Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Campfire photo credit Ken Youngquist

6 traditional ways to build a better campfire

By Ken Youngquist, author at Survivaltek, special to the BDN on July 12, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
How many ways can you build a campfire? About as many ways as you can cook using them.
Last winter was rough.

See how often Maine’s temperatures are in your preferred range with this map

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 18, 2015, at 7:26 a.m.
This interactive map that allows you to set your ideal high and low temperatures and see where in the country that range occurs the most.
Old Orchard Beach

Find out if your favorite ocean beach is polluted

By Michael Kennedy on July 15, 2015, at 11:51 a.m.
In a 2013 study, Maine ranked near last of all coastal states for ocean beach water quality. Look up your local beach to see if it’s safe.
The view from John Holyoke's camp.

Getting ready for camp season is half the fun. Really.

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2013, at 9:46 a.m.
We Mainers love our camps. Love ‘em. Couldn’t live without ‘em.   (Note to non-Mainers, flatlanders or people from away:  By “camp,” we Mainers are referring to the small lakeside cabins that people in your neck of the urban woods might call “cottages.” Since we’re Mainers, we don’t use the …
Summer fun is just around the corner. What's your camp tradition? BDN file photo by Kate Collins.

BDN seeking stories about camp traditions

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2012, at 3:25 p.m.
In other places, folks might call their summer abodes “cabins” or “cottages.” Here in Maine, many of us simply call ‘em “camps.” Big or small, rustic or more refined, they’re just camps. If you’ve been around these parts for more than a summer or two, you know that Mainers love …