Posts tagged: outdoors

Hiking around the Marin Headlands

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Rodeo Beach at the Marin Headlands

Rodeo Beach at the Marin Headlands

review: “Quanah” Damascus Knife from

This is a Damascus knife I ordered from 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 [...]

book 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?

Silk worm web at Cooper Lake

gear 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 [...]

Dead baby squirrel on the side of the road

Dead 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.

Dayhike: 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 [...]

Burning 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.

Setting 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 [...]


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