Category Archives: Backpacking

Hiker tip #2- Set a hiking goal

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ― Bruce Lee Goals are there to assist us when motivation fades. Last year, I organized my hiking and backpacking in order … Continue reading

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Hiking Tip: Careful with that ibuprofen, Eugene !

I’m putting out a short series of hiker tips, given the eventual melting of snow outside my window that will eventual lead to starting up again backpacking season once again. People have started thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in droves … Continue reading

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You Think Your Winter Was Rough?

These guys are the real deal. They just completed the first winter traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail. Nick Kristof sometimes writes about his own hikes on the PCT. I was surprised to see the Pacific Crest Trail showing up … Continue reading

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Video: My Triple Crown Experience

It’s been over a year since I’ve returned from completing my 2,500 mile thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. In October, I was fortunate enough to focus my experience, step up to the plate, and give the Keynote presentation at … 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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1,000 mile Maine challenge completed !

Back in February, Carey Kish laid down a challenge that I decided to embrace- walking 1,000 miles in Maine in a calendar year. Here’s Carey’s original article about that idea. As Kish notes, ” Consider the enormous health and fitness … Continue reading

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I’m going Wild today !- interview/call-in show on Maine Public Radio

 Today (Wednesday 12/24) from noon to 1pm ( Eastern Time Zone)  I’ll be on MPBN’s radio program Maine Calling to talk about Cheryl Strayed’s book ‘Wild.’   Maine Calling is a live, call-in show (1-800-399-3566) so please feel free to … Continue reading

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