"The more you know, the less you carry" - Mors Kochanski.

June 22, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Just got back last week from a six day canoe trip with Mungo. Had a fantastic time. Can't wait to get out there again.... uh.... well... soon ..... maybe..... ok Fall is looking good.

April 24, 2009

Tarp Configuration...

Ok I know I was going to do some posts of the equipment and things I was taking this weekend but since I have been running around town and the farm all day... well... I am still not done packing. I will be leaving in the morning so......
Enjoy a couple shots of the tarp I am taking and one of the setups I will be trying:

See you after the weekend!
Thanks, Decado.

April 21, 2009

Time to get off the farm..

For a little bushcraft hike in Algonquin Park that is...

Things have been a bit stressful of late. Business is still slow but it is starting to move a bit. With the warmer weather here and the threat of the imminent "Bug Invasion" scheduled a couple of weeks from now, I decided it's time to get out!

I contacted a couple of long-time hiking friends of mine and started making plans for a trip out to Algonquin Park. Turns out Pierre and I are the only ones going to be able to take off on a friday to make it a two nite trip. And this weekend is the only time he can go. (Sorry SpotTheCamper. I figured it would be a little short notice!)

As far as kit is concerned, I plan to stay as close to a "Nessmuk" list as I can with a few personal favorites. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend. Even so, I will be bringing some extra warm clothes. The nights are still quite cool around here. I am also planning to make the weekend a bit of a "No Matter What" kind of a trip refered to by American Bushman. I have also made some new leather gear that I want to test. Will need to do a little water-proofing to protect the leather before the weekend gets here. Will post some pictures when I get a moment. I have decided to go with a modern s. bag and bivi instead of wool. We may do a lot of walking and I want a play around with the wool closer to home first.

Well.... need to get back to work. Will post more on kit and food for the trip before I go...

Thanks, Decado.

April 16, 2009

Bushcraft Shelter Practice

"No matter how good you think you are at something, you can always practice more..."

One of my grandfather's favorite sayings....

So I decided to do a little more playing around with a couple shelter types, and since it was nice out, get something the kids could play in. Tipis have always been my favorite type of long term shelter, but they take practice to get them right. This time I tried with tarps to see if I could get it to work.

Not great, but I learned a few tricks...

Looks aside.... it would still keep the rain off!

This shelter took me 2 minutes to set up and 10 minutes to get the dog out of it so I could take the picture. Henry wants to go camping!

Thanks, Decado.

Bushcraft Poll #1

Last Poll asked which would you choose? Axe or Saw.

Axe takes it with 73% of the votes over Saw.

Thanks, Decado.