Gil Gilpatrick
Master Hunting, Master Fishing, Master Recreation

Books: Building A Strip Canoe, Building Snowshoes & Snowshoe Furniture, Building Outdoor Gear, The Outdoor Leader's Handbook, Allagash, The Allagash Guide

I had been a Master Maine Guide since 1962, I entered into my second career of guiding canoe trips in Maine's wilderness areas, especially the Allagash region. I found that the rough treatment my equipment received on commercial trips was a very good indication of its durability. Any deficiencies I discovered during a summer's work would be corrected in the following school year and then the improved version tried out again in the following canoeing season. As a result I had great confidence in the equipment we developed and so I turned to writing about it. Also, while guiding canoe trips l felt the obligation to learn as much as possible about the areas we were visiting. So I dug into references and historical data about the region, especially the Allagash. This precipitated even more writing.

Contact Gil Gilpatrick

Gil Gilpatrick's Outdoor Books 
Professional Maine Guide
PO Box 461
Skowhegan, Maine  04976
Phone: 207-453-6959


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