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Bedford, NH –February 11, 2016 – Outdoor Play: Fun 4 4 Seasons Volume II, is Steve Priest’s fifth outdoor book. Follow Outdoor Steve and friends on their northern New England adventures of outdoor recreation. The book references Steve’s videos, places to go, preparations, routes, and narratives of each of his trips.

Outdoor Play: Fun 4 4 Seasons, motivates and encourages families and individuals to make the outdoors a key component of their daily life.

Linwood “The Loon” Parsons, Master Maine Guide, says, “Outdoor Play Fun 4 4 Seasons Volume II is Steve Priest at his best. The camaraderie and bonding that Steve has with his family and friends are apparent in all his writings.

Chris Thompson, Business Columnist – Union Leader & NH Sunday News, says, “I am a regular follower of Steve Priest’s work. Outdoor Play Volume II brings Steve’s passion and experiences to life again. He shows us how the outdoors can have a profound impact on our personal and professional lives, and most importantly, the quality time we spend with our families. A must read for support and motivation to go outdoors for a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.”

 Sample Outdoor Play: Fun 4 4 Seasons Volume II chapters specific to New England include:

 About the Author:

A native New Englander, Steve has been a college professor and a healthcare administrator. He has written books and articles on information technology. These quests are professionally rewarding and intellectually challenging; however, they did not provide physical fitness. His outdoor pursuit began after a torn Achilles tendon, a resultant limp, and weight gain. He turned to physical activity in search of a stress reliever as well as a “lifestyle for the long haul.”

Steve’s writings on ‘Outdoor Play’ enthusiastically portray the entertainment of the outdoors.  Travel with Steve and meet the challenges of outdoor recreation that are the cornerstone of his Outdoor Play: Fun 4 4 Seasons Volume II.

Contact: For more information about Outdoor Play: Fun 4 4 Seasons Volume II, and Steve’s other books, please visit www.outdoorsteve.com. You can also call: 1-603-471-0605.  Steve’s email is steve@outdoorsteve.com.

Outdoor Play: Fun 4 4 Seasons Volume II
Category: Outdoors, Recreation, Family, Health
Publication Date: January 2016
381 pages 260+ pictures
ISBN-10: 0-9850384-2-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-9850384-2-7
Web: http://www.outdoorsteve.com
Blog: http://outdooradventurers.blogspot.com/
(Kindle Edition: ISBN-10:0-9850384-4-6   ISBN-13:978-0-9850384-4-1)
Available:
http://www.outdoorsteve.com, http://www.amazon.com/dp/098503842X and https://www.createspace.com/5725742

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Bedford Community Television features Paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: Long Lake to Village of Saranac Lake produced by Steve Priest

BEDFORD, NH September 1, 2014 –Four friends paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail in the Adirondack and Saranac region of northern New York.  They began at the Long Lake bridge paddling in a north-east direction and ended 42 miles and 3 ½ days later at the Village of Saranac.  Their wilderness accommodations included two beautiful isolated islands in the middle of the Saranac Lakes.

The trip had three very demanding portages totaling 11.5 miles and two hand-operated locks.

To preview the BCTV television show go to http://tiny.cc/8rqpkx . To obtain a copy of the video for your organization or community TV station email Station Manager Bill Jennings at bjennings@bedfordtv.com or call (603) 472-8288

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Now Available: Outdoor Play “Fun 4 4 Seasons Volume I” by Stephen L. Priest

BEDFORD, NH May 1, 2014 – Outdoor Play “Fun 4 4 Seasons” enthusiastically portrays a daily commitment to the outdoors for health and fitness.  This book is full of short story adventures that give the reader an overview of multiple outdoor things to do.  The message is to get outdoors and do something.  The only competition you have is the task at hand.  Do not worry about reaching the top of the mountain – just concern yourself with staying on the path.

Places to Play in Northern New England chapter tells where to discover outdoor treasures.  New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont are emphasized for their unique outdoor offerings. The Great North Woods, Maine Island Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail have references galore.

Campsite tips, such as how to cook an egg in an onion, are present throughout the book. Paddling on exceptional waters, hiking, smart phone apps, giant pumpkin regattas, winter sleigh rides, triathlon clubs, indoor bike training, island camping, sea kayaking, axe throwing, and advice on preparing for the outdoors are amongst diverse stories shared.

“Everyone must believe in something.  I believe I will go outdoors with my family and friends.” S. Priest

Black and White Paperback $11.95, 323 Pages, 250+ pictures.  E-book $3.99, Full Color with web links.  ISBN: 0985038403 and 0985038411  Outdoor Play “Fun 4 4 Seasons is available at http://www.outdoorsteve.com and http://www.amazon.com.

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Bedford Community TV Recognizes “Apps for the Outdoors”

CONCORD, NH October 20, 2012 – Bill Jennings, Program Manager for Bedford Community TV, presented Steve Priest a New Hampshire Coalition for Community Media Honors Award recognizing OutdoorSteve.com for a BCTV special, Apps for the Outdoors.

Apps for the Outdoors: Smart Phone Technology for Fresh Air Activities is a streaming video movie demonstrating smart phone outdoor apps in your daily life. See your real-time hiking, running or walking pace.  Know how far you just walked your dog.  Find your biking miles for last month – and compare to the previous month and year. Want to map your canoe or kayak route?  Integrate a smart phone app with your XC ski winter exercise.  See the app your friends use to  locate you immediately during a remote trek. These and more apps are available in Apps for the Outdoors.

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Outdoor Enthusiast Now Available in E-book Format!

MANCHESTER, NH May 1, 2012 – For $3.99 you can download author and outdoor enthusiast Steve Priest’s Outdoor Enthusiast: Never say, “I wish I had…” from Kindle.com (ASIN B004S7EZLQ)and Nook.com (ISBN 9780615225050) onto your PC and portable e-book reader.  The Outdoor Enthusiast e-book is also available for most e-book readers and smart cell phones.


Steve Priest Guest on Book Swap Cafe

CONCORD, NH September 13, 2009 – New Hampshire author Steve Priest was a guest on Anita Hickey’s Book Swap Café, a weekly program on Concord Community TV.  Steve’s latest book, Outdoor Enthusiast: Never say, “I wish I had…”, was reviewed by Hickey with Priest responding to topics such as individuals can, like the author, overcome self-made barriers and obstacles of health, physical, mental, and injury problems (e.g. “my knees are bad”, “I do not have a bike”, “I do not know how to start”, and “I have a sore ankle”).

Outdoor Enthusiast: Never say, “I wish I had…” encourages individuals and families to get outdoors and be healthier both physically and mentally.  Throughout the book, the “I wish I had…” phrase demonstrates bonding and learning through outdoor exercise.

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BEDFORD NH September 10, 2009 – Bill Jennings, Program Manager for Bedford Community TV, presented Steve Priest with a Certificate of Accomplishment recognizing his production of a BCTV special, “Enjoying the Great North Woods”.

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MIDDLEBORO GAZETTE April 9, 2009 – Decisions, a newly published novel written by Shaun Priest, has all the makings for a story that local residents could find interesting. Shaun was not a stranger to the business end of writing, though. He had watched his father, Steve Priest, go through the process several times. Steve’s latest book, Outdoor Enthusiast: Never Say ‘I Wish I Had”, includes as the subtitle his philosophy on life. Steve said he believes that going on outdoor adventures with his sons Shaun and Tim helped them to bond beyond the traditional roles of father and son. “In the wilderness you have to depend on each other working as a team, and certainly as an equal partner when danger is imminent,” he said. Shaun’s book Decisions is available through his website, www.shaunpriest.com and on www.Amazon.com. View the Full article at, Writing career is in the family .

 

 


Bedford Community TV Recognizes “Enjoying the Great North Woods”

 

Enjoying the Great North Woods is about Steve’s hiking and paddling treks.  Through humor, sound, pictures, and storytelling, Steve describes paddling the Androscoggin River, moose alley, Mt Madison hut on the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Connecticut Lakes, and learning about the independent Republic of Indian Stream.

 


Steve and Shaun Priest Writing Career is All in the Family

 

New Outdoor Enthusiast Blog

BEDFORD, NH – Outdoor enthusiast and writer Steve Priest has announced his new blog http://outdooradventurers.blogspot.com/. The blog is intended for outdoor enthusiasts and families to share: 1) Outdoor events and places of outdoor interest in northern New England, 2) Comment to posts, questions, answers, and tips on fun in the outdoors.

For purposes of this blog, outdoor enthusiasts (OE) are persons interested in any recreational outdoor activity, such as hiking, paddling, XC skiing, snowshoeing, bicycling, running, triathlons, orienteering, biathlons, boomeranging, golfing, and horseshoes. If your outdoor recreation is not listed here – then let’s list it, so we never have to say, “I wish I had tried that!” Please send questions and comment to steve@outdoorsteve.com

 

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine

KITTERY, ME – Outdoor enthusiast and writer Steve Priest shared his paddling trek on the Androscoggin River. The trek began near the Lake Umbagog outlet in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and Maine and ended twenty days and 170 miles later in the Atlantic Ocean. Through humor, sound, pictures, and storytelling, Steve described paddling, tenting, moose sightseeing, bird watching, and learning about the independent Republic of Indian Stream.

 

Outdoor Steve Promotes Great North Woods

MANCHESTER, NH – Outdoor Steve’s, Enjoying the Great North Woods, is available on NewHampshire.com. A paddling tour of the 170-mile Androscoggin River with shuttles and leaders provided.  And there are no fees!  Hard to believe, but the New Hampshire Union Leader outdoor calendar was certainly worth further inquiry.

 

Motivational Outdoor Speaker at Anthem Wellness Center “Lunch and Learn”

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – Outdoor enthusiast and writer Steve Priest of Bedford, NH shares his Maine and New Hampshire hiking and paddling treks. Through humor, sound, pictures, and storytelling, Steve describes paddling, hiking, tenting, moose sightseeing, bird watching, and local outdoor opportunities. Steve can be contacted at steve@outdoorsteve.com and www.outdoorsteve.com.

 

Mount Washington Resort Spring Lecture  Program Welcomes Outdoor Steve

BRETTON WOODS, NH – Steve Priest of Bedford, NH is the Spring Lecture Speaker at the Mount Washington Resort Spring Lecture Series. His topic will be “The Androscoggin Trek to the Sea”.

 

Steve Priest Balsams Resort Guest Speaker on Androscoggin Trek to the Sea Monday February 11, 2008

DIXVILLE NOTCH, NH – Steve Priest of Bedford, NH, author of Short Stories of an Outdoor Enthusiast – Never Say, I Wish I Had… will be a guest speaker at The Balsams. His topic will be The Androscoggin Source to the Sea Canoe and Kayak Trek. This adventuresome paddling trek begins near the Lake Umbagog outlet in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and ends twenty days and 170 miles later in the Atlantic Ocean at Fort Popham, Maine. Through humor, pictures, sounds, and storytelling, Steve describes the excitement as he paddles, tents, goes moose sightseeing, dines, and learns about the independent Republic of Indian Stream.

 

Just Add Water – Stephen Priest Teaches Others to Keep Active and Live Life to its Fullest

BEDFORD, NH – [The Bedford Bulletin March 23, 2006 by Joseph Edgerton] Getting out and enjoying life is advice Stephen Priest wants to share with the world. Priest, a 10-year Bedford resident, is a self-described motivational speaker for outdoor play who lives by a simple mantra. “I never want to say, ‘I wish I had.’ That’s my philosophy,” he said. “People don’t realize what they have in their own back yard. People travel from all over the world to see what we have right here.”

Click for complete The Bedford Bulletin article.

 

Stephen L. Priest, Educator at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

STANDISH, ME – Stephen L. Priest of Bedford, NH, was presented the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine 2006 Outstanding Faculty Award for Graduate Health Administration. The Health Administration program is a graduate distance learning program preparing health care managers for leadership roles in organizations that deliver, regulate and provide health care services. Steve, in addition to being an outdoor enthusiast as “Outdoor Steve”, teaches Medical Informatics, Integrating People and Technology into the Office Environment, and the HIPAA Security Rule. The award was made by Professor John Pratt, Program Director for Health Administration.

 

Steve Priest Balsams Resort Guest Speaker on Androscoggin Trek to the Sea July 30, 2006

DIXVILLE NOTCH, NH – Steve Priest of Bedford,NH, author of Short Stories of an Outdoor Enthusiast – Never Say, “I Wish I Had…”, will be a guest speaker at The Balsams July 30, 2006. His topic will be The Androscoggin Source to the Sea Canoe and Kayak Trek. This adventuresome paddling trek begins near the Lake Umbagog outlet in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and ends twenty days and 170 miles later in the Atlantic Ocean at Fort Popham, Maine. Through humor, pictures, sounds, and storytelling, Steve describes the excitement as he paddles, tents, goes moose sightseeing, dines, and learns about the independent Republic of Indian Stream.

 

Motivational Outdoor Speaker at Eastern Mountain Sports on Androscoggin Trek to the Sea

NASHUA, NH – Wedneday May 3, 2006, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, Eastern Mountain Sports, Nashua, NH. Outdoor enthusiast and writer Steve Priest of Bedford shares his paddling trek on the Androscoggin River. The trek begins near the Lake Umbagog outlet in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and ends twenty days and 170 miles later in the Atlantic Ocean. Through humor, sound, pictures, and storytelling, Steve describes three days of paddling, tenting, moose sightseeing, bird watching, and learning about the independent Republic of Indian Stream. Advanced registrations preferred at the EMS Nashua store at 603-891-1180.

 

Motivational Outdoor Speaker at Massabesic Audubon on Androscoggin Trek to the Sea

MANCHESTER, NH – Tuesday March 21, 2006, 10 am – 11:30 am, Massabesic Center Audubon, Auburn, NH. Outdoor enthusiast and writer Steve Priest of Bedford shares his paddling trek on the Androscoggin River. The trek begins near the Lake Umbagog outlet in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and ends twenty days and 170 miles later in the Atlantic Ocean. Through humor, sound, pictures, and storytelling, Steve describes three days of paddling, tenting, moose sightseeing, bird watching, and learning about the independent Republic of Indian Stream. To register call the Massabesic Center Audubon at 603-224-9909

 

Steve Priest to Speak on Seasons of New Hampshire

STANDISH, ME – Steve Priest of Bedford, NH, will be a guest speaker at St Joseph’s College of Maine, June 16, 2005. His topic will be Enjoying the Outdoor Seasons of New Hampshire.

Many know New Hampshire as a place to ski in the winter and canoe and kayak in the summer. New Hampshire’s fall foliage is known, and its spring recalls torrents of snow melt rivers and streams.

Steve’s enthusiasm for sleeping in a snow hut in the middle of the White Mountains, ice boating in Sunapee, white water kayaking on the Merrimack River, and an Upper Valley Biathlon, give his audiences the “feeling” of New Hampshire as a year round playground for healthy exercise, relaxation, and learning.

Steve brings his audience “inside” the making of a snow hut and other excursions to share his passion for promoting the New Hampshire outdoors.

steve is the author of, Short Stories of an Outdoor Enthusiast – Never Say, “I Wish I Had…”. Steve can be contacted at www.outdoorsteve.com or steve@outdoorsteve.com

 

Steve Priest to Speak on Androscoggin Trek to the Sea

DIXVILLE NOTCH, NH – Steve Priest of Bedford,NH, author of Short Stories of an Outdoor Enthusiast – Never Say, “I Wish I Had…”, will be a guest speaker at The Balsams March 14, 2005. His topic will be The Androscoggin Source to the Sea Canoe and Kayak Trek.

This adventuresome paddling trek begins near the Lake Umbagog outlet in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and ends twenty days and 170 miles later in the Atlantic Ocean at Fort Popham, Maine.

Through humor, pictures, sounds, and storytelling, Steve describes the excitement as he paddles, tents, goes moose sightseeing, dines, and learns about the independent Republic of Indian Stream.

 

Steve Priest to Speak on Snow Shelter Living

ATLANTA GA – Steve Priest of Bedford, NH, author of Short Stories of an Outdoor Enthusiast – Never Say, “I Wish I Had…”, will be a guest speaker at the Walker School November 20, 2004. His topic will be Snow Shelter Living.

Steve brings his audience “inside” the making of a snow hut. His enthusiasm for sleeping in a snow hut in the middle of the White Mountains, ice boating in Sunapee, white water kayaking on the Merrimack River, and an Upper Valley Biathlon, give his audiences the “feeling” of New Hampshire as a year round playground for healthy exercise, relaxation and learning. He shares his passion for promoting the New Hampshire outdoors. Steve can be contacted at www.outdoorsteve.com or steve@outdoorsteve.com.