Happy Opening Day!

Tomorrow (November 15) is opening day of deer season in my native Michigan. In a few hours, hunters will be loading up, heading to their blinds, and waiting for their buck for the year. I thought this would be a good time to remind everyone that I can use many parts of the deer, especially […]

Order books are open!

This has been a very difficult summer around the trading post. I don’t need to get into details, but unfortunately I had to turn away custom orders and a lot of work for the shop. However, things have gotten straightened out, and I am proud to announce that I am open again for custom orders! […]

New Gear Clarifications…

Hi all, I just wanted to give everyone some information about the new products coming soon. Mostly logistical information. First off, shipping. In the beginning, most of the items won’t be stocked here at the Trading Post, as I currently don’t have the disposable capital to keep them on the shelves, waiting for a sale. […]

More good stuff coming soon!

I’m currently working with a supplier to help me build up stock for the Trading Post. Stay tuned, because if all works out, I’ll soon be selling knives from Mora, Condor, Cold Steel, Becker, and others, as well as cookware and other camping and bushcraft goodies! Check the shop often over the next few weeks […]

02 Those Blasted Weeds

Euell Gibbons used to go into an empty lot in order to show how easy it was to find and use edible plants. One sunny day, my wife and I pulled off of the road to find a shady spot. We parked in a cul-de-sac next to an industrial park and behind a large shopping […]

01 Those Green Things

Eat Your Trees Most people walk or drive past all those ‘green things’ by the side of the road or trail without giving them so much as a second glance. When I go for a walk or drive down the road, those ‘green things’ are really old friends and acquaintances with whom I carry on […]

Forager’s Corner: Welcome, and Soaproot

Welcome to the first edition of Forager’s Corner. Starting on a monthly basis, and possibly growing to weekly, Forager’s Corner will provide fascinating information about useful plants native to California. You will be helped to locate, identify, harvest, and use each featured plant. This month, we’re talking about soaproot (chlorogalum pomeridianum). While there are five […]

Coming soon, Forager’s Corner: wild plant information by I.B. Nelson!

I recently spoke with my good friend, I.B. Nelson, about writing articles about plants native to California. He knows just about every plant in the state by their botanical names, and he is my go-to guy anytime I see a “mystery plant” growing wild. As he has time, he will post a brief article about […]

let’s celebrate!

Hey guys and gals, I’ve recently reached 100 followers on Instagram, so I’ve decided to do a giveaway to celebrate! A one year subscription to Backwoodsman magazine, or $25 trade credit in the trading post, winner’s choice. Here’s the rules: 1. Follow my shop on Instagram and Facebook 2. Like and share this post on […]