Northern Tier: Training Day 2

June 3, 2013

Well, today was another pretty boring day. I mentioned earlier that today we would start the Wilderness First Aid training. Well, since I already had that they put me in a group to do "work projects." I got lucky with the work projects today. Instead of hauling huge rocks to build portage trails, I was sent to the commissary. Our group of six bagged 50 pounds of freeze dried carrots into 1.5 oz ba...

Northern Tier: Training Day 1

June 2, 2013

Well, I finished my first official day of training. Along with the training we got staff polo shirts, a belt, and custom Arborwear pants. If you have never heard about Arborwear, look it up (right here). They are so thick, I think I could probably use it to splint a broken arm or something. They are the thickest pants I've ever seen, and returning staff say that like boots, they take a couple week...

Northern Tier: Twins Game

May 29, 2013

Well, I just arrived in St. Paul, MN this afternoon. I was lucky enough to get to go to a Twins baseball game this afternoon with my aunt and two cousins. (one of my last chances to experience civilization before I venture out into the wilderness for 2 months) It was a great game and the Twins managed to bet the Brewers 4-1. I've just got a couple more days here in St. Paul and then I finally head...

Northern Tier: Hello!

May 24, 2013

Hello everyone. I decided I would start a blog to try to show you exactly what I will be doing all summer working up at Northern Tier. I should be able to get a post up about once a week, but it will all be dependent on whether or not I can get a ride into Ely, because they don't have internet on base. I hope to also be able to get some pictures in here so you can also see what I am doing all summ...