I don’t like carrying a lot of weight around, unevenly distributed across one shoulder. I’ve gone on more than one hike or scout before and come back feeling a little sore and crooked. A small backpack solves this problem but they don’t let my back breathe well and I end up with a wet, sweaty … Continue reading What To Carry?
This blog post is dedicated to my good friend Christopher Putnam on the eve of him leaving for Navy Boot Camp. Thank you for volunteering to serve my friend. I stirred and moved my left wrist in front of my face to bring my watch into focus. It was already past 8AM and although I had been … Continue reading Fall Foliage Camping Trip – Camp Time – Part 2
Last month we held our Fall Basic Survival Course in Cumberland, RI. We had a great group of people laughing, learning and practicing survival skills together. All the students passed the course and I believe they got a lot out of it. So far we have a traditional camp cooking workshop and winter survival course … Continue reading Fall Basic Survival 2015
“Are you familiar with the area?” the older gentleman asked. “Yes I am” I replied, “How can I help you?” “Do you know how I can get to the confluence of Nancy Brook and the Saco River?” I thought for a moment of poor Nancy Barton, a classic New England tale of love, betrayal and … Continue reading Crawford Notch, White Mountains, New Hampshire
We hope you are having a great week. We are having a productive one here in the office and are happy to announce our first basic survival course will be July 18-19 in Cumberland, Rhode Island. We'll camp out, learn and practice basic survival skills, and eat some good food around the fire. We hope … Continue reading July 18-19 2015 – Basic Survival Course
“Nineteen, Tango, Charlie, Juliet, two, seven, three, zero - two, nine, eight, one.” I gave out my eight digit grid coordinate and glanced up from my map at Sarge, looking for his nod of approval. Eric’s voice called out from behind me. “I have, nineteen, tango, Charlie, Juliet, two, seven, two, nine, five - two, … Continue reading Woodsman School, Land Navigation