Don Meredith Outdoors is a web log about my writing and experiences in the wilds of Alberta, Canada and the world. I live west of Edmonton Alberta near Wabamun Lake.

I am a wildlife biologist by training and a writer and public communicator by profession. I have written a monthly column and several feature articles for the Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine, and have published many articles in numerous other publications, including Canadian Geographic and the Edmonton Journal. I have published two award-winning young-adult (12 years and up) adventure novels, Dog Runner and The Search for Grizzly One. I am a past President of the Outdoor Writers of Canada, and I am a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta.

Besides this blog, excerpts from my books and examples of my writing can be found at my web site, www.donmeredith.ca, where you can also purchase my books. As well, you can follow me on Twitter.

2 Responses to About

  1. Patrick Demets says:

    Hey there Don! Thanks for the very informative site you’ve got there. I noticed in one of your pages a small and compact flint and steel (with the striker/blade sliding into the wood). I have a similar one, and find it very convenient especially for its small size. I bought it quite a while back here in Calgary, and I’d like to get more but can’t seem to locate any. I could make it, I suppose, if I can find a piece of rectangular ferro/flint (all I’ve found so far are round). The only firestarters I can find these days are these fancy and colourful gizmos. Any help is appreciated, Patrick

  2. Don Meredith says:

    Hi Patrick,
    I got that one from the Alberta Hunter Education course when it was run by government. So, I’m not sure they offer that anymore. But you could contact AHEIA (www.aheia.com) and see if they do. I see their online store is being renovated, so you may need to phone them.
    Hope this helps and thanks for the kind words about my blog.

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