What I learned in the BWCA while camping with my husband 

Ladies get ready for this..

  1. Bare it all….                                                                                                                                          You’ll experience your husband in his entirety as he will you. Get ready to bare it all. And while doing so that being said .. pack some extra essentials, ie. TP. However,  it’s not all that bad. You get to spend time cooking, cleaning, bathing and using the lou (which you will get insanely good at squatting). Don’t forget a toothbrush, deodorant, and conditioner depending on your hair type ( I forgot this and wish I hadn’t. My hair was in knots due to its thickness)-everything else you can manage without 👍🏽


2. Hunting.

Fishing is awesome in the BWCA and depending on your food packing skills, it may be crucial in having a good meal.  For us, it was mostly for fun but we did enjoy a few filets with dinner. I’m still a bit newer to the fishing game and may or may not have broken a pole and lets just say.. he may shed a tear if you lose his favorite lure. Make up for it by helping catch dinner… use these > > > (your goal just got a whole lot easier)

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3. Gathering.

You’ll be paddling and fishing all day so you’ll be pretty hungry. I suggest prepping a few meals for the evenings (in the unfortunate event you don’t catch fish) and having sandwich items for lunch.  Trail mix is always a favorite! I made mine from nuts, dried cranberrys and mini Reese’s I bought from Trader Joe’s.

4.  Shelter.

Set up camp early. I’m usually on tent duty so I bought a really easy one to get up. I got mine from Amazon and it worked perfectly! I was able to set it up with minimal effort and took me about 5 minutes – get it here. “https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004J2GUP4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004J2GUP4&linkCode=am2&tag=pamperedpitti-20&linkId=3503e023dc586971c1f8fffacf2f8cc7”>

I also recommend sleeping pads; the ground gets quite rocky up here, you can get the ones we used and really loved here   “https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00ANRW7DI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00ANRW7DI&linkCode=am2&tag=pamperedpitti-20&linkId=0cdf40e55e95264ac61c42382cdf413e”>


5.  ENJOY it all.

With how crazy and chaotic life can be – its nice to step away from the technology world and go off the grid with your best friend. ☀️


Enjoy the BCWA.. I know I sure did… enough to make this an annual trip!

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