Monthly Archives: June 2009

Baking with the titanium Bushcooker Lt1

Baking with this stove is best accomplished using charcoal. In this experiment, I used three commercial charcoal briquettes. I felt it would be easier and more standardized to use them here. In the Northeast, there is ample charcoal left in … Continue reading

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Fed up with rain in Maine – Bangor Daily News

Fed up  with rain in Maine – Bangor Daily News See, I am not just making this up.  June record set for rain in Maine, 21 straight days of it! Shared via AddThis

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Inaugural Whoopie Pie Festival a sweet success – Bangor Daily News

MEGATEX”s  #1 backpacking food get it’s special day! Inaugural Whoopie Pie Festival a sweet success – Bangor Daily News Shared via AddThis

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New titanium Backpacking Wood Stoves!

I got a UPS package from Don Kevilus at Four Dog Stoves at 6 PM last night, just as I was ready to go out for pizza with Marcia.  The box had two brand new ultralight backpacking titanium wood stoves … Continue reading

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Rain

Our current favorite spot for dining in Midcoast Maine is the Elm Street Grill, on Route 1 in Camden, where All That Jazz, featuring Hank Lunn on vocals, is the resident Friday night jazz band, playing from 6-8 PM.  They … Continue reading

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DIY Tyvek Stuff Sack

Every once in while, I stumble onto a neat idea related to backpacking.  This one is a hoot.  Make a stuff sack out of USPO mailing envelope. Full instructions from the blogsite :  http://pig-monkey.com/2009/06/22/diy-tyvek-stuff-sack/ Try it, it’s fun to make … Continue reading

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Trail Bashing, Inc…. blame another “ruined” life on the Appalachain Trail !

Hypocritical GOP must stop ‘hiking the Appalachian Trail‘ The Daily Dispatch, NC Staffers had claimed he was hiking the Appalachian Trail — which becomes an absolutely hilarious new euphemism — but it turns out he’d sneaked off to Argentina to see … Continue reading

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Canoe camping with a new woodburing backpacking stove

I was supposed to be up to Lobster Lake today, starting a three day canoe trip, but it got postponed. We’ve moved it to next week. We could not deal with this record rain, it has not stopped. Should be … Continue reading

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Lighten Up !

Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking by Don Ladigin My review rating: 4 of 5 starsReally fun read, and excellent info, including superb illustrations. You can always learn something by reading about cutting down on weight. … Continue reading

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The Thoreau You Don’t Know

The Thoreau You Don’t Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant by Robert Sullivan Not only does this book illuminate the myth of Thoreau, but it unearthed to me another interesting writer, Sullivan himself. Consider this sentence alone, “Walden … Continue reading

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