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Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Emma Gatewood popularized, among other things, minimalist extreme hiking. To hike all 2,050 miles of the rough and immature Appalachian Trail in 1955, she hand-sewed a yard of denim to form a drawstring sack and filled it with Band-Aids, bouillon cubes, raisins and peanuts, Vienna Sausage, powdered milk, bobby pins, iodine, a Swiss Army knife, flashlight, mints and a pen and small notebook. She knew what she needed because she spent nights in the woods ahead of time as part of her preparation.

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

A generation ago youth sports was just about that, the youth.

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 11:10 AM

“Boiled Over: The Maine Clambake Mystery Series” by Barbara Ross. Kensington Books, New York, 2014. Paperback. $7.99.

Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“And the Dark Sacred Night,” by Julia Glass. Pantheon, New York, April 2014. 416 pages. $26.95

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