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Last year, Dan Cooke and I teamed up to lead two short trip/seminars in the BWCA on the topics of bushcraft and paddling. We had very small groups and travelled by solo canoe. It was in October, the shoulder season, where we can have warm, still days or raucous wind, sleet and snow. Last year we had the latter. In fact, I do not believe the wind stopped blowing for five days and nights. Nevertheless we had a great time. We bring a CCS “hot” tent, by that I mean a tent which holds a wood stove. This is not so much for sleeping, but for coming in after a cold wet day on the lakes with an opportunity to dry out, warm up and enjoy a meal cooked over wood, but inside a tent. With a big axe and saw we also had campfires, but is was nice to have a warm shelter and especially a place to dry out boots and wet gear. this year we are doing it again and there is still space if you would like to join us.

Below is the blurb:

Explore the Boundary Waters by Solo Canoe this Autumn

Customized Guided USFS Licensed Wilderness Trips
Led by Dan Cooke and Rob Kesselring

October 5-7, 2013
October 8-10, 2013 

Participants will experience and learn aspects of:
Solo Canoe Paddling Skills
fire building, knots, camping skills
Camp Cooking
Nature Lore

Dan Cooke has 44 years of experience paddling and camping in the Boundary Waters. He is the owner of Cooke Custom Sewing, manufacturer of the highest quality wilderness camping gear. The trips will be outfitted with new CCS gear available for purchase by participants at the end of the journey at a 40% discount.

Rob Kesselring is a licensed USFS wilderness guide and a veteran of 16 arctic canoe expeditions and 52 Boundary Waters trips. In partnership with the University of St Thomas he leads graduate level classes in natural history and group leadership.

An opportunity to safely paddle the Boundary Waters Canoeing at its wildest season. 

Trips limited to 3 participants, two nights three day

$899 all inclusive from the entry point (Discounted $100 from 2013)

For more information and to register for this opportunity contact:  952.432.8884



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