Spending my early years growing up in a city, prior to moving to the farm, my first experiences with the outdoors and outdoor living began with cub and boy scouts. I remember the first time I learned knots, shot a bow, fired a rifle, or went on my first father son camp out. I loved […]
Most of us can agree that ACUs have limited practical applications; I’ve found they do okay in Iraq, some urban environments, are really good in sage brush, and that’s about it. I was looking for some ideas for getting value out of some old uniforms, and after reading about a few experiments in dying uniforms […]
Having been so impressed with the book Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales I felt a need to share an excerpt verbatim from the Appendix. I shared a few personal thoughts and reviews on this book a while back and recommend that you read it. I have never read a finer book on the psychology of […]
Be still and know that I am God. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. (Psalms 46:10, John 14:27, Matthew 28:20) I’m a religious man, but I’ve never begrudged a man (or woman) the right to live […]
I primarily did a little snooping because of all the hype gun violence is getting these days, and wanted to see what the numbers really looked like. These stats are a few years old, but from what I’ve found they still accurately reflect trends in the US, despite slight fluctuations. For your curiosity, but not […]
Going the distance in boots (combat, work, or hiking to name a few) that haven’t been properly broke in can leave you feeling they way I did after backpacking with the scouts in my classy chucks; sore footed and blistered. Ironically I did the same thing the next year with the scouts. When I was […]
The only thing better than a win is a good fail. Here are my top camo fails so far…I’ll add to it as I find more. And a special thanks to North Korea and the outstanding Army Combat Uniform (ACU), I had to limit their fails.
The truth is there is no one solution for every person; and bags should suit the purpose as well as the back packer. If you are going on a day trip then you probably don’t have to be overly concerned; but if you are bugging out, or just going back packing, here are some things […]
FYI, that’s a magnet he’s using above if you can’t tell. And yes I know that shouldn’t be used in conjunction with a thumb drive.
These made me laugh pretty hard. Thanks http://freaky_freya.tripod.com/horror_movie_rules.html, for a good read. Jon When it appears that you have killed the monster, never check to see if it’s really dead. If you find that your house was built upon or near a cemetery, was once a church that was used for black masses, had previous […]