Category: knifes. tools, outdoors, camping, scouting, nature

  • 10 Reasons To Get Into the Woods

    10 Reasons To Get Into the Woods

    Nature, woods, creeks, ponds, trees, plants, animals and all of Gods bounty are important to me. I have to get into the woods on occasion to reset, release, and re-energize my mind, body and soul. I just got back from a week lond trip in the mountains and man was it refreshing. Sitting on the […]

  • Spirit Chronicles: Indian Arrowhead Attack

    Spirit Chronicles: Indian Arrowhead Attack

    My daughter is moving and I have been over at her house helping her pack up things and move them. The house she is selling is located on a small mountain that is millions of years old and was once inhabited by Native Americans. The property is ancient, rocky and very pretty. It has some […]

  • Spirit Chronicles: The Whistler In the Woods

    Spirit Chronicles: The Whistler In the Woods

    I was outside in the woods recently and kept hearing movement around me but couldn’t see anything or anyone. I grew up in North Carolina in the country and I know the birds, animals and sounds of the woods around here. This was a distinct whistle and not one that sounded like any bird I […]

  • Americana: Saturday Night Skating

    Americana: Saturday Night Skating

    There are not many things that have remined the same since I grew up back in the 1970’s and early 80’s. Most of the classic Americana things I remember have slowly went away as the world had evolved and technology has changed. Sunday afternoon I attended my great nieces birthday party and as I sat […]

  • Spirit Chronicles: The Escaped Murderer

    Many years ago when I was in college my roommate and I were back in the mountains doing some Saturday morning trout fishing. We were down this long dirt road about seven miles off the main highway back in the woods working this little creek that had small but numerous brown and rainbow trout in […]

  • Spirit Chronicles: The Hairy Men and the Dog

    Spirit Chronicles: The Hairy Men and the Dog

    When I was nine years old some friends and I were playing down on a small creek riding our bikes, looking for a shallow swimming hole and just being boys. We got deep into the woods and one of my friends had a huge dog named Cowboy. He was so big you could ride him […]

  • Americana: Why Carry A Pocket Knife

    Americana: Why Carry A Pocket Knife

    Rarely do I leave my house without a pocket knife. I have a large collection of them that have accumulated through the years from collecting and buying them. My daughters buy them for me on my birthday and at Christmas time. I see them in stores and shops and snag them up for a few […]

  • Sports: Five Stitches and a County Title- Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win

    Sports: Five Stitches and a County Title- Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win

    Five Stitches and a County Title- Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win When I was fourteen years old I had a ball game on a Saturday afternoon and it was a huge game.  I grew up playing football, basketball and baseball and after advancing into pony league ball I was a pitcher for the local […]

  • Health: Physical, Mental and Spiritual Impact of Tragedy

    Today I am writing a brief post about one of the hardest times in my life.  I was coaching at a local high school and halfway through the season our head coach and my good friend passed away suddenly and unexpected.  This was a huge loss for his family, students, athletes and the community as […]