Thursday, December 24, 2015

Dan Haggerty aka "Grizzly Adams," diagnosed with cancer

Hey friends, it is with great sadness that I share this with you. Dan Haggerty, star of the beloved TV show "Grizzly Adams," has been diagnosed with cancer. Apparently, he was having back issues in July and August. After a visit to the doctor, cancer was found in his spine.

Dan was last heard from on Sept 28th, when he said he was optimistic about his fight and said that he was getting bored with all the medical treatments he was going through. Nothing has been posted since. I'm hoping he is still winning his battle. 

As some of you recall, I got to meet Dan at SHOT Show 2014. I have met many celebrities over the years, but Dan was definitely the warmest and most humble, with a great sense of humor to boot. A true gentlemen in every respect.

For anyone wanting to help Dan and his family with his rising medical costs, here is a link to his page if you'd like to donate.

Leah and I send our thoughts and prayers to Dan and his family, and hope he beats this illness soon.



About the author
Jason Schwartz is the founder and senior editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is a former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and has taught bushcraft and wilderness survival techniques to the Boy Scouts of America, interned with the US Forest Service, and studied wilderness survival, forestry and wildland firefighting at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Jason has also written for magazines such as The New Pioneer and Backpacker, including writing the "Tinder Finder" portion of Backpacker's "Complete Guide to Fire," which won a 2015 National Magazine Award (NMA). Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ (without spaces)

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