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Bushcraft Reality

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
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: 65 Oct 16, 2019

How long?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
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: 38 Oct 16, 2019

Seeking the Adirondack Strain (Introduction)

Luchtaine

MOA #22, Male, from Upstate, NY
Blog Posts:
4
Finally, my desire to blog has found a focus. This will server as the initial musings of my newest obsession. Seeking Adirondack strain brook trout. I have long waded my local streams fishing for trout. Many streams in this part of NY have plentiful opportunity to catch rainbow, brown, and even...

Comments: 37 Oct 16, 2019

Ka-Bar Cancer Update

KA-BAR USMC

Guide, from Missouri
Blog Posts:
1
First of all, I want to thank everyone for your support, thoughts and prayers. Needless to say, that Bushcraft USA is bar none the best of the best forum there is and will be IMHO!!! Well, I never thought about starting a blog of how I am doing with the recovery from Cancer. I have been sort of...

Comments: 35 Oct 16, 2019

Failure - The Best Teacher

Badey

Bushmaster, Male, from Pennsylvania
Blog Posts:
3
Failure. It haunts our steps. It looms in the recesses of our minds. It towers above all of our successes as some great disaster ready to fall upon us without any warning; a great destroyer against whom most men fear to stand. Failure. It is one of our greatest fears. How many times...

Comments: 31 Oct 16, 2019

I am lost...

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
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: 26 Oct 16, 2019

Fukushima Radiation

Roughneck75

Supporter
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1
I've been kinda keeping track of this nuclear meltdown mess since it happened. The situation is much worse than the government or media will have you believe. I'm not a nuclear engineer or do I totally understand radiation terminology. What I do understand is that the Pacific Ocean is in dyer...

Comments: 25 Oct 16, 2019

Leave no trace..

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
The term "leave no trace" is often argued in the hiking/camping world. I am sure there are legitimate arguments on both sides. But I have another thought......as I turn 57. If we go through life leaving no trace, who will know we were here? If we go through life leaving no trace, how can...

Comments: 25 Oct 16, 2019

A good experience.

Nakadnu

OBSERVER, Male, from NE MT
Blog Posts:
2
While I was sitting there at my little camp watching the fire a breeze appeared and the sun came out from behind a cloud and something changed. It just felt different. I lifted my head and looked down the creek at a log I had seen a 1/2 dozen times before. It was now, in it's own way, majestic....

Comments: 24 Oct 16, 2019

WHY FLINT AND STEEL!

Nakadnu

OBSERVER, Male, from NE MT
Blog Posts:
2
Using flint and steel to start a fire isn't just about starting a fire. It is a ritual as old as steel itself, perhaps even older. It is a form of meditation practicing patience and getting your mind right. It is a way to be a part of the fire making process that just doesn't come from using a...

Comments: 23 Oct 16, 2019

Fall Birds

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
Blog Posts:
18
Hunting alone is a labor of love. Long before the milk men have even stirred from their slumber I walk down a dirt road, quickly closing my eyes when a car’s startling white headlights illuminate my face, in a vain attempt to preserve my night vision. Upon reaching a small line of pebbles...

Comments: 22 Oct 16, 2019

#1: My Life in the US Coast Guard - Highlights

PMSteve

Old Timey Outdoorsman, Male, from Salt Lake City, UT
Blog Posts:
6
Often, when someone asks my if I was in the military, and reply, "Yeah, the Coast Guard", I get a look or comment like, 'So, not the 'real' military, then". When I was in Boot Camp on Government Island in Alameda, CA and had drill instructors screaming in my face 18 hours a day, it sure felt...

Comments: 21 Oct 16, 2019

What is a man?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
My father left us when I was about 10. Luckily I had two Grandfathers who loved me and taught me how to be a man. In fact, being much older and true Southern Gentlemen, I probably learned some better things about life and being a man that my father could have taught me, at least at that time....

Comments: 21 Oct 16, 2019

Where did Werewolf Come From?

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
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18
These days I don’t usually go out on the company’s boats unless there is a problem of some sort that requires my attention. I had not only to go out on one the other day I had to take a smaller boat to get out to it. I was sitting in a small cuddy cabin in the bow of a working skiff and was...

Comments: 20 Oct 16, 2019

Salyut 7 Movie Review

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
Blog Posts:
18
When Gravity came out a friend who knows I have more than a passing interest in space asked me what I thought of it. Entertainment value about a B, science value a D- was my opinion of it. Yesterday I finally caught up with the Russian film of the rescue of their space station Salyut 7. The...

Comments: 19 Oct 16, 2019

Sell it all?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
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: 19 Oct 16, 2019

New Year, New Gear. Titanium Firebox Nano and Shovel.

MAD Punty

Supporter, Male, from Massachusetts
Blog Posts:
1
Yesterday was cold and pouring rain, but today is a warm, 40-something degree Sunday in January. A good day for a lunch in the woods, anxious to try out some new gear I bought myself for Christmas. So, I grabbed my backpack, made a quick stop at the grocery store, and headed into the woods. I...

Comments: 19 Oct 16, 2019

Blessed, not lucky

Dadio

Supporter, from Missouri
Blog Posts:
1
Next week Momio and I should finally close on what we intend to be our last property before we buy our grave sites. We are very excited and are truly thankful for the blessing this represents. I use the term, "blessing" intentionally, because I do believe that this is an opportunity put before...

Comments: 18 Oct 16, 2019

Don’t Wait...do it now.

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
Having just suffered my second heart attack at 57, I have been laying in bed for two weeks contemplating life. My fist one at 48 hit me pretty hard. It made me realize how we are not guaranteed tomorrow. I thought I had been living my life as full as I could. Not missing any sun rises or sun...

Comments: 18 Oct 16, 2019

A message..

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
Blog Posts:
14
I have a message. My life has been a mess. As I look back on my life, I have made many mistakes. Many bad decisions. I have been in more messes than I care to remember. As early as I can remember, my first real mess was shooting a song bird from my Grandmother's china-berry tree. She...

Comments: 18 Oct 16, 2019