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The Perfect Made in the USA Pack For The North Shore

The Perfect Made in the USA Pack For The North Shore

Summer is officially here, and the wilderness is calling. In Duluth, we are blessed to be surrounded by breathtaking views along with amazing hiking and camping opportunities. With living on Lake Superior and being only a couple of hours away from the Boundary Waters, there is no lack of potential nature traveling options. So, while you’re planning for your next camping trip around Duluth, be sure to make time for some backpacking. Let's find you the perfect Made in the USA pack for exploring the North Shore of Minnesota.
How To Build A Fire Without Matches

How To Build A Fire Without Matches

Having the capability and knowledge of starting and building a fire without matches is instrumental for survival and is a beneficial life skill to obtain. While exploring the open forest and middle of nature, you never know when you might need to establish a flame, only to find yourself without any matches. Whether you require to cook food, purifying water, avoiding animals and insects, needing warmth and heat, or even to feel a sense of comfort, having the competence of creating fire without matches will only be of value to you.
The Process of Agate Hunting

The Process of Agate Hunting

Agate hunting is a timeless activity along many shores around the world, including the North Shore of Minnesota. With their beautiful bands on the inside coming in an incredible array of colors, it’s no wonder why the agate is the states’ official gemstone. Duluth Pack even bases its very own chocolate rocks off the agates and stones found along the North Shore. Now is the perfect time for you to get out there and hunt for these beautiful collectible gems yourself.
How To Build A Survival Shelter In The Wilderness

How To Build A Survival Shelter In The Wilderness

If you ever find yourself getting caught up exploring the great outdoors in the wilderness, time will proceed quickly and nightfall and dusk will emerge out of complete anonymity. During the realization that you may need to spend the night in the vast and boundless wild, attempting to assimilate a survival shelter without rationality and the proper knowledge of building a secure shelter could lead to stress, anxiety, and maybe even fear of how the entirety of your night in the middle of the forest may transpire. There are countless means of exposure within the open woods that could prevent you from sleeping comfortably throughout your experience of surviving in the middle of the wilderness during the dark hours, including; inclement weather (rain, coldness, wind), pesky bugs, animals, etc. So having the capabilities and comprehension of the proper ways to construct a survival shelter is not only beneficial but is a skill that everyone should be able to implement. Here is how to build different kinds of survival shelters in the wilderness.
Packing With Duluth Pack - For The Camper

Packing With Duluth Pack - For The Camper

Today’s post is going to be a continuation of our Packing with Duluth Pack series. Last time we focused on the Jet-Setter, but today’s post is for The Camper. The Camper is those who feel most at home going up-north for a weekend and heading to the campsite. Hiking, canoeing, sitting around the campfire, and sleeping in tents is The Camper’s idea of a fun week and vacation. Especially in the summer, campers spend a lot of their time on weekend camp trips, vacationing in the BWCAW, and relaxing with nature. If that sounds like you, we have a few recommendations for what you can pack to make your life the best it can be while camping.

Packing With Duluth Pack - For the Road-Tripper

Packing With Duluth Pack - For the Road-Tripper

This is the last post in our Packing with Duluth Pack series. In the past, we focused on The Jet-Setter and The Camper, but today’s post is for The Road-Tripper. The best thing about road tripping right now is that it might be the best choice for travel this summer. It’s distanced, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to see the continental United States on a budget.

Some people prefer driving through the rolling plains, mountain ranges, and coastal cities of the US over flying. Many of us have fond memories of road trips with our families from a young age. Whether it was from California to New York or from Duluth to Minneapolis, road trips are something that almost everyone can relate to. If this sounds like you, or you’re planning a road trip soon, this guide is for you.

The Perfect Pack

When traveling, it’s important to have the perfect pack with you so you can focus more on the sightseeing and less on how you packed. We have some recommendations on how to make your next road trip as seamless and organized as possible with some of our Duluth Pack handcrafted products.

Packing With Duluth Pack: For the Jet-Setter

Packing With Duluth Pack: For the Jet-Setter

Packing with Duluth Pack Series: For The Jet-Setter

Now that the summer months are rolling around and our world is beginning to open a little bit more, your friends at Duluth Pack have created a packing guide for all types of vacations that you plan to go on in the future. Use this guide to help you pack for your endeavors this summer, or to dream of that perfect vacation that you plan to take in the future. Today’s post is for the jet-setter.

The jet-setter is for those who feel at home while flying 30,000 feet in the air. For some, flying provides tranquility and peace that being on land doesn't. Even if you can’t travel by plane this summer, keep this guide in mind for the next time that you can act on your travel bug and go sightseeing once again.

Hiking Trails in Duluth, Minnesota

Hiking Trails in Duluth, Minnesota

Hiking Trails in Duluth

Hiking is an adventurous and healthy activity to participate in during the warm summer months of long days and even longer nights. Nothing feels better than getting out, enjoying the sun, enduring the fresh air, and accomplishing a hike within the great outdoors. Duluth is the ultimate and prime location to find your perfect hiking trail, here are some of our favorite recommendations:

 

Chester Creek Hiking Trail

The Chester Park Hiking Trail is a looped-shaped route that circles around the Chester Park Falls. It is easy to walk around for all different ages and dogs are allowed to accompany you on a leash. The distance of the Chester Park Loop is about 2.4 miles; a swift and simple trek around the beautiful falls and greenery offered in the Chester Park area.

Downtown Lakewalk and Boardwalk

The downtown Duluth lake and boardwalk is one of the top-rated ‘things to do’ for visitors in the city of Duluth. The beginning – or end – of the trail is near Bayfront Park, looking out to the harbor behind the park, as you continue to walk along the lake walk you will immerse yourself in many exceptional features within Duluth, including; the William A. Irvin, the blue Slip Bridge, Canal Park, Ariel Lift Bridge, War Memorials, Leif Erickson & The Rose Garden, leading up the shore to the Edgewater Waterpark for about 2.7 miles of a walking trail. The Duluth Lakewalk hugs the curves of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior.

Exploring the Minnesota North Shore

Exploring the Minnesota North Shore

The Minnesota North Shore is the expanse of coastline spanning over 150 miles that starts in Duluth and continues along Lake Superior into Ontario. Over 3 million people visit the Northshore every year, and it's not hard to see why. There are state parks, hiking trails, historical sites, and scenic towns all along the path that are great for any hiker, camper, or canoer to stop and explore. Be sure to make a day or weekend out of the experience, as it's easy to fall in love with the scenery, so packing smart is a must if you're going to stay a bit longer. Let's go over some of the sights that make the North Shore one of the best hiking trips you'll ever experience. 
Aside from the starting city of Duluth (which is a must-stop of course), there are dozens of spots to stop and enjoy the natural beauty of the state. The first major must-see is Two Harbors. At 24 miles from the start, Two Harbors features the only real working lighthouse on the North Shore. It also has the Sonju trail, which allows you to see an ore ship being loaded. 
The Essentials of Trap Shooting

The Essentials of Trap Shooting

People are antsy to get outside now that the nation-wide stay at home orders are starting to wind down. So, what new outdoor activities should you consider now that you can go out? Go trap shooting with a group of friends. Even though some restaurants and bars might still be closed, gun clubs are open. Trapshooting is a great American sport that is even older than professional baseball in this country. So, what do you need to know about participating in this exciting sport?

Trapshooting dates back to the late 1700s. The first recognized competitive event was held in Cincinnati Ohio in the year 1831. The original targets for the sport were birds released hats in a random sequence. Glass balls would come to replace the birds in the 1860s. The clay discs that are used in today's competitive shooting arrived to replace the glass bulbs in the early 1880s, about the same time Duluth Pack was founded (1882).