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Seafood & Wild Edible Foraging

I have many fond memories of wandering along the North Eastern sea coast of Maine and Massachusetts with my ol…

Tags: recipes, cooking, Fishing

Battling Bugs!

A couple of hundred yards from the island, the huge fog-like smudge hanging just above the water’s surface slo…

Running with (from) a Moose

I stood my ground when the moose initially started to charge; not believing it was a real threat. When it was …

Tags: Safety

Common Camp Critters

"Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow drawn …

Bear-Deterrent Know-how and Knick Knacks

Kayakers often wind up in many of the same locales bears do. The streams where ocean paddlers refill their wat…

Tags: Bears, Safety

Battling Bear-phobia

I've had some really bad luck dealing with bears. I'm not sure why. A bear biologist once suggested that it wa…

Tags: Bears, Safety

What's Bugging You?

And the black flies, the little black flies Always the black fly no matter where you go I'll die with the bl…

Tags: Safety

Patience Pays!

Patience is like a secure eddy in the middle of a raging rapid.It gives you time to formulate a plan before yo…

Tags: Cliff Jacobson, Safety, Bears, canoeing

Bear Bagging

Keeping your food safe from bears (and other critters) is an important element of any camping trip. Not only d…

Tags: Bears