American Bushman

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ho Hum...


Not much going on these days.

Decided this morning to sell off all but 10 of my knives.  The collection is way beyond manageable at this point because I love to get them in and keep them but some will never get used because I don't get enough time in the woods any more.

That's kind of a big decision for me.  Going to be a tough stretch while making the decision as to what stays and what goes.

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Friday, October 05, 2012

Big Change

I think it's time for a new pair of pants.

All that exercise and healthy eating has done more than increased my energy, it has shrunk my waist.

After a trip to the store, it turns out I'm down TWO pants sizes. LOL!

No wonder I looked like poo when I got dressed every day. 

Lots of weight lost and plenty more where that came from.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Swedish Army Trangia

Has the supply of these mess kits / cook sets all dried up?

I could easily find them in stainless or Aluminum once upon a time but haven't heard a word about them in well over a year.

Is anybody still using them (besides me?) Are they still available out there somewhere?

It's that time of year where I start stocking the car with supplies for the unexpected and this is one of those essential pieces of kit.

(Sick kids at home brings forward all sorts of mindless rambling...)  :)

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Weapon Masters

Anybody remember this show from 2007?

Thanks to Netflix, I have a hankering to make a blow pipe.

The premise of the show, originally aired on the Military Channel, is to pit a backyard engineer type against a weapons historian and his traditional tools and methods in the construction and use of primitive weapons.

So far I have watched episodes on the atlatl, blow pipe, and samurai sword. There are 10 episodes and I'll probably watch them all when I have a amongst all of my other projects. LOL!

Check them out if you get a chance. They're pretty entertaining and certainly a little motivational if you're the type that likes to get your hands dirty from time to time.

Thanks for reading,