Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. I thought that it would be fun to start an open forum of survival topics and outdoor skills that others can refer to for information and instruction. I will post a survival topic or skill and give some information on it. I will also be posting excerpts from my survival manual that I have been writing. Feel free to comment on it, or ask about a topic that I have not yet covered. Even professionals can learn a new way to do something. In this way we can all help each other. If you have a specific experience that you would like to share please feel free to do so at your own risk of others' comments. If you disagree with someone please be civil and respectful. One last thing, please keep it "G" rated i.e., no foul language or inappropriate subjects. If you break the rules I will pull your post. So let's keep it clean and have some fun!

Friday, March 30, 2012


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Portable Shaving Horse

Today I am working on a portable shaving horse
(oh yah I forgot to mention that I am also a bowyer) I got the instructions from another website (www.primitiveways.com). The shaving horse that I had was big and bulky and got in the way in my carport. So I found this one that is 6 feet long and folds up. I am making it out of redwood so that it will hold up against the elements better. I have 12 bows that I need to make and two bow classes that I am teaching. When I get done with the bows I am going to knap some arrowheads for this upcoming hunting season. If I get them done early then I will have some time to practice with a new bow and be more likely to get out this season. I will post a picture of the one I make and the arrowheads when I am done.