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Some of the most pleasurable meals of my life were heated over a simple stick fire.  Above (top to bottom): Olympic Peninsula beach camp, Beartooth-Absaroka Wilderness, Gallatin National Forest


David Cronenwett using a wedge to reduce logs to kindling during a one-day wilderness survival course in the Paradise Valley region of Montana.

Bush camping scene with four men from the Phillips Glass Plate Negative Collection, Powerhouse Museum.

“First Sunday in camp, Lady Evelyn River"  A camp site in a forest, with a tent, a man standing and another preparing a meal. Hats and boots are drying on the stumps of saplings that had been cut to support the tent. One of a set of photographs from a trip to "Gow Ganda”, MayContinue Reading

Mark at the fire on the Lakes Plateau, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Montana, USA.

Cooking with titanium in the fire.  One of my favorite camp cooking methods is a titanium 2L pot directly in the fire with a DIY aluminum lid and a simple pot gripper for adjusting and removing.  

Hatchet and Swede saw.

Herman Bohlman and William L. Finley at a campsite along a river by OSU Special Collections & Archives : Commons on Flickr. “River Camp” by Herman T. Bohlman from the OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center.

Improvised chair from logs on Flickr. Built a chair this weekend while camping.