ MORE by Roy Heilman
“Hunters, anglers, and just about all other outdoor enthusiasts need knives – and sharp ones at that. Unfortunately, dull knives are an inevitability. It’s easy to tell when a blade has gone dull, but is there any such thing as one that is too sharp? Probably not. That’s why knife sharpeners should be close at… Read More Achieving a better edge: What to look for in a knife sharpener
A little over a year ago, I rolled the dice on a completely new kind of boot. On the recommendation of a wilderness survival/winter camping expert I know, I acquired the U.S. military issue Extreme Cold Weather (ECW) N-1B boot, styled after the time-tested mukluk. After a proper break-in period, I can say the gamble… Read More Product Review: ECW N-1B Mukluk Boots
“New years always encourage me to spruce up my life a little. This time I’ve decided to order new business cards.” by Roy Heilman