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Winter Camping in Wisconsin

by Lori Sciame January 12th, 2017
If you own the right equipment, camping during the winter months can be a fun and memorable experience.  The reasons are many: no bugs, not many people, no need for reservations, and a quiet beauty that can take one's breath away. The only question....where to venture for a winter
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Intro to Ice Fishing

by Bea January 5th, 2017
I have to admit, fishing is not the most appealing of sports to me. I know that there are many different types of fishing, but in general, I do not really have the patience to wait around for that bite. So, when someone mentions ice fishing, the first thought that comes into my mind is, "You want me to wait outside, on chunk of ice, in the cold, and hope that something wants to bite my bait?"

Really, ice fishing
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Ice Fishing Tips: Think Like the Fish

by Donella Crigger December 22nd, 2016
Being a good angler requires skill and an eye for detail. That’s especially true when it comes to ice fishing. While some anglers give up after the fish stop biting, being persistent and trying different lures and techniques can help you catch some panfish when the other anglers on the ice are coming up empty handed. Here are a few tips for catching the eye of some tasty perch, bluegills and crappies.

Look for Schools of Fish

When drilling a hole,
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  • Winter Camping Gear to Help You Stay Safe and Warm

    by Donella Crigger December 15th, 2016
    Most people who think of going camping envision comfortable weather and a campfire used for roasting marshmallows rather than keeping warm. Tackling camping in the great outdoors during the winter is significantly more challenging than deciding to pile into a car with little more than a tent, some food and a place to go. In order to camp during the winter months, you must carefully plan every detail of
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  • Keeping Your Toes Warm While Skiing

    by Bea December 8th, 2016
    Other than the French fries and hot chocolate, the part about skiing that lures me back into the lodge is having cold feet. Yes, I am literally referring to having cold feet. This afternoon, I was working for a ski race at a mountain in Colorado. My job was to slip the course. In other words, I was part of a team of people who quickly slid down the
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  • Top Reasons to Camp in Winter

    by Lori Sciame December 1st, 2016
    A lot has been written about the dangers of camping in the winter.  From freezing to death, to being hit in the head by a falling branch, campers need to be aware of the potential for disaster.  Yet, people who camp during the coldest months report that the experience feels more exhilarating than dangerous.  What draws the hardy into the woods when it's snowy and cold?  This post explores
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