When I was a young boy, I would gaze at my father with joy, to both learn from him, and become like him. He was indeed a real woodsman going out even for a whole month alone just to be in the wilderness. My fondest memories are of his taking me out into the woods all the time. When he died when I was eight, I had to learn that my life was going to continue being a it once was. Its hard when you have no one to teach you and you are forced to struggle and learn life skills alone. You begin to really feel the void of not having that mentor, that teacher you admire so much, one to lean on. But, I thank God for picking up the place where my father no longer could for truly its His guidance and wisdom and help that made me the Marine I became, the husband and father I am, and continue to seek to mature and grow better at being. As for me learning in such a difficult way I have sincerely seen how important it is to get help and guidance. And for this reason, I have made it my personal ambition to share what I have learned to help others who lack. I want to give what I have received to others because I know that wilderness knowledge, and bushcraft skills are not something any should ever feel they have to pay hundreds of dollars for just to learn those skills. I don't believe any person should be owing to anyone when it comes to the things pertaining to living and survival.