Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rogue backpacking

So the family packed up for a week long camping trip (August, 19th) and hit the road. We had our backpacks and regular camping gear all loaded up and on the way to Grants Pass, Oregon (well pretty close anyway).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Homemade Bike Mudflaps

So I needed some coolguy mudflaps for my hacked together fenders on the ol' commuter bike.

Since I had a ton of the empties floating around, I decided to go with some beer can mudflaps.
I've been drinking PBR since before it was the hipster ubiqui-beer.................... and I like making the coolguys jealous................... so..

it started like this

then we got this

From Drop Box

From Drop Box

From Drop Box

Instructable to follow


My first instructable, and got featured within an hour of posting it. FRONT PAGE!!

scroll down to outside, bike mudflaps!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rabbits for food

So last weekend we did our rabbit dressing. Five rabbits yielded about 14-18lbs dressed.

Before we started I had to get prepared as it has been a while since I did this. Also, it took me a long time the last time. I turned to the internet because I have loaned out both of the books I would normally turn to.

There is such a wealth of information on the net that I cannot imagine being without this resource.

After watching a few videos and reading up on tanning, I decided I had a good idea how to make things easier for myself.

I had been using an old method of killing the rabbits; placing a broom handle over the backs of their necks and pulling up with their hind legs. Effective but difficult and cumbersome. So, I made a tool:


The Wrabbit Wringer

I slide their neck in there (head above the tines) and just pull. Easier and faster.

I also found a video on paunching and skinning that reduced the process to about 5-10 minutes per bunny. This was quite a bit faster than the 20-30 it was taking me the last time.

If anyone is thinking about raising rabbits for food, definitely watch the video linked above.

Hopefully I can find more time to write again. It makes me feel good to share my experiences, even if nobody sees them, just writing them down feels good.