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Paddling Pantheon

In the Pantheon of paddling greats, Michiganders have to know people like Verlen Kruger (more than 88,000 paddle miles; memorial) and Serge Corbin (18-time winner of the Au Sable River Marathon). As a side note, our family took 6 days to

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Northwest Michigan Camping: Lake Michigan Focus

We have a friend coming this summer who wants to camp near Petoskey or Sleeping Bear Dunes. That got us hunting for a good campground. We really need to get Best Tent Camping: Michigan (2015). I decided to put a

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Van Life: Wood Burners & Showers

I’ve never lived out of a van. When I finished my undergrad studies, I sold everything big that I owned so I could fit in my little car (with a roof storage unit). I never lived out of it either,

Posted in adventure, sustainable living

Southwest Michigan Camping: Lake Michigan Focus

The list below grows out of conversations with a few different friends who want to go camping this summer in southwest Michigan. They live in different locations, and they have different needs. One common interest: water. First, I list the

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Access, Adventure & Guilt

Here are three things that have caught my attention recently: Access: Patagonia  Adventure: Marmot Guilt: Goal Zero & Salomon (1) ACCESS. Patagonia used their Tumblr account to share this open letter from a group of outdoor companies: January 17, 2017

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Worn Wear Tour (Patagonia)

We’ve gone to two Patagonia Worn Wear events in Chicago this summer. First, we went to the repair and used sale extravaganza at the Lincoln Park store. Great time. Great experience. We each got a killer deal on a winter

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|Chris Burkard — Photographer

Chris Burkard is one of my favorite photographers. Surfing is his main gig, but he covers so much more–nature, adventure, travel. Here are two gear videos he posted recently: You can also follow Chris here: Website Ello Instagram YouTube Facebook

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