I am an unapologetic meat eater. My family noted my alarmingly prodigious carnivorous instincts and appetites from a very early age. I would have happily lived on a Plains Indian or Mountain Man diet comprised almost exclusively of meat — by preference buffalo. This being Father’s Day, Marilyn is planning to grill a steak in celebration. Which … [Read more...] about Buccaneers, Barbacoa, Boers & Biltong
Somebody ventilated a rhino-poaching kingpin in South Africa. No one is shedding any tears, but it appears to be a criminal hit, so... From Sowetan Live: Alleged rhino poaching kingpin Sydney Petros Mabuza was gunned down in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, on Thursday afternoon. His car, a Ford Ranger, was found riddled with 17 bullet holes. Mabuza, … [Read more...] about Mr. Big Is Full Of Holes
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday, June 15, unanimously passed a resolution establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. As far as I’m concerned this is a no-brainer. The emancipation of Black slaves, proclaimed in 1863 and finally enforced everywhere in U.S. … [Read more...] about Juneteenth
I keep finding — or being pointed to — podcasts that make me smile. Montana author and FP reader Malcolm Brooks (Painted Horses; Cloudmaker) pointed me to The MeatEater Podcast. Michael Punke, who wrote Ridgeline was a featured guest. Enjoyed it a lot. I like a nice, long, meaty (sorry) podcast on a Tuesday night. Was a great show … [Read more...] about Working The Trapline — Lawyers, Guns And Podcasts
Longtime readers will know that I haven’t hit the gym in many years. I get my exercise on the trail and in the Frontier Partisan Biathlon, which involves kettlebell complexes and shooting (with my beloved CZ452FS .22). Listening to a hunting podcast titled Blood Origins, I discovered that there is a whole Lift/Run/Shoot culture out there — which I … [Read more...] about Working The Trapline — Lift. Run. Shoot.
I ain’t gonna lie — these last few weeks have been a grinder. I’ve got a whole lotta irons in the fire, but that’s a mostly good thing and certainly nothing to complain about. It’s not the work load that weighs me down. I tell ye, I smell trouble on the wind. Bad trouble. Check your flints and priming, boys. I recently posted at Running Iron … [Read more...] about Damn Good Feeling To Run These Roads
We are finally getting some decent winter here in Central Oregon. Real winter temperatures and enough snow to mean something. The conditions led my thoughts down the trail to New England and New York during the French and Indian War. One of the unique aspects of the long-term conflict on the northern frontier in the 18th century … [Read more...] about Skate Like A Ranger
As the carol has it, the goose is getting fat. Feast well, my friends. … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas
The biathlon season got underway in Finland over the weekend and the amazing Dorothea Wierer got off to a great start, taking the 15km Individual race by a bare 0.8 seconds over Germany’s Denise Hermann. The win — Doro’s 17th career victory — was down to perfect shooting. The back-to-back overall World Champion 2019/2020 shoots the lights out. … [Read more...] about And They’re Off!
Whatever your Thanksgiving looks like this year, I hope it is a good un. … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving