I should have created this page long ago, but ... I ... didn't think of it until lately! Sorry gang!
WeatherWool Advisors frequently appear in media, offer courses, publish books and videos, consult on important projects, train government/military personnel ... interesting stuff that is worth highlighting and listing in one spot.
2021-08-27 ... Jerry Fisk on History Channel
Man vs History is a current series on the History Channel "that follows acclaimed storyteller and local historian Bil Lepp as he travels off the beaten path across the country to discover the truth behind mysteries and legends of American history." In Episode 6, the "Secret History of the Bowie Knife", Advisor Jerry Fisk helps evaluate the plausibility of the legend that Jim Bowie's famous Bowie Knife was made from a meteorite. Using technology favored by James Black, Bowie's knifesmith, Jerry makes and then tests a Bowie Knife made from a meteorite. Jerry often wears a WeatherWool CPO Shirt while working in his shop. The wool protects him from sparks and from radiant heat. In this documentary, Jerry wears his CPO Shirt while the Bowie Knife is tested by host Bil Lepp.
2021-07-28 ... Stani in Africa
Advisor Stani Greenway gets around the world quite a bit, mostly spending his time in wild and remote places. One of the activities most important to him is his work in Africa, where he teaches anti-poaching and related wildlife-protection work. I would definitely like to know more about this work and about this photo. Here is what Stani posted on Instagram two days ago:
Some of the beautiful animals “outside the wire” of our bush training camp. During the @lead_ranger Field Ranger Instructor Course, Remote Area Operations module.
Knowing how to correctly move through the bush and react when encountering the various species of dangerous game. Reading the animals body language and understanding the individual species behavior is key. Are they comfortabel with our presence? What are the warning signs they show if we get too close? How to react if charged? Is it a mock charge or a kill charge? The Lioness totally couldn’t care less with our presence, mostly seemed bored. The Buffalo “eying” us lets us know he is aware (warning sign, it stops with his “normal” behavior to focus on us). The Elephant wasn’t impressed with us one bit and made that very clear by charging. Awareness at all times in all directions, stay switched on and know where the wind is coming from. Also a camera lens with a good reach helps 😬 #runningandplayingdeaddontworkhere #bushskills #rangertraining #dangerousgame #conservation #sonyA7R #Sony70-200mm #ilovemyjob #animals #remoteareaoperations #bushcraft #tracking #awareness
2021-07-17 ... Hunter Ed Instructor
Advisor Fisher Neal has just become an instructor for the State of New Jersey's Hunter Education Programs. Knowing Fisher very well, I have no doubt he'll do a great job teaching not only Hunter Ed, but also Hunter Ethics and Nature Appreciation. A lot of people will get "the right start" thanks to Fisher.
2021-07-12 ... Advisor Ron Spomer
Ron is one of the most-published outdoor writers ever. Ron also publishes some great video. He recently published in Sporting Classics Daily a great article describing 8 Essential Rifle Skills.
2021-07-06 ... Bob Padula AWA Certificate of Completion
Longtime WeatherWool Advisor and Consultant Bob Padula (the guy who teaches us about wool!) was awarded the American Wool Assurance Certificate of Completion. As this program grows, we expect all the Ranchers from whom we buy fiber will be certified. Bob's Certificate Number (43-162-526-0813) can be verified at the AWA site linked in this entry. CONGRATULATIONS to Bob, the whole Padula Family and the PM Ranch!!
2021-07-02 ... Advisor Josh Enyart has a book, SURVIVING THE WILD, coming out now! Congratulations, Josh, and Best Of Luck with it. We know there is a huge amount of experience, dedication and hard work to be found on those pages!
Here is the text and photo Josh posted yesterday on Instagram:
Look what was here waiting for me when I got back from Utah! She’s a beaut, Clark! Just a real beaut! My first book, Surviving the Wild, available for pre-order on Amazon or wherever you get your books most likely. Releases July 13th!
Here is the image and text Stani posted on Instagram:
Excited to hear 2 projects I recently worked on as a Journey Producer have been nominated for Emmy awards 💪🏽
For this one @megan_hine and myself scouted the locations in Africa and Europe finding and listing the possibilities on the ground for the basic creative; outdoor adventure type challenges and stunts, survival and bushcraft. As well as setting up the framework to practically make it possible to film; wilderness logistics, risks and mitigations, emergency plan etc. We then pass on this initial creative and plan to Exec Producer @robbuchta (who originally came up with the idea for this interactive show) and director @ben_simms who both are creating the actual story line. This being an interactive show with viewers choices, multiple story lines evolving simultaneously, choice consequences and matching timelines within the different story lines, it is a brain breaker.
It’s a maze but we enjoyed the challenge to pre plan for all contingencies and reactions. Weather changes, animals behavior and their moods of the day, heli’s/boats/4x4’s, mountain safety, tidal timings, technical rope work, crew logistics and safety, covid restrictions, wilderness acces and egress, local safety teams, etc. All has to fit and pre thought out and then made real in such a way it can actually be filmed. Proud to been part of this project with such an experienced crew and brilliant local fixers working together to make it happen. @mungothecameraman @danbowring @lizzieschulze @yomp @fabianequey @joe_rainer @alison_ercolani_troski @paul.chronicles @jgsound88 @ross_bowyer @wjsblythe @mark__samuels @stringbean_films @netflixfilm @michi_portmann @fixer_italy
2021-05-23 ... Megan Hine on Discovery Channel
Beginning Wednesday, May 26th at 10PM Eastern Time, Discovery will begin airing a series on the "Curse of Akakor". WeatherWool Advisor Megan Hine joins a team searching for Akakor, a rumored lost city, and for clues to the fates of three explorers who disappeared on a previous attempt to find Akakor.
Page initiated 2 July 2021 (with some backfilling) by Ralph. New entries will be dated individually.