Posts tagged: outdoors19-Jul-2014Hiking around the Marin Headlands
More info here: http://www.nps.gov/goga/marin-headlands.htm
15-Jul-2014Rodeo Beach at the Marin Headlands
17-Aug-2012review: “Quanah” Damascus Knife from DealSergeant.com
This is a Damascus knife I ordered from DealSergeant.com. Pretty cool piece of steel. Got it on sale for $60US.
From Deal Sergeant’s product description:
Quanah Parker (1850-1911) was among the last of the free-ranging Comanche warriors who once terrorized the high plains. Parker ascended to the rank of war chief through brave acts in almost constant [...]
01-Apr-2012book review: The Complete Book of Outdoor Lore (4th printing: 1966)
Found this gem at the thrift store for sixty cents (sixty-five cents after tax). Do they even sell burlap sacks or potato sacks anymore?
31-Mar-2012Silk worm web at Cooper Lake
20-Feb-2012gear review: Ontario TAK-1 knife
Quick overview of a new toy I got in the mail today, an Ontario TAK-1 knife — fixed blade, plain edge. Thing came out of the box SHARP as hell. Slices through cardboard and business cards like butter.
It’s a bit longer than I expected, which is my own fault for not researching the products [...]
20-Feb-2012Dead baby squirrel on the side of the road
Was out walking the dogs and came across this little guy. Looks like he’d been mauled. A patch of skin was torn off his scalp, and there were scrape (or bite) marks all over his body.
16-Jan-2012Dayhike: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Went for a quick dayhike around Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. It was about a 6-mile hike. 3 miles in, 3 miles back. Give or take. My favorite place to go rambling through the woods (when it isn’t hunting season). These are just some random spliced shots filmed with a Flip video camera anchored to my [...]
09-Jan-2012Burning a Vaseline-soaked cotton ball
Quick demonstration to show how much longer a cotton ball will burn when it has been soaked in Vaseline versus one that hasn’t.
06-Jan-2012Setting up a tarp tent shelter in the backyard (somewhat clumsily and mostly failing)
But I finally got it looking right in the end. Anyway, it’s good to practice. A few things I learned: 1) Need 6 or more tent stakes (two to stretch out the sides), 2) On warm days, that thing’s an oven. It probably helps to raise the back part up a little to let in [...]