Where’s the Venison?

I pulled the card on my game cam last week.  I was very excited to see that I had almost 1,300 pictures on the card.  That is, I was very excited, until I looked at the pictures.  Oh I had a lot of game.  Does, does with fawns, turkeys, raccoons, opossums, skunks, squirrels, even a woodpecker.  But in all of those pictures there was nary an antler to be found.  Sure, I have my doe tag, and I actually prefer a doe for the freezer.  But I am concerned that I’m staring down the barrel of a one-deer season. This does not bode well.  So, I moved the camera to another area of the property, between a bedding area and

And so it Begins

And so it begins! My lovely wife, Mrs. SSP, started the canning season tonight with green beans. Way to go babe! Lots of shows coming up: EDC update Putting the greenhouse together Refurbing a 1970 USMC jerry can Garden updates and much, much more I have about a dozen videos in my head, and in various levels of completion. Stay tuned!

This week

No video until late this week / early next week. We’ll be going back to the garden to see what effect the tomato pruning had. Will also be working on rehabbing some of my old traps, checking out the rather comical result of the water collection “big tank” project, and talking about whatever else comes up from now until then. Have a great week!

Every Day Carry (EDC) Introduction

Today I’ll take you through the tools I carry on a daily basis to help me do the things I need to get done. Obviously my EDC can vary from day-to-day based on the job at hand, or the environment I’m going to find myself in. But generally speaking, this is what I have with me most of the time. This isn’t THE ULTIMATE EDC LIST. What’s right for me probably won’t be exactly right for you. This is what works for me. Ball Cap Safety Glasses (or Polarized Sunglasses) Watch (Bulova Marinestar) Smart Phone (Droid II) Keyring: Keys (duh) Carabiner Craftsman Multi-tool Glock 27 .40 S&W (http://www.glock.com) in a Concealment Solutions (http://www.concealmentsolutions.com), Black Mamba holster Extra Magazine 2 Lighters

Fixing a Water Collection Tank and the Self-Sufficient Mindset

Click the link to subscribe and to be notified when new videos are posted. The “big tank” in my water collection system has partially collapsed due to an insufficient base assembly.  I can’t bang it back out with a shovel handle or a 2×4.  What to do?  Throw it out and get a new one?  Not likely.  Where brute force fails, I use physics and a little rustic ingenuity to get the job done.  And I was only a little nervous about blowing myself up in the process. Not everyone is going to face this specific problem.  The point is taking a self-sufficient approach to solving your challenges.  Overcoming.  Adapting.  Finding a way to get it done. Trivia question:  Why

Tomato Pruning and Suckering (late blight)

Don’t forget to subscribe to Self Sufficient Path https://www.youtube.com/selfsufficientpath Topics: Suckering and pruning tomatoes to avoid late blight and stimulate growth Resources: – http://www.BackHomeMagazine.com – http://blog.gardeners.com/2013/05/how-to-prune-tomatoes/ (good page with images of tomato suckers)