It was a great start to what may become an annual event.
About 40 souls ventured forth to train, be trained, camp, talk, share, and fellowship for a long weekend.
We had classes on fire building, first aid, BOVs, BoBs, game preparation, FMA, suturing, knots and ropes, campfire cooking, kids lost proofing, tomahawk throwing, making lye soap, setting up shelters, field hygeine and general camping.
Some folks slept in camper trailers, some slept in poncho hooches. One crazy pilgrim slept under a painter's drop cloth. Some were old time campers, some were brand new. We had folks from 3 to 63 out there having fun. Everyone learned something, even old hands like me
. Some lived 20 minutes down the road, some lived on the other side of the country.
The best part for me was, like always, putting faces to names/handles and just getting to talk to folks about everything from building cob ovens our nation's food supply.
We'll be getting pictures up eventually and you'll wish you had been there!
My personal thanks to everyone who came, everyone who instructed, everyone who shared. When it comes down to it - it's all about people.