Conquests of Tankbird


Primitive Skills approaches…
July 1, 2009, 10:23 pm
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So Chris and I just got back from Florida yesterday. It was a wonderful trip and it was great to see my parents.

But now we’re back, and I suddenly realized that I go off to Primitive Skills training next week! I leave the 8th and return on the 12th. Out of all the workshops, this is the one I’m most unsettled over, because I haven’t heard much about it. I hadn’t heard of the group before I started researching, unlike bigger organizations like EMS, Zoar or the AMC. That and aside from a fairly informative website and an email confirming that I was all set, I haven’t gotten any other word. They’re totally legit and all, but I’m going to email and ask for some pre-trip info. There’s a list of what to bring, but I want some specifics on what food to bring.

That said, I’m quite excited about it. I’m hoping there’s some solitude: I’m looking forward to some one-on-one time with me and the tent. I process best alone, so being able to work with a group and then practice in solitude appeals to me greatly.

On a side note, I’m eating a grilled cheese sandwich right now and it is DELICIOUS. Wow, amazing.

Anyway. I have a little more shopping to do before primitive skills. I have to pick up a bug head net and a personal cooking set. I already ordered my sheath knife (taking my military commando brother’s recommendation for a Mora knife, inexpensive but good quality) and I’m waiting for it to come in. Oh, and all my food of course.

I hope the weather holds out nice and cool, although the rain can absolutely stop and I’ll be happy. It basically rained for the entire month of June. Now it’s cool, as in 75° for a high, which is very odd for July 1st. But we’re saving money on air conditioning this summer, that’s for sure. I’m glad I bought a warm sleeping bag and that I have warm clothes for my outdoorsiness. Is that even a word?

I’ll hopefully update again before I’m off to Maine.

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