Jon Tierney

Building a Backcountry First Aid Kit

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Here are a few tips for building a first aid kit for your next trip away from immediate help. First off, what’s in your kit is far less important than what is between your ears. A little knowledge mixed with some creativity can be an invaluable asset in a backcountry emergency – or any emergency […]

Jon Tierney

I Could Never Rock Climb? Really.

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At this time of year several dozens of people wander in and out of our Bar Harbor outdoor store. They see the rock climbing videos and the climbing photo albums and most turn to their friends or family and say “I could never do that!” I have to disagree. In fact, I think most people […]