Most of you know that I was admitted to the ER in the local hospital after coming home From Basic Survival 1 two weekends ago and some have been asking about it. Roomers of my death have been highly exaggerated. Sometime before the class I incurred a tick that buried itself in my skin. ItContinue Reading Update on the the tic bite of doom.
Some days you just need to burn something……….in the wood stove so you can heat water for tea. Today was one of those days. I don’t know what it is but something about having a small fire going in the stove just puts me at ease. Last fall I made the pledge to try toContinue Reading I needed a fire.
I finally made time to go through all of the pictures from this weekends class! Our car is in the shop and Miss trapper needed the van so I had the pleasure of ridding down to class in rain and hail! All in all it was a great weekend despite the pouring rain. Sadly itContinue Reading Basic Survival 1 2017
The girls drug the boys to the beach today to play in the sand. Ya I know I hate sand to but it did give Jack the rock hound and I some time to comb the beach for spark rocks for our flint and steel collection. Read more about The rock hound …
I jumped off a bridge today…….ok no really I just joined a forum but sometimes it feels like it. I have been lurking Bushcraftusa.com for a while now and finally took the time to join and introduce myself. I took up their challenge and started BushClass USA. Has given me a chance to go backContinue Reading Indoor play time
Laying in bed listening to the Pacific Chorus frogs sing outside. I can’t sleep so I was going through old photos of trips and projects past and found some photos of a buck saw I built on one of our family camping trips. It isn’t pretty but it has served us well and continues toContinue Reading Thursday, February, 9th, 11:03pm
Yep you guessed it! Everything is as I left it yesterday. 🙁 In 7 days of “trapping” only one day did I even have traps set off and even then most of the bait was still on the triggers. Looks like my cats have me out passed and/or they have simply denuded the place ofContinue Reading The great rat trapping escapade episode 2! AKA disappointing day 7.
For years I have carried around a couple of rat traps and a small jar of peanut butter in my bush bag, the idea being that if I needed to I could eat some of the peanut butter and use it as bait to snag some small furry critters to supplement a foraged diet. LikeContinue Reading The great rat trapping Escapade!