Campfire Philosophy

The indisputable reality of flickering flames.

Even though I hold a degree in philosophy and have read hundreds of religious and philosophical tracts since my college days, what little insight I have into the nature of things has come to me during excursions alone in the wild, usually while sitting before a campfire. Here are a few samples, derived from the field journal I keep while tramping in…



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Walt McLaughlin

Philosopher of wildness, writing about the divine in nature, being human, and backcountry excursions.