Combining The Northern Forest Canoe Route, The Appalachian Trail And The International Appalachian Trail Into An Epic Journey The Idea There is a romance and simplicity in journeys that start at your door. In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins didn’t take a bus to a plane to another bus to a cab to start his [...]
I'm excited to announce the recipient of our Wilderness Bushcraft Semester scholarship for the spring, 2016 semester; Christopher Russell! You're going to be hearing a lot about him over the coming months, but for now let me introduce you to his blog, PrimitiveAddictions.com, and Facebook fan page. We have another scholarship opportunity for the fall [...]
I was just made aware that part of the term "survival situation" has been trademarked. I personally won't miss it and am glad to see it go. Term “Survival Situation” To Be Replaced With “LTO - Life Threatening Occurrence” Since the recent registration of the trademark “The Situation” by Michael Sorrentino, the outdoor community [...]
Since returning home from the second Boreal Snowshoe Expedition, I’ve been immersed in the tedious and delicate process of a major overhaul of our web site. This entailed a lot of backend work, as well as creating several new sites. While there is still a lot of work to be done, the major overhauls are [...]
Open water, getting that canoeing itch!
We lost one of the greats today. RIP Steve Watts. A true gentleman.
Ice is out on the pond. Earliest I ever remember having open water.
Tapping trees and boiling sap into maple syrup with a bunch of kids. Bucket with lid in the foreground.
During our courses I talk a lot about the time I spent in Alaska. It set me firmly on the path that I’m still on. I often get asked about why I came back, and while I’ve told parts of the story a bunch of times, I’ve never told it completely. My mother recently came [...]
Home. Morning coffee with kids and dog. There's no greater comfort than coming home to family.
End of the trip, back to the world. Farewell winter! #bushcraft #woodslife #guidetraining
Old man winter on the ice. Last full day of 4 weeks in the woods this winter, coldest day yet.
Bitter cold and windy, need the chisel to open the water hole. #guidetraining #woodslife #bushcraft
Sleet is over, now getting ready for the deep freeze and cooking supper. #woodslife #guidetraining #bushcraft
Tentbound. This is our view as we listen to the sleet and rain fall. Glad to have a big pile of firewood.
Setting up a hot-tent camp alongside of a lonely, frozen lake. #guidetraining #bushcraft
On the trail hand-hauling toboggans on a beautiful Boreal Snowshoe Expedition day. #guidetraining #bushcraft