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About tjamrog

I'm sixty-five years old and live in the Maine woods. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. Nature is my gym. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures" . I have practiced Transcendental Meditation for an hour daily for the past 45 years.

Sleeping Wild Close to Home

I’m continuing efforts to sleep outside in locations within walking distance from my house.  We’re fortunate in Maine right now to be experiencing a cold front, just at the same time that the pesky, painful black flies would be a … Continue reading

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What’s It Like to Sleep in a Bivy Bag ?

It’s interesting ! With no success from posting my requests to borrow someone’s bivy sack- via blog, Facebook, Twitter I finally bought my own.  I have been intrigued about ditching my tent for certain brief outdoor overnights.  You’ve read about … Continue reading

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Two more reasons for abandoning the gym

Three men wielded three chainsaws, numerous splitting wedges, and a maul this morning. In the space of three hours, we felled enough trees along the field-stone wall in front of my house to render two cords of hardwood- the good … Continue reading

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Maine Microadventures

At the start of 2015, the British explorer and micro-adventurer Alastair Humphreys called for people to live more adventurously, and challenged us to spend one night out in the wild each month during the year. It’s all in Humphreys’ new … Continue reading

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The snow’s gone- so are my studded mountain bike tires

I absolutely loved riding my Pugsley on the trails on and around Ragged Mountain today.  I have been waiting for this ride all winter- my first, where there’s solid ground is under my 4” wide tires instead of snow, ice, … Continue reading

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From Nepal April 26th, 2015 about medical and nursing volunteers in #Nepal after the earthquake

My friend Joe is in Nepal this year teaching rural nurses to save souls. He himself has saved more than one life.  We never know when we are called back.  Bless you , Joe.  I am relieved the hear that … Continue reading

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Carrot’s book is FREE on Amazon right now

I’ve pre-ordered the print version via Kickstarter, but the Kindle version is free on Amazon right now. Carrot Quinn may just outdo Wild with her first book. She’s also going to attempt a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail this … Continue reading

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