5/5/16 Dilemma

How can we avoid the mosquitoes? We need your help. Mosquitoes are buzzing around, especially in the evening when the sun goes down. What do you think we can do to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes?

Garbage in the river

Last week we collected all of our trash and found that we produced one large zip-lock bag of non-recyclable trash during the week. Most of the trash was plastic bags from food. Based on your suggestions we will try to refill containers with bulk foods like rice and dried beans rather than buying them in Read More

What equipment do we need?

Next week we will pull our sailboat Yemaya out of the water for the season in Georgian Bay after traveling about 800 miles. From Georgian Bay we will travel up the French River and down the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers to Ottawa, which is the Capital of Canada. The last 1,200 miles of our journey Read More

How much garbage do we produce? (part 1)

One of our goals during our paddle from the Boundary Waters to Washington DC is to reduce the amount of garbage that we produce, especially plastic waste. Before we start trying to produce less garbage we need to figure out how much garbage we produce now. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces Read More