Paddle sports enthusiasts and those who would like to be are invited to the Bangor Civic Center Friday-Sunday, March 29-31, during the Boat Show to talk about the enjoyment of paddling small craft and how to do it safely. Join us for our 13th annual Paddle… Read More
    Price: $149.95 Weight: 11.9 ounces Jetboil’s new Sol Ti model (titanium cooking cup) is designed for the gear wonk in all of us — it’s compact, lightweight, has fast boil times and is pleasing to the eye. Jetboil’s PCS, personal cooking system,… Read More
    It felt good Wednesday afternoon to get back on the water after a hiatus of several weeks during which major life changes were on the daily agenda. On the water I can ditch life’s glitches and feel at one with nature. My fiberglass cocoon transports me… Read More
    If you didn’t get out last weekend and enjoy the crisp clear air, please don’t say I didn’t invite you. Sunday was a day to celebrate life, and 5,000 or more of us did just that — walking and running in the Susan G. Koman Race for the… Read More
    Sometimes it takes a different perspective and a desire to try out a “new” (to you) place to paddle your kayak. I’ve paddled a fair number of places around the state, but surprisingly never on the Union River in Ellsworth. I’ve stopped at the public landing,… Read More
    Price: $9.95 Wind: Sailors love it, camping stoves hate it, some so much they go on strike. The outdoor cook will turn into a stonewall mason trying to escape Mother Nature’s gusty breath during meal prep. Even if it’s not blowing a gale, a… Read More
    Cooking outdoors, especially in pleasant weather, seems always to make food taste so much better than indoors, right? Gas grills have made this experience quick and easy, but there’s something special — ritualistic — and a lot more flavorful about cooking over charcoal. The Cuisinart GrateLifter… Read More
    While riding around Schoodic peninsula in Acadia National Park, Old Town photographer Dave Small said he saw and photographed this Great Blue Heron. “I’ve been fortunate this spring and summer to see several herons, but this is the closest I’ve been able to get to one for quite… Read More
    Another Milbridge Days is in the books. Last weekend’s celebration, from my perspective, was another success, at least judging by the number of people who showed up in town. I’d say the number of parade watchers far outnumbered the town’s population of 1,200-plus. As usual, the… Read More
    MicroBites from Guyot Designs are a backpacker or camper’s dream utensil. Each snap-together pair is a five-utensil set that will take care of all your eating and many of your cooking needs. One piece is a spork (a spoon with short fork tines on the business… Read More