So, with knife around neck, boots on feet and an hour to myself I wandered into the bush to enjoy the sounds and sights that signal the change in seasons.
It was soon obvious that I wasn't the only one enjoying the warmth of the afternoon. Two snowshoe hare and morning fresh deer tracks accompanied by the sounds of the spring birds bouncing from tree to tree.
Along the way I was lucky enough to find a stand of beautiful white birches that gifted me with a few chunks of true tinder fungus. A great find with a real nice spongy orangish core perfect for primitive fire making. I also found a wonderful white pine filled with Old Man's Beard perfect for tinder material.
In the end I was able to spend some time in the bush enjoying what's left of a winter that has brought much growth and experience for us here at Beyond the Fire School of Survival.