Tag Archives: wilderness

Singing the Darkness Away

It was late in the season as we moved camp for the umpteenth time to a remote site bordered by snowy mountains in the pristine wilderness of the Yukon Territory. By now I was well-broke in to wrangling horses in … Continue reading

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A Change of Mind (Cast Iron, Soap and the Messiah)

When I first started cooking in camp, I was taught the “proper” way to care for cast iron pans. I was told that it was strictly forbidden to wash cast iron with soap, as it would take the seasoning off … Continue reading

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What do Mosquitoes, A Monk, Caribou and the Church Have in Common?

It’s been a long and busy spring and summer and I apologize for being so long in posting anything new.  I wrote this little piece a few weeks back for my church and I’m just now finding the time to … Continue reading

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Wintergreen, Saskatoon Berries, and Northern Bedstraw

The season was drawing for a close at Northern BC Heli-fishing Adventures on the Nakina, so my son and I took advantage of an afternoon left alone in camp. After fishing for a while down at the Home Pool and … Continue reading

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The Agony of the Leaves

The season I worked as a horse wrangler in the Yukon wilderness, there was a little ritual that I looked forward to each day, called “tea time”. One of the guides I worked with carried a little tea pot in … Continue reading

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The War on Mice In Camp

Mice! Terrible little creatures. Bane of my existence in the bush. There were many many parts of living and working in a camp that I love and can remember fondly. But those little critters drove me batty sometimes. And it’s … Continue reading

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To Fetch an Elk off a Mountain

Nearly every time I feel a deep ache in my lower spine or a weakness in my right hip, I remember the cause of it nearly fourteen years ago on a late September afternoon. I had taken a job as … Continue reading

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