This week, more or less.
This week, more or less.
(No, I haven’t taken up snus. Needed a tin for my gum, got tired of the cardboard packages getting mangled, crushed, wet, etc. These tins are durable and have a rubber seal; water tight.)
Alaska state bird is out in full force;
Went boondocking, checking out some river roads one day, grabbed my 380 for just in case… Should have had something bigger since it’s late enough I know the bears are out, but this was handy. Thankful I had it on hand when I had an… let’s say odd, encounter with a two legged animal… Not threatening or dangerous, but, disconcerting, and.. odd. The gun was reassuring.
Yes Very few of these EDC pics are different, or not much different… If it works, it works, and I don’t change it often.
Mr. Peter Cottontail, showing a start to his summer clothes.
Bloody Big moose track on a sand bar
Along the Middle Fork of the Chena.
And along the North Fork (also the Chena)
Look close, you’ll see three swans in this slough;
Other than the fact that I broke my run of old school/traditional, with the pocket watch/match safe/small jack. ( that lasted about 2.5 weeks!)
In changing knives, I left the house without one (gasp!) Intending to grab my Vic apprentice from where it’s been living in my ATV glove box.
3 or 4 hours later, when the ATV came up in conversation, I realized I’d forgoten to get the knife before leaving the property…
(Bigger gasp! )
Thankfully, and amazingly with the various things I helped a friend with, I never needed a blade all day!
(Ok, technically there is a blade on the Spirit, a veritable laser… I just never use it, and rarely remember that it’s there. I did remember it when I realized I was knifeless, but if I’d needed to cut, I probably wouldn’t have remembered it! Lol)
So this little beauty got carried for all of maybe 10 minutes after I got home.. ha!
Still basically the same.
Still the same on purpose actually. Wanted to carry the same basic setup as long as possible, a bit of a test, since anymore I change knife daily, or every other day.
I also wanted to see how long I could go with the pocket watch, no wrist watch. That’s actually been great, since I am OCD about time, knowing what it is at all times… First few days drove me batty!
Now though, with the watch not there at a glance, it taking more effort to get to it, I’m not looking at it much. I’m more relaxed because I’m not constantly checking for on time/enough time/out of time/how long it’s taking, etc..
Plus matches instead of a lighter, it was the old school/vintage carry that to me fit the jack knife when I got it. Just wanted to see if I could go for a while with the older items..
Two weeks so far, to yesterday. 🙂
Today will get a slight change. Details after I get my mail 😀
More or less. Hasn’t changed much lately. Looks like my new jack knife missed that pic though.
Here was another from a day or two before;
And one artsy shot, just because. Enjoying time in the sunshine. 🙂
Been a while. It’s either been a lot going on with no time to post, or I’ve been sick as hell(flu, twice through, laid out for 3 weeks, then almost gone, got too cold working, relapsed, and now running into 6 weeks total) and literally Nothing going on to post about.
Anyway, here is a random slew of pics from the last couple months.
Moon and Venus.
My first day out snowshoeing.
Recent knives used and the books I was reading that week.(for a forum thread)
Dads stainless handle Sabre jack knife that lives in the den, which is currently the reloading room.
Case hobo and an Alaskan cookbook
225 grain LWN (long wide nose) hard cast .41 caliber bullets I ordered from GTBullets. 100 lubed and sized for $13, even with $6 shipping, it’s almost cheaper than I could cast my own.. And is considering I can’t afford the mould right now! 😉
Cleaning up an old Schrade USA stockman, a 8OT , that a friend gave me last summer.
Knives and guns, notable pairs, (for a forum thread )
My Beretta. 45, that I’ve now amazingly had for 10.5 years! And the custom Andy Sharpe coffin fighter that it’s come to live with. I rarely ever carry one without the other.
My Mom’s Liberty Mustang .22 and Dad’s Case peanut.
Most sentimental pairing; my Ruger Security Six 357 mag. Which has belonged to both my older brothers, and my Dad before me. With Dad’s Western brand hunting knife.
New stuff, second week of March, my takes from the EDCC (edccommunity.com) passaround box.
Old style finned bomb shaped beads are a fad right now, had some shop time so I tried one. LOTS of work to get the rounded nose, and fins. Had to freehand the cutters on the curve, and lots of file work off the lathe. Too time intensive to make many of them, but I might still..
A slew of pocket dumps, in mostly cronological order, late Jan. to now.
On my knees in a sniw bank digging out firewood at 0F or 10F. Something like that. Proof that I wear my guns working, they’re not babied. (Much.. 😉 )
Simple day last week, hour or two after dark working on firewood. Headlamp and the bluetooth speaker did constant duty… I zip the speaker into a mid layer pocket, hit Google Play, usually Springsteen, and have music wherever I am while working.
Yesterday’s carry, 3-15-17, an outside day. been cooped up sick, wanted to get out and work for a while, puttered around with a few projects (most of which involved shoveling snow!).
Cousins. Both old used and worn, but great Schrade USA stockmans. Large 8OT, and medium 34OT.
My Titanium Eng1nerd Prangler (mash up of key dangler and pry bar) is getting some great coppery brass colored wear stripes in its anodizing. The things that swing and rub on it are brass and it sort of burnished onto the area as it rubs.
And, more of 3-15-17… got the sled out for a bit.And found out how out of practice I am… Was stuck a total of three times! Oi. Thankfully all within ~100 yards max from the house! God is good to me!
A sloooow Monday(1-23-17) trying desperately to swap from being up nights to a daytime schedule, I was up 30 plus hours that Friday into Saturday, then 22.5 hours Saturday through Sunday… Sunday night I crashed, and other than about 4 hours, spread over 3 different times, I slept 30 hours until 6am Tuesday. Lol. One of those hours I was up around 1am, I went and got Monday’s mail… thus this pocket dump. ☺
The week 23rd to 28th was Extremely busy, outside working everyday in some amazing weather- the week prior was a few days at -30F, -40F, -45F here, a friend had -66F. -So this week’s amazingness was 20sF ABOVE 0! It got up to 28F one day. I hate to say it but it was too warm for me to work, I kept over heating. (I was out in the -45 every day of it, and apparently got acclimatized.)
Having said all that to say this… I was apparently too busy to take any pics. Lol.
Sunday, the 29th,
My older Eco Drive pilots chronograph that I don’t wear much anymore..
The ever trusty peanut.
My only actual Every day carry, or as close to it as I get, my copper tags.
Yesterday’s full edc pocket dump. Just average saturday adventure stuffs from a day out to a men’s prayer breakfast at church, and then running errands in town. Pretty nice day out, it’s warmed up to -20F