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
Walk-through of my new “tiny house”
First view as the official owner of a one-acre spot of land with a cabin that I picked up for $17,000 cash. It’s about an hour’s drive east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. I’m going to call this place Rancho Koogmo. (Apologies in advance for the crappy video quality. This was recorded with an iPhone […]
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
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.
Making a camp stove out of an Altoids can and a bottle of Heet
Forgot to record the part where I actually started the fire. Once you’ve got the steel wool inserted into the Altoids can, pour the bottle of Heet directly onto it. (I used up half the bottle to get the water to boil.) Then I used one of those generic military issue magnesium firestarters and the […]