Summer Basic Survival 2017

What can I say? We had an awesome crew assembled this past weekend for our 2017 Summer Basic Survival Course. As usual everyone did a phenomenal job, passing each task presented. We had a full camp with three kids, seven adults, plus two instructors who all braved the pouring rain, hot summer sun and biting … Continue reading Summer Basic Survival 2017

Woods of the Past #2 – Rev. William Blaxton, a New England Pioneer

In my last post I mentioned the founder of Providence, Roger Williams. However he was not the first European to settle in Rhode Island.  That title belongs to Rev. William Blaxton. William Blaxton was an Anglican Priest who was frustrated with the established Church of England. This resulted in him leaving England and serving as … Continue reading Woods of the Past #2 – Rev. William Blaxton, a New England Pioneer

Woods of the Past #1 – Intro

Many people think of pre-colonial New England as an “untouched” wilderness; however the various Native American people who lived here were excellent farmers and land managers. Primary sources tell us, when the first Europeans began to arrive, they found acres upon acres of land cleared for agricultural purposes and paths through the woods, which were routinely … Continue reading Woods of the Past #1 – Intro