Wasting time.

Time is drawing close and I can taste the river. I finished all of my classes for winter semester all I need to do now is get through the two Maymester courses then I am done with my undergrad. Yesterday the weather was perfect; it was a scourching 63 degrees and it was well spent. bow-drill-jpMy good friend John Patrick and I spent all afternoon honing in on our wilderness living skills by making bow drill fires. They day ended in great success!  I got my technique down to a science and can create an ember every time; however I still need to work on making a natural tinder nest. I got one successful fire with with a mixture of dried cattail fluff and shredded cedar bark, but the majority of the fires made with it were made with laundry lint. Myself and JP were schooled by the survival instructor who came out and played with our sets. He had a fire going in under a minute. Way to rub it in our face Grieg!

snakeMy good friend ‘Gii’ also came out to soak up some of the Rays. It may have been the first time outside he seemed to like it. We are going to pick up the canoe tomorrow and I can’t wait! It is time to get some paddling in, until then take care.

-P

“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get”

 -Mark Twain.


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2 Responses to “Wasting time.”

  1. Have enjoyed reading your posts and following your preparations. Keep it up!
    My brother in law and myself are also going down this summer. We are starting on the St Croix river, probably about the 10th or 11th of June. We are traveling by raft.
    Perhaps we will see you on the River. Best of luck!

  2. huckleberryfinn09 Says:

    Thanks Charley, it is always a pleasure to meet fellow river rats. Stay in touch and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
    Good luck to the two of you as well.
    -Phil

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