Monthly Archives: July 2009

Backpacking Stove Review- Bushcooker Titanium LT 1

Bushcooker Lt1 Titanium Backpacking Stove Manufacturer: Four Dog Stoves, 25909 Variolite St., NW, St. Francis, MN 55070 Year Released: 2009 Listed Weight: 2.5 oz. Actual Weight: 2.3 oz. Height: 4” Diameter: 3.5 “ Stove material: Titanium, made in USA Price: … Continue reading

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Lobster Lake canoe trip – Part 3/final

The sunrise this third day indicated a possibly clear day. By six am I had the first two of our six pots of coffee happily bubbling away.  Nearby a family of ducks were frantically nabbing what I assume were tiny … Continue reading

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Lobster Lake canoe trip – Part 2

We awoke to rain and an initial tent exit strategy that required me to somehow clear out a hunkering carpet of hundreds of mosquitoes poised against the front screen who were intent on getting into our tent. I was first … Continue reading

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Lobster Lake canoe trip – Part 1

Four brave men explore the depths of the Maine’s Great North Woods, or at least a small mosquito-infested clump of it. Who needs weekends?  It has taken me almost 7 years of retirement to realize that I can schedule excursions … Continue reading

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Hiker with broken leg rescued from Baxter State Park trail – Bangor Daily News

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Tents!

One of the best blogs ( another wordpress.com user like myself) out there regarding lightweight backpacking gear is Lighthiker’s World. His current entry is from July 20, at a European Outdoor 2009 gear event. The guy gets around. Check the … Continue reading

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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales My review rating: 4 of 5 starsExcellent writing, good mix of true adventures, neuropsychology, and in the need for good old pluck and the ability to keep from freaking … Continue reading

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Maine still fattest state in New England – Bangor Daily News

I skittered through the raindrops this morning and got a 5 mile walk in before the rain really started up again. But it may be a “losing battle” to ward off fat here in Maine ! Maine still fattest state … Continue reading

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Even More Baking on the titanium Bushcooker Lt 1

Second variation– tin can setup, using three standard charcoal briquettes, and 1 oz. alcohol in shoe polish lid under the burner. This time I used two tin cans: a used 10 3/4 oz. tin can (Campbell’s soup), and a 11 … Continue reading

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