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Tim in the canoe, May 2023

Headed Off The Grid For The Rest Of May

My gear is packed, the van is gassed up, and in a few hours we’re headed out on the river for the rest of the month. The plan is to canoe two different river systems, increasing the challenges as the skill and experience level of the group progresses. We will have one resupply day to […] Read more

Brook trout roasting by the fire

May 7th – My Personal Holiday

Trout roasting by the fire

Back From The River, Canoe Expedition Course Starts Tomorrow

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New VA Medical Clinic In Presque Isle

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Mid-Course, Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester | JMB Podcast 122

We’re halfway through the 2024 Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester course. In this podcast we riff about the course, certifications, getting enough to eat, etc. #FullTangLifestyle Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 122 Kid-Friendly? There is no profanity in this episode. Links: The Scroll – Rick Swain’s website with information on his medical and outdoor programs. Maine […] Read more

Scenic view of Allagash Falls

The Maine Guide Medic WFR Course | JMB Podcast 121

View of the distant canyon wall.

Opening Day 2024 | JMB Podcast 120

lining canoes on the Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester

End Of The 2023 Field School Season | JMB Podcast 119

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JMB Vlog 183 | Red-Winged Blackbirds

Red-winged blackbirds were out in big numbers on a recent trip. In Maine they sing “Kong-ka-ree”. In western Canada they sing “Ko-kan-ee”. I think it’s because they are working for Kokanee, also known as big beer. #FullTangLifestyle […] Read more

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JMB Vlog 182 | Poling A Low-Water Stream

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JMB Vlog 181 | Ice-Out Maine Canoe Trip pt.4 (of 4)

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Ice-Out Maine Canoe Trip pt.3 | JMB Vlog 180

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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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