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In episode 89 Christopher and I discuss the philosophy of friluftsliv, a traditional Scandinavian approach to the natural world. Loosely translated, it means “open air life”. It’s different than how most people see nature in the USA, and is the basis for the part-time, yearlong immersion program we’re currently developing, to be run in southern Vermont, as well as our field school programs in northern Maine.

In a nutshell, it’s all about the experience of being out on the land, and developing a personal relationship with it. My apologies to our friends in Scandinavia if we’ve missed the mark on some of the aspects; we’re still learning.

PHOTO: Snowshoe bindings drying by the fire after a warm, wet day.

Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 89 | Friluftsliv Philosophy & Bushcraft

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We just wrapped up week 7 of the Wilderness Guide Training Semester. Weeks 6 and 7 were spent on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, and it’s appropriate that during a guide training semester we had to do some guide stuff. Specifically, we had to medically evacuate a participant on the trip. For the story, listen to the episode.

PHOTO: Participants of the spring, 2020 Wilderness Guide Training Semester enjoying the sunset from a beach on Chamberlain Lake, Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

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In episode 87 we discuss the new part-time, yearlong immersion program we’re currently developing, to be run in southern Vermont. We also catch up with current events at the field school.

PHOTO: Turtle on the Aroostook River.

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In episode 86 of the JMB podcast Christopher and I discuss the effect the coronavirus has had on each of our lives, I rant about national canoe certifications and how they’re meaningless to me after getting burned by them a few times, I explain how we’re creating our own standalone canoe certifications, and then we get into a discussion about The YouTube Effect. The Youtube Effect is a term we came up with after listening to a podcast and reading the underlying research which found that watching an expert do something greatly increases our confidence, but has no effect on increasing our skill. We break that down into how it’s useful for designing online video courses, something we’re actively engaged in right now at BushcraftSchool.com.

PHOTO: Lining some ledges on the Bonaventure River, Quebec.

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Back from a long hiatus, for episode 85 Christopher and I discuss his new project: The School Of The Forest Podcast. He’s interviewing people who are not directly in the bushcraft business, but their work can help us learn more about our world. Want to learn more? Listen to the episode.

PHOTO: SOTF Podcast Page.

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For episode 84 of the JMB Podcast I sat down with Seth Walton from the Mid-Coast School Of Technology’s Outdoor Leadership Program in Rockland, Maine. We talked about his work with the program, which is currently in year one.

We discuss the challenges of logistics in outdoor programming, how the realities of the job match up with the preconceived ideas about it, and finish with a discussion about how guiding sea kayak trips on the Maine coast can be dangerous due to cold water and other factors.

PHOTO: Twilight on the winter trail.

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For episode 83 I was joined by Christopher Russell for a discussion of upcoming programs, changes to the way students can receive college credit for their time with us, and how short shorts are making a comeback.

PHOTO: Pack and axe hanging in an axe.

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For episode 82 of the podcast I spoke with Ron Waline. Ron runs the Wilderness And Wellness Podcast and the Coyote’s Path website. We have a rambling discussion about education, the importance of experience, and how life is busy. Ron will be releasing this episode on his podcast as well. If you’re interested in the topics we discuss on this podcast, you should check out his podcast.

PHOTO: The Wilderness And Wellness Podcast.

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Episode 81, the legend of the Iron Spoon. A true story about the legendary heros of the Iron Spoon challenge and how they helped a country get its mojo back.

The Quick Stop 2 in Ashland, Maine, has some big ice creams. So large that people on Jack Mountain courses have made it a contest to see who can eat the most. In fact it became a point of pride back in the day, and the Iron Spoon competition was started. For the rest of the story, you’ll have to listen to the podcast.

PHOTO: Raife Bowman wielding his wooden spoon, on a crash course with destiny.

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Episode 80 is an interview I did with a student at the end of the fall semester as part of her independent study for college credit. The audio levels are low so you’ll have to turn it up, but I think we covered some interesting topics that make it worthwhile.

We discuss the origin of Jack Mountain, the educational benefits of the 30-day primitive living experiment was a part of in 1995, the skills that really matter, and a bunch of other wide-ranging topics.

Usually I’m the one asking the questions, so this a bit of a departure from the norm. It’s a no-filter, shoot from the hip-sort of interview, so if you’re curious what I really think about certain topics, you’ll like this episode.

PHOTO: Tim on the ice during the 2019 Boreal Snowshoe Expedition.

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