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Chicago outdoors: Building a downtown birchbark canoe

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The idea of Jim Miller demonstrating how to build a birchbark canoe in Chicago's River North neighborhood is the kind of thing that gets me thinking about the outdoors and the modern urbanized world.


Those thoughts became the column for Sunday's outdoors page in the Sun-Times.

Miller is an interesting guy who lives and teachs a retro lifestyle in Michigan. Click here for info on such things as MOSS (Michigan Outdoors Skills School), natural tanning, birchbark baskets and canoes.

He will be doing his demonstration at Craftsman Experience at 233 W. Huron beginning Thursday and concluding with a launch of an already completed birchbark canoe in the North Branch at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Teachers, I think he is the kind of guy who would love having students come in and learn/assist with the demonstration.


This gives me an excuse to visit the Craftsman Experience, which sounds like a very neat store.

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