Dutch Oven Bratwurst, Potatoes, Onions, Peppers.

With winter changing into spring and summer coming shortly,  I have been missing my dutch ovens so I thought that I would clean them up and start using them.  Memorial Day is only a week away and I wanted to get warmed up for some great food. So I decided to start with...

Another Weekend For Sleeping

Another weekend for sleeping, I was up at 3:30 AM to get out and see some nature. Looking at a map I wanted someplace new to visit within an hour or so from home. I spotted Horicon Marsh a little South of Fond Du Lac and just over an hour from home without...

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve

Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve is a 73 acre park in Ozaukee County along the shore of Lake Michigan.  It is just South of Port Washington and is also next to a 44 acre wetland owned by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for waterfowl protection.   The park has numerous trails...

Dehydrated Chili

  As I wrote in a past post about making my own Backpacking food by dehydrating it. I made chili for an upcoming trip. Start by making chili just as you would like to have at home but maybe a little thicker since we are going to dehydrate it and  will be removing...

Dehydrating My Backpacking Meals.

  It’s mid April and currently we are having a snow/ice storm with 50 mph gusts of wind. This afternoon I have spent a couple of hours making chili while thinking of upcoming trips and adventure. It’s a good way to spend the day inside.          I started dehydrating backpacking meals...

Peak Design Capture Pro Clip Review

Peak Design Capture pro Clip Review I wrote this review of the Peak Design Capture Pro Clip, a couple of years ago but since I am still asked about this clip I thought that I would update it. I see that they have come out with a new version. I would purchase this...

Spring Planning Hike

Over the past 20 years or so a friend and I have had many adventures.  We have made beer, developed an interest in amateur astronomy, made long distance trips for astronomy, and started camping and backpacking along with many other interests. This last weekend went on a Spring planning hike. Last weekend we...

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk- Audio Book Review

I’m always looking for a good “outdoor adventure” book or audio-book, I have not had much luck lately until I discovered Grandma Gatewood’s Walk on Audible. I really didn’t want to listen or read to another story about the Appalachian Trail but this title kept coming up in my suggestions so I tried...

March Beer Of The Month Cashmere Hammer

Each month I review and share a Wisconsin made beer. Cashmere Hammer Three Sheeps Brewing- Sheboygan, Wisconsin.   Last november the wife and I made a weekend trip to Green Bay Wisconsin for the weekend. We stopped at Lakefront Brewery for a tour which was fantastic. We also stopped at Three Sheeps Brewing,  tap...

Late Fall Hiking In Wisconsin

As Fall nears an end and Winter is just around the corner in Wisconsin, it’s difficult to find areas that aren’t being hunted, late fall hiking in Wisconsin can seem to be chancy. I try my best to not make any moves that would make someone think I was dinner, but you just...