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Halfway Day On The Spring Semester

Today is halfway day on the spring, 2022 Wilderness Guide Training Semester. The significance of the day is that we’re exactly halfway to the finish line on our 9-week semester. I haven’t been posting much media this course, but to get you up to speed we started in deep snow and a deep freeze, had […] Read more

Wanted: Field School Farm Manager, Summer 2022

2022 Courses, Enrollment Update & Available Spots

Paul Sveum With His Wooden Canoe

Simplifying Fly Fishing, Part Two

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Simplifying Fly Fishing with Paul Sveum, Part 2 | JMB Podcast 112

Part 2 of my discussion with Paul Sveum about simplifying fly fishing. We discuss #6-10 of the top ten things Paul wishes someone would have told him when he was getting started in fly fishing. PHOTO: A Y-stern canoe on the Bonaventure River in Quebec, headed upriver to fish for Atlantic Salmon. Show Notes: JMB […] Read more

Simplifying Fly Fishing For Beginners with Paul Sveum, Part 1 | JMB Podcast 111

No Days Off With Matthew Rhode | JMB Podcast 110

Solos, End Of The Fall Semester | JMB Podcast 109

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Medium Alice Pack Rigged With A Tumpline – 40 Years Old In 2022

An excerpt from our latest video on using an army surplus, Vietnam-era medium Alice pack with a tumpline as an alternative to a traditional canvas canoe pack. I love traditional gear, but some of it is very expensive. If you’re wanting a traditional canoe pack, either to hold all of your gear for an expedition […] Read more

Cook Kit For 30 Litre Blue Barrel

DIY Pump-Up Solar Shower

Spring Trip Scenes | JMB Vlog 148

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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






Featured Posts

We’ve put up a lot of posts over the years. These are some of our most popular.


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.

JMBS Master Calendar
All scheduled programs.
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JMBS Sites
· Field School – Professional Training, Semester & Expedition Programs. Masardis, Maine.
· Classic Wilderness Guiding – Canoe, Snowshoe & Sea Kayak Trips
· School Of The Forest – Teen & Youth Programs
· JMB Web Portal – Guide To All Our Programs & Sites

Private Community Network & Online Courses. Free to join.
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Typos, Etc.
Anything that appears to be an error in spelling or grammar is actually the author’s clever use of the vernacular, and as such is not an error, but rather a carefully placed literary device demonstrating prodigious artistic prowess.

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Home to our blog, videos, podcast, photos and updates, going back to 2006.
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