A Fine Shed, Web Development, and a Bushcraft Course with Mors Kochanski

My Dad is building us a shed - he started a couple of days ago, and the supplies (wood, shingles, tar paper, cinder block supports etc...) were delivered yesterday. He's framing the walls today. Tomorrow and Sunday we will finish the walls, the door and the roof together. This is going to fun! This will allow me to clear out the garage so we can park one of the cars in it over the winter. I will post photos soon.

I am doing a little freelance web development for a construction company currently. Always good to keep my freelance web development skills sharp - I focus on managing them at my day job, not coding them. Bora, a senior web designer at a large media company, and who used to work with me years ago, is doing some subcontracting for me - creating some motion graphics Flash work - which was never my strong point. Looks really good, and I am having such a good time.

I am really excited. In early November, I will be driving down to the mountains and forests of New Hampshire to attend a traditional wilderness skills Bushcraft and Survival course with Mors Kochanski, held by Tim Smith of Jack Mountain Bushcraft & Guide Service. The curriculum is creating fire by friction and percussion, knots, making cordage and rope, and more. And taught by Mors Kochanski which should be a real treat.

Spring is going to take care of the pooch, and keep the home fires burning until I come home. Thank you Spring!

The location is described on the web site:
"Our location is one of our greatest assets. Located on a dead-end dirt road beside a picturesque New Hampshire Lake, we're less than an hour from the White Mountains and the seacoast and just across the dirt road from a large, wild area with a few old logging roads and skidder paths running through it. Roughly 120 square miles, it offers mountains (most notably Moose Mountain, Copple Crown Mountain, and Jack Mountain), streams, wild lakes and ponds, designated wildlife management areas, and more woods that most people can shake a stick at (although some people are able to shake a stick at the entire thing). It is home to various plant habitats and animals such as black bears, moose, fishers, and others who need large tracts of forest in which to live.

Rust Pond is 1 1/2 miles long and 1/2 a mile wide. The water is crystal clear and the bottom is sandy and rocky. With the limited boat traffic it is the perfect place to learn the skills of canoeing, kayaking, and casting a fly. It's a great fishery for smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and several other species.

Our location offers unparalleled opportunities for studying the various habitats of the northeast. The seacoast is less than an hour away, as are the White Mountains, and the fabled canoe country of Maine and Quebec isn't far either."

Should be lots of fun - when I find out more the curriculum, what I need to bring for supplies, and if we will be sleeping under leaves in the woods etc... I will let y'all know!



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