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HOWTO – SnowWalker Toboggan

HOWTO – SnowWalker Toboggan

We’ve teamed up with BlackRiverSleds.com to bring you our next HOWTO video.  In this episode we’ll take you through step by step in assembling a SnowWalker Toboggan.  We are using a prepped blank sled bottom, but prepare the wooden cross pieces ourselves.  If you are building one of these sled kits feel free to send […]

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HowTo – Y Bones

HowTo – Y Bones

Northern Pike are one of the most commonly caught fish in Northern Minnesota.  Weather your fishing for them or walleye, odds are you’ll be pulling one in from time to time.  Northerns can get quite big and make for a great meal when canoeing in the wilderness.  One draw back to these slimy fish are […]

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HowTo – Latrine

HowTo – Latrine

We only bring you this HowTo because it was requested by one of our viewers.  After getting the initial chuckle out of the request we got to thinking that this is one aspect of camping in the BWCACW that may not really get covered when explaining what to expect to a first time BWCAW camper.  […]

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HowTo – Flint and Steel

HowTo – Flint and Steel

Have you ever wanted to learn how to start a fire with flint and steel?  Matches aren’t always reliable when in the back country.  As soon as they get wet they become useless.  Not to say flint and steel is a fool proof option, but its a good skill set to have and something you […]

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HowTo – Water Filtration

HowTo – Water Filtration

One of the most important things to think of when out in the wilderness is making sure you have clean water to drink.  As our environment continues to become more polluted and not to mention the ever ready giardiasis looking to invade your lower intestines, having a good water filter is a must.  There are […]

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HowTo – Dehydrated Hamburger

HowTo – Dehydrated Hamburger

Another cooking tip from Jim.  How to save money by making your own dry meals.  Dehydrated hamburger is the first step in making lightweight delicious meals for out in the wilderness.  This is something we have used over the years and feel like we have not only saved a ton of money, but also felt […]

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HowTo – Canoe Repair

HowTo – Canoe Repair

Have you ever heard the frightening sound of a rock scraping the bottom of your canoe only to see water begin to appear in the bottom of your boat throughout the rest of your trip? Well we sure have over the years!! In this episode of BWCACAST we’ll show you how to patch up those […]

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HowTo – Bent Shaft Paddle

HowTo – Bent Shaft Paddle

Bent shaft paddles provide more power and efficiency while paddling your canoe.  Some people love them while others prefer the standard strait shaft paddle.  Some don’t like how the bent shaft paddle preform when steering the canoe from the stern.  We at BWCACAST.com love to use bent shaft paddles both when paddling in the bow […]

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HowTo – Satellite Phone

HowTo – Satellite Phone

Looking for a way to communicate with the outside world when on a canoe trip in the wilderness?  Some people bring them along for emergencies, others to touch base with the friends and family during their trip.  Others may have a situation where they need to be contacted during their trip.  Whatever your reason may […]

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