Happy Camper Backpacking Food

Good food means happy campers, tent mates, spouses, and kids. The variety of ingredients available for creating delicious meals for outdoor enthusiasts has quadrupled since I first started backpacking.  Back in the day you had to do a significant amount of prep work in order to have a good, healthy, hardy, and satisfying meal. Now…

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Wilderness First Aid Afloat

This  past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat Course at the Waldo County Technical Center in Belfast, Maine. This is the fourth year I have taught this course for the Maine Island Trails Association (MITA).  MITA  I don’t get on my soapbox about many things but Wilderness Medicine is…

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Featured Program: Introduction to Outdoor Culinary Arts

Join North Star Adventures LLC on Saturday April 21st from 9am – 4pm for our Outdoor Culinary Arts Program. Enjoy a day of great food and community. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT). All are welcome. We do require that people under the age of 18 be accompanied by…

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North Star Adventures Trip Log: Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

As a school teacher, one of the many perks of my job certainly includes February break (I teach Emergency Medical Services at Waldo County Technical School). Sometimes I’m not certain who is more excited for the break–teachers or the students.  The vacation week allows me to enjoy the beauty of the Maine winter, and plan…

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Featured Program: Adventures in Art

I am excited to be working with so many amazing artists. In last week’s blog I talked about gaining strength and inspiration in the natural world. Adventures in Art is a vehicle where you can funnel that inspiration and creative energy into a process or product that will bring you closer to your authentic self.…

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Why I Chose North Star Adventures

During the North Star Launch Party in January someone asked me why I chose North Star for the name of my program. “The North Star – Polaris, sits almost directly above the North Pole. It is a reliable gauge of North if you find yourself lost on a clear night without a compass. Sometimes we…

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Featured Program: Adventures in Art with Ben Potter

Join artist Ben Potter and guide Nancy Zane for a late winter exploration of the iconic North Maine woods. We will use snowshoes and skis to explore the mountains, trails, and frozen lakes of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park. The beauty and stillness of the Maine Woods in winter is…

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Featured Program: Women’s Ski & Snowshoe Weekend

Join North Star Adventures for a winter exploration of our country’s newest National Monument, Katahdin Woods and Waters (KWW), and Maine’s iconic Baxter State Park.  Our weekend begins with a stay in a cozy warm cabin and a community meal. We will use snowshoes and skis to explore the mountains, trails, and frozen lakes of…

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Launch Party Success

After weeks of planning, preparation, and ,yes, some fretting, North Star Adventures officially set-sail with our Launch Party held on Saturday, January 27.  One of my biggest pre-event worries was, “What if no one shows up?”  Well, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the crowd that packed the cozy confines of the Waterfall Arts…

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