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High Lakes Fly Fishing

Recent Update: 10 June 2016________Added Grenet Lake Jefferson Wilderness

Recent Update: 10 Dec 2015________Added 80m/40m SSB Schematics Set 4

Recent Update: 6 Dec 2015________Rabbit Stick Rendevous 2015

Recent Update: 9 Sept 2015________Bridger Wilderness Wind River Range Wyoming

Recent Update: 5 July 2015________Opal Creek Wilderness

Recent Update: 22 June 2015________Sapphire Lake Waldo Lake Wilderness

Recent Update: 8 September 2014________Donaca Lake Middle Santiam Wilderness

Recent Update: 6 August 2014________Jefferson Park Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Video

Jim Riggs:

As many of you know, Jim is still recovering from some difficult

health problems. Since Jim does not "do" email or internet and

likely never will, the best way for us to lift his spirits is to send

an actual letter via snail mail to

Jim Riggs

P.O. Box 627

Wallowa, Oregon 97885

If you know Jim through the primitive skills subculture

Jim would likely benefit from knowing where you are in life and any

memories of times shared with him you might want to reminisce about.

Grenet Lake 2016

Mt Jefferson Wilderness

New Photos Posted: 16 June 2016

No Videos Yet

Rabbit Stick 2015

Idaho USA

New Photos Posted: 6 Dec 2015

No Videos Yet

Bridger Wilderness

August 2015


Photos Posted: 23 August 2015

Opal Creek Wilderness

June 2015


Photos Posted: 5 July 2015

Waldo & Elbow & Zircon & Sapphire & Chetlo Lakes

Waldo Lake Wilderness


Photos Posted: 22 June 2015

Donaca Lake

Middle Santiam Wilderness


Photos Posted: 8 Sept 2014

Jefferson Park

Mt. Jefferson Wilderness


Photos Posted: 3 Aug 2014

Video Posted 6Aug2014

Pyramid Lake

Mt. Jefferson Wilderness


Photos Posted: 19 Oct 2013

Video Posted: 5 Nov 2013

Bridger Wilderness 2010

Photo Captions Added 19 Nov 2010

Snow Camp 2010

Posted 28 Feb 2010

Back Pack Trips

Oregon Water Falls

Primitive Skills Gatherings

Oregon Ice Storm 2008

Friction Fire at Oregon Country Fair

Webb Mtn Lookout 2008

A new experimental back pack stove

The second generation version of the back pack stove.

Installing a Sun Pipe

Making a simple composting toilet

Running white LEDs off a dead Makita drill battery.

Oregon Country Fair

Friction Fire 2007

Photos courtesy of George Filgate Eugene OR 541 342 4718 gfilgate@comcast.net





Updates: 11-Jan-03

Straw Bale Solar House Project

Updates: 7 Nov 2013 with summer 2009

green house project

Straw Bale Cabin

Stuccoing the Straw Bale Cabin

Panoramic View Out House

Dumpster Diving 1

Dumpster Diving 2

Neil's Dumpster Dived Cabin

Monday August 31 - Monday September 7, 1998

Where Mad Max, Intentional Community, Clothing Optional, Post Apocalypse,
Art of Every Known Kind, Pyrotechnics, Post Electric KoolAid Acid Test,
Temporary Autonamous Zone, Live Music, Multi Acre Hot Springs Pools,
Tens of Square Miles of Dry Lake Bed, Anything Flamable, Tchkung!, Massage,
Techno Anything and Everything, and Architechture,meet to burn a 40 foot
high effigy of "the guy she left me for" in the desolation of the Black
Rock Desert of northern Nevada.

Go to Burningman ARF/Pyrodesiac Pic

Burning Man '98 Pics


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