Equipment List for Wilderness First Aid/ WFR Recertification

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You should plan to wear or have with you clothing that will be appropriate to the season and location where you will be taking your course. Weather permitting; we will be spending a significant portion of the class time out-of-doors. If you have questions regarding the usual weather where your course will be held, please contact me.  The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing.  NECESSARY ITEMS   Notebook and pen / pencil   Raingear tops and bottoms  … Read More

Tips for Hiking Safely

After reading about accidents in the White Mountains and in Baxter State Park it was clear to me that my next blog had to be about hiking safely. Not all these accidents are due to inexperience. Often, folks with years of experience find themselves unprepared for the conditions they are faced with. You never know when conditions will change. Weather can be unpredictable. I have found myself on the Knife Edge in Baxter State Park when the weather, which was … Read More

Caring For Your Outdoor Gear

Outdoor people often invest a lot of money acquiring gear. If you spend a little extra time on the back end of a trip washing, drying, replenishing and repairing you will save time, money, and prolong the life of your gear.  You know the scene, you get home, you’re tired, want a shower, and a cold beverage. In a rush you throw your gear in the garage telling yourself you’ll get to it later. Next thing you know it’s time … Read More

Respecting Natural Places

I have been passionate about the value of spending time in nature since the 1980’s. It has always been a place of peace and grounding. In this time of pandemic and social distancing (and gym’s being closed) more and more people are flocking to our parks, trails, lakes,and rivers for physical fitness and mental health.  Trails are more crowded. If you don’t arrive early, parking lots are full and you are left looking for another place to enjoy nature. This … Read More

Pedaling and Paddling in Belfast Harbor

North Star Adventures and CG Bikes are partnering to bring you exciting new paddling and pedaling adventures in the Mid-Coast region. Throughout the summer months we will offer opportunities to explore Belfast Harbor and the surrounding area by sea kayak and bicycle. Sea kayak tours will include a three-hour morning paddle exploring Belfast harbor. The opportunities are endless from paddling up the Passagassawakeag (Passy) to exploring Moose Point and Little River. Tours include all paddling gear and locally made snacks. … Read More

Welcome to North Star Adventures!

Welcome to North Star Adventures! Experience the best of Maine in all four seasons. From the mountains to the lakes, to the ocean and everywhere in between North Star Adventures will bring you to amazingly beautiful environments. Come challenge yourself, meet new friends, learn new skills, and have the experience of your life! I have been wandering the hills and back-country since I was a kid. For the first 20 years of my  life, our family trips were spent primitive … Read More