DIY Camera Arm

Today we build a camera arm for self-filming hunts from a tree stand.  Anyone can build this with a few common tools and an inexpensive MAPP gas setup from the hardware store.  This set-up will cost you 20% of commercial alternatives, and will give you the same or better quality.  Plans will be available on the blog, and the link will be added here when it is available.  Thanks, and good hunting!

Amanda’s Country Kitchen – Country Style Deviled Eggs

I’m so happy my daughter has taken an interest in what I’m trying to do with our channel, and wants to help. Here’s our first attempt at capturing her passion for cooking. Not certain if we’re going to leave this all on the SSP channel, or start her own. But for now, we’ll put it here. Thanks, and enjoy!

2016 Spring Gobbler Season

Well, our 2016 Spring Gobbler Season is in the books. It didn’t go as planned, but we had a great time, including a fantastic morning hunt with my daughter Amanda. We may not have taken the kind of trophy we did in 2014, we it was a success in more ways than one.

Deer B Gone

The deer and rabbits are playing havoc with my perennials and fruit trees.  They’ve chewed the branch tips off of my apple tree, decimated my azaleas, and are generally ticking me off.  And since I’m limited by both geography and the calendar on the, um, methods I can employ to combat these fuzzy marauders, I have to resort to less-than-lethal deterrents. So off to the big-box hardware store I go, only to discover that commercial repellents cost about $27 per gallon!  Wow, there must be some potent ingredients to justify that price.  I must learn more.  What are the active ingredients; let’s see. Hmmm, the first one is putrescent egg solids.  Wait, I’m paying $27/gallon for rotten eggs?!?  Maybe there’s

Inoculating Shitake Mushroom Logs

Today we’ll walk through the process of inoculating oak logs with Shitake mushroom logs.  Using this method you can grow mushrooms for your own use, for sharing with friends and family, or for selling to CSA, farmers’ markets, or to restaurant customers.  With just $30 of commercial spawn and a few inexpensive tools, you can be harvesting your own mushrooms in just a few short months.

Several months ago a friend purchased three Pioneer Tool Racks from Old Grouch’s Military Surplus.  The boxes had gotten wet, and as a result he got a really good deal on them.  Jack Spirko mentioned them on his show, and once he took a look at them, he was sold.  So he picked up one for himself, one for me, and one for a mutual friend.  I loved the idea of being able to carry an axe, a shovel, and a mattock in one convenient package.  Only one problem; my truck has a cap on it, making it hard to mount the rack inside the bed, and still be able to access it easily.  What to do, what to do?  Finally, I came