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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 9 THE LETHBHIDQE HERALD May Survival teacher understands the wild PHONE 328-6439 or 328-7214 ORDER SWIFT CANADIAN CO. LIMITED HATCHERY DEPT. 224 12th Street N. ALBERTA MONTREAL Kerry O'Connor talked quietly of the of the forbidding of pure cold streams and of animals that grew so used to his presence that he could reach out and touch them in the night. Kerry is director of the YMCA's survival camping which has been introduced to a few schools in Montreal and which he hopes will be accepted and financed by many school commissions in the next few years. He recently led a group of 14 high school students on a five-day survival camping trip into the bush. It was the second trip for the group. The third part of the program will be a canoeing experience. guess I was about 20 when I went away for recalled the YMCA now in his early 30s. LIVED WITH TRAPPER went to La Macaza in northern Quebec to live with a trapper and his family. I liked animals and I guess I didn't really like people that much. I ALKALI-DROUGHT RESISTANCE NEWS.S.O. Liquid Seed Treatment with growth factors Increases Germination Increases Water Uptake Plants Develop Bigger Root Systems HELPS PROTECT PLANTS SALINITY ALKALI STRESS WEATHER STRESS IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GIVE ALL YOUR CROPS THE PROTECTION THEY NEED FOR LESS THAN 800 AN ACRE. Yield or Green Acres Fertilizer Oliver Chemical Co. or Southern Alta. Co-Op S.S.O. Is a product of CANADA WIDE ANTI-POLLUTION PRODUCTS AVA M E Cflldflrv LTD. couldn't figure out why life was so cut-throat and why there were things like segregation. always seemed to work well where humans didn't. I met the trapper first when I was about 17 and I had been staying in a cabin near where he lived. day I went out tracking and saw footprints with dogprints beside them. I followed them and eventually I found big furry guy with traps under his arms. showed me his pelts and explained that the prints beside his were those of a wolf that had been following his trap line. From that point on I took a liking to his way of It was a lifestyle that the bearded Kerry followed for emerging from the bush irregularly to visit his parents. father had a Crown lot on Lac Chaud. I trapped all around the area from La Macaza to James studying the land and living from it. I went into the bush with nothing and came out all fully clothed in animal skins. I went as long as three months without seeing a human face. the winter of 1965-66 there was so much the deer were starving. They huddled up around my lean-to at and I could reach out and touch them. I spent 4Vz years in that just which is a full-time Kerry has an intense love for and when asked if that doesn't conflict with he explained his theories on survival. the beauty of it. Man is just an nothing more. I smelled like an looked like an acted like an animal. The animals came to regard me as nothing TRADED WITH INDIANS To stay he killed. He spent time with the Indians of the trading and living with them. got no business telling these people how to live. They've been doing fine in their 'uncivilized' ways for a long and now we want to come along and change Kerry became well- known as a under the training of the trapper. knew the area from Ste. Agathe to James Bay like you know your own backyard. time I was working with kids on a canoe trip. They were with some coun- sellors. was the first time I had worked with people in a long time. One night I was lying looking at the stars and the counsellors came over and explained to me about constellations and the names if the I never thought about much. learned then that I liked people. when I left them and was alone I almost cracked up. I learned I wasn't meant to be a wild hermit any that I was part of Kerry came home for good and married a sweetheart he had first met when he was dividing his time between bush and civilization. He got a job in a gas sta- tion and worked as many hours as he just so could meet people and talk to Poison ivy Poison ivy season is approaching. The shrub like plant is found in all provinces except and causes and sometimes for those who walk into it. Agriculture Canada research scientists say it is important to wash the affected skin area within 30 minutes of contacting poison ivy. Washing should be done with laundry soap and warm or kerosine or gasoline. Massey Ferguson WORLD'S MOST RELIABLE BALERS MF124 TWINE BALER The MF 124 Twine Baler gives you like the exclusive MF Suretie Knotter most reliable on the and it han- dles synthetic or natur- al -twine without ad- justment for stronger bales. 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