<![CDATA[Blog]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:39:45 GMT Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:39:45 GMT LemonStand <![CDATA[My Brother]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/my-brother https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/my-brother Tue, 26 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT Goo

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<![CDATA[Harry : Godspeed]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/harry https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/harry Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT &nbsp;

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<![CDATA[Keys Reloaded]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/keysreloaded https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/keysreloaded Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT .

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<![CDATA[Division No.18]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/divno18 https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/divno18 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT ""

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<![CDATA[Summertime]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/summertime https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/summertime Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT -

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<![CDATA[Bulletproof]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/bulletproof https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/bulletproof Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Story By: Wil Beaucher

It's not everday that you meet a person who knows how to live as primitevly as possible, none the less, someone who dedicates their life to teaching others how to do so too. After hearing about an Ex-Navy Seal named Madison Parker, who’s not only a legendary master of primitive survival skills but also teaches them to platoons of active-duty seals and special forces in the middle of nowhere, I knew we’d found the subject of Bote’s next story. Eager to meet this man and learn everything about him, the BOTE team headed down to Marianna, Florida to spend a weekend with him. 

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The Chipola River had just crested, overflowing her banks. Passing stilt houses in the area told us this was not uncommon. The temperature was dropping and as we pulled down the long dirt drive, we all exchanged glances and wondered aloud what the hell we were doing there. We stepped out of the van at the base camp for Bulletproof Primitive Supply Company, located on the banks of the Chipola River in Marianna not really knowing what to expect. We heard the stories, but now we were there. Is this guy going to suddenly appear out of a wall of mud, exclaiming that WE drew first blood? Nothing could be further from the truth. 

madison parker at his home in marinana fl

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“Around here, boys!” It was the man we came to meet, Madison Parker, taking care of his dogs that we will learn later, are his tribe. A gentleman in every sense, Madison quickly offered us anything we needed while we were there to let us know we were welcome. 

It’s clear that Madison’s time in the military has instilled respect, not just for others, but for himself and everything around him. His personality is a combination of brash and easy going. He’s a man that’s figured out the best way to do things and has been doing them that way for many years, yet was totally willing to jump on the inflatable paddle board, and hunt around the flooded property with a hand-made sling shot. It was clearly time to immerse ourselves into Madison’s world. To learn the key to this man’s chosen lifestyle and complicated teachings about primitive survival. 

madison parker hunting squirrels on SUP

Simplicity. This is paramount to everything in Madison’s mission, however, nothing he crafts or teaches is “simple”. A goal of accomplishing tasks in the same way primitive man accomplished them is, to say the least, not the easy way. But for Madison, utilizing only what can be found on his land, and using his honed ability to craft it into a tool, weapon or even another tool to make weapons, is the honest way. One based on skill and pride. The only way.

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Even with Madison’s decades of experience, it’s still a lot of work, and according to Madison, that’s okay, “We were made to make, we were created to create.” This is a story about something universal, something we’re losing over time, and is not only appropriate in these chaotic times, but necessary. A story based on humanity, pride, and nature. It’s about getting back to the basics of who we are and what we’re doing here. These are things that will surely resonate with just about everyone, and is very fitting for the human brand. 

To learn more about Madison Parker, click here.

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<![CDATA[Murphy]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/murphy https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/murphy Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT -

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<![CDATA[Getaway]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/getaway https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/getaway Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT --

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<![CDATA[Rodeo]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/rodeo https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/rodeo Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT -

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<![CDATA[Ahimsa]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/ahimsa https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/ahimsa Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT -

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<![CDATA[Anything but Mainstream - Apalachicola River]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/anything-but-mainstream-apalachicola-river https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/anything-but-mainstream-apalachicola-river Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT -

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<![CDATA[Operation Phoenix]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/operation-phoenix https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/operation-phoenix Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT -

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<![CDATA[Belize on the Fly]]> https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/belize-on-the-fly https://www.boteboard.com/blog/post/belize-on-the-fly Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT -

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