The first pole was a beast to strip. After a few poles thought, stripping gets easy! 1st pole - 2 hours, a blister and bad back.2nd pole - 1 hour, trying to be perfect wastes time and calories3rd pole and on - 20-30 minutes each 5 poles in a day before my back said no... Continue Reading →
I'm leaving camp tomorrow for a couple. Coming back with a draw knife to skin some logs. Once the bark has been removed, it is time to start assembling. I tore down the old garage and moved it to where I had firewood stored. I removed all roots, black berries and shrubbery. I have been... Continue Reading →
I believe I have enough 12 foot logs for one full wall(featured image). The one belowp0 is just to show how much time and back pain the new cart saves me.
Solved it! Well at least in my mind I solved it. The mystery I wondered about was why so they call it fat wood? This photo clearly shows a piece of wood, with what looks to me like solidified rendered fat. Fat wood can be the key to cold wet weather. I actually have some... Continue Reading →
I have finally put it off long enough. From the looks of things, I will be wintering out here in the woods. I need to get busy on my winter shelter and I'm way behind. To help, yesterday I packed in on my shoulders these lovely ten posts. Weird, they are designed for outdoor use... Continue Reading →