A trip to The Global Bushcraft symposium

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  1. Mr.Black

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    The year has been a whirlwind, and tho I peek in here and there relying on the ease of IG to document Adventure I thought it high time to drop some pics...
    The Whirlwind still whirling since the Mount Whitney Otzi Odyssey its been an amazing year meet many great people learning so much, and getting to see some amazing places and things...on to Canada!
    The plan was fly fixed wing assets to Spokane Washington, meet with Tom Lutyens then continue via "moon buggy" (Toms car) to the event...
    Great start!
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    I stocked up on life sustaining supplies provided by the good Man @Bosapah and the fine folks at Kuby's
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    After a night in the "safe house" delicious food and outfitted with a NOS Canadian wool shirt from Tom we hit the trail...
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    The Border was plainly apparent...
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    And we had a short chat with the welcoming committee...
    To be continued...
     
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    We arrived later that eve and heres some of the first pics...to say the least, walking into this room was surreal! and to see the face of Tom meeting up with old dear Brothers is something I will never forget. 20190609_213619.jpg 20190609_205949.jpg
    I got to meet a couple new buddys Right off the bat David Holladay who refused my out turned hand only to bring in a hug akin to see a long lost Brother kinda changed my life lol we shared some unbelievable moments this whole trip from this point on though we had never met the list of "kinfolk" and places we have been at different times and the little details of those places and folk was again amazing...he ran with some of my cousins and attended the same school as my Pap we knew of the exacting hideaway of the Metates on "A" Mountain
    I wish you could get ahold of the Guy lol...

    Now Mors,he had just shared the secret of the super model smile after this pic!...We had several talks throughout the Symposium. many as we scaled some stairs here and there.I happened apon Mors several times on ascent and descent and had some amazing talks as he blazed the trail...again moments I will never forget.
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    I woke early (see a Canadian sunrise ...✔)

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    After a frantic dash to procure a morning brew, it was on!

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    Make and share Unconventional one board bowdrill set,to flame in Canada...✔
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    To be continued...
     
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    Got to have with some indigenous personnel of Canada as well as a wild boy of Scotland! Lol

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    Got to hang with my ol pal Jayberry! Always a treat to see this talented and generous young entrepreneur!here shown at first contact with Tom...not only was it great to see the Owner of Tuffpossum Gear,I must note that his generosity as far as door prizes and raffles were epic!
    He also assisted me throughout the event as far as logistics including rousting me from a sound 20 minutes of sleep to make my Otzi presentation, just in the nick of time lol. the old "hey your on stage!"..."oh yeah? how am I doing?" Routine
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    Good morning gentlemen would you like to see the breakfast menu?...can I bring you more chips and salsa?...hello lol
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    This session,I will never forget, a sort of Swedish "fika"? with coffee and Red Deer Landjager instead of sweet roll With J and T my new friends,I hope to see you both again someday to continue the stories of the "High Mountains"...hopefully in Sweden‍ ‍

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    Enjoy Blackfoot prairie stew in Canada...✔
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    Hand Mors a Otzi badge...and have him say,well pin that on my vest!...in Canada...✔ 20190614_113806.jpg

    Be Voluntold to be a training tool for David Holladay and David Wescott in Canada...✔
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    More to follow...this is a slow process on the phone so hope to add more asap...
    As well as another report on a recent trip to the SERE instructor reunion and a week as guest instructor in the Limnadian forest!
    Stay tuned as they still say! Lol
     
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    It was really great to meet and hang out with Paul Kirtley,a true class act! We had some good laughs a bit of a scare, and yet, more laughs.Pauls ax demo was world class and hope to meet up with him again down the trail.
    The "safety meeting" with Lars, Paul,Tom and Lisa fenton and a few other fine folks will forever be etched in my mind...

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    Ive always said nobody looks cool in Inuit shades...then this happened!
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    Julia Kalthoff crafting like a crafting thing!
    20190613_165839.jpg a gift of Dave Holladay I will always treasure.We had several great talks mostly in the music room in the lodge where a small crowd gathered and Dave played the piano before anyone showed up up we talked alot about Arizona, the Desert in General, Ancestral ways.He said I reminded him of "them Tennessee boys that ran with Davy Crockett" lol and could see I was a Mountain Boy lol.
    He had a 3 string? dulcimer? handed it to me and I was in a tight spot since I'd never played one of those...so I figured I'd better learn to play it quik,he gave a few tips and I sang some Johnny Cash did some yodeling and some Wayne the Train after figuring it out ,kinda,and handed the thing back and forth a good while...that was completely mind blowing! I hope that vid shows up on the net!
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    Did the pics come through ?...
     
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    they did indeed....looks like you are having a great time- thanks again for sharing!
     
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    one more for good measure-

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    Great stuff! The amount of experience at that event is mind boggling, all the more so when you consider all the different angles that experience was come by. Thanks for sharing @Mr.Black !
     
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    Fantastic event. Glad to see your posts here again
     
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    I would have liked at least to been a fly on the wall!
    Thanks for sharing sir.
     
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    Very cool!

    Thanks for taking the time to document and share your experiences with us.
     
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    It was a great time. :)

    David Holloday is indeed a treasure. I'd like to meet up with him again.
     
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    Greetings,

    I am jealous for me and happy for you to be there and meet all these interesting people, learn and share!

    I have a sense that if possible there would have been so many BCUSA flies on that proverbial wall (myself included), they would need a fly control treatment to get rid of us. :D

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Good to see you post again Mr Black. and yes, the pics are fantastic.
     
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    Great thread! Thanks for sharing @Mr.Black!
     
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    I'm a little late to this viewing party but thanks for posting. I've only met a handful of those legends; to have them all in one place must have been fantastic.
     
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