Browncoats Unite!

Browncoats Unite!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Willowbark Adventures...

Just harvested some willowbark for either medicinal usage or for making cordage; however, I don't think the strips are long enough for cord-making so I may just skip that for now.
Will see what I can do...
PMZ

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Guest Post...

That's right, I did a guest post on Survival Spot!
Linky to the article...

http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-gear-equipment/great-survival-books/

Enjoy!:)
PMZ
PS--SS is a great site with lots of good info on it. Check in there regularly!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quest for the Fire, Parts I and II

Videos I made on trying to start a fire with flint and steel.




To Be Continued...
PMZ

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mora Mod...

I modded my mora a couple of days ago.
Pics:
To give you an idea, this was a Triflex Craftsman, with the bulky pommel and prominent fingerguard, both of which I found to be a PITA. So, I cut em off!:)
PMZ

Friday, January 23, 2009

Frobama Administration Playing the Race Card Yet Again...

Some fine and dandy items concerning the reverse-racism that goes on in the minds of many of our new national leaders and representatives:

Slavery Reparations Act (WTF? GET OVER IT!)

Taxation Without Representation and Racism at its best


God help us.
PMZ


Stock Up (H.R. 2640)...

Bush of all people signed a bill promoting Brady Bill-like destruction of our Constitutional rights.
One by one more bills are being signed under the table (such as this one) in an attempt to regulate and ultimately prevent arms sales to honest citizens like you and I.

LINK: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-2640

Call your local representatives and tell them to get their asses together or face a wave of destruction. There is a time and place for rebellion and we're getting awfully close to it.
Remember that there is nothing "wrong" or "illegal" about rebellion against dictatorial and draconian policies. In fact, rebellion in its proper context is an honorable way of life.

When the SHTF, we will all be splattered to one degree or another. Be sure you are well armed and are prepared to fight for your rights. Purchase your guns under the table if possible to avoid trackbacks. Do you really believe that *they* don't keep a registry? Those of us who are privy to certain information are all the warier when it comes to violations of Natural Law.

Give 'em Blood and Vinegar.
Never give in.
PMZ

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Essential Reads for Survivalists/Bushcrafters...

Here are some good reads for Survivalists and Bushcrafters:
  • Camping and Woodcraft (Horace Kephart),
  • Bushcraft, Scouting, and Woodlore Notes (by Dr. RW Oelslager),
  • The Sportsman’s Workshop (by Warren H. Miller),
  • Woodsmanship (by Bernard Mason),
  • Camp Craft (Warren H. Miller),
  • The Way of the Woods (by Edward Breck),
  • Survival Handbook (by Raymond Mears),
  • Woodcraft and Camping (by George “Nessmuk” Sears),
  • Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making (by William Hamilton Gibson), and
  • The SAS Survival Handbook.
All can be found either in ebook format, reprints, used, or new in the case of the SAS and Mears books.
Start preppin if you haven't yet!
PMZ

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mora Review...

Below is my video review of Erik Frost Mora of Sweden's Triflex Carbon Clipper mora knife.
Hope you find it informative.



Cheers,
PMZ

Firesteels NEW LOW PRICE...

Both sizes of firesteels with antler handles listed two posts below are now $20USD shipped/piece.
All come with leather thong, hacksaw-blade striker with corners rounded off for comfort and my personal assurance that what you have purchased is top-of-the-line and a bona-fide handmade firesteel.

Contact me at trekon86@gmail.com for details.
PMZ

Night Camp -10 to -12 Below...

Just got back at around 0630 this morning from a cold, cold night of freezing my cojones off in a college lean-to.
Didn't have a winter bag with me, just a three-season, 20deg. bag so it was pretty chilly.
Woke up a couple of times including at 0300 to take a leak and get into my silksac mummy liner. After adding that and my one buddy's other pad I was warmer and slept till 0540, when I got up and left early for home.

Some pics:
Tyler:


Steve:


Me:


Myself chillin on my pad and overbag:


Like a bean in a burrito:


Tyler in a suggestive pose on his bedroll:


Barechested Steve screams "Hurry up you moron! It's cold out here!"


So excited to be in the woods again!:


Cold Clear Night...


We left for the woods about 11am last night, and went to bed almost immediately.
As you could probably tell from previous pics, my kit was minimal for such a cold night.

Here's my loadout:


That's about it other than what I had on my person and what I was wearing. (I wore the blanket like a match coat).
Next time around I will bring another blanket or a warmer bag (or both), dry clothes to change into rather than just what I hiked in (they were slightly sweaty since it's a pretty steep ski hill), and extra wool socks, a pair of long underwear bottoms, and a shemagh for use as a scarf. I lost my shemagh recently and had to order another one unfortunately.
Any suggestions for a snugger night's sleep? I've done lots of winter camping but am always open to suggestions
Till Next Time,
PMZ

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More Antler-Handled Firesteels...

Just made some more Firesteels!:)






I am selling these on the Cove so if you want one speak up and I'll reserve it for you!
3/8 inchers are $55.00 shipped.
1/4 inchers are $45.00 shipped.
Three are taken, including the biggest-handled 3/8 incher.
Email me at trekon86@gmail.com if you are interested.
Cheers!:)
PMZ

Friday, January 2, 2009

Kwila Wood Puukko Sheath Update 2...

Yet another update.
I can't seem to keep my anxious little paws off of this thing.
Tonight I sealed the deal with some Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Preserver with Beeswax and Orange Oil. Then I made a nice antler bead to replace the figure-eight knot on the belt thong.
A pic of the finish...

Melikes it. Melikes it a lot!:D
PMZ

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kwila Wood Puukko Sheath Update...

Hey all,
The wooden Puukko sheath is done; we put a Chestnut Gel Stain finish on it plus I've been rubbing it down with Neatsfoot oil for a while. Then I made a frog and a belt thong and have continued to create that beautiful hand-rubbed finish. Kwila wood is great for this sort of thing as it's very weather-resistant and takes a great polish.
I wish, however, that I wouldn't have rubbed oil into the frog, as it's sort of a suede material and it's pretty greasy now. I think it looked better light-brown. Ah well. If anybody has any ideas for removing oil from a piece of soft leather, let me know. Thanks:)
Some pics:

What do you think?
PMZ