blinded by the light

I left camp yesterday at 5pm to pickup a prescription in town. I got to the pharmacy by 7:30 and then grabbed a few things at Safeway. It rained sideways on me the whole way there and all the way back to the park. I stayed dry. The rain let up at about 11:30 and... Continue Reading →

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 →

rain forest concrete?

As I was passing by this bank I noticed something out of place. On second glance it looked like someone splashed concrete up on the bank and that section seemed held firmly in place. It had the color and texture of concrete, thus warranting further investigation. Upon closer inspection I found some sort of fungus... 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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