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I stood there very still for a moment in time on top of the valley of my dear friends farm; waiting as the cool air from the southern breeze made its way up the ridge toward me. Once it enveloped me it felt as though it had cleansed me of all life’s impurities and in doing so, it showed me that no matter from our modern world had any significance in the wild. I was free and the feeling was an overwhelming sense of joy and mixed emotions.

In the woods being surrounded by its raw beauty and ruthlessness, I was free of judgment, free to roam its narrow passages through the dense brush and the dark black waters of the nearby creeks, all the while my soul was being lured further in by the diving beaver as it made its way to the dam.

All my senses were at a heightened state, the sound of the flowing water and the calls of Red-Winged black birds pulled me deeper into the bowels of this vast wilderness. Though my stay as a guest was only for a few short hours, I returned home refreshed.

The smell of smoke from a distant chimney blew in over the vast open fields and as I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, for a moment in time, I found myself standing back in the dark rolling valleys of the Balkans with the sounds of distant gunfire stamped into my memory for all of eternity.

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I love the wilderness for it provides all the ingredients for a sound soul. For I can not wait to return again and in time, I too will become part of this very same southern breeze, and possibly have the chance to share my wisdom through a whisper for the next generation of Canadian outdoor enthusiasts.

I am an old soul and for this I am sure and I feel it through my bushcraft, I have come to realize that I may live now amongst us today but my being is that of a time long ago.

This blog entry is dedicated to all veterans and their families from all over the globe.

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One of the reasons why I enjoy hunting so much is because it allows me to take time away from the fast pace of life and for those few hours I can leave the stress behind. And in fact release it. Feeling good mentally and physically are both equally important and I believe this applies to any sport.

Physically, still-hunting may not seem demanding because it looks similar to slow walking. In fact you are always maintaining a high level of focus while very stealthily taking steps through thick snow and underbrush; and this is extremely exhausting and most definitely burns up a lot of stored fuels.

Eating well, exercising regularly and feeling good mentally are all paramount, especially for your cardiovascular health. Last year, I can remember crossing a lake though waist deep snow and my lungs and heart were working hard. I try to stay away from foods that contain too much sugar or salt and try to eat foods that contain good fuels. Also, when I set off on a hunt, I try to flush my mind mentally and focus on a positive outing. Almost like a ritual that the First Nations may have practiced.

I think it is great that in our society today, whether it is through music videos or health programs, we are encouraged to stay healthy and have good bodies. Mental health is also very important and this is the message my friend has shared with me. 

The other night, I sat down on a chair and my friend completed a session of Reiki and other forms of energy medicine and the results were very neat indeed. Once the treatment is done the results may vary; some people may feel sleepy afterward or experience high levels of energy.

In our current times, there is no shame in wanting to seek out various methods of health treatments such as Reiki or Quantum Touch in order to feel good both physically and mentally.

After my treatment, I had a good meal, drank a lot of water and I can remember feeling rejuvenated. I knew then that I was both ready and looking forward to my next hunt.

Thank you my friend! Check out his Blog Site.

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