Granite Falls Boy Scout Day

Well, today I traveled out-of-town to Granite Falls NC to exhibit my teepee and demonstrate some survival skills. It was Boy Scout Day, and many Public Service groups such as the County Rescue and Sherrifs’ Department attended with outreach materials and displays. Various Boy Scout Troops displayed crafts and skills like knot tying, technical wall climbing and more. Meanwhile, I had invited a guest by the name of Josh (shown in the photo) to join me during this event. He had attended my first public presentation last year where he was keenly attentive and even took notes, so I figured he was the right choice to teach more. As I set up the teepee he tried out several optical fire methods, and was delighted with his success.

As the day progressed I met many wonderful people, some of whom had stories and techniques to share from their life experiences. This is one of the elements that I really enjoy – learning from others… and of course, I enjoy sharing with others some facts and techniques that I have learned. During one of these moments I explained that there are edible plants all around, and that I often sample them as I find them, so that I can continue to develop a taste and appreciation of them. On the lawn I picked up some clover blossoms which were surprisingly sweet, and some narrow leaf plantain. Later, a woman came to me and mentioned that while she was standing in line at a food concession, she observed a man chewing on a clover blossom. She questioned why he was eating it, and he directed her to my area and was delighted with what she found.

It turned out to be a great day, and I would like to express my thanks to those of you who are accepting my invitation to visit this website. Browse around and let me know what you think.

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