Category Archives: canoeing

Backpacking Stove Review- Bushcooker Titanium LT 1

Bushcooker Lt1 Titanium Backpacking Stove Manufacturer: Four Dog Stoves, 25909 Variolite St., NW, St. Francis, MN 55070 Year Released: 2009 Listed Weight: 2.5 oz. Actual Weight: 2.3 oz. Height: 4” Diameter: 3.5 “ Stove material: Titanium, made in USA Price: … Continue reading

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Lobster Lake canoe trip – Part 3/final

The sunrise this third day indicated a possibly clear day. By six am I had the first two of our six pots of coffee happily bubbling away.  Nearby a family of ducks were frantically nabbing what I assume were tiny … Continue reading

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Lobster Lake canoe trip – Part 2

We awoke to rain and an initial tent exit strategy that required me to somehow clear out a hunkering carpet of hundreds of mosquitoes poised against the front screen who were intent on getting into our tent. I was first … Continue reading

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Lobster Lake canoe trip – Part 1

Four brave men explore the depths of the Maine’s Great North Woods, or at least a small mosquito-infested clump of it. Who needs weekends?  It has taken me almost 7 years of retirement to realize that I can schedule excursions … Continue reading

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DIY Tyvek Stuff Sack

Every once in while, I stumble onto a neat idea related to backpacking.  This one is a hoot.  Make a stuff sack out of USPO mailing envelope. Full instructions from the blogsite :  http://pig-monkey.com/2009/06/22/diy-tyvek-stuff-sack/ Try it, it’s fun to make … Continue reading

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Canoe camping with a new woodburing backpacking stove

I was supposed to be up to Lobster Lake today, starting a three day canoe trip, but it got postponed. We’ve moved it to next week. We could not deal with this record rain, it has not stopped. Should be … Continue reading

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Allagash Wilderness Waterway – Final day/8

I woke up with a startle after I remembered that it was my 37th wedding anniversary and that I had just spent the night in a tent with Mike Gundel instead of my wife Marcia.  Or was it tomorrow? We … Continue reading

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