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The Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast is about the woods life; guiding, bushcraft, expedition leadership, nature, survival and more. Join Registered Master Maine Guide Tim Smith in the studio and in the field.

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The Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast is about the woods life; guiding, bushcraft, expedition leadership, nature, survival and more. Join Registered Master Maine Guide Tim Smith in the studio and in the field.

    Wilderness Instructor Development Process | JMB Podcast Episode 98

    Wilderness Instructor Development Process | JMB Podcast Episode 98

    For episode 98 of the JMB podcast, we discuss the process of developing wilderness instructors and guides. We outline the following steps to the process:



    * Take a course and get the Journeyman certification

    * Take a medical class, first aid or wilderness first responder

    * Take and pass the test to become a Registered Maine Guide

    * Go on a bunch of trips to learn the waterways and fine-tune your systems

    * Do a practicum, where you live with a certain level of (low) technology for 2-3 weeks to lock it in and make it part of you



    PHOTO: Poling on the St. Croix, the border between New Brunswick, Canada and downeast Maine.

    Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 98 | Wilderness Instructor Development Process

    Kid-Friendly?

    Kid friendly, no profanity.

    Links:



    * Autumn Woodsman Course | Cold-Weather Wilderness Skills With Minimal Snow

    * The Friluftsliv Forest Program – Yearlong Immersion Program In Vermont, 1 Weekend Per Month

    * JMBS Master Calendar





     



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    • 35 min
    The Student’s Perspective | JMB Podcast Episode 97

    The Student’s Perspective | JMB Podcast Episode 97

    It’s near the end of the fall semester, so we invited some of the current Wilderness Bushcraft Semester students into the Guide Shack so you could hear directly from them about their thoughts about the course. Listen in as they describe their experience and answer a few questions about it.

    PHOTO: Spring semester students at sunset on the Allagash.

    Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 97 | The Student’s Perspective

    Kid-Friendly?

    Kid friendly, no profanity.

    Links:



    * Autumn Woodsman Course | Cold-Weather Wilderness Skills With Minimal Snow

    * The Friluftsliv Forest Program – Yearlong Immersion Program In Vermont, 1 Weekend Per Month

    * JMBS Master Calendar





     



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    • 26 min
    Differentiating Professional Training Programs | JMB Podcast Episode 96

    Differentiating Professional Training Programs | JMB Podcast Episode 96

    We offer several different types of programs, and in this episode of the podcast we describe and define what they are and who they’re for. Two weeks to go in the fall, 2020 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester.

    PHOTO: Big breakfast in camp.

    Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 96 | Differentiating Professional Training Programs

    Kid-Friendly?

    Kid friendly, no profanity.

    Links:



    * Book: Knife-Only Survival by Tony Nester

    * Autumn Woodsman Course | Cold-Weather Wilderness Skills With Minimal Snow

    * The Friluftsliv Forest Program – Yearlong Immersion Program In Vermont, 1 Weekend Per Month

    * JMBS Master Calendar





     



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    • 33 min
    Minimalism In The Wild | JMB Podcast Episode 95

    Minimalism In The Wild | JMB Podcast Episode 95

    Minimalism in the wild. In episode 95 of the JMB Podcast Christopher and I discuss the idea of minimalism as compared and contrasted with ultralight in the backcountry.

    We often discuss our traditional approach to camping, characterized by heavy gear and lots of it. But we also enjoy going light with improvised gear. Going light with homemade gear will recalibrate your baseline. Too much stuff gets in the way and becomes the focus. It hinders, rather than helps, to build your relationship with the land. Our discussion is about the benefits of going minimalist from time to time.

    PHOTO: First light on a lake in the North Maine Woods, photo by Christopher Russell and his fancy new camera.

    Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 95 | Minimalism In The Wild

    Kid-Friendly?

    Kid friendly, no profanity.

    Links:



    * Autumn Woodsman Course | Cold-Weather Wilderness Skills With Minimal Snow

    * Poem: The Joy Of Being Poor by Robert Service

    * ICI Musique – our awesome (wacky) French radio station in Masardis, available on the web from Canada

    * The Friluftsliv Forest Program – Yearlong Immersion Program In Vermont, 1 Weekend Per Month

    * JMBS Master Calendar





     



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    • 33 min
    Transference Or Lateral Thinking | JMB Podcast Episode 94

    Transference Or Lateral Thinking | JMB Podcast Episode 94

    In episode 94 of the JMB Podcast Christopher and I discuss the concept of transference; where lessons learned in one space are applied in a different space, in a different way. Sometimes called lateral thinking, it’s about developing deep knowledge. It’s also about developing deep knowledge of problems to be solved.

    PHOTO: Frost on the red clover

    Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 94 | Transference Or Lateral Thinking

    Kid-Friendly?

    Kid friendly, no profanity.

    Links:



    * The Friluftsliv Forest Program – Yearlong Immersion Program In Vermont, 1 Weekend Per Month

    * JMBS Master Calendar





     



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    • 27 min
    The Advanced Skills Are The Basics Mastered | JMB Podcast Episode 93

    The Advanced Skills Are The Basics Mastered | JMB Podcast Episode 93

    In episode 93 we get listeners caught up with current events, then discuss how in bushcraft (and many other aspects of life), the advanced skills are the basics mastered; there is not a separate set of skills for advanced practitioners. It’s all about depth of knowledge.

    PHOTO: Canoeing on a northern Maine lake

    Show Notes: JMB Podcast Episode 93 | Advanced Skills Are The Basics Mastered

    Kid-Friendly?

    Not kid friendly, a bit of profanity.

    Links:



    * The Friluftsliv Forest Program – Yearlong Immersion Program In Vermont, 1 Weekend Per Month

    * JMBS Master Calendar





     



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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Michael Stookey ,

Survival and Bushcraft

Very interesting podcast about survival and bushcraft in northern Maine.

BusyAsaBMommy ,

You all are hilarious!!

I love your podcast and am always entertained plus I always learn something new! Keep them coming!

Ron W AZ ,

Great podcast

Tim and the gang provide an informational and comical experience discussing the realities of outdoor skills and outdoor living. Keep up the good work fellas!

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