Jack Mountain Bushcraft Media


sunrise in the canyons on the Rio Grande

Field School Prep And Sunrise In The Canyons

I’ve been busy getting ready for our first field school program of the year. In The week and a half that I’ve been home, I went from getting vehicles stuck in the snow to bare ground. A lot of water has moved across the landscape. I only had to clear two trees from the road […] Read more

Boulderyard In The Desert

In The Path Of Totality, But A Question Remains

Camp scene on the Rio Grande, Texas/Mexico border

Camp Scene

Rio Grande scenery, with smooth water reflecting the sky.

Lower Canyons Of The Rio Grande, Texas Canoe Expedition Reflections

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lining canoes on the Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester

End Of The 2023 Field School Season | JMB Podcast 119

Recorded on November 20, 2023. We just wrapped up the field school season, and in this episode I look back and reflect on the experiments we ran during 2023. I discuss the Expedition Instructor (XI) as a continuous 6-month, residential program, moving the Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester back to May and the high waters of […] Read more

Cooking on a fire in winter.

Professional Training Vs. Personal Enrichment | JMB Podcast 118

Open Fire Cooking

Wild Pooping | JMB Podcast 117

Canoeing in the North Maine Woods

Making Hard Decisions | JMB Podcast 116

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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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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.

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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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