What did you do to prep this week?

This week’s preps – Apr 15 2018

Back to prepping, well back to writing about it at least. Last week was pretty busy for me. We have a rental property that has a collapsed shed in the back yard. Now that we’re almost done fixing up the inside it’s time to move onto the yard, so I started tearing down … Read the rest

Prepper Guns

Getting started with guns, part 1

Prepper guns seem like a really popular topic, at least judging by the number of books and magazine articles on them. It’s almost like there’s an entire industry built on writing about so-called prepper guns. Unfortunately, a lot of it is basically just gun porn. It sells magazines but doesn’t give you much practical … Read the rest

Happy Easter

Happy Easter. Easter is my favorite Holy Day (nee holiday). I like it better than Christmas, Thanksgiving, and July 4th – Independence Day. I like it for the spiritual implications, but even if I wasn’t a Christian I’d like it because it signifies renewal. It’s fitting that we celebrate Easter in the spring. When the dead cold of winter is … Read the rest

Please send me some locust borers…

Please send me some locust borers!!! When we bought our home in 2003 it had a pretty black locust tree in the back yard. A variety of the black locust called purple robe. Besides shade, it gave us a show of lovely purple flowers every spring. The relationship turned sour soon though. It kept sending out little sucker roots every … Read the rest

Husqvarna Carpenters Axe, first look…

I decided to try a Husqvarna┬áCarpenters Axe because I want to learn some woodcrafting skills. I decided on the Husqvarna mainly because I can’t afford a Gransfors Bruk carpenter’s axe. In looking at pictures of both, I actually preferred the slightly curved bit on the Husqvarna to the straight bit on the GB. The Husqvarna is a Swedish made … Read the rest

Best bushcraft backpack?

The other day I read a post on another blog listing “The 10 Best Bushcraft Backpacks for 2018.” There were some nice packs on the list (and they all had convenient links to buy them on Amazon) but none of them are what I consider to be the best bushcraft backpack. Day hiking? Sure. Backpacking? At least one good one. … Read the rest

The Truth About Axes

I confess that until this year I never owned an axe. We don’t have a lot of trees where I live, and besides my dad left me a nice Stihl chainsaw when he passed away. Lately though I’ve been thinking I need to learn how to use an axe. I mean what kind of self respecting Backyardsman would stay clueless … Read the rest

KETO diet – just Man Up

There’s a blog I read on a pretty regular basis. The writer usually has good info but he tends to stuff his writing with lots of affiliate links. OK I guess, everyone needs to make money and after all I don’t have to click on them…

He seems to be on a new theme – the KETO diet. Nothing wrong … Read the rest

Holy MOLLE!!!

I need another pack like I need a hole in the head but sometimes I can’t help myself. I was looking for some ALICE gear for me Hellcat pack and I stumbled across this desert camo MOLLE II large pack for sale. Big deal, they’re all over the place right now. Except this one was only $86.98 plus shipping. Oh, … Read the rest