Thomas Eyler


aka Sapling (Field Instructor)

Where did you go to college and what did you study?
I went to Jacksonville State University and got a B.S in Geography.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Backpacking and competitive nature napping.

If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Fresh baked bread

What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning?
How much longer can I sleep in without being late?

If you could visit any place in the world where would you go?
New Zealand

If you could eat dinner with any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Theodore Roosevelt

Who is your environmental hero?
Edward Abbey

What is your favorite inspirational quotation?
“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius

What color is your aura?

Describe your most embarrassing wilderness experience.
I was bushwhacking through dense bushes while trying to find a spot to dig a hole to “chase a bear” when I accidently dropped the trowel somewhere. I had to try and retrace my steps in this jungle of bushes to try and find the trowel. I finally found it, but I was missing for about half an hour. I of course had to explain what happened to me to the group when I got back.

What is your favorite article of clothing?
Wool socks!