I Got the T-Shirt

It dawned on me a little while ago that I didn’t have an Anarchist t-shirt.  Now, most people who know me will say that I am an Anarchist.  I’m very vocal about the immorality of aggression and my desire for a society without coercion.  I listen to the podcasts.  I run an Anarchist blog.  Still,…

My Pair of Wooden Snowshoes

With winter coming around it’s time to switch gears to different activities.  For me, summer means paddling and fishing.  Winter means quiet walks in the woods.  It’s time to break out the snowshoes and prepare them for the winter. For me, my snowshoes have kind of come full circle.  I remember one Christmas when we…

An Oil Finished Stock

With deer season at its end, it’s time to look to winter projects.  Since your rifle won’t be needed, you might consider putting a little work into it, treating yourself to an oil finished stock.  More durable than most factory stains, the nicks and scratches you inevitably pick up in the woods will be less…

As An Anarchist, On Thanksgiving

I won’t be a stick in the mud. Enjoy your turkey. Spend time with your family. I’ll be doing likewise. I’ll be enjoying the day. I just want you to give some thought to what’s going on here. On the orders of the government, by the King’s decree, you are counting your blessings and gathering…

I’m Planning a Hike

I initially didn’t want to promote this entry too much, and I even considered deleting it.  After I first published it though, it ended up getting a whole lot of positive response.  Although it’s kind of personal, it speaks to issues like depression and handling life, and it might possibly resonate with a person or…

Why I Didn’t Vote

Watching the news this morning, there’s stories of protests and riots.  As I live out in the sticks, I haven’t seen anything happen personally.  And there’s no telling how much is manufactured by the media.  Still, there are clearly people out there who are upset at their candidate’s loss.  They wanted their person in charge…

Dutch Oven Pizza

A guy messaged me a while ago to inquire about making my dutch oven pizza. It’s was featured prominently on my last blog’s Facebook page and I count it as one of my highest achievements. Cooking it is complicated. It requires some forethought and planning. But, if you give it a try, I swear that…

A Sharp Edge

To me, a big part of being an Anarchist and an outdoors person is fostering a degree of independence.  It brings to mind a conversation I had online on a survival and bushcraft page a while back.  A guy posted, having it in his head that he was going to hike the entire Appalachian trail…

Debriefing the Garden

This entry is geared toward the novices.  What I want you to get out of this is that gardening is kind of an experimental thing.  Surfing around and looking at getting into it, it’s easy to be intimidated by all the perfect little plots and gorgeous back yards.  There is absolutely a lot to learn…

I Missed Adam Kokesh

This entry is ultimately about how I’ve grown as an Anarchist.  You see, I’m kind of on my own this weekend.  My family is visiting relatives, and I’m stuck here to fend for myself.  In looking for something to do, I remembered that Adam Kokesh was in the midst of his 2016 freedom tour and…

White Guy in a Paddy Hat

In the warmer months, my rice paddy hat is my go to piece of headwear.  I picked it up in Chinatown a few years ago in Boston, and the thing is absolutely functional.  I defy you to find a better hat for sun or rain.  Made of straw, it’s very light, unlike some cowboy hats….

Every Buck’s a Trophy: On Making a European Mount.

This is all about preparing an animal’s skull for a European mount.  You see it commonly done with deer, but it works on any mammal.  Years ago, I tried writing this as an article for Backwoodsman magazine.  For some reason, the article was rejected.  I’m still bitter about the whole thing.  The guy said that…