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3 05, 2015

Setting up my Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill


Granberg Model G776 Alaskan MKIII Chainsaw mill 36" Here you can see the un-boxing and complete setup of the Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill. Initially I will be pairing the mill with a Stihl MS 661 running a 32" bar with a custom ripping chain. I will be using the chainsaw

Setting up my Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00
3 02, 2015

Stihl Peavey


Like the cant hook, the STIHL log peavey is an essential day-to-day forestry tool used for the turning of heavy logs or dislodging them from entanglements. What sets the peavey apart is a strong steel spike at the end of the handle. This gives you greater control of the movement

Stihl Peavey2016-01-19T23:22:35+00:00
3 01, 2015

How to use a drawknife for peeling logs


Columbus McKinnon Drawshave Review How to peel a log with a drawknife / drawshave, known to some as debarking. I am using a 13 inch Columbus McKinnon Draw Shave, the end goal is to build a small log cabin.

How to use a drawknife for peeling logs2016-01-19T23:31:41+00:00
3 12, 2014

Firing up my Virgin Rocket Stove


After watching several videos and reading many articles on the topics of heating small cabins in winter I thought I would take a stab at building a rocket stove for my winter shelter shack. Over a couple days I cobbled together the pieces for my version of a rocket stove

Firing up my Virgin Rocket Stove2018-09-28T02:07:00+00:00
1 11, 2014

Building my Winter Shelter Shack


I decided to build a simple Winter Shelter on my off grid property. Using the the KISS method (my preferred method for approaching most tasks) I spent a few days over two visits cobbling together a shelter. Thanks to some interesting weather shifts the original idea morphed several times into

Building my Winter Shelter Shack2018-09-28T02:07:29+00:00
5 01, 2014

Hennessey Hammock vs Falling branches and Snow


Nothing beats a good brisk charge up a snowy mountain with a crap load of gear on your back… who says an over-nighter can’t be a challenge! With this philosophy in mind I decided to investigate some of the surrounding mountains near my off grid property. To make it a

Hennessey Hammock vs Falling branches and Snow2018-09-27T01:50:27+00:00
4 01, 2014

Mountain and Snow camping in the Hennessy Hammock


I threw together a quick overnight trip up in to the Olympic Mountains. With me I had my trusty Hennessy Ultralite Explorer Asym zip hammock. Unfortunately after a late start, knee high snow on a 45 degree slope and no snow shoes I was not able to make the designated

Mountain and Snow camping in the Hennessy Hammock2018-09-27T01:52:46+00:00
3 01, 2014

Hennessy Hammock – Winter camping and rain


This is my first camping experience with the Hennessy Hammock. This is the Explorer Ultralite A-sym zippered model. Several months later and multiple camping expeditions later my Hennessy is still going strong. If you’re thinking about using this hammock in Winter there are a few things you are going to

Hennessy Hammock – Winter camping and rain2018-09-27T01:54:22+00:00