Author: Northern Wilds



Warm Up to Winter Camping

While some people react to the idea of winter camping with a reflexive shiver, the truth is that camping out in the winter is just as fun and comfortable as a summertime excursion–as long as you’re prepared. Plus, skis and snowshoes let you explore uncharted territory and have Continue Reading...



Hunting ends when baiting begins

Somewhere in northern Minnesota, there is a pile of apples with a deer stand over yonder. Somewhere else, there is a pile of corn hidden beneath the bows of a balsam tree so the game wardens can’t see it from the air. Stealthier still, beneath a third deer stand, someone scattered black oiler sunflower Continue Reading...



Veterans Day: Pay Attention

I ran along the Bow River in Calgary, looking for an excuse to rest. I stopped under the Canadian flag waving over six marble columns that listed 3,000 names of Calgary area soldiers who died from WWI to Afghanistan. The rusted steel of the Calgary Soldiers’ Memorial Continue Reading...