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Black Diamond Trekking Poles Unboxing and Review

By Stacie / January 21, 2024 / Comments Off on Black Diamond Trekking Poles Unboxing and Review

Join me for this unboxing and review of Black Diamond Women’s Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles. The adjustable clips are easy to use and the tension can be adjusted with a small tool that came with the set. These poles feature cork handles have an ergonomic shape and are comfortable to grip on long hikes.…

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Headlamp Unboxing and Review: COAST FL60R

By Stacie / November 29, 2023 / Comments Off on Headlamp Unboxing and Review: COAST FL60R

Join us for this review of the COAST FL60R Rechargeable Wide Angle Flood Beam. This versatile headlamp is both rechargeable and nonrechargeable battery operated, with a bright three-setting beam. Headlamps! We have gone through a lot of headlamps, and this one is a favorite. They either seem to crack, fall apart, or easily unhook from…

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Kevin Mark

Voices of North Mantou: Kevin Mark

By Stacie / May 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Voices of North Mantou: Kevin Mark

Enjoy a virtual visit to North Manitou with Kevin Mark and his stories. We have a new episode of our history series: Voices of North Manitou. This series explores the history of the North Manitou Island in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore through the people who have lived, worked, played, and been a part…

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Backcountry Couples

Backcountry Couples

By Stacie / April 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Backcountry Couples

  Watch our guest appearance on Backcountry Couples! One of the great things about the outdoors industry is all the fun people we are able to meet, especially Jonny and Colleen Kuehl. We met them this winter at the Quiet Adventures Symposium, where we were all presenting. They use their platform for education, information, and…

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NMI Cemetery

TOUR North Manitou Island Cemetery

By Stacie / October 11, 2022 / Comments Off on TOUR North Manitou Island Cemetery

Join me for this quick walk through tour of the beautiful historic cemetery on the North Manitou Island in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Located in federally protected wilderness, this cemetery is only visited by backcountry campers. Once part of a thriving island community of farmers, loggers, surfmen, and summer residents, it is now…

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Packing a Backpack for Backcountry Camping

By Stacie / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Packing a Backpack for Backcountry Camping

Packing a backpack for backcountry camping is an essential skill. By mastering this, you will be able to get out to see more natural places! Backpacking is a great way to stay fit, explore, and get to places most people don’t get to see. Learn how to pack your backpack for backcountry camping in the…

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