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Jack Mountain Bushcraft School
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Bushcraft, Guide Training & Wilderness Expedition School Established In 1999.
Bushcraft, Guide Training & Wilderness Expedition School Established In 1999.

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Wilderness Survival Simplified

Another great post by Paul Sveum. Cuts through the hype.
"A little secret: wilderness survival is pretty simple. Challenging, deadly, intense, abnormal, chaotic or whatever adjective you deem appropriate is par for the course but your plan of attack to mitigate those nasty adjectives should be based on very basic and simple concepts instead of on expensive gear or attending celebrity weekend courses. I know that this idea could and probably will be met with objection from the gear peddlers and some other wilderness instructors, but oh well, I’d trade a little trolling for clarity to an issue that might be the difference between you seeing your loved ones again and ending up a footnote in the next overplayed and regurgitated survival book. What you need to ask yourself is can you make a fire, can you disinfect water and can you relax? While these are skills to learn for sure and are best learned from a qualified and experienced outdoor professional, they are relatively easy compared to ordering coffee at StarMucks or writing code for a blog."

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Process, not product: the key to learning and the Jack Mountain M O.

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Snow circles on the pond, not sure if they're random or from the alien mother ship.
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From a recent snowshoe trip: hauling sleds across a frozen lake.

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2 expressions of the same idea: walking on top of snow.
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Bow drill from scratch in the winter. A meta fire, knife and tree exercise.
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Drying socks and warming toes as dinner simmers.
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Snowshoes with their bindings thawing behind the dinner fire.
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Getting sleds prepped for another 2 weeks out.
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End of the trip, epic final day. Enjoying a week off before heading out again.
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