Category Archives: Gear

Return to The Bike

Any December that I can ride my bicycle over the trail and ledges that head up to Mount Pleasant is fine with me.  When that ride includes two old friends like Craig and Rigger and we are riding on four-inch … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s EZ Gift Guide for Hikers

Wondering what gift to get that walker, hiker, or budding adventurer at this giving time of year?  Here are my suggestions for ten things that might be just the ticket, choices which won’t stress the pocketbook too much. First off … Continue reading

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Still Slots Open for your Local October Adventure !

Uncle Tom’s Guided Adventures Trip- Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine–Dates: October 23-25, 2015 We’ll hike into the Ski Shelter scenically set amidst birch, maple, and balsam forest on a Friday afternoon. We will hike out on Sunday.  The shelter … 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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Be carrying these things! Snow/Winter Day Hike Packing List

After taking advice from some readers, I put together some much needed items for my next winter day hikes. With four feet of snow and more coming, It’s serious business out there, especially on trails that have not been packed … Continue reading

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Missed Part 1 ? Check out my Triple Crown of Hiking TV interview

WCSH’s  Maine-based TV news magazine “207” interviewed me at my kitchen table two weeks ago. If you were not able to watch the broadcast last night, the link to Part 1 of the interview is now up on WCSH’s web … Continue reading

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Tom Jamrog on Channel 2 and 6 tonight at 7 PM

Rob Caldwell’s Maine-based TV news magazine “207” (named after Maine’s one and only area code) interviewed me at my kitchen table two weeks ago. Rob’s program will feature a conversation we had about adventures, walking for months on end at … Continue reading

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