Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cabin In The Woods Part 1

The stars just kind of aligned right to bring me to this little cabin in the woods. I have lots of options. Maybe I could hop on the first plane and take the first job offer and work in some place I don't want to live, working an uninspiring job. Or I could probably just spend the next several years couch surfing with my 4 Chihuahuas.

What I'm starting to lean towards is just taking a year or two off and rehab this property in the woods, with all its many, many projects. I'm down about 70 pounds total with probably 10 of that being just the last week at the cabin from all the walking around and hiking in the area.

But I can't be The Outdoor Nerd without some form of Internet, so next week I am going to try to run a 500 foot Cat5 cable to the neighbor's house. If it works, then I will monopolize his connection and pay his whole bill, and the funny thing is that he won't notice the difference.

Now I'm glad I did all that work on my truck
I wonder what the story behind the wheelchair in the woods is

Selfie at the top of the mountain

The bridge is a little scary!

Spot hears things in the woods

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Amber's Becker BK14

My sister the survival expert liked the Ka-Bar Becker BK14 'Eskabar' I gave her for her birthday a couple years ago. She recently bought the Tek-Lok belt clip for it and asked me to put it on. Hers has the safety orange scales on it. I liked hers so much that I got my own, although I never got around to getting the Tek-Lok for it. But I was happy to break out the tripod and snap some photos after I got it mounted.

I don't like that they nickel and dime you for all the separate parts like the scales and the clip, but I have to say that it's very nice and seems good quality. I will follow up with her to see how it holds up.