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The Gift of Life

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Have you ever witnessed an event so emotionally charged that you were instantly awakened to the realization that each day is a gift? This past weekend I had an experience that has shaken me from complacency. I feel compelled to share this incredible story with you.   It was my second trip to the Wausau […]

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Mike’s Mix at the Midwest Freestyle Championships – Whitewater Kayaking

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Mike’s Mix visited the Whitewater Kayak Midwest Freestyle Championships this weekend in Wausau, WI. My first memories of Wausau were from 30 years ago when as a youngster my family and I visited my aunt who lived in a little rural town called Bevent. Wausau was the closest city and we would visit to restock […]

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The damn Dam Challenge

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This past weekend, Melissa and I participated in The Dam Challenge, a paddle-bike-run triathlon in the beautiful and hilly Kickapoo Valley Reserve in Wisconsin. The Dam Challenge has become one of the most competitive events of its nature in the Midwest, albeit there aren’t a lot of paddling triathlons compared to the more popular swimming […]

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Weekend Summary: Boulder Bash and a reunion with an old friend

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In my opinion, there are few places more delightful than Wisconsin in fall and at the end of September we are quickly approaching peak coloration in the forests. This last week, mid-day highs still resembled August temperatures, but the cool evenings greatly reduce humidity and made for comfortable conditions. I broke out my down jacket for […]

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Boundary Waters Foraging Trip: Day 2, A Decent Meal.

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  Anxious about finding breakfast, I wake at dawn and quickly head out to take advantage of prime fishing, or the short time before the sun gets too high in the horizon. One advantage of not having food is that I don’t have to take the time to make breakfast or even pack a snack […]

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Forager’s Journal: Day 1 (Mosquitoes 1000000, Fish 0)

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For those of you who haven’t followed the previous posts, I entered the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and relied exclusively on foraged and hunted (fished) foods for the entirety of a 7 day trip. I was diligent about keeping a journal, documenting much of my experience and the foods that I ate.  The […]

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The Rock Warrior

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Bouldering is a newer discipline of rock climbing in which one does very difficult and often gymnastic movement up short climbs (boulders). Ropes are not utilized for this style of rock climbing, instead crash pads are used to protect ground falls, which are frequent. In bouldering, one seeks out the most difficult and aesthetic climbs […]

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The Forager Returns

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I have returned from my trip to the Boundary Waters and I am still alive and healthy. For those of you who haven’t followed the previous posts, I entered the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and relied exclusively on foraged and hunted (fished) foods for the entirety of a 7 day trip. I was […]

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Preperation for Foraging Trip

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I begin my trip to the Boundary Waters, where I will rely on fishing and foraging for food, this coming Monday the 16th of July. I am accompanied by my longtime friend Jorma and this will be our 6th trip into canoe country together. Jorma is also excited about the prospect of foraging and fishing, […]

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I’m headed to the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area for over a week and I’m not bringing any food!

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I have lost track of the exact count, but I have visited the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota and the adjacent Quetico Provincial Park almost 20 times. For those that are unfamiliar with this pristine area it is an enormous wilderness park that takes up much of northeastern Minnesota and is over 1,000,000 […]

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Featured Athlete Friday #6 Ashima Shiraishi

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Welcome to Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink’s Featured Athlete Friday! Get ready to be amazed and inspired by the human potential for athleticism! Here we feature an athlete that demonstrates super-human displays of strength, flexibility, power, speed and agility that won’t fail to make your jaw drop. These videos are meant to help you push your […]

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I Need Your Help Creating a Mike’s Mix Sports Drink

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Designing a New Product: Energy Drink   I have had numerous requests for new Mike’s Mix products. The most common of these requests are for an energy drink, which could also be termed a sports or hydration drink. I’m looking to move forward with this idea and wanted to keep my customer base updated with […]

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Featured Athlete Friday #5, Slacker Andy Lewis

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Welcome to Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink’s Featured Athlete Friday! Get ready to be amazed and inspired by the human potential for athleticism! Each Friday Mike will post a video that demonstrates super-human displays of strength, flexibility, power, speed and agility that won’t fail to make your jaw drop. These videos are meant to help you […]

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Feature Athlete Friday #4 Compilation of Flips!

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Featured Athlete Friday #4   Welcome to Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink’s Featured Athlete Friday! Get ready to be amazed and inspired by the human potential for athleticism! Each Friday Mike will post a video that demonstrates super-human displays of strength, flexibility, power, speed and agility that won’t fail to make your jaw drop. These videos […]

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Featured Athlete Friday #3

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Featured Athlete Friday #3 Damien Walters   Welcome to Mike’s Mix Recovery Drink’s Featured Athlete Friday! Get ready to be amazed and inspired by the human potential for athleticism! Each Friday Mike will post a video that demonstrates super-human displays of strength, flexibility, power, speed and agility that won’t fail to make your jaw drop. […]

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