Other Community Groups

Special interest and private groups are available for full and application access by members only.
The following groups are available for self registration by any member. Click the "Add Me to This Group" link below to be added to the group. If you at some point decided you don't want to be a member of the group, then you can remove yourself through your my.bwca.com page. You can also preview the content of this room by clicking the "Preview Forum" link.
Wabakimi -   Group Leader:  adam
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Members interested in a trip to Wabakimi or providing information helpful to that purpose.
Winter Camping -   Group Leader:  Trygve
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For those who want to brave the wolves and the deadly cold in search of absolute solitude.
BWCA.com Book Club -   Group Leader:  admin
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This group is a book club for discussing book which are somewhat related to the boundary waters or other similar outdoor adventure or activites.
Solo Tripping -   Group Leader:  jdevries
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A forum to discuss solo tripping in the BWCA/Quetico. Advice for those new to this unique type of trip as well as gear suggestions, route suggestions etc from those that are experienced.
Other Canoe Camping Locations -   Group Leader:  firftr911
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Info sharing on canoe camping outside of the BWCA and Quetico
Flyfishing BWCA -   Group Leader:  Tight Loops
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A place to discuss techniques, favorite patterns, tying flies, and anything else related to the long rod.
Beymer Book Revision Group -   Group Leader:  BWCA Writer
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This group is for the purpose of helping an author do revisions to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area: The Eastern Region and Boundary Waters Canoe Area: The Western Region by Robert Beymer.
Artist's Corner -   Group Leader:  adam
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This group is about sharing your artistic talents with others. Your art/photography should be focused on bwca or outdoor themes which would be of interest to this group. It is open to amateurs and professionals, but we ask that if you are a professional that you use this forum tastefully and you allow your art to sell itself. Contact me if you have questions.
Items For Sale or Wanted -   Group Leader:  Arkansas Man
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This is an area where you can post what you have to sell, or if you want an item! Please be honest, civil and courteous in your dealings and or transactions.
On Foot -   Group Leader:  Panda
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Hiking, Cross country skiing, dog sledding, heck I'll even toss in mountain biking and horseback riding.
BWCA.com Builders Group -   Group Leader:  Arkansas Man
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For those who have built, are going to build, or just want to talk about building cedar strip or strip canoes.
Politics and the BWCA -   Group Leader:  Jimi
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Here is a place to post political contributions. As such post information, opinions, rebuttals, etc. Be prepared to defend your positions, there are lots of smart folks on this Board and we'll all likely learn something.

Photography in the BWCA -   Group Leader:  jenrobsdad
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Share photo tips and photos
East Coast Chapter BWCA -   Group Leader:  rlhedlund
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This is the East Coast Chapter (group)of the BWCA.com The East Coast "Group" is open to anyone from the parent "group" who desires to join. We will use forums here, as needed, to facilitate planning of get-togethers, etc.
Bird Watchers -   Group Leader:  airmorse
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A gathering of people who like to watch and listen to birds. Track the migration of birds and share their birding experiences.
Canoeing with kids -   Group Leader:  Canoearoo
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This is a group for anyone who wants to canoe with kids ages birth through 17
Wilderness Challenges -   Group Leader:  bojibob
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This is a place where you participate in Bi-Monthly Wilderness Challenges. These Challenges will provide you with a scenario that you may encounter during a trip to Canoe Country. You have the opportunity to describe what you do and hear ideas from other members of the Group. There are no wrong or right answers here. This is a place for the exchange of ideas and potential solutions.
XC Ski -   Group Leader:  gutmon
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Provide each other with trail reports, snow conditions,favorite trails and other XC ski related information.
Kayaking -   Group Leader:  bradcrc
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a place for the discussion of issues specifically related to paddling and tripping with a kayak.
FAQ -   Group Leader:  gutmon
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Frequently asked questions regarding navigating/using BWCA.com
Canoe Forum -   Group Leader:  RT
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Looking to buy a composite or aluminum canoe? Do you have a used canoe that just needs to be repaired? New or used, no matter the brand, if you have a canoe spcific question then this forum is the place to ask your questions.
Those Who Bike -   Group Leader:  gutmon
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A place for those members who like to bicycle to stay in touch/get ideas/ask questions.
Hunting in the BWCA -   Group Leader:  1BigPaddle
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This is to allow anyone to share stories, tips, information, and other BWCA hunting adventures. Anything from moose to deer, bears, ducks, grouse, ect... This is for friendly conversation.
GPS -   Group Leader:  Corsair
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For those of us who use GPS and would like to share our knowledge or seek help
Edged Tools -   Group Leader:  whiteh20
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A group for folks who enjoy knives, axes and other edged tools.
PMA Paradise -   Group Leader:  Rob Johnson
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For adventurers who think BWCA portages are too easy and sharing a lake with anyone means it is overcrowded. This is an effort to help consolidate the great PMA info scattered in lots of different threads.
Woodland Caribou PP -   Group Leader:  bojibob
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A place for people to exchange information on Woodland Caribou Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Do It Yourself Gear -   Group Leader:  1BigPaddle
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This is for those who have made or modified their gear. Please share any ideas you have. If you cant buy it make it!
Canoe Videos -   Group Leader:  bojibob
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This is place to link videos of canoe country
Soul Space -   Group Leader:  tobiedog
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For Christian reflection, encouragement, inquiry and dialogue. My soul is stirred when I'm in the BWCA. The BWCA seems to call into the deep places of our being and seems to connect those of us with spiritual notions in unique ways. I thought it might be good to create a community space for us to share our God thoughts, support one other and enjoy honest and open dialogue about the ways of faith.
Trip Partner Finder -   Group Leader:  bojibob
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This is a place to post your availability or find available paddlers to round out your group.
Wilderness survival/first aid -   Group Leader:  Canoearoo
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This is a group to discuss, share links and knowledge about wilderness survival and first aid.
BWCA Hanging -   Group Leader:  OBX2Kayak
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Interested in hammock camping? Heres a place to share your BWCA hanging adventures.
Health and Fitness -   Group Leader:  Canoearoo
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This group is ment to give tips and encouragment for being healthy and in shape when not in the BWCA
Our BWCA Family -   Group Leader:  KevinL
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Got a birthday wish, joke to offer, or no other good category to place you post? Please watch your language and Adam’s other rules regarding the use of this forum. KevinL
Doggie Paddle -   Group Leader:  nojobro
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A forum for people who canoe with their dogs.
portages and campsites -   Group Leader:  mcsweem
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This group discusses portages and campsites. Share pictures, videos, and other members portage and campsite information
animal related videos -   Group Leader:  kanoes
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a place to link cute, funny, interesting videos. the focus is the animal kingdom, jackass type videos are not allowed.
Cool spots in canoe country -   Group Leader:  TuscaroraBorealis
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This forum allows members to share photos, videos & comments on unique & scenic areas/items they have run across while paddling canoe country. Some examples: Beaches, waterfalls/rapids, palisades/cliffs & historical or really just neat areas/items.
WingNite information -   Group Leader:  butthead
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What, were, and when. Info for group gatherings.
current movies -   Group Leader:  kanoes
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winter is here and we are getting back into movie mode. rate movies you have seen recently. current meaning in the last 4-5 years...ive missed a lot!
Old Charlie Guides -   Group Leader:  CrookedPaddler1
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This group is set up as a place for the old "Charlie Guides" to reminiscence about old times, plan future trips, and serve as a resource for new scouts planning BWCA trips.
Home Cooking -   Group Leader:  Frenchy19
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This group encourages members to share their ideas, recipes, experiences and questions on all things related to cooking at home.
the beer blog -   Group Leader:  adam
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MmmMmmmM...beer
BWCAW / QPP History -   Group Leader:  Jeemon
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Discussions, stories, posts, pictures and links to content relating to the history of the BWCAW / QPP. Topics can include, but not limited to: historical figures, places, rules and regulations, mysteries and myths, landmark events, geography, and maps.
Skeeters and Ticks and Gnats, Oh My! -   Group Leader:  Goldenbadger
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A group dedicated to bugs in the BWCA. Are you paddling out soon and wondering how bad they are? Check here. Did you just finish your trip and want to share your bug experiences? Post here.
StoneWork & Fire\\\ -   Group Leader:  PitchStump
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Building stone work fireplaces. Before & after photos. Fire building / safety. Any other "stone work" encountered in BWCA.
BeaV's Trip to Alaska -   Group Leader:  adam
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BeaV's Trip to Alaska
northern Illinois / southern Wisconsin fans -   Group Leader:  Miketheflyguy1
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A local group meeting place. Post of local intrest.
Music stuff -   Group Leader:  x2jmorris
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All music...new or old
2016 Camping Challenge -   Group Leader:  brux
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Challenge to spend at least 1 night per month camping in 2016.
Nature Lovers -   Group Leader:  SaganagaJoe
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We're all outdoor lovers on this site, aren't we? This is a spot to record unique and special experiences in nature, nature walks, nature journals, photographs, and the like.
Sports Fans -   Group Leader:  AndySG
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A place to talk up your favorite Sport Teams, or trash talk those you don't like. Post it here to help keep the regular forums On Topic.
Scouters -   Group Leader:  Corsair
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A place for those involved with the BSA or GSA to share info related to paddle sports
Basecamp Basics -   Group Leader:  SaganagaJoe
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A source of information for all those looking to optimize their base camping experience.

The following groups are available for application for membership. Click the "Click to Apply to this Group" link below to be added to the group. An email will go to the owner of the group who will respond to your request. If you at some point decided you don't want to be a member of the group, then you can remove yourself through your my.bwca.com page.

Quetico Afficionados -   Group Leader:  fishguts
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For those of us who are Quetico friendly
Women's group/Minus Manpower -   Group Leader:  Twins87
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a ladies only group for those interested in the BWCA and canoe camping in general
SteveO2009 -   Group Leader:  Corsair
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July 2009 Trip to BWCA via Grand Marias
Hommes du Nord -   Group Leader:  jdrocks
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Travel to Hudson Bay and James Bay, or other long range trips in Canada.
Carabelli Underground -   Group Leader:  palmby
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eriks friends that want to go to the bwca
SR '93 Paddlers -   Group Leader:  strom2127
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just a place for us to post any and all information regarding past and future trips
hungryjack2011 -   Group Leader:  FrogWood
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Not really sure what to do or how to use this group.
kfkfkf11 -   Group Leader:  jaynsee
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Michigan BWCA Fan Club -   Group Leader:  jparks02
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For those from Michigan to communicate and gather to discuss the BWCA, plan future vacations, and enjoy the BWCA experience year round.
Iacono -   Group Leader:  couchlover
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4 Quetico
Good Ol'Honey -   Group Leader:  HoneyGuy101
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The group of Olgaard and Honeyman
CRUMC -   Group Leader:  voyagerpointboy1
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Coon Rapids United Methodist Church Leaders and Youth Group