It all started when...

growing up in Duluth, MN and nature was around. I didn't realize how lucky I was to be close to nature when I lived there. Once I departed for college, my longings for everything outside grew again. Post college, I worked in outdoor retail for 10 years, always curious about what was coming or how to do various tasks better. I also loved to chat with people about how they did things. 

This site is an outlet for me to continue to share my knowledge, thoughts, and discoveries about all things outdoors from places to go, things to use, how to take care of them, and fun things to eat. I don't claim to be an expert in any one thing but I hope you find something interesting here to follow. 


Also much of the imagery on this website is taken by my wife Melanie. I do photograph a fair amount too. We are professional wedding photographers. She also is a very talented family/portrait photographer. If that's something that interests you, please look at our website.

aka FinnKidd