Ask an Outdoorsman

The right kayak can save your life

by Carl Natale on May 17, 2010

I hate to talk about the for two the kayakers missing in Casco Bay without all the details. But my column on buying a kayak was published in the Maine Sunday Telegram. Before I go further, the Coast Guard reports that they have been found. UPDATE: They were found alive floating in Casco Bay – […]

What do you need to ride the Trek Across Maine?

by Carl Natale on May 2, 2010

Well you need to register and get the handbook. Yeah, there’s a handbook for all participants. Apparently it’s pretty comprehensive. So comprehensive that almost every question that I asked of Kathryn Libby, director of development for the Lung Association of Maine, she responded with, “That’s all in the handbook.” I was talking to her for  […]

What to look for when you buy a bike

by Carl Natale on April 18, 2010

Last week I interviewed John Grenier, owner of Rainbow Bike & Fitness in Auburn, about buying a bike. Today it’s published in  the Maine Sunday Telegram Outdoors section. We had the type of talk that makes me glad I can continue this column. I enjoy talking to people working in the outdoors business. In almost […]

Rowing: Just for the shell of it

by Carl Natale on April 4, 2010

I wanted to find out about rowing for my last Ask an Outdoorsman column in the Maine Sunday Telegram. It was a very fun interview with Lorna Perry at Echo Rowing in Eliot. She had a lot of passion for the activity and what you get out of it. I always thought of rowing as […]