Dutch Oven Temperature Guide

How many briquettes do you use for a dutch oven (DO)? First question is, how large is the DO? There are a few ideas on this and you will find that many people hold very strong beliefs on the correct use and care of DO’s. If I differ from your point of view, please...

Dutch Oven Cooking

What is a Dutch Oven? There are basically two different kinds of Dutch oven’s, there is the Camp Oven which is usually flat across the bottom with three legs and the lid has a very slight crown, and a flange on the outside to hold the charcoal or ash in place on the lid....

Granola Recipe

This is a simple recipe but don’t let simple deceive you. This is a filling and fun food to eat on the trail or at the office. So many options for ingredients and flavors....

Why Food Is Important

When I think back to some of my favorite memories hiking, backpacking, camping, etc, they all involve memories of food and the friends or family I was with. Whether taking a break and having a snack, starting or ending your day with a meal. Food can make or break your trip, especially if you...

Ice Age Trail Eagle Segment

IAT Eagle Segment Trail Head A very nice, cool fall morning to hike the Eagle segment from the trail head on hwy 67 to County road N. It was a 4.5 mile hike one way with exploring Brady’s rocks.  I used the All Trails app to record my hike. The app said I hiked...

Fall Hiking Safety

As in many areas of the country, Wisconsin has hunting seasons and it that time of year to think about Fall Hiking Safety. Depending on the area, hunting seasons run throughout the year for coyote. Mid September to January for most other animals and into mid February for some fur animals. Check out the...

Ice Age Trail Stoney Ridge Segment

Hiking the Stoney Ridge Section of the Ice Age Trail. Over last week or so it been very rainy and the trail shows it. Large puddles of water, some about 20 feet long and 10 feet wide are scattered intermittently along this section of the Ice Age Trail. Fortunately there are only a few...

A Survival Guide for Life

A Survival Guide for Life Written by Bear Grylls and read by Tom Patrick Stephens. I have read and listened to a lot of inspirational/ motivational books, most filled with just a few good points if your lucky and the rest dribbling mumbo jumbo. I purchased the Audible version of this and enjoyed every...