What do you do if the woods is so wet even birch bark is difficult to ignite? That’s when you strike the UCO Stormproof Match by Industrial Revolution. Even when soaked with snow, rain or spilled water, these matches easily ignite and then burn for a lengthy 15 seconds.
By Mike Heger, Debbie Lonnee and John Whitman
University of Minnesota Press, 2011, $39.95 paperback
Ever want to plant something in your garden, but were unsure if it will grow in our northern climate? This book can help you answer that question for garden perennials.
By William Durbin
University of Minnesota Press, 2011. $11.95
“They were coming for him.” So begins this historical young adult novel by acclaimed novelist William Durbin. “The Darkest Evening” tells the story of an idealistic Finnish-American family whose 1934
Text by Shawn Perich
Photography by Gary Alan Nelson
Voyageur Press, 2011. $21.99
First published in 2002, now revised, updated, and reissued in a handy paperback format, “Backroads of Minnesota” tempts visitors and residents alike. Northern Wilds publisher Shawn
By Jim Northrup
Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2011. $17.95
In wry prose that skips seamlessly between topics, following the oral tradition, “Anishinaabe Syndicated” chronicles daily happenings and immense changes in the Anishinaabe community between 1989 and
The most striking thing about the Raindrop Jacket—a waterproof, breathable rain jacket that doubles as a light windbreaker—is the smart styling. Tailored to lightly skim the waistline, yet roomy enough to layer fleece underneath, the Raindrop flatters while it