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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

Teen Wilderness Living Semester | JMB Podcast Episode 51

10/6/2018
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In episode 51 of the podcast Christopher and I recap the 2018 season with our youth program, the School Of The Forest, and talk about the Teen Wilderness Living Semester coming in 2019. As part of the discussion, we discuss the difference between wilderness living skills and actually living in the wilderness. It is something […]

Duration:00:36:39

Eating Well On The Trail And Listener Comments | JMB Podcast Episode 50

9/20/2018
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In episode 50 of the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast we discuss listener comments, the role of alcohol on the trail, and how important food and eating well is on expeditions. PHOTO: Newly-carved paddles being used for the first time. Links: The Woods Cook: Outdoor Cooking With A Professional Guide by Tim Smith iTunes Link | […]

Duration:00:35:07

Expedition Behavior & Leadership | JMB Podcast Episode 49

9/8/2018
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Episode 49 of the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast is all about expedition behavior and leadership. Expedition behavior is outdoor education-speak for working as a team. On a chilly Saturday morning in the Guide Shack Tim, Christopher and Colin were joined by Blake Towsley for a discussion on good and bad leadership and how leadership skills […]

Duration:00:42:56

Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail With David Callison | JMB Podcast Episode 48

9/5/2018
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David Callison hiked the Appalachian Trail from north to south , finishing in March of 2018. He’s also a participant on our fall, 2018 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester. We discuss hiking the trail, why you should plant to hike from north to south to have a better experience, and learn about his most and least favorite […]

Duration:00:37:58

Women In Bushcraft | JMB Podcast Episode 47

9/1/2018
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Episode 47 is about women and gender in bushcraft. Christopher and I were joined by Allison Figueroa and Regina Beach, both of whom are participants on the fall semester. They share their insight into the role that gender plays on women getting into the outdoor industry, gear, and the “pink tax” women often pay for […]

Duration:00:35:36

The Path To Becoming A Bushcraft Instructor | JMB Podcast Episode 46

8/29/2018
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Episode 46 of the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast is about the path to becoming a reputable instructor. We discuss the necessary steps, finding your voice as an instructor, overcoming imposter syndrome, and the role of being an assistant instructor or teaching assistant as part of a long-term development plan. PHOTO: Poling practice on the river. […]

Duration:00:36:00

Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Week 1 Review | JMB Podcast Episode 45

8/26/2018
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On episode 45 Christopher and I are joined by Allison Figueroa, a student on the fall Wilderness Bushcraft Semester who is taking a semester off from her studies at Boston University to attend Jack Mountain. We discuss how she’s settling into the semester, how the experience of being here fits with her expectations, her take […]

Duration:00:25:11

Fall 2018 Bushcraft Semester Begins | JMB Podcast Episode 44

8/22/2018
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On episode 44 of the podcast I’m joined by Christopher and Colin, recorded during our morning instructors meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd. We cover four topics: welcome to the fall semester, our systems-based approach to outdoor living at the field school and on the trail, some points about our educational philosophy, and the wild bounty […]

Duration:00:20:39

What We’ve Been Up To | JMB Podcast Episode 43

8/12/2018
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We’ve been out on the land and off the grid for a month and a half, so this is the first podcast in a while. In it I talk with Christoper and Ed about what we’ve all been up to. For me, it’s been the Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester, from which I just returned. We […]

Duration:00:26:52

Party In The Gaspésie | JMB Podcast Episode 42

6/24/2018
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We just returned from an epic canoe trip on Quebec’s Bonaventure River. For episode 42 of the podcast, Colin Clifford, Christopher Russell and I discussed the trip over coffee in the Guide Shack. We talked about what they got out of the trip, the impact of the hit song Party In The USA on the […]

Duration:00:37:00

Spring 2018 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Wrap-Up | JMB Podcast Episode 41

6/15/2018
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Episode 41 was recorded in the Guide Shack on June 14th, the final night of our spring, 2018 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester course, our 43rd long-term program. I was joined by Christopher Russell, as well as Tom and James who were both students on the course. We talk about our final trip, their experiences on the […]

Duration:00:33:55

Current & Upcoming Events | JMB Podcast Episode 40

5/26/2018
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Episode 40 of the JMB Podcast is about current and upcoming events. Christopher and I discuss what we’re working on to upgrade the field school, upcoming trips and programs, stocking our pond with brook trout, and our new team resiliency training. Links: Team Resiliency Training At Jack Mountain Autumn Woodsman Course Family Bushcraft Week, School […]

Duration:00:24:47

Minimum Vs. Displaced Impact | JMB Podcast Episode 39

5/14/2018
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Episode 39 of the JMB Podcast begins with Ed’s review of the New England Bushcraft Show, moves to a discussion about appropriate gear for specific situations, then a discussion of minimum versus displaced impact, and lastly a cross-cultural view of different approaches to ecology, specifically regarding the Cree idea of continued use for sustainability of […]

Duration:00:42:46

Traditional Maine Canoeing | JMB Podcast Episode 38

5/6/2018
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Traditional Maine Guide Canoeing: Episode 38 of the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast. On a blustery Saturday morning, Christopher and I discussed the role of the canoe in northern Maine. Along the way we covered the history and materials of canoes (birch bark, wood canvas, aluminum, fiberglass, plastic),why canoeing still matters, the JMB traditional skills approach, […]

Duration:00:33:36

Standards-Based Guide And Outdoor Leadership Certifications | JMB Podcast Episode 37

5/3/2018
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In episode 37 of the JMB Podcast, we discuss the Journeyman Certification, our standards-based guide and outdoor leader certification. To get there, we start with a history of the bushcraft/primitive skills/survival industry, how the Bulletin Of Primitive Technology and the internet got us to the point where the industry is at now, and the difference […]

Duration:00:26:12

Studying The Natural World | JMB Podcast Episode 36

4/29/2018
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Studying the natural world adds depth and richness to life. In this episode Ben, Christopher and I discuss our nature study curriculum as set forth in First Person Ecology. Our method is a blend of academic study and personal experience, with the goal being to create a series of field guides that you carry around […]

Duration:00:30:23

Spring ’18 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Week 1 | JMB Podcast Episode 35

4/21/2018
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Episode 35 was recorded in the Guide Shack at the field school at the end of week 1 of the spring, 2018 Wilderness Bushcraft Semester. Christopher Russell and I discuss the challenges we faced during the first week (spoiler alert: deep snow), bushcraft as resiliency in a changing world and the new Journeyman certification student […]

Duration:00:30:30

Living Simply On The Land | JMB Podcast Episode 34

4/7/2018
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How much land does a man need, and what should he do with that land when he gets it? In episode 34 of the JMB Podcast Ed Butler, Christopher Russell and I discuss a simple, low-tech life on the land. I recount a story by Leo Tolstoy titled “How Much Land Does A Man Need” […]

Duration:00:43:20

Myths, Fish, Gear & Minimum Viable Kit (MVK) | JMB Podcast Episode 33

3/21/2018
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In episode 33 of the podcast we discuss a common myth of barehand navigation, the effect of changing air pressure on fish, and gear addiction, evolution and minimum viable kit (MVK). For this episode I was joined by Ed Butler (aka Working Class Woodsman), and for those with sensitive ears we did swear a few […]

Duration:00:44:24

Field Ops International | JM Podcast Episode 32

2/27/2018
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We recorded episode 32 the morning after returning from the Boreal Snowshoe Expedition. I was joined by Dragan Uzelac, Blake Towsley and Colin Clifford, and we discussed the expedition as well as the need for a recreational options for veterans. Upon returning home, I purchased the domain FieldOpsInternational.com, and hope to have some sort of […]

Duration:00:25:42