If you value your firearms, the days of simply storing guns in an unlocked closet or on display in a glass-fronted gun cabinet are gone.
Perhaps this little piece of wisdom might most appropriately be classified in UndertheBigPine’s Advice of the Elders section. However, then you might take it seriously; yet, then again, it should…
by K.J. Houtman
It was a warm stretch in late October in the northland of Minnesota—a time when we’re so lucky to sleep with windows open and the warm days and calm evenings feel like borrowed time.
New Year’s Day was the closing day of the pheasant season in Minnesota. Five friends and I decided to celebrate the turn of the calendar with one last hunting hurrah…
If your hunting plans include crossing the Canadian/United States border with firearms, muzzleloaders, or bow hunting gear, there are two important documents that will smooth the process tremendously. Take care…
Both Hal and Bill were of an era when no one thought about hearing protection. If these two legends were going to converse, they needed a young buck between them to translate. To my honor, that day it was me!
Pointing at the book, I shouted, “Dad, Dad, Dad! This is what I want to do!” He was justifiably puzzled … When he grasped what I was talking about, he looked up at me and sincerely, seriously said, “Okay. Then just do it.”
It’s rumored neckties were invented as foul weather gear for hunters and anglers. Fact or fiction? I don’t know, but you’ll enjoy this nostalgic YouTube video from Avery Island, LA ca. 1939; they wore neckties to open duck season!
Ten gray Rubbermaid tubs serve as our kitchen cabinets. Carefully positioned on each tub is a large, white adhesive label bearing block printing in black ink precisely stating the contents of each vessel. God Bless my wife!
Now and then my wife pulls back the blinders that would otherwise maintain my tunnel vision on hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, dogs, and more hunting. And mind you, I’m not always the most willing subject.
It’s all about improvisation, so when it comes recipes, I can tell you what as on the menu and how we prepared it, but to tell you how much of each ingredient … I’d be making it up.
This gun case is my nominee as the poster child for the definition of “lifetime gear.” You get one of these and you’ll never have to … or want to … buy another.
Planting a tree has always been an exercise in legacy. You plant a seedling, care for and protect it, watch it for decades with the vision that someday your kids or grandkids will sit in its shade.