Category Archives: Camping

Ten things I plan to do in 2015

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Thanks to my fellow BDN bloggers and their support during my time of healing (end drama here) I have ideas of what to write here. It’s hard to blog about what I’m doing outdoors when I’m not doing anything – including indoors. Here are ten things I want to do this year as scribbled on […]

Gear Review: Mosquitno Wrist Bands and Spots

Mosquitno Spots

Mosquitno Wrist Bands and Spots Black fly and mosquito season overlap in Maine. Black fly season starts just about the time the brook trout start to bite. It’s poor timing. Black flies are enough to keep even dedicated anglers away from the water. I went out as prepared as possible with a Mosquitno Band on […]

BOW Intro Skills Weekend has openings

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The board of directors of Friends of Maine BOW met Wednesday Evening at the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. Emily MacCabe, BOW coordinator for the state, gave us an update. There are still openings for Introductory Skills Weekend and a few of the workshops are full. The cut off date to apply for a […]

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, 2013 Intro Skills Weekend

Maine Game Warden Kris MacCabe teaches ATV Safety

It’s time! Last year’s Introductory Skills Weekend filled quickly and had a long waiting list. Emily MacCabe, coordinator of Maine BOW, released the workshop schedule and registration form (opens a pdf file) this afternoon. The cost of the weekend is $225. The fee includes meals from Friday’s through Sunday’s lunch, all equipment, bunking in a […]

Campfire Cuisine

Campfire Cuisine. Is it as fancy as it sounds? Yes and no. It’s time consuming but simple once you get the hang of cooking on a fire. And it’s delicious. The same meal cooked indoors just isn’t as tasty as food cooked outdoors. The combination of cast iron, fresh air, wood smoke and atmosphere can’t […]

My Weekend at Introductory Skills Weekend, Maine BOW

Packing the backseat of the truck with my gear was almost as difficult as stuffing my husband’s extra long sleeping bag into its stuff sack. The weather forecast called for a warm and humid day, a cooler but still humid day, and a day in the 50*s with a chance of showers so I packed […]

Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Maine

Have you ever thought of becoming an outdoors woman in Maine?  Or maybe you are one now and want to learn and improve skills. The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and Friends of Maine BOW have a program for you. BOW, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, will hold its Introductory Skills Weekend at Camp Caribou on […]

There’s always something to do outdoors!


I grew up at the edge of the woods in a small town outside Bangor. We fished at camp every weekend. My father and brother hunted but hunting camp was “no place for girls.” I didn’t step foot in our family camp during hunting season until I was in my early 40’s and only then […]