“These Things we do, That Others May Live.”
These eight words, the international motto of the search & rescue community, are also the foundation of our guiding principles. The preservation and celebration of life is our highest value, and our reason for existence.
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Recent SARCRAFT Blog Posts
“While getting proper rest may not seem important, consider the consequences if you don’t. One night probably won’t affect you too much. You won’t be at your best, but you’ll be alright. But more than one night in harsh conditions with little or no sleep, and things start to unravel…”
“The idea that dandelions are a weed is an extremely new one in human history. In America, it only began in the post-WWII years when suburbs began to plague the land.”
“One very common question we get (usually from those new to the bushcraft world) is, how do you carve with a hatchet? And if you’ve never seen it done, I can see how this wouldn’t make sense.”
“Often overlooked as a bland landscape plant or an semi-invasive shrub, this is, in fact, a valuable medicinal plant with a fascinating backstory that involves plant smuggling and China’s Opium Wars.”
“One of the most maddening things about a finishing up a woodcarving project is the wait for it to cure out. Will it crack? Will it stay intact? Who knows?”
“They say you always remember your firsts… and that couldn’t be more true for us. For our very first Student Spotlight, we want to introduce you to our very first student – Kerri Gebler. “
“Magnolias aren’t native to the more hilly and mountainous regions of Southern Appalachia, however, they will naturalize here. What that means for us it that nearly every magnolia you see in our area is descended from a tree someone planted.”
“…if you’re wondering where I got the one on the right in the photo… I definitely didn’t snatch it from a candlelight Christmas Eve service, if that’s what you think. The Possum Mentality never sleeps.”
“Over the course of 2018, we’ve watched this seed we planted take root and grow into a movement much greater than ourselves.”
“Tall, strong, and regal, red oaks grow to between 100’ to 150’ tall, with trunk diameters of 3’ to 4’. Historically, oaks symbolize royalty or authority, hence the use of oak leaves in U.S. military officer’s rank insignia to this day.”