"Those appear to be amanitas, the classic 'mario mushroom'. They are distinguished by having warts on their caps. They also have a veil that covers their gills on the underside, barely visible on the lower edge of the nearer…"
"I usually skip taking a stove and bring no-cook food or cook over a fire (cheese and salami quesadillas, yum!). In place of cookware, I bring metal water bottles in case I need to boil water.
A lot of backpack designs are also…"
Overcoming failure is a big part of bow making and something that all beginning bowyers must face. Last weekend was the first time I have ruined a stave. Sure, I had made some sub-par bows before: bows that turned out weaker than I wanted, or that had inefficient designs, but they could still shoot. This latest stave I straight up ruined. And it happened right as I was putting the finishing touches on the tiller.It all started last winter when I harvested a beautiful Bitter Cherry (Prunus…See More