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Outdoor Photography

So as to better inform others of the activities and adventures that are taking place at True North, we make the effort to regularly alternate our various photographs.  Like the ones that currently grace the header and footer of our Facebook page.  Thanks to local professional photographer, Abie Livesay, we are extremely lucky to have more than a few beautiful ones from which to chose.

During the weekend of May 26-27, 2012, True North hosted a “Fun” Survival Overnight for a group of individuals who have some of the highest PMA levels that Erik and Larry have ever seen.  True North planned the event in order to help make up for a survival training course for which this group had registered the previous November, but which … How shall we say? … had gone slightly awry thanks to an unplanned abundance of hunters roaming the Laurel Highlands searching for bears.  But thanks to Larry’s quick thinking and wonderful administrative abilities, and this group’s exceptional can-do spirit, the event moved to another location and ended up being a terrific learning experience for everyone.  Still, Erik (wracked by pangs of guilt) wanted this group to be able to get together in order to refresh and practice their wilderness survival skills, and have much fun in the process … all without being interrupted by men in blaze orange hats and big rifles!

But just when planning for this event couldn’t seem to get much better, Abie, who also happens to work at Exkursion Outfitters, asked Erik to tag along so that she could snap pictures of the event.  Now, knowing that Abie takes some the most stunning wedding photographs in the Western Pennsylvania region, it took Erik a whole 1/2 of one second to think about it and agree!  Plus, he knew that the group would love having her along … which they did.

Anyway, since words can’t communicate as well as photographs, please be sure to check out our Facebook album entitled “Fun” Survival Weekend – May 2012 which features many of Abie’s shots.

Better yet, please treat yourself by checking out her website: www.AbieLivesay.com.  Whether individual or commercial, indoors or outdoors, special occasion or specially mundane, Abie captures a moment that clearly reflects its emotion and character.

Erik Kulick leaning aginst wall with True North badge on blue shirt

About the Author

Erik is the founder of True North Wilderness Survival School. He is a police officer, EMS provider, a Wilderness EMT, and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He has been featured in national and international media, including CNN, the Associated Press, and Backpacker. To learn more about Erik, visit him on LinkedIn and be sure to follow him on Facebook.

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