This is a book about trips that my family and I have taken over the years into the wilderness areas of Northern Minnesota, Ontario, and Manitoba, Canada. These trips were taken between 1958 and 2010. It is still possible to make similar trips into these areas if you have the proper licenses and permits. These trips were a way of life for my family and they all were very easy on the budget. Although the years have dimmed my memory a little I have tried to keep the stories as factual as possible.