In this episode, we talk with a father-daughter team, Ashley and Dan Bredumus. They live off the grid on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Family owned and operated, Birchwood Wilderness Camp, has been in the Bredumus family since 1958. We talk about what it’s like to attend camp, work at camp, and work together as family members. Campers gain a meaningful experience each summer and come back year after year to create memories, connections, and even work at camp when they are old enough. We also dive into what it’s like to live off the grid, what daily tasks are like, and what the biggest takeaways are from this simple lifestyle. Ashley lives in a one-bedroom cabin coined “The Pepper Shack” and Dan lives in his cabin 200 feet away. Ashley also has a website where she writes about the lifestyle and shares photography. If you are looking for a deep wilderness connection or somewhere to send your kid in Northern Minnesota this summer (there is a Birchwood Camp for girls too) this episode is for you.
Birchwood Wilderness Camp website: birchwoodwildernesscamp.com
Ashey’s website: anoutdoorexperience.com
Birchwood Wilderness Camp Instagram: @birchwoodwildernesscamp
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