Monthly Archives: November 2013

My Favorite Outdoors/Adventure book of 2013- Plus!

Here’s the best book I’ve read this year, by Timothy Eagan: Readers in doubt can check out the book on Goodreads, where there are 325 reviews,  with a rating of 4.16 of 5 stars from 1,304 raters. ”   Edward Curtis … Continue reading

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Pedaling around on Thanksgiving

9 AM, twenty seven degrees, and a 10 mph wind didn’t stop Andy Hazen and I from saddling up and checking out the culverts and streams around Lincolnville,  after close to 4″ of  rain fell in a 12 hours period … Continue reading

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A Stroll Around the World –

This is a really big deal.  So much looking forward to it, as the story will unfold for seven years.   It’s already thrilling.  I love the concept of Car Brain in this initial post.   A Stroll Around the … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom on the Radio- Get the Podcast

I was recently on WRFR  radio, in Rockland, ME on the Matinicus Wannabee show, hosted by my friend Lock Kiermaier. Readers know that MeGaTex is a sponsor of the show, and that I hike better listening to music. Lock Invited … Continue reading

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Brilliance and Bullcrap from Outside magazine

I generally love reading my print subscription to Outside magazine. There is a brilliant piece in this month’s ( Nov. 2013) issue- Survival Report- What Would Survivorman Do?   This link takes you to the first of several pieces about … Continue reading

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Just Walk It: Walking or running which is actually better?

Just Walk It via Just Walk It: Walking or running which is actually better?.

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The Comfortable Road

I really liked this post by Kelly Moreton. It lends historical background to one of my favorite quotes.-TJ (What I Learned from Meriwether Lewis) While I was on vacation last month I read a book called Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom in the Bangor News- Lincolnville retiree completes Triple Crown of hiking

  Click to check out Aislinn’s feature about my backpacking life in today’s Bangor Daily News–> Lincolnville retiree completes Triple Crown of hiking, nearly 8,000 miles on the trail — Outdoors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine.

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Maine ingenuity advances lightweight backpacking – from Garage Grown Gear

From Garage Grown Gear comes this article about a Biddeford, ME based company that is rapidly growing and connecting with ultralight backpackers.  Who would have predicted that an old mill in Biddeford Maine would be making a splash due to … Continue reading

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Bubbas Ride into November

Bubbas continue to rule the Midcoast trails. Where else would you find twelve mountain bikers saddling up on a November Sunday morning where a “wintry mix” weather report was on the radar when we went to bed last night? < … Continue reading

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