Category Archives: Backpacking

Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Rodale Press- reblog from PMags.com

An overview of a seminal two-volume set about the early years of the Appalachian Trail. A compendium of some of the first 46 people to travel this storied path. Source: Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Rodale Press | PMags.com   … Continue reading

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Fitness Goals Help !

I’m a sucker for fitness goals. My most recent string began in 2013, when I latched onto Strava. Keeping track of miles became easier more meaningful, for myself, but as well as others, through Strava’s ability to link to our friends’ … Continue reading

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Desperate Steps: Life Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast- my book review

   Desperate Steps is the late 2015 book release from the Appalachian Mountain Club. The subtitle is “Life, Death, and Choices made in the Mountains of the Northeast”.  I just finished my second close reading. The book is a sobering … Continue reading

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My Birthday Weekend- Hiking The Hills

Exiting the car in the iced-over parking lot on Friday afternoon I decided to leave my Stabilicer traction devices in the vehicle.  My brother Roy was already walking on the multi-purpose trail and he shouted over, “No ice here” so … Continue reading

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Fitness Update: Jan-Feb 2016

How much persuasion do we need to expand our  lives? Yet another research summary from the Health section of the NY Times came into my in-box this week with yet another angle of evidence for getting up off the couch … Continue reading

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5 spaces left for my “Make Your Multifuel Backpacking Stove” workshop

One-night stove building workshop in Camden, Maine, 6-8:30 pm. Here is a picture of what the stove will look like: Further details about the stove itself are in this updated blog post from 2012. This post feature a video clip … Continue reading

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My Fake Camping Day

This was the week when my backpacking pal Bad Influence and I were to set up a hot tent base camp for three nights in Blackwoods Campground in Acadia National Park and enjoy day trips out of that heated tent, … Continue reading

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