Nothing left…

It's been a while since I wrote anything because I have had nothing good to say. This feeling of being forced to break the law continues into the new decade. Christmas eve I was dealing with the federal way police after my house was burglarized again. And this morning I was woke up to be... Continue Reading →

how will they fit?

Each end will be notched like this, leaving some to attach to corner posts. Putting them together is the easy part. To be honest, if it wasn't raining I would go build a fire and get stuff done through the night.

nearby resources

I've setup a make shift quarry by camp. It's nice to have nearby resources. I'm separating the sand, gravel, rock and clay. The floor, stove, chimney and front porch will benefit along with drainage.

missing income opportunity?

Am I missing out on an income opportunity from my waste? I have about a 1/10th of the logs stripped and already I have two big piles of alder shavings and chips. I was a chef and know alder wood smoked bacon is amazing. How do they make it? They use seasoned alder in their... Continue Reading →

do the impossible II

The results were less than expected.  I go 30 minutes of partial sun, an hour of overcast and 30 minutes of light fog before it started to rain.

do the impossible

My bedding is rated to -20 degrees, when it is dry. Yeah the "when it is dry" is the fine print. That fine print has gone print that says, "if bedding gets wet, and it is cold, you may expect loss of digits, frostbite and hypothermia." So in the 90 minutes of sun this morning... Continue Reading →

Stripping gets easy!

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 →

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