Author Archives: Jackson West

Knots To Know

Knots, knots!  Where would the outdoorsineer be without a proper knowledge of knots?  Lying broken and bloody at the bottom of a cliff, most likely.  There can be no greater companion to the weary traveler than the noble knot.  A good knot can get you out of many dangerous situations and can open up sections […]

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How To Start A Fire Using Found Materials

When in the depths of the cruel and wonderful wilderness, there can be no more essential companion than a strong fire.  A fire marks your campsite as your own, so that fellow travelers know to leave well enough alone and stay away.  It provides light by which you may write poetry or do whittling.  And […]

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On Berries, Stupid Berries – PT 3

Part 3 – Some Berries Are Poison (for PART 2: A Challenge From Nature  click here) As is so often the case when we speak of nature and natural things, there is a potentially fatal hazard to all this, and it is that not all berries are good to eat.  In fact, some berries are […]

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