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brdhntr
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08/14/2019 07:38PM  
New Trip Report posted by brdhntr

Trip Name: 2019 Troop 743 BWCA Trip.

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Northwoodsman
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08/14/2019 09:15PM  
I was glad to read that the boys had a good time. Hopefully they will want to go back again and will challenge themselves to getting into shape. I agree that it's not as easy as many people make it look. On 3 of my last 4 trips I was well over my "ideal" weight. I struggled but still had fun. Before my trip this year I had dropped close to 40 lbs. and was amazed how much easier it was. With a little conditioning, training, and a positive attitude anything is possible.
Savage Voyageur
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08/14/2019 09:59PM  
Sounds like the scouts and adults had a great time. Thanks for the report.
Jackfish
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08/15/2019 09:18AM  
Love seeing trip reports of Scouts going to the BW or Q. I took three crews from our Troop quite a few years ago now - two crews did routes in the BW and our crew did a route in Q. All three crews had a great time. We went through the Northern Tier National High Adventure base on Moose Lake and had a great experience.
08/15/2019 10:03AM  
Thanks for your report and for getting young folks into the BWCA! Others at this site have dealt with the sleep apnea issue. Here is one link and/or you can use the search function in the ribbon above.
cpap in the boundary waters
brdhntr
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08/15/2019 10:31AM  
rtallent: "Thanks for your report and for getting young folks into the BWCA! Others at this site have dealt with the sleep apnea issue. Here is one link and/or you can use the search function in the ribbon above.
cpap in the boundary waters "


There is nothing I love more than helping kids learn to enjoy the outdoors (well, maybe my wife). The 3 boys with me had hardly touched a fishing rod before this trip. All learned enough to earn the fishing merit badge. My son, even had more experience fishing than the other two adults.

I have a battery setup that I use on weekend camping trips. It will give me 3 full nights of sleep. I didn't use it this trip for fear of the weight. Knowing what I do now, I would have found a way to get it packed in. Even with only 3 nights, I'd have had a better trip.

I did have a couple of mouth devices that worked ok at home. They didn't help much while in Boundary, though.
straighthairedcurly
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08/18/2019 02:46AM  
Thanks for introducing more kids to the BWCA. My love of the area is what motivated me to drop 50 lbs. before our trip this summer. And I stepped up my conditioning. It made a world of difference.

So glad each of the kids caught a fish. How fun for them!
 
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