It's time for an Adventure!
An adventure can start in the backyard with a fire and a group of friends sharing stories. It can also be a journey into the woods or a campground where fire brings warmth, light, and means of survival. Mickwick Adventurers are a group of people that enjoy exploring the natural world from the bush to the backyard. They are stewards of Mother Nature and master fire-makers. Meet our 2021 Adventurers!
The original Sasquatch enthusiast, Beard-O has been with the Mickwick Team since the beginning. He is a United States Army Veteran and an avid backpacker, mountaineer, and marathon runner. He once packed in a bear-proof canister full of bananas, apples, and oranges (weighing over 30 lbs) just a prove a point about proper bear storage in the backcountry to Mr. Mickwick.
Fire-Making Technique: The lean-to method is Beard-O's go to when it comes to making a fire in the woods.
What do you love about the Mickwick®? I love that it is waterproof, even the wick. It makes my life so much easier knowing I have a reliable means of creating a fire even in the worst weather conditions.
Region: Northeast, Tri State Area (NY-NJ-PA)
Bourbon Bill is a jack of all trades master of none. Practitioner of the old ways. Woodsman, survival, self reliance, Bushcraft, and everything outdoors. He is also a thrower of bladed and pointy objects.
Fire-Making Technique: I cannot choose just one. Each type can depend on the situation; from weather conditions to cooking. So I utilize whichever makes sense at the moment .
What do you love about the Mickwick®? A great fail-safe for all weather conditions. Great addition to any emergency kit or everyday use. From campfires to home fire pits, and even inside the fireplace. The Mickwick has never let me down in getting a fire started quickly, super reliable.
Check out his Adventures Here
Jonny and Colleen Kuehl
Region: Great Lakes and Canada
We love to Paddle / Trek / Camp / Overland and have been adventuring outdoors in our four years of marriage.
Fire-Making Technique: Our favorite fire building style is a hybrid of a tepee and log cabin - it ignites easily and sustains the fire longer.
What do you love about the Mickwick®? We love that the Mickwick is compact and lightweight - perfect for backpacking.
Brian aka The Virginia Woodsman
I have spent the majority of my life enjoying the outdoors starting out as a young man hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, throughout the mountains in and around Central Virginia. Now enjoy learning and practicing bushcrafting, woodland survival, trapping.
Fire-Making Technique: I do not really have a favorite, enjoy using them all. Depends on the weather conditions and the situation.
What do you love about the Mickwick®? Waterproof/compact great item to have/carry in all of your packs to assist you in any conditions that you may face while in the wilderness.
Check out his adventures on Instagram
Northwoods Overland Adventures
Region: Midwest: Wisconsin
Cody and Alexandria are a husband and wife team from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. They love nature photography, Hiking, Exploring, Camping, Kayaking, and of course Overlanding.
Fire-Making Technique: We use the Teepee method for our campfires- No real reason why just what we've always done.
What do you love about the Mickwick®? It is the perfect camping/survival gear firestarter small compact, no kindling needed and best of all LEAVE NO TRACE and all natural.
The Brothers McVeigh
Region: Northwest: Idaho
Carson and Hunter were on the original Mickwick Adventurers Team when it first started. They are back for another epic season.
Fire-Making Technique: The Tepee typically suits our needs, just depends on the situation.
What do you love about the Mickwick®? It is all natural and so easy to use, perfect for backpacking.
Region: Blue Ridge Mountains, VA
Dutch was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He is a lifelong hunter, survivalist, wild camper, and bushcraft enthusiast. He spent nearly 20 years on the Canadian boarder near Niagara Falls, NY as a trail Guide. He currently teaches Native American culture and primitive survival skills. He also spends lots of time with his sons and family on their private land.
Fire-Making Technique: I have great success with the Lincoln Logs.
What do you love about the Mickwick®? Its ability to perform highly in all Mother Nature's weather conditions.
Want to be a Mickwick Adventurer?
Membership comes with the perks of free gear and swag, product, and other benefits. Send us your Outdoor resume and tell us about how Mother Nature has positivity impacted your life (at least 1 paragraph).