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Tangible Education Vs Abstract Education

This morning we’re starting week 2 of the 9-week Wilderness Guide Training Semester. This week we’ll continue with our deep dive into self-reliant living in the forest with more useful plants and campfire cooking skills. We’ll also be adding our first shelter of the course, where students will spend four consecutive nights before moving on […] Read more

Differentiating Our Long Term Residential And One Weekend A Month Bushcraft/ Wilderness Guide Immersion Programs

Congratulations To Maine’s Newest Registered Guide, John Nindl

51st Wilderness Immersion Program Begins

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Teacher, Guide, Mentor, Coach | JMB Podcast 103

The four main jobs of the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School semester instructor are teacher, guide, mentor and coach. Christopher and I discuss this, and how the relationship changes and grows during a long course, in this episode of the podcast. You’ll also hear about the new bird neighbors who have built their nest in a […] Read more

Allagash & St. John Trip Journals | JMB Podcast 102

Swan Lake Canoe Route, Alaskan Trip Journal | JMB Podcast Episode 101

Tangible Education | JMB Podcast Episode 100

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Paddling Squapan Lake & Stocking Trout | JMB Vlog 129

We were out on Squapan Lake recently to practice canoe paddling strokes and to see if we could get the trout to bite. A state fish stocking truck full of brook trout was at the boat launch when we arrived, and several float planes were taking fish to remote ponds in the North Maine Woods. […] Read more

Poling Canoes, Blackwater River | JMB Vlog 128

Canoe Poling Clinic, 2021 Wilderness Guide Training Semester

Field School Riverfront Tour | JMB Vlog 127

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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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The Woods Cook

Outdoor cooking with a professional guide. More info.

Bushcraft Education

Riffs and reflection on teaching and learning outdoors. More info.

First Person Ecology

Our nature study curriculum. More info.

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