Category Archives: Imported Posts

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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Death of Young Woman on Mount Washington

“The single-minded determination that drives people to climb mountains in the first place is the same quality that can doom them.”-Boston Globe Not Without Peril  just picked up another sorry story.  That book is fascinating read that chronicles he over … Continue reading

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Having fun with the Dark Sky weather app

I have a new weather app on my iPhone-Dark Sky I first heard about it on a music blog that I subscribe to- Bob Lefsetz’s blog.  Here’s his own introduction to Dark Sky.  This is an interesting read in itself. … Continue reading

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Forests for Maine’s Future – Fresh from the Woods Journal – Wood: an enduring energy source

Forests for Maine’s Future – Fresh from the Woods Journal – Wood: an enduring energy source. I have my energy source at hand, and plan to keep it that way.  Small house, highly insulated, southern exposure, and 5 acre plot of … Continue reading

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“Trust Me: In These Parts, Hot Dogs Actually Repel Bears.” | Outdoor Skills | OutsideOnline.com

I should write a book, after my sorry episodes following “outdoor misinformation” while backpacking across 22 States. Now that I am one of those actual Maine Guides that tend to dress in plaid wool jackets (as of Nov. 2014) , … 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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Healthy Body, Unhealthy Mind

I don’t care much for New Year’s resolutions.  I prefer making my own resolutions throughout the year, whenever I’m inspired to do so.   I also have not read any Pico Iyer since completing his groundbreaking 1989 Video Night in … Continue reading

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