Yonder Journal is the exploration of American Frontiers and Western Principles1. We are Cultural Anthropologists and Sportsmen compelled into the Wilderness to explore, document and publish a lasting and meaningful record of our experiences there. Through a collection of Studies, Briefs and Guides we endeavor to understand and relate those people, places and pursuits the purview of Yonder.
Photographic and written essays the result of proximity, familiarity, curiosity and more often than not, participation.
A series of Reports from the field: a collection of insights, findings, data and observations distilled and/or borrowed from something larger, a timeless chronology, a journal of people and place.
Inspiration & Instructions navigable by U.S. map, organized by category and furnished with downloadable/printable cue-sheets, diagrams, maps, drawings, field notes, annotations and vital statistics.
In 2013 Yonder will publish a collection of Guides cataloging Swimming Holes, Hot Springs, Primitive Campsites, Fire Towers, Wilderness Areas and Brovets. As well, a collection of Studies on Adventure Cycling, Wildlife Biology, Pack-rafting, Mountain Hunting Campaigns, Rendezvous, Randonnuering and Ranching, as well as various other pursuits, sportsmen and environments. Additionally, Yonder will chronicle our experiences in the field through a series of Briefs.
We are a tangible network of photographers, writers, academics, explorer-adventurers and animals. Yonder is made possible through the support and underwriting from a considered collection of Brands whose products we sincerely believe in and genuinely rely on. Our convictions, commitments, character, intentions and attitudes are best summed-up by our trust in, reliance on, and relationship with, wool blankets2.
- “Western” is not a place. It’s an attitude and a quality, the hallmarks of which are self-sufficiency, self-reliance, transformation, rugged independence, saltiness, a predisposition to risk and margins, and a DTF-type of commitment to one’s pursuits. [↩]
- More than reliable transportation or a destination or extensive provisioning, any Explorer or Traveler (or Philosopher/Wanderer) worth his salt, requires only a quality wool blanket. Wool blankets can be fashioned into a jacket, as in a capote, or a cloak or cape. They can be used to wrap and therefore protect your valuables during travel as well as camouflage said valuables regrettably but necessarily left overnight in a car in a dimly lit motel parking lot. In place of an otherwise useless cotton towel pre-and-post hot spring, swim hole and river. As a bedroll, a napkin (albeit an oversized napkin), a pillow, a sack or makeshift bag, a brightly colored and nicely delineated picnic or lunch spot, for love-making, in defense against nearly feral or overly habituated animals, a lightweight saddle alternative, fire containment and for bivouacking and/or enhancing an otherwise primitive shelter. For wound care and poultices. Protection against the elements like dust, wind, direct sunlight, etc., as well as volatile and/or tempestuous weather. Insulation be it fixed, semi-permanent or temporary. To appear Period Correct if which period is the whole of the 1800s. A blanket and/or ad-hoc burrito-style mummy bag. And finally, if need be, they can be soaked in various nutrients, broths, herbs and tinctures for later oral or topical application. [↩]