Knives and other cutting tools

A knife has got to be one of the first tools that early man created.   When you’re in the wilderness, you often have the need to cut things, and having a knife along can be pretty handy.  Because knives are so useful, it’s no surprise that primitive people worked on making knives from flint,… Continue reading Knives and other cutting tools

Lightweight Backpacking with Boy Scouts

Backpacking in Colorado's High Country

I have been a scoutmaster or assistant scoutmaster for 23 of the last 25 years.  I have been involved with boy scout troops in New York, Colorado, and Utah.  I’ve had inner-city scouts, suburban scouts, scouts from poor families, and scouts from wealthy families. Throughout all of my scouting experiences, I have learned that a… Continue reading Lightweight Backpacking with Boy Scouts