“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for.  He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire.  Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient.  But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.  ~W.J. Cameron

I have always been a fan of George Winston. Attached is his arrangement called called Thanksgiving.

Take minute and give a listen and think about your blessings.

Sierra Trading Post donates winter clothing to Joplin

I have really been impressed with Sierra Trading Post for some great values on some great outdoor gear.

I find their customer service is excellent and they are never short on an e-mail offer which routinely gets you free shipping and extra 20 - 30% off.

The attached story even makes it better, they give back. 

Check out the link below and consider them next time you need something for your outdoor activities.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ever heard of a "Poachers Rod" ? Now you have.

From the posting on EBay: I have heard them called "Poacher's Rods" for obvious reasons.  Probably British in origin, but no markings I can find.  Handle grip appears to be nickel silver covered with very worn leather.  The shaft of the walking cane slips off to reveal a collapsing rod.  I have not attempted to open rod to it's full length, so no guarantee that it will work easily.  You will probably need to do a little work on it, but it is a rare piece.  Rod guides appear to be frozen in place but I think they can be twisted into position.

Filed under............ Wait What ?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Something about this video reminds me of my brother getting into a drift boat.

Ever Heard of the Ozark Howler ?

aka.......   the Ozark Black Howler

The Ozark Howlers name was derived from its troubling cries at night which echo down from the area where it is commonly said to be seen, the Ozark Mountains. Aside from the creepy howl and horns, the Ozark Howler is said to have glowing eyes which allow it to spot and perceive its prey even at a distance.
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