Instructor Spotlight: Jack Rule

Jack started his life of outdoor adventuring at a young age “swamp stomping” in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve in South Florida. Jack entered Cub Scouts and rose through the BSA ranks to attain Eagle as a teenager. Growing up in hurricane country, Jack learned, at an early age, the value of disaster and emergency preparations.

Top 5 Beginner Wild Mushrooms

When people hear about wild mushrooms, their first thoughts are usually ones of suffering a painful, messy death. This shows how far removed we’ve taken ourselves from Nature. The famous anthropologist Jared Diamond (Germs, Guns, & Steel) was in the wild with several bushmen who were excited when they found some wild mushrooms, but DiamondContinue reading “Top 5 Beginner Wild Mushrooms”

Five Easy Edible Wild Plants for Georgia Bushcrafters

A key bit of knowledge carried by the OG bushcrafters, such as Nessmuck, Kephart, Hammett, and Jaeger, was wild edible plants. As many did back then, they knew that plants offered nourishment and flavor when cooking in the wild. Nowadays, most people lack this skill and assume every plant is poisonous, just waiting to fertilizeContinue reading “Five Easy Edible Wild Plants for Georgia Bushcrafters”