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Our Mission:  To Document & Learn The Panama Coclé Jungle Cultures
Celebrating Our 27th Anniversary  1988-2015

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CLOTHING
women's
men's
SHELTER
tent's
bed & bath
insect & snake aids
back packs
navigation aids
power & light
seating & tables
     
  Master Agriculturalist Veto is the means behind The Panama Jungle  study.  Veto is sought out by many of The Panama Jungle Region farmers and crop specials.  A jack of all trades, Veto is a house builder and road engineer for The Panama Ministry of Public Works.  He, his 8 kids and wife of 32 years are the back bone of  The Panama Jungle Project.  Veto just turned 58 years old in June 2013.
     
DINING
food & drink
cooking &
utensils
ACTIVITIES
hunting & fishing
recreation & communication
photo & video
rappelling &
 sling shot
MISC
knifes &
machetes
first aid
 
 
 
 

 

  

 

 

     
 

   About The Panama Jungle
Twenty Five years ago all outsiders were known as "La Jente De Aya" or "The People From The Distance".  Now that the road has arrived and the last bridge is completed, the old ways of life are going to change and be gone within the next generation.  We have built over 5 houses on the mountain side from which we can conduct the continuing culture study.  This photos is of my daughter with some of her cousins and her uncle Veto.  Veto is one of my 5 best friends in the world and I have worked on 4 continents.


The Family Support Team
2007

Our documentation and cultural study.  The Panama Jungle Project is always working and looking for new subjects and ideas to explore in this remote environment. We are currently working on 5 videos to show the life and culture of the Coclé mountain jungles.  During that time we will be creating new video and photo ideas to bring to you.
Blake and Emelia are the outside and inside link to
The Panama Jungle Team

Emilia was Blake's guide on the
first trip in 1988
They were married later that year

All photos on this website were taken by Blake and Emelia

 

Original team organizer, Fred Spurlin, took his first trip to the San Miguel River Valley in 1984.  It is through his inspiration that The Panama Jungle Project exist.

 


This website is dedicated to his memory

 

Fred Spurlin came to Panama in 1974 as the Librarian of Canal Zone College.  He started the first photography classes at Canal Zone College.  From that position he moved on to work directly under school superintendent David Spear  and  vice superintendent Bob Daulstrum.  In 1978 he took on the task of renovating Building 861 on Albrook Air Force Base in order to facilitate the move of the Panama Canal Company Schools to the post treaty DODDS School system.  During the time of 1977 till the Panama Canal Zone  transition period Fred Spurlin was the Sub  Superintendent  of The Canal Zone Schools system.
   

  
His talents are the driving force that have put together the visual makeup of this website.

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