One of the most useful and inexpensive skills to acquire is knot tying.
From the complex and beautiful Turks Head to the utilitarian Trucker’s Hitch, knowing how to correctly secure cord or rope can save you from much embarrassment. That includes expense when your truck borne load goes flying into oncoming traffic. Yes, it’s happened to me. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but there were a few moments of sheer terror followed by well deserved cursing, at me and by me. Continue reading
You will have noticed several of the books on my last list were U.S. Army training manuals. Some of you may be asking yourself why this particular source of information for S.R.S. or Self Reliance and Survival training. As I’ve had occasion to answer that question before, I thought I’d go ahead and explain my thinking.
Top ten reasons to carry a handkerchief:
In the modern age of disposable paper products, the humble handkerchief has become a bit of an anachronism. Still, One would think that with all the “green” hoo-hah these days that more people would see the intrinsic value in this little piece of cloth. So, here is my top ten list for reason to carry a handkerchief.
10. Runny noses.
9. Handy for a sweaty brow.
Maybe you’re like us. You get creaky bones and aching joints. Your 23 year old wife groans every time you stretch and something pops. And no matter what you do, you find yourself involved in projects and activities that tend to aid you in the quest of losing a body part. You should relate.
Or maybe you’re not like that at all. You’re one of those young’uns who like to laugh their asses off at old people. In that case, we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading our endeavors and sage advice. Trust me, being around the block enough times, it’s easy to pontificate as though you have all the wisdom in the world.
So, what exactly are we up to? We make food that stand up. We re-create survival scenarios. We shoot stuff. We unwittingly put ourselves into fantastic joke fodders. We like to play with metal, which makes Dharmachick cringe and brace herself for the moment she has to apply her first aid knowledge on us. We’re a huge fan of Survivorman, Dual Survival, and Good Eats.
Every now and then, we settle our old creaky bones down and gravitate towards sci-fi shows that should have never been shut down. Yeah, this is pretty much the life. And you’ve just received the privilege of peeking into the old and treacherous world of Ghillieman and Mongo. Oh, yeah, and Ghillieman’s wife, Dharmachick. She’s kind of our editor and manager because we don’t know what the crap we’re doing.
We welcome you.