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Snapshot: Man of the Woods, 1951

Posted July 2, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Way of Life
Man of the Woods, 1951 - Sam McJunkin

Photo and Story courtesy of Sam McJunkin. “My father, Samuel McJunkin, in 1951 after a forest fire fighting effort in the Cascade mountain range in Washington State. He worked for the Forest Service during the summers to help pay for college.  He’s now 83 – still swings an axe – heats his house with wood. His name is Sam as…

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Trade Stories: Aaron Fields, Firefighter

Posted June 19, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Trade Stories, Way of Life
Fire Crew in Tin Cloth

Aaron Fields has been a firefighter for over 13 years, 6 of which have been spent training others in the state fire academy. After a close call in his first fire due to incomplete training, he has devoted his days to perfecting a hybrid fire hose handling method called Nozzle Forward. Now, Aaron can be found traveling the country in…

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Trade Stories: Jason Ramos, Smokejumper

Posted March 14, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Trade Stories, Way of Life
Smokejumper-JasonRamos

Jason Ramos has devoted 25 years of his life to the fire service.  Now a full-fledged smokejumper working out of Winthrop, Washington, Jason has learned to expect the unexpected everyday.  On a clouded and cool afternoon, Filson caught up with Jason aboard his ‘home away from home,’ a custom camper Sportsmobile. How did you become a smokejumper? With any fire…

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