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Best Rain Gear for Camping

Folks, it’s inevitable, no matter how much you plan and pray for good weather, there are going to be times when you are going to get rained on while camping.  However, it’s not the end of the world. With the proper equipment and preparation, you can survive any rainy day outdoors.  Here is a list of some of the best rain gear you’ll need to keep yourself and your belongings dry while camping. Tarps- Your #1 must have while camping.  They serve many purposes for camping in general but are especially handy in rainy weather.  If you get to your campsite and the ground is already wet from previous rain, laying a tarp down on the ground before you set up your . . . Read more

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Reasons to visit Minnesota in the Spring

Spring is a sign of regrowth, warmer weather, and the start of outdoor events and festivals.  States all over the U.S. have their own very special ways of welcoming in spring, including Minnesota.  It is such a beautiful and fun state to visit on its own, but spring is a great time to join in the excitement of enjoying everything it has to offer.  Here are the top reasons to visit Minnesota in the spring. Great outdoor activities- there are plenty of outdoor activities that one can partake in Minnesota but the state is specifically known for its bicycle friendly accommodations. Minneapolis leads the pack with roughly 200 miles of recreational bike paths around the city.  This . . . Read more

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Top Restaurants in Lake Crystal, MN

With a population of only 2,593 the town of Lake Crystal, MN is a treasure in its own. Sitting right along Lily Lake there are plenty of activities to partake in including wakeboarding, water skiing, fishing, boating, kayaking, etc. Although many of these activities are better enjoyed during warmer weather. For now though, if you are looking for something to do while traveling through, here is a list of the town’s best restaurants to dine in. The Lakes Sports Bar and Grill- 151 Humphry St W, Lake Crystal, MN- This restaurant is an all-American type bar and grill, serving up your favorites plus a few of their own concoctions. They have an outdoor patio to enjoy during warmer weather and host . . . Read more

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Top 5 Minnesota Myths

Top 5 Minnesota Myths There are many myths and legends floating around that get told over and over again.  Myths such as “big foot” sightings, ghost stories and haunted mansions, and so on.  Every state has some sort of myth or legend that got started because of a story told about a person, place or thing.  Here are a few myths and legends about your very own state of Minnesota. Paul Bunyan- we’ve all heard the stories of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox “Babe”.  The larger than life lumberjack that could cut down an entire forest with one swoop of his ax.  Well that legend started in Minnesota.  There are stories told about an oversized man that lived in the Northwoods of Minnesota . . . Read more

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Top Chili Recipes for Camping

There are many stories and myths about the origination of chili. Many historians and food enthusiasts agree that the first versions of chili were concocted by the poor.  J. C. Clopper, the first American known to have remarked about San Antonio's chili carne, wrote in 1926: "When they have to pay for their meat in the market, a very little is made to suffice for a family; this is generally into a kind of hash with nearly as many peppers as there are pieces of meat - this is all stewed together." Today, there are many different versions and recipes, even cook-offs to prove who has the best chili recipe around.  It is such an easy and versatile recipe that it’s no wonder that it’s one . . . Read more

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