Monthly Archives: January 2015

advice for the beginner Hiker on the Appalachian Trail

Originally posted on Joe's Junk Drawer:
the dawn of time I have backpacked since joining the Boy Scouts ( 1966…) and many of the things that I take for granted seem to fade into my own psyche until I see…

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Hard Lessons on Mount Saint Helens

Close call for the Carrot. Hard Lessons on Mount Saint Helens.

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Fatbiking on Land and Water

We depend on freeze thaw cycles in order to ride our bicycles over the snow on the trails here in midcoast Maine.  That hasn’t occurred lately.  It didn’t happen this weekend either. Nevertheless, I’m pleased to have put in two … Continue reading

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Thank you Diana Reese and actress Mariska Hargitay for sharing Emma’s story

Originally posted on Grandma (Emma) Gatewood:
This movie, this movie…. Grandma (Emma) Gatewood View original post

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“Trust Me: In These Parts, Hot Dogs Actually Repel Bears.” | Outdoor Skills | OutsideOnline.com

I should write a book, after my sorry episodes following “outdoor misinformation” while backpacking across 22 States. Now that I am one of those actual Maine Guides that tend to dress in plaid wool jackets (as of Nov. 2014) , … Continue reading

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YouTube: Four Dog Stove Talks with Uncle Tom at Winter Camping Symposium 2014

Four Dog Stove | Talk with Tom Jamrog | Winter Camping Symposium 2014 – YouTube. In October I went to Minnesota as the Keynote Speaker for the Winter Camping Symposium.  My presentation was entitled Adapting Winter Skills to Survive Snow … Continue reading

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Riding the Pugsley over Hosmer Pond

Who would believe it?  Just a week or so ago, the lakes and ponds in midcoast Maine were still open. But all that changed his past week when the temperatures dropped below freezing for several days in a row. Once … Continue reading

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Healthy Body, Unhealthy Mind

I don’t care much for New Year’s resolutions.  I prefer making my own resolutions throughout the year, whenever I’m inspired to do so.   I also have not read any Pico Iyer since completing his groundbreaking 1989 Video Night in … Continue reading

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Microadventure on New Year’s Day

First ride on the first of 2015- 11.5 miles long.  Seven Bubbas showed up. The initial part of the ride saw a great deal of hoar frost, large white ice crystals that are  deposited on the ground. They form on … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2015: Visit Maine State Parks and Public Lands

Start 2015 off by doing the right thing and purchasing your very own Maine State Parks Pass (day use).  Veterans and those that are 65 (and over) get in for free! I just sent in my $35 , primarily for  … Continue reading

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