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Bushcraft Reality

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
11
For a few years now I have fantasized about VANLIFE. Getting a van and hitting the road to live out of and living the life of a traveler. There is something romantic about the thought. Maybe it is akin to being a Pirate in the modern day? But I just watched a video about the reality of...

Comments: 20 Oct 20, 2018

Sell it all?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
11
Now that the wife is dead and I have no kids and living in this house alone is working for me, I am considering selling everything or nearly everything I own and buying a camper and hitting the road. I really have nothing to hold me down now other than my job. I have some savings put up......

Comments: 17 Oct 20, 2018

Leaving my comfort

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
“Do one thing every day that scares you” -Eleanor Roosevelt I’m one of those people that like to go over the bad before the good. I like to get the bad out in the open and end on a happy note. So I’ll be starting with the bad news and then move into the good. Ok. Here goes. I’ve been...

Comments: 8 Oct 20, 2018

Time...stop being so slow

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar. I love not Man the less, but Nature more. –Lord Bryon, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage I’ve been doing a lot of reading since my...

Comments: 3 Oct 20, 2018

How long?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
11
How long does one mourn? I am ready to move on but I feel guilty. It’s like there is nothing more I can do so I feel like I need to move on. Everything has been taken care of as far as I can. There will probably be medical bills coming for months but everything else has been taken care of....

Comments: 34 Oct 20, 2018

Where did I leave off again?

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Well I'm sure alot of you might have been wondering where I went off to, and to answer your question....no where. A month ago I posted blog on my laziness. Well it's only went down from there to be honest. I've had no motivation to type up a blog, nor practice any of my "bushcrafty" things. My...

Comments: 4 Oct 20, 2018

Closing out my old life...

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
11
I am spending the last few days of this week closing out my old life so that I can move on with the new. It is hard to believe I am a widower. Her kids are coming to get what they want, then friends will come to get the rest. By the weekend it will be just me and my stuff. On Monday I will be...

Comments: 15 Oct 20, 2018

I am lost...

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
11
Many of you know of my wife’s fight with cancer and now her decision to quit fighting and enter hospice. The last 4 weeks have literally been hell on earth. Trying to get her some help and her final decision to just face death. She is still in hospice as I type but is going down quick. They...

Comments: 25 Oct 20, 2018

Apathetic, Callous, even lazy…

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
I’m not proud of myself here lately. These past couple of days, I’ve seemed to have become complacent with myself you could say. I’ve been going to the gym and working during the day. However my down time….I have not been using the best of it. I can’t seem to find that motivation I had when I...

Comments: 9 Oct 20, 2018

To a new place

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Hey yall, I’m gonna admit…I have a bit of writers block at the moment. I seem to be having an issue remembering what I did yesterday. I can remember parts of it so I’ll update what I can. Looks like the heat is getting to me already and I aint even been here that long. What is a year gonna do? I...

Comments: 3 Oct 20, 2018

It\'s been a few....

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
hey yall, it's been a few days. I've had a lot going on the past few days and just haven't gotten around to posting a blog. Even got a blog site going....it's in its early stages....just wanted a little more "freedom" to posts and pics and such is all. I'll leave the link at the bottom if yall...

Comments: 2 Oct 20, 2018

Well this is easy!

Daniel Klinglesmith

Ornory Old Dog, Male, from Louisville, KY
Blog Posts:
1
People make such a big deal out of sports. Mostly they talk about how easy some sports are, especially the ones they don't play. Others like to talk about how great they are at the sport they do play. I'm here to tell everyone that there are no easy sports. I loved to play golf when I was able,...

Comments: 8 Oct 20, 2018

I'm late

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Yep, I am late on my blog post. I apologize. It seems I am becoming busier as the days pass. I’m not sure if I consider it a good thing or a bad thing. Good being the time goes by more quickly (figuratively) and bad being I don’t get as much lazy time, which allows me to practice my knots and...

Comments: 2 Oct 20, 2018

Grumpy old man

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
I must say, there really isn’t an upside to living in a 50 man tent. Some people think there’s some “brotherly” cohesion in it. I beg to differ. Maybe it’s just my personality. I admit I am an introvert. I would rather be left alone to my thoughts and sipping coffee, than join in on the pranks...

Comments: 6 Oct 20, 2018

Something I never expected

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Another 2 days down since I last posted. It seems I've started something, so I suppose I'll post every other day. So lets start with yesterdays events..... Yesterday, was a day I wasn't prepared for. It started as a regular day, just my regular 4am gym session with Stevens and a formation at...

Comments: 7 Oct 20, 2018

My First Time and Root Beer fish

MrEUser

The Wandering Apistevist, Male, from Denver, Colorado
Blog Posts:
3
My strongest, happiest, fondest memory of the outdoors happened when I was eight. My dad took me to heaven.. well, we call it Yosemite. On our way there, we stopped at an old gas station. The kind that still sold "regular." As we walked up to the door, there was a flat cooler with bottles of...

Comments: 5 Oct 20, 2018

Americas Day

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Happy 4th of July yall!! I hope it has been a a day of celebration, while surrounded by family and loved ones. If yall are following me, you probably noticed there was no post yesterday. I will not lie....I fell asleep. I normally post my blogs about an hour before the time I go to bed,...

Comments: 2 Oct 20, 2018

Hot head

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Today, was....a day to say the least. Woke up at my normal 4am. Battle buddy that wanted to go to the gym.....sound asleep. Oh well. My other battle buddy met me outside and we head to the gym. The gym was slammed packed at 430am. Great....We get done with our workout and I'm in high spirits....

Comments: 1 Oct 20, 2018

July 1st

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Today is Canada Day for our cousins up north. Have a beer for me (if you indulge) seeing how I'm not allowed to consume alcohol while here. No biggie though, since I'm not much of a drinker anyways. Well I suppose lets get on with todays events. Sunday is actually an off day for the majority of...

Comments: 1 Oct 20, 2018

Deployed Overseas

foxymox

Tracker, Male, from Mississippi
Blog Posts:
13
Hey yall. I've decided to create a personal blog for my days overseas. Just something to do to help pass the time when there's no work to be done. So I'm going to post daily if I'm able. Please enjoy and follow along. I got here in Kuwait on June 25th. The first thing that came to my mind was...

Comments: 2 Oct 20, 2018

Birh bark shag!

Todd Allen

Supporter, Male, from Illinois
Blog Posts:
2
So I have been sitting on a LPT blade for over a year now and have been getting the itch to do something with it. it is a 77mm length and still shows the line at mid width of the blade I reently scavenged some Birch bark and that is the plan for now, birch bark handlke with brass inserts to...

Comments: 2 Oct 20, 2018

Up to it!

Todd Allen

Supporter, Male, from Illinois
Blog Posts:
2
I have been busy here recently. I have made an Oil cloth tarp from a recipe I found online. I haven't posted any pics as I am not sure of the quality yet, it is still currently drying in the air from a clothes line. the sun is bearing down on it and we have had a light breeze for the last few...

Comments: 4 Oct 20, 2018

Small Stream, Big Fly

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
Blog Posts:
17
Fly fishing in theory is dead simple. Take a hook, wrap it with thread, feathers, fur, maybe some tinsel throw it in the water and fool a fish into thinking it is food—easy right? In practice it often becomes an all consuming lifetime passion, and simply tying flies and casting lines can...

Comments: 6 Oct 20, 2018

A Kinder Gentler Werewolf

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
Blog Posts:
17
Years ago I was fishing on top of a dam really early in the season. Across the backwater the dam formed came this swan flying at chest level directly at me. I figured he would put down and end up right in front of me looking for a free meal of bread, but this dingdong had other plans. He...

Comments: 11 Oct 20, 2018