(don't miss the ending of this posting, to try your memory of who was wearing the bushknife)
The Blacksmith Forge was kept going all weekend with the exchange of hands doing the work. As the metal was heated in the fire and then hammered on the anvil, you were taken back to a time when the skills of the local blacksmith were a necessary part of daily life.
Flint Knapping, Cooking Fires & Bush Skills
Ross Hinter patiently tries his hand at Flint Knapping
Adrian Breeuwsma has been flintknapping for 13 years now, starting at the age of 15. He creates inspiring pieces and offers an interactive learning experience.
Mors Kochanski, Rat Root Rendezvous, 2015
Wikipedia writes - "a Canadian bushcraft and wilderness survival instructor, naturalist and author"
Brian McBride, Alberta Junior Forest Warden Association
This was my first year to attend the annual Rat Root Rendezvous with Ross Hinter. Located near Wildwood, AB, in the bush, it's a piece of heaven on earth.
Here you will find a gathering of like minded souls. What brings such a diverse group of people together and coming back year after year?
Watch segment of the DVD "Meet Your Local Trapper"
Ross Hinter, 21st Century Trapper
Alberta Trappers Association DVD for Schools, segment showing Ross Hinter and how he got involved in Trapping.
This DVD is a must for schools especially for those students studying the fur trade.
Trapping Beaver during the cold winter months can be a difficult task. It's challenging to locate their travel runs under all that ice.
But it's well worth the effort to take them when their fur is Prime.
Off to the Clarkston Valley to do some Beaver Trapping under the ice with our friends. The day is not too cold, only about minus 20 or so. We unloaded our quads off their trailers and began the trek into the location.
|Quad and Sleigh with Beaver Trapping Gear Northern Alberta|