Woods of the Past #3 – Ethan Allen Crawford

Image of The Rosebrook Farm courtesy of WhiteMountainHistory.org and Dartmouth College Library. Ethan Allen Crawford, known as the “Mountain Giant”, is the stuff legends are made of. He is one of my favorite woodsman for many reasons. As a young boy, he and the rest of his family, were among the first homesteaders in Crawford … Continue reading Woods of the Past #3 – Ethan Allen Crawford

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Fall Foliage Camping Trip – The Willey’s – Part 1

As we drove south through the notch, heavy rain and dime sized hail were pounding the exterior of the jeep. Visibility was down to almost nothing but to my right, I could still see the historic marker where the Willey house used to stand. I remember visiting the area in my childhood and learning about … Continue reading Fall Foliage Camping Trip – The Willey’s – Part 1

The Woodsman School, LLC Basic Survival Course

It was early last Saturday morning around 3am, I got in my car and began making my way towards South Attleboro, Massachusetts. The Friday nightlife had spilled over onto the streets of Providence and into the fast food places and 24hr gas stations. I maneuvered my vehicle through the intoxicated, carefree drivers, dodging potholes and … Continue reading The Woodsman School, LLC Basic Survival Course