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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Advice

Biennial Flight Review

April 25, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Every two years pilots must take a flight review with an instructor. I have opted to use a different instructor each time to broaden my horizons. This year my choice of instructor was dictated by who was low risk for coronavirus. I did it with a friend from the New England backcountry crew who also […]

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The toddler years are defined by the pulk, a sled like a gear sled but with a seat and protective top. The pulk lets you cover distance, but your kid will also want to get out and have fun. Over three years, we worked our way up from local cross country trips to big adventures […]

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As part of our annual New Hampshire AMC ski leader training refresher, we discussed group gear. What is group gear? We couldn’t quite agree on that. To some people it’s the big bulky safety items that you offload on participants. To others it’s anything that the group needs only one or two of. I have […]

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An outdoorsy friend, who is expecting, asked me how I took Isaac skiing when he was a baby. Here is the advice I gave her. These suggestions come from my husband and my experience cross country skiing and Telemark skiing in New Hampshire with our one week to four month old baby, Isaac. We enjoyed […]

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Johan Wirsén first designed a Greenland style kayak for Tahe Marine — the Tahe Marine Greenland. Then that design moved to Zegul, and now Johan is selling his kayak designs under the Rebel brand. The Rebel Ilaga is the closest to the original Tahe, so how similar is it? A few weeks ago, I had […]

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A Fresh RV-4 Perspective

February 16, 2018
Emilie Phillips

Every year I hope this will be the year I arrive at Manchester for my annual without mistakes.

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Paddling the wild coast is lots of fun, but most articles and boat reviews are written for men. Those targeting women often steer you to recreational kayaking on a lake. Here’s advice from one woman sea kayaker on how to really get into sea kayaking.

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