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Pennsylvania Outdoor Life
September 27, 2017

Pennsylvania Outdoor Life

Sunday October 1, 2017

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Uitwaaien Bushcraft Gathering
September 04, 2017

Uitwaaien Bushcraft Gathering

Come join us!!  September 22-23, 2017

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Maintenance Kit
August 10, 2017

Maintenance Kit

The work never stops so I make sure that I am prepared for anything. 

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Dumplings
August 08, 2017

Dumplings

Dumplings should be a staple in every Bushman’s dinner menu!

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The MAX Multipurpose Tool
August 06, 2017

The MAX Multipurpose Tool

The MAX Multipurpose Tool is a unique 7 in 1 field tool built for individuals who need diversity!

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Blazin'
July 20, 2017

Blazin'

Blazing a tree for navigation reference is an important concept every bushman should know.

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Appalachian School Classroom
July 19, 2017

Appalachian School Classroom

The Appalachian Bushman School has a new classroom! 

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Simplicity
July 18, 2017

Simplicity

3 Simple Tools can create magnificent creations in a woodland setting. Make camp life more enjoyable and learn your craft.

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Be Clean!
July 10, 2017

Be Clean!

A simple hygiene kit can be a very valuable asset to any outdoorman. Keeping clean prevents illness, infection, and is a huge morale boost.

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See you there!
June 13, 2017

See you there!

Come Visit us at the Pennsylvania Trappers Convention!!!

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The Jackknife
June 12, 2017

The Jackknife

The Jack Knife or folding knife can be one of the woodsmans most important tools. Iconic to american outdoorsman, this knife should be in everyones pocket!

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The Soviet Trappers Axe
June 08, 2017

The Soviet Trappers Axe

This Trappers Axe is unlike any of the axes we are use to. Thick, solid, and made to work hard!

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Don't Waste Your Time!
June 07, 2017

Don't Waste Your Time!

Don't waste your time wondering aimlessly through the woods. Have a plan and stick to it!

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Oil up before you go outside!!
June 06, 2017

Oil up before you go outside!!

Oil is an important consideration when caring for our tools, but what oil should you use? Lets talk about it!

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What's your angle?
June 05, 2017

What's your angle?

Do you know the proper angle to grind your axe? Do you know that without a proper angle you may not be getting maximum benefit from your tool?

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Stop and Visit!
June 05, 2017

Stop and Visit!

June 10th and 11th, 2017 

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Teach and inspire to learn
April 29, 2017

Teach and inspire to learn

"Wowak teaches and inspires to learn what they truly love about nature"

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The Tinder Bag
April 25, 2017

The Tinder Bag

The tinder bag has proven to be a valuable item in my woodsman's kit

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51 Arduous Days
March 09, 2017

51 Arduous Days

It looks like 2017 will be a good year for outdoor adventurer and master bushman Dan Wowak, who recently completed 51 arduous days trying to survive in the rugged wilds of Argentine Patagonia.

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Hot Sparks
February 22, 2017

Hot Sparks

Hot molten metal sparks...thats all we need!

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Bushcraft or Survival? Maybe both
January 18, 2017

Bushcraft or Survival? Maybe both

What's the difference between bushcraft and survival? Many times these two words are used interchangably but probably shouldn't be.

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The Haversack
January 17, 2017

The Haversack

The Haversack is one of the most versitle pieces of gear a woodsman can carry.

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Calorie Conservation
January 16, 2017

Calorie Conservation

While living in the wilderness of Patagonia, Argentia I learned a great deal about long term wilderness living and how a body reacts to living that way.

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The Preston Mess Kit
January 12, 2017

The Preston Mess Kit

A vintage WWI mess kit, the same kit mentioned by Horace Kephart, and a perfect piece of gear for your classic camping gear.

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