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Giving Thanks for Field Inventories

By the time you finish the Kamana program you will have done at least 52 Field Inventories. That’s quite a few. Field Inventories are a part of almost every single Field Exercise. What I’m trying to say is, they will become or already are a core routine for you if you are serious about doing […]

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Finding My Story

A good story has a way of getting inside you. It can reveal something about where you are in life. Stories also give us a cultural context and sense of continuity. They teach us how to live. In many Native cultures there are stories of the First People, or the Ancestors, that show how people […]

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Finding Your Way

I’ve been studying topographical maps and compass use for several years. By no means does that make me an expert. There is much to learn on these 2-dimensional images of a 3-dimensional world. Contour lines, magnetic declination, water, peaks, saddles, vegetated areas, and the list goes on and on. Do you know what I love […]

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Following Coyotes

If I am in a wandering mood, I often head up the old road, into the valley above my Sit Spot. It has just enough human traffic in the summer to keep the mud puddles in good shape. In the winter it is used by snowmobiles. It’s about 3/4 of a mile of great four-season […]

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City-fied Kamana

I find it amusing that I’m sometimes labeled an “urbanite.” It’s amusing because I’d never label myself that way. Why? Because not two days before writing these words, I was sitting on my back deck at dusk and a white-tailed buck sauntered across my yard within 20 feet of me while in the hollow oak […]

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Confessions of a Busy Naturalist

I remember sitting on the dock at the lake house, where I lived during my time at WAS, in early spring with my friend Michelle. We were watching the sunset, talking about our boy troubles. When it got chilly, we went inside and had some friends over for a delicious home-cooked meal, after which we […]

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Back to Basics: The Sit Spot as Daily Practice

I’m pretty upfront when it comes to telling people about Kamana. “I don’t care if you never buy the program, or if the books just sit on your shelf,” I say. “AS LONG AS YOU GO TO YOUR SIT SPOT EVERY DAY!” Those green books and binders are a fantastic way to help you pay […]

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