About

Art by Jennifer Lynch

Hi! Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. Here’s where I share about my home and garden projects, tried and true recipes, the rigors and rewards of gardening in this tough northern landscape, and safety tips about how to survive if lost in the woods.

In my part of the world, not only do outdoor enthusiasts risk an unexpected, dangerous night outdoors, but anyone can get ‘lost in the woods’ on a weekend road trip if their car breaks down beyond reliable wifi. People depend too much on their cars and cell phones, and not enough on developing some basic survival skills, in my humble opinion. Therefore, amidst the recipes, gardening, and home crafting tips, there will be the occasional post about bushcraft skills and backcountry camping trips.

Art by Val Stokes

Art by Val Stokes

Just so we’re clear… my kind of ‘bushcraft’ here is about starting a fire without a match, axe use and safety, shelter building, water purification, and foraging if needed. In my bushcraft posts there might be a drawing of how to skin a fish or make small animal traps, but there will never be butchery or hunting photos so have no fear. No graphic images on this site. There’s a place and a time but this isn’t it.

Thank you for visiting! From my kitchen and front yard to my camping adventures in the backcountry and then back home again, my travels and recipes are something I want to share with you. May you find joy in life’s adventures and freely shine your light.

~Inga the Fire Tender~

 

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