Jack Mountain Bushcraft Media


Dugout canoe found in Rust Pond

Where My Interest In Bushcraft Began

I get asked regularly (it happened twice over this past weekend) where my interest in bushcraft began. I feel like I have told the story hundreds of times, but in case you’re new here, here it is. I grew up on a small lake in rural New Hampshire. That’s a photo taken on the lake […] Read more

envelope of a letter from Dick Proenneke, from 1996

Dick Proenneke’s Advice To A Young Man About Living In The Wilderness

Properly trimmed canoe for poling upstream

Week 3 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Update: 1 Spot Left For Fall

clear waters of the Bonaventure river

2024 Summer Wilderness Bushcraft Semester, Week 1 Heat Wave

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small cook fire next to the rips

JMB Podcast 128 | Why Learn Bushcraft? What’s The Point?

On episode 128 of the JMB Podcast, Jesse and Tim discuss some big-picture ideas about why you might be interested in learning bushcraft, and what you do with it when you learn it. Ultimately it’s about being resilient and connecting with the land and our ancestors. It is a lifestyle that resonates with a deep […] Read more

canoe chair on a gravel bar

JMB Podcast 127 | Self-Care And Planning For 2025

Lower canyons, Rio Grande, poling a canoe

JMB Podcast 126 | The Mental Game Of Long-Term Wilderness Living

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Wise Oak Wilderness | JMB Podcast 125

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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

Master Maine Guide Patch





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.

Private community & online learning platform.

JMB Blog & Media Hub
Home to our blog, videos, podcast and photos, going back to 2006.

JMBS Calendar
All of our upcoming events.

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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Western Colorado University
Academic Partner

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Maine Wilderness Guides Organization Quality Endorsement Award

Life Member – Maine Professional Guides Association
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Life Member – Maine Wilderness Guides Organization
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