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Heading outdoors? Be prepared for the winter cold

12/12/04 Heading outdoors? Be prepared for the winter cold By JOHN GIBBONS, Outdoor Tips Last weekend I was camping near Lost Pond. This marked the beginning of the winter season for me. The temperature was 11 degrees. I know this … Continue reading

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Outdoor pancakes rely on good starter

  Outdoor pancakes rely on good starter By JOHN GIBBONS, Outdoor Tips There is nothing in the morning quite like sourdough pancakes, an Alaskan tradition that will work equally well in the Adirondacks. Their taste can’t be beat! To begin, … Continue reading

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Tracking: a pastime with varied purposes

2/6/05 Tracking: a pastime with varied purposes By JOHN GIBBONS, Outdoor Tips While I was walking through the woods with my 5-year-old son Jared recently, we were checking out animal tracks. The day before, he had asked me when we … Continue reading

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Domestic beer key to bannock doughnuts

2/20/05 Domestic beer key to bannock doughnuts By JOHN GIBBONS, Outdoor Tips Why not try something different with that morning cup of coffee? How about bannock doughnuts with a spin? The basic ingredients for bannock are simple:   1 cup … Continue reading

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Serve up some snow — but effectively

3/6/05 Serve up some snow — but effectively By JOHN GIBBONS, Outdoor Tips Most people don’t stop to consider how essential water is in a survival situation. Water is the second-most-important need. The first is shelter for warmth or shelter … Continue reading

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