Braintanning: scaping hides and feeding the black flies.
Using a fir bough as a brush to varnish a canoe paddle. Use what you've got.
Rock boiling in birch baskets by the river.
Our 4-week canoe expedition for 2016 will run from the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Field School in Masardis, Maine, to the Atlantic Ocean at Calais Maine. Along the way we'll paddle the Aroostook, St. John, Eel and St. Croix rivers. We'll also be tracing the ancient Maliseet Trail. More information on the trip and the route [...]
Problem with red squirrel getting into bulk food solved.
Rocket stove morning: reducing maple sap into syrup and creating a gumbo from scratch. Struggle to survive out here.
First day on the water, poling practice. Just one swimmer, great day.
At dusk tonight I stood for half an hour watching and listening to four ruffed grouse feeding, talking and jumping around at the top of an aspen tree. Being silent and observing not only aids my knowledge and understanding of the natural world, but also my enjoyment of it. Empathy. Kinship. Belong to it.
Damp weather after after a long stretch of dry.
New garden bed in anticipation of spring. 77 frost-free days a year here at the field school, USDA zone 3b.
We running our first giveaway. Win an autographed copy of The Woods Cook; Outdoor Cooking With A Professional Guide by Tim Smith. You can read more, throw your name in the hat and get the complete rules at: http://jmbnews.com/giveaways/woodscook/