Peace, Love, and Preparedness

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I was exchanging emails with what has turned out to be my latest advertiser, CampingSurvival.com. While finishing a reply, I signed off in my typical fashion, “Peace, db”, and laughed to myself about how much of a hippie I sound like. Not that it is a bad thing, […]

The Fastest Way to Sharpen a Knife

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(Here is an old article I wrote way back when. If you are like 90% of the households out there, your knives are dull. Here is a quick-fix for that issue. )
In my post reviewing the Mora Companion knife, I mentioned the Smith Abrasives 2-Step Knife […]

Kentucky Apples

Apples, Flyspeck, Sooty Blotch, and Memories

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Today’s article was brought to you by the fine folks over at Reef-Hunter.com. Go check out their great line of custom apparel, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you! (click to open a new page)
 While I was out of town for my most recent gator hunt, I had […]

Our Kitchen Knives (And a Request for Help)

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I was recently the recipient of a pile of beef as payment […]

Bone Knife

Guest Post: Four from RidgeRunner of Green Earth Survival School

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Today, I have four selections from RidgeRunner’s Green Earth Survival […]

Questions and Answers Feb 2013

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Today, I ‘m doing a Q&A session with some of the many questions I get. Today, I’m covering whittling, food, and rabbit questions. Feel free to drop me a line at:
db at floridahillbilly.com
and I’ll answer your questions, and possibly include it in a future article.
Here we go!
Spoon Carving […]

Mora Knives: A Local Trend, or Just Good Knives?

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I worked with Hank at Green Earth Survival School over the weekend, along with Amanda from the Oxbow Eco Center, and also had my young friend Zach helping out. This was the basic wilderness survival class directed towards Scouting groups.

 
At one point, I was […]

Lime n Thyme Oven Roasted Muscovy

Muscovy Ducks – Yard to Table

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For the faint of heart, and/or the vegans. Be warned that this post includes descriptions and video of animals being dispatched for food. If you don’t like the thought of facing your food, don’t bother to read any further. I’m not writing this to make friends, or […]

How To Remove the Husk from a Coconut (And Respect Your Elders)

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I’ve covered getting the water out of a green coconut, and how to open the nut itself, but recently realized I never showed how I get the nut out of the husk in order to get to the meat of an older, […]

What’s in Yours?

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In your pocket, that is. Or rather, what makes up your “EDC” or “every Day Carry” items.
I swim for a living, wearing swim trunks and a rash guard (fast drying shirt) every day. I only have a single pocket, so am limited to what I can carry. When I’m not […]