day hike with lil harry

A small front blew through today. A stiff wind out of the south and cooler temperature was all we needed to put down the garden tools and drive to Stephen F Austin State Park for a short walk. You know you’re nuts when you drive 48 miles to walk five. But it’s what we did.

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project: backpacking grill

I watched a YouTube video posted by a fellow called Snakedoctor from the BushcraftUSA forums. The guy is a whiz with a TIG welder and made a really nice pocket grill for backpacking. Since I weld about as well as I fly, I decided to make my grill using the scrounge method of gear making.

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review: fairfield lake state park

Nicely wooded sites at Fairfield Lake SP


Fairfield Lake State Park is comprised of 1460 acres of mixed hardwood forest northeast of the town of Fairfield in Freestone County. The park has 36 water only tent sites and 98 water/electric sites. Thirty-seven of the sites are pull-thrus to accommodate larger rigs. The . . . → Read More: review: fairfield lake state park