For my entire life I have lived in one wild place or another. Starting out in southeastern Alaska, then going north to central Alaska. And then finally down to Oregon and the Willamette valley. Granted Oregon is not nearly as wild as Alaska is, but there are many places out there that you will never find another soul within miles. This blog is a journey that never ends of the wilderness, and my journey to recapture many of the things that my ancestors did as a way of life. From cheese making to foraging to exploring everything I can can find. Yes the journey has lots of bumps and ruts along the way but that is what makes it better. It is as much of how you get there, and not just getting to the destination.
This is my most difficult wood working project so far that I have built. My wife needs a computer table that is lower than the old kitchen table she has been using. Since I have been getting a lot of assorted wood pallets I am going to use those to create the table. It will … Continue reading Reclaimed wood computer desk
A new year, and time to blog my newest hobby of turning scrap wood from pallets into something useful. This one is a nice starter type of project since it requires the least amount of tools to make. And can be done in less then 30 minutes fairly easily. Needed equipment: Some type of saw to … Continue reading Simple rustic shelf from scrap wood or pallets
When camping for my birthday on the Oregon coast, I found a nice area that had a very large bed of Purple varnish clams. What is a purple varnish clam you ask? It is a clam that was first found invading Oregon’s estuary’s in the 1990’s. The assumption is that it came over in the … Continue reading Oregon’s invasive Purple Varnish clam
Today was a search of some ripe huckleberries for us and the kids. We went in search for them at Spirit lake on the edge of the Waldo lake basin. It is only a short half mile hike with very little elevation change. Perfect for kids of all ages. Granted the youngest didn’t walk and instead … Continue reading Spirit lake