fire walk with me

- My brother B's response to this morning's post.





B is leaving very soon for the Wilderness where he will be teaching kayaking and Outdoor Leadership for several weeks.
I'm quite sure he not only has the napalm skills but has also perfected the Leave No Trace style of camping.

Comments

Tuli said…
That is FANTASTIC!

Cottonball wicks! Who woulda THUNK it?

(Lemme just say that having a Bic in your fire kit "just in case" is super smart!)
jenontheedge said…
I want a brother like that!

Both of mine would be utterly USELESS in the wilderness. We would all die of exposure/starvation/bear attack.
Tuli said…
TOTALLY forgot to mention your reference to Twin Peaks. DB and I started dating because I have TP on video and he wanted to see it. hehe.

(Have a bit of a blog-crush on BB now. And BB's lighter-carrying brother!)
barbra said…
That was tres awesome.
Ginaagain said…
He is a very useful brother! I wouldn't have sold him to wandering gypsies. Unfortunately my brothers weren't quite as useful...
eurolush said…
B clearly needs to go on Survivor and win that million dollars.
MsCellania said…
I needed your brother right here, last night. We could not get the gas grill going. I'm sure that fire kit of his had something that would've worked better than the Swift Kick I gave the barbeque.
Genetics are so interesting aren't they. I can see that the list compiled by at least one of your sons could well have been something your brother may have come up with back in the day!
Anonymous said…
I have FOUR Eagle Scout brothers---yours trumps them all. (well, in fire-wielding, at least)

Caveat S'more?

Jane
Amy A. said…
Your brother ROCKS!!
Anonymous said…
Meh, sure, we make fire. Next week B, show the world how we make sluice juice...
Ok, so MacGyver Blackbird Brother (MBB) is clearly a legend.

I just know in my heart of hearts he's all across the poop in a tube type camping.

How he's framed himself in this is awesome - the overhead light, the wooden cabinets, the knives...
Anonymous said…
Can I send you my child to go with him and LEARN something? This wilderness camping sounds fantastic. Soemthing else we don't have here...
paola
Badger said…
HOW CUTE IS B?!

And where the hell was he on Memorial Day when my husband was tipping over a canoe with our children in it?!

I totally think B's Survival Tips should be a regular feature on your blog. In case you're taking a vote or anything.
Badger said…
Er, I meant B's VIDEO Survival Tips.

Gah.
Suse said…
That was great!

I hope that by the end of the summer you will post a video of YOURSELF lighting a fire with the aid of nothing but a toothpick, a jar of vaseline and a bundle of dried leaves.
Jennifer said…
This post brought a smile to my face :) That was excellent! Thanks for the cotton ball tip! Will try that.
Anonymous said…
what a coincedence--my 17 yr old will be leaving in a little over a week to take a kayaking /rafting Nols course.

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