As promised in the previous post, I've published the guide I was working on. Because of it's length, I decided to add it as a separate page on this blog. Just click the tab at the top of the page entitled "Basic Guide to Bushcraft and Woodcraft". If anyone has any comments or notices any glaring mistakes or omissions, Please let me know by commenting on this post. I hope you enjoy reading it and I hope it is in someway useful to you.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
A while back I was reading some articles about different situations where people were hurt, lost or died in the woods. The one thing that kept occurring to me in almost every story, was how unprepared most of these people were. How a simple woods kit and some knowledge and there would have been no reason to write the articles because there would have been no tragedy. After thinking about this for a few days, I decided to put some thoughts down on paper, a few simple thoughts turned into four pages, then six pages and at last count nine pages. What started out as an idea for a blog post or two, turned into is a basic guide to bushcraft skills, with an emphasis on being prepared and aware in the woods. I'm pretty sure it's almost done now, I just need to write a summary and edit the entire document a couple of dozen times, and when it's ready, I'll be posting it up on here one section at a time. So if I haven't been posting as much recently, this is one of the reasons why. Hopefully I'll post the first section in a day or two. In the meantime, Have a great week and be stay safe in the woods.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
|My Northeast Voyageur mark|
Woodburned into spoon handle
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
One of my favorite things about the north country are the Loons. Watching them dive and then reappear sometimes hundreds of feet away from where they started always fascinates me. Listening to their long, haunting calls is a great way to wake up in the morning. I tried to get good pictures of them but they were apparently not in a photogenic mood, staying just out of camera range all weekend.