Gunpowder and Graphite


When you want to be outside and you’re stuck inside sometimes the best cure is to watch something about the outdoors. Here are some of my picks to help get through the ever-lengthening stay-at-home orders: Jeremiah Johnson This used to be standard background viewing while I cleaned guns or rigged fishing equipment. It chronicles the life of a mountain man in the 1840s. Based partly on the biography of a real mountain… Read More

Along the coast of New England, mackerel are everywhere. There are several species of this fish, but the one I’m referring to is the Atlantic mackerel. They tend to swim in schools and usually¬† congregate in large numbers along the coast in the spring. They hang around the shallow water into the fall and head for deeper water in the winter. During their time near the coast they are easy to catch,… Read More

I have always been intrigued with wild foods. It’s one of the reasons I got involved with hunting and fishing in the first place. In the days of my childhood my brothers and I would pull up Queen Anne’s Lace to eat the wild carrot tap root hiding beneath the soil. On a few occasions in the spring, while visiting our grandparents, they would take us into the woods to dig wild… Read More