Saturday, August 28, 2010

My New Knife - The Turley Model 25: Mississippi

I got a new knife last week from my good buddy Iz Turley at Turley Knives. He originally called is his one shot bushcraft knife. When I suggested the name Ohio he decided on the name Mississippi... :-)

While I am not ready to call the search for the perfect edged tool over, I will be pausing on this one for a lot more testing... It's pretty darned great. Have a look...

If you find yourself in need of a knife I would seriously consider contacting Iz.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Day out in August ...

Friday was a good day. I managed to keep everyone happy and...

I still managed to find my way into the bush for a while. This is / was a good thing.

Coffee made over an open fire in liteweight, camp grade gear,

and served up in a saintless cup with a wire handle, is just fundamentally better I think anyway.

I thought I might have a go at spoon carving (cedar is nice to work with... great smell)

but that ended like all of my other spoon attempts so far.

My favortie part of any day out is when I find myself, even in woods I regard as familiar, in a spot untrampted and new to me. Underbrush like untrodden snow.... Trees and scrubs everyewhere.

It's a small bit of paradise.

With any luck, I'll get back out there sooner rather than later. Take care.

Oh yeah... I made a little vid about it too... Check it out.