Mors Kochanski - very sad news, thoughts, prayers...and cards.

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by C_Claycomb, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. C_Claycomb


    Dec 11, 2000
    This morning I was contacted by a friend of mine who has been a close student of Mors with the very sad news that Mors has been diagnosed with cancer and may not have long left. When I went to post on another forum, I found that Don Kevilus had posted this on Facebook and that there was already a thread on BushcraftUK.
    Don Kevilus is with Mors Kochanski and 3 others.
    Yesterday at 14:38 ·
    With a heavy heart I am informing the greater bushcraft and outdoor community .That my dear friend and wise Yoda, Mors Kochanski has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and is very ill. He is truly the patron saint of bushcraft. His books, videos and teachings of how to be comfortable and enjoy the wilderness has touched us all. So at request of the family if you would like to send support and encouragement.I'm sure he would love a card or email.
    Contact information below;
    gmail (he is not in the habit of checking but we will try to do better)

    Mors Kochanski
    55205 Range Road 152
    Yellowhead County
    T7E 3R8 Canada

    He’s a pretty special fellow to us all!


  2. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003
  3. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    I'm sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers to him and his family.
  4. buckfynn


    May 1, 2011
    Smoke and prayers sent for Mors and his family.
  5. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Very sad news. Mors is a survivor -

    best regards

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  6. Brad "the butcher"

    Brad "the butcher"

    Dec 15, 2008
    That fricking sucks.......I am 49 and have been following him and learning through his books etc for 25 years.....he deserved better?
    Thought he was going to be like my grandpa functional into his early 90s fishing with the old guy at 89 and he carried the 20 horse mercury 80 yards to the boat......lived til 94! Mors. Always reminded me of him
    Prayers sent to the master!

    Can't believe i am the 5th poster about this......a lot of new faces here need to recognize!!,,....a few years ago this would have been 5 pages long!
    buckfynn likes this.
  7. theJman


    Sep 2, 2015
    Very sad to hear. Mors is a trailblazer in the world of outdoor activities.
  8. wildmike


    Nov 17, 2007
    Very sad news indeed!
    One of the most realistic bushcraft icons out there.
    He and his family will be in my prayers!
  9. unklfranco


    Apr 2, 2011
    1 more family saying the Rosary for a dear one. God bless him and his family. He gave alot for us who love nature and we appreciate him.
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  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I wish Mors Kochanski well with his struggle with cancer. Smoke sent!
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  11. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks for sharing the unfortunate news. I enjoy his teachings.

    Smoke and prayers sent.
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  12. hollowdweller


    Sep 22, 2003
    Oh that's sad. Wonder if he has a history of asbestos exposure?
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  13. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Really wish we had a "don't like" option for posts like these. --What does it matter?--KV
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  14. hollowdweller


    Sep 22, 2003
    Not sure if you were talking to me, since you didn't quote me. I used to work at a paint plant where they made asbestos paint in my college years and several of my pals there died of mesothelioma due to their exposure and it was a sad thing.
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  15. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    I fail to see what that has to do with everyone else here expressing their condolences and best wishes to Mr. Kochanski. How he got ill is now irrelevant.--KV
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  16. hollowdweller


    Sep 22, 2003
  17. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    More sad news this year. Prayers for Mr. Kochanski
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  18. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Mors passed away today. Smoke and prayers up for he and his family and friends. And appreciation for all the teachings he left us and the people he inspired to carry on his life long passion. Most of his books are still available if you don't have them and many videos are still up on youtube. Thank you Mr. Kochanski.
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  19. buckfynn


    May 1, 2011
    RIP Mors. My condolences to the Kochanski family.
  20. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    One of the bushcraft giants has passed on. I honestly know very little about him.
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