Aquaponics Isn’t Nearly as Fun as it Looks on YouTube

I spent WAY too much time and money trying to setup an aquaponics system in my home state of Washington. The weather here is just not conducive to raising a tropical fish like tilapia. I watched hours of YouTube videos, bought DVD courses from the experts in Australia, and read several books on aquaponics and…

Gardening in Afghanistan

In 2018 I finally got my chance to practice my gardening skills in Afghanistan. While some people think of Afghanistan as a hot desert because it is in the Middle East, the reality is it is very mountainous terrain. I was there during the winter and it was very cold, like a few inches of…

Hot-Wiring the Beater Truck

It’s not every day that you have an old vehicle you can tear apart without much consequence. I had always wanted to learn how to hot-wire a vehicle, and here I had this truck that was destined for the scrap yard. I’m pretty sure the guys reading this article just got a little envious about…

Starting the Tiny House Build

Trying to build a home out on the farm without good access to electricity or my tools just wasn’t feasible. I was naïve to think I could do that all by myself. I sat here for several months with my tail between my legs. However, there was a solution to the problem. I could construct…

5 Item Survival Trip

*The following post contain affiliate links to the gear I use in the field* I’ve been being an armchair survivalist for the last few weeks now. Alone, Naked and Afraid, The Island… I love that stuff. Me and the Discovery channel are like this (crosses fingers). This weekend was my turn to play. I threw…

CERT Training (Community Emergency Response Team)

Recently my buddy Ty and I completed our CERT training with the local fire department. CERT is the Community Emergency Response Team that assists the fire department during/after a large scale disaster such as the major earthquakes our region is expected to have in the near future. Training consists of lots of PowerPoint, followed by…

My Birthday Truck – Optimus Not-So-Prime

I am now the semi proud owner of not 1, but 2, 1986 beater Ford F150 trucks. I was born in 86, so I feel a connection to these trucks. If I were a truck… the first one looks how I felt when I got out of the military; tired, beat up, and in need…