A quasi-guest-post by my brother, Mike, here - we had the joy of sharing a Christmas celebration at his house this year (and for a good solid week, I've been completely absent from the internet!) I'd witnessed the creation of a Feuerzangenbowle before, but this time I was able to get some instruction, and video…Read more Feuerzangenbowle – German Christmas Fire Wine! (Wilderness Chef #8)
Our most important tool - fire enabled us to shape the land, to improve our food, to power a growing society. For all that, it's also a source of comfort, light and warmth, and it's hypnotic. Many bonds have been strengthened between people sitting around a campfire staring into the embers, much as our ancestors…Read more Primal
Beyond the S’Mores!
Four easy, open-fire dessert recipes that don't involve flaming marshmallows!
Midsummer Night (Astronomy: Week of 6/18/17)
The Summer Solstice is upon us!
A Weekend by the Campfire (Several, Actually)
I just wanted to share... Friday, I was able to do a little flying, before spending Friday evening at a friend's house, eating crabs and watching the sun set over the water, followed by a campfire. I spent Saturday morning helping friends and volunteering at the Elms Environmental Center, conducting a camping intro, of sorts,…Read more A Weekend by the Campfire (Several, Actually)
Playing With Fire
Nothing beats a nice campfire. It provides warmth, light, hypnotic entertainment, and is the centerpiece of camaraderie and conversation. Relaxing by the campfire is a days-end goal that we all look forward to. Building a fire is an outdoor skill that we spend a lot of time developing, and practicing. It's ALSO a job that most…Read more Playing With Fire