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Strong Finish To The 2023 Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester

On Friday we finished the 2023 Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester with practical testing of fast-water canoe poling maneuvers at a local rip. The water was deep and fast and the black flies had just emerged, adding to the difficulty. But we had a few people pass the tests by demonstrating their mastery of the material […] Read more

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Samuel Thayer’s Field Guide To Edible Wild Plants of Eastern & Central North America – Review

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First Canoe Expedition Wrap-Up: Windy And Cold

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Early May, Finally Getting In Canoes

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Canoeing in the North Maine Woods

Making Hard Decisions | JMB Podcast 116

Recorded on May 25th, 2023 in the Guide Shack, with an outside temperature of 43 degrees F, Tessa and Tim talk about the spring, 2023 Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester and making hard decisions. It has been a long month and we were both tired while recording this, and we’re still looking forward to the weather […] Read more

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Don’t Believe The Hype | JMB Podcast 115

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Getting Ready For Expeditions | JMB Podcast 114

Tessa and Tim in the Guide Shack, recording this podcast.

Long Break, We’re Back | JMB Podcast 113

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Running Chase Rapids in an open canoe

Running Chase Rapids On The Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester | JMB Vlog 166

Big thanks to JC, camera-person extrordinaire! Join us as we paddle and pole down Chase Rapids on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Maine. This video shows the first 2 miles, which is the challenging section and toughest on the 99-mile waterway. Some good footage of poling and paddling in fast water. This is from the […] Read more

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Woods Roads Are Tough On Gear | JMB Vlog 165

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St. Croix Stream Trip | JMB Vlog 164

First Day On The Water 2023 | JMB Vlog 163

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About Jack Mountain Bushcraft Media

– Ago Puteus Foris –
We’re a bushcraft, guide training and wilderness expedition school and traditional Maine Guide service founded in 1999. We help people become more skilled, more knowledgeable, more experienced and more confident by using traditional wilderness skills, a few simple tools and field-based experience. This is our media hub. For information on our programs, go to JackMtn.com, and check out our Calendar to see all upcoming programs.

Tim Smith, M.Ed., Registered Master Maine Guide.
    Jack Mountain Bushcraft School Founder

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