We’re a week past halfway day on the fall ’21 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester. We just spent a few days on the river with beautiful weather and the leaves just starting to turn colors. Hope you enjoy coming along.
The calm water of the river is reflecting the clouds and colors in the sky.
Out gathering some highbush cranberries (Viburnum trilobum) for supper. They are just starting to be ripe.
From a recent canoe outing on a perfect fall day. These are the types of photos you look at over winter to get excited about open water.
This last trip pushed us and our students physically. Low water meant lots of walking boats and portaging around obstacles we’d usually be able to float right over. Frustrations during trips like this one can get pretty high, but there always seems to be something to balance it out. Our first day leaving the headwaters [...]
There is a huge bounty of wild food on the land right now. In this video are featured some of the mushrooms and apples I gathered on a short walk the other day at dusk, and what I do to preserve the calories so I can consume them later.
It took a year and a half, but the Moose Vegas field is now thick with clover. Life is getting pretty cushy at the field school compared to the early years.
Since the beginning we’ve enjoyed spending time on the trail with friends. We call these Full Tang Expeditions, and as a few of them have made their way on to our calendar I think it’s time they got a formal definition and description. A Full Tang Expedition is a minimally-guided trip for friends, colleagues and [...]
Saw this little guy hiding under a bunch of coltsfoot leaves. They sit so still and won’t move so they are easy to not see.
This morning we begin week four (of nine) on the Wilderness Bushcraft Semester. Thanks to a bunch of recent rain, the rivers are near spring high water levels and we’ve taking advantage of it. Last week we covered basic poling in moving water, and this afternoon we’ll be pushing the envelope with some class 1 [...]
After all the rain, we were able to get out on some local waterways that are usually too low to canoe in September. We shot this video on one of those waterways.
First vlog in a few months. We’re into the third week of the fall Wilderness Bushcraft Semester, and have been out on the river teaching the finer points of life in a canoe. And when we’re on the water, the safety shorts are hard at work keeping everyone safe.