In writing this new guide, my aim is to share the knowledge and experience I've gained from over 65 years as an outdoorsman (35 years spent as a professional guide) with all who sense the call to spend more than a day in the outdoors.
A lot of the work for an outdoor adventure trip starts before you step out your front door, and can be summed up tidily as planning, purchasing, and packing.
Food and water are a major part of a successful outdoor adventure.
Where and how to set up camp are important decisions.
Developed millennia ago, canoes are still an integral part of many outdoor pursuits today.
WITH INPUT AND ADVICE FROM RANDY MCEWEN, REGISTERED MAINE GUIDE
When most people imagine an outdoor adventure, their mind's eye sees warm, sunny, calm days.
BY POLLY MAHONEY AND KEVIN SLATER, MASTER MAINE GUIDES
WITH INPUT AND ADVICE FROM LT.
WITH INPUT AND ADVICE FROM GREGORY J.
WITH INPUT AND ADVICE FROM DICK MOSHER, MASTER MAINE GUIDE
Hiking and backpacking offer a lot of flexibility and a chance to explore places others can't.
To become a professional guide, the most obvious requirement is that you be skilled in the outdoor activity in which you plan to lead people.
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