The Aroostook River is running high and fast. If we make the 35 miles back to base in a day, today will be the last day on the Aroostook and the end of phase one of our canoe expedition in the Maine North Woods
We’re still in the heart of the Maine North Woods on day five of our Canoe Expedition. Last night we made camp at Munsungan Stream campsite after a hard day’s paddle. We went to bed with clear skies but awake to cold grey skies full of rain. A day like this isn’t the day for canoeing a remote river that’s already seen several of us taking unplanned swims.
When you’re on the trail, efficiency can make the difference between a great trip and a terrible one. Your skill in managing your kit is the first hurdle but is one that’s easily mastered.
We’re camped on Munsungan Lake. Today we leave the lake and head down swollen and fast flowing Munsungan Stream towards the Aroostook river.
It’s our first full day on the water. Muscles must be reacquainted with the pole and paddle. Body clocks must be retuned for canoe travel. Three pails of water are hung over a fire of fir brush. The fire burns quickly in the sharp breeze – efficiency is paramount – whenever there’s a flame, heat something over it!
Here in the south East of England snow is on the ground for only a few days each year. This makes the one or two days when there is a fresh snowfall extra special as you can see exactly what’s around and what they’ve been up to
Using what you know about your body and some practical experience you can take steps to make sure you avoid dehydration outdoors.
Whether you’re hiking, biking, doing some serious wilderness travel, preparing yourself for survival in the worst case scenario or just enjoying the great outdoors you should know about dehydration.