Growing up in Northern Minnesota, Emily Vikre was used to a certain kind of camping. This is a region where winter lasts nine months out of the year and you’re practically born with a canoe paddle in your hand.
“We grew up in a community of campers and canoers and my dad was a very hardcore person,” she remembers. “It was very much, let’s rough it, travel light, and eat all our food from packets.”
But, after traveling to the East Coast, Vikre gained a new perspective. “I met people that would go for a weekend to the cabin, bring