Whether in the woods, the fields, or around the homestead, the value of a pocketknife is undeniable. Of course, multi-tools are also useful, but most have a definite preference, either preferring the broader utility of the latter, or finding the singular purpose of the former more appealing. True Utility has sought to bridge this gap, with their new SmartKnife+. Keeping cutting … [Read more...] about True Utility SmartKnife+
The best part of having a homestead is getting creative with your land. You can get some crazy idea to build an ice rink and then go out and do it. I've built one on my property every year for the past five years, and each time I learn something new. Here are the basic steps to creating a DIY skating rink along with some mistakes to potentially avoid. 1) Find Flat Land: … [Read more...] about How To Make a DIY Skating Rink
Most homesteaders begin their journey with the desire to be fully self-sufficient. From food, to power, to transportation, this can be quite a process. Oftentimes, however, the simplest needs are overlooked in favor of more flashy pursuits, but the devil is in the details. Have you ever considered, for instance, how to live without store-bought toilet paper? If not, read on, … [Read more...] about How to Grow Your Own Toilet Paper
If you've made it this far, congratulations! You're officially at the fun part. And unlike your mean uncle Phil, I do NOT mean that ironically. You've suffered through the stink and the steam, the rotted meat and potential maggots. You've spooned out eyes and cut off ears, but you're now at the finish line, and its time to whiten and mount your beauty. Remember that hydrogen … [Read more...] about Deer Skull Euro-Mount Prep 103: Whitening and Mounting
I’ve always wanted to be a shrewd negotiator. To get a great deal on something simply due to my slick talking and hardened determination, or willingness to walk away from a deal, hoping the seller would chase me down and beg me to come back. But I suck at bluffing, and my conscience usually gets in the way. I really don’t like burning bridges or cheating anyone. The one time I … [Read more...] about Power Equipment: Buyer Beware!