Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tips for Starting a Fire

I’m sitting here in the house trying to warm up.  I’m freezing cold.  My plan to drop pack weight by losing 5 more pounds may not be the best idea, given the icy approach of winter.  Anyway, I have 3 … Continue reading

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Mt. Pleasant Sunday Ride

The temp was in the 20’s with a 10-20 mph breeze, when I woke up this clear, sunny morning, putting the actual wind-chilled temp in the teens for Church of Two Wheels with the Bubbas. I stuck chemical toe warmers … Continue reading

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My Paleo Day

Sometimes good things just happen. About the Paleo thing- I had not needed to go to the gym lately. I’ve been riding, walking a lot, and lifting and hauling lots of firewood and logs the past month. My woodshed roof … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving morning outdoors

My neighbor Andy and I now have a Thanksgiving tradition- an early morning bicycle ride of a couple of hours down and back through Lincolnville Center to Camden Hills State Park, where we have a few routes that we choose … Continue reading

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Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing

Killer article on “forest bathing”. Fully referenced here–>:    Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing « Wellness is . . .. Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends. And let us never forget to give daily thanks to the never ending wonder and … Continue reading

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Making Pemmican That Tastes Good

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and while the rest of the US is making pies, I’ve just completed a batch of the best pemmican I’ve ever tasted, thanks to Outside Magazine. I’m a fan of the stuff, having used it not … Continue reading

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Bubbas Bike Bradbury

It’s sometimes surprising to view a visual record of where I go on my bikes. This one is wild! I haven’t ridden this place in at least 10 years, and sure regret being away for so long. I so much … Continue reading

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Thinking Positive

My friend Brad makes prayer flags. He gave my this one a couple of days ago. I’m into the planning stages for another 5 month hike, where I expect to have some navigational challenges. From Yogi Berra:

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Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England by Tom Wessels – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

I am so excited by this book….. Read my review below.  Thanks to Philip Werner, Author of http://SectionHiker.com, outdoor writer, hiking guide, and educator for recommending it: Goodreads | Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England by … Continue reading

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Expedition Watch: Riding a Fat Bike to the South Pole | Outdoor Adventure Blog | OutsideOnline.com

Expedition Watch: Riding a Fat Bike to the South Pole | Outdoor Adventure Blog | OutsideOnline.com. Several presentations at Snow Walkers Rendezvous this past weekend highlighted polar travel, albeit by foot, ski, dogsled, and even kites.  How about bikes?  How … Continue reading

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