Official on line magazine of the
your Editor's Bio in the Jan/Feb issue of the North
American Frontiersmen's "Smoke Signals".
Hey we got the idea working and managed our 1st issue of "Smoke
Signals" magazine for the "North American
Frontiersmen Association" successfully. We have had some
very nice comments from members and non-members alike.
interesting suggestion was we start a section to address
"questions or problems" that members and non-members
are experiencing with their equipage or camp gear. If a
suggested concern has value, we will look into it and see what
can be done. So to make a long story short the NAF now has it's
own "NAF Q&A Message Board". You
have a questions or problems here's the place to have others try
and provide some help.
reading the magazine, if you find a spelling
error, just think of Mark Twain’s statement;
Another one of his statements was;
Boy that last quote is so true as we have found with this
association and how its members have come forward to help with
what ever the project or needs are. Your officers and folks here
thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Cunningham has been helping with my duties, I
wanted a second opinion on how each issue will
look and the information provided is useful and
correct for the period written. Bill stepped up
to handle the task.
Another issue that seems to need be addressed
is when an NAF Apprentice is putting together
their paperwork that several have not included
pictures of themselves along with others in a primitive camp or doing
some of the required skills as stated in the
THIS - ITS IMPORTANT
some of the officers/members thoughts on ideal
times for taking your pictures to be included
with your paperwork for advancement to the rank
of Woodsman (Regular) Membership. This is
really needed if not able to camp with NAF
Members in your surrounding area.
a complete personal outfit
the skills mentioned in the Requirements.
Accumulated 15 days
of total time in the field, under primitive
outings, must demonstrate basic survival skills
such as procuring sustenance (hunting, gathering
and fishing) [PICTURES].
Here's ideas for
good documentation with a few
fires (by at least two methods)
for yourself and others (with and without
maintenance of clothing
forget your signature, its your bond that the
Apprentice measures up to the ideals of the
Association, has fully and willingly
demonstrated the ability to survive under
primitive conditions, in the company of other
members, and is ready to assume full membership
to early American life on the frontier.
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