Fording Rivers

Our first overnight backpacking trip was a success and my new backpack was wonderful compared to the first one! We traveled along the Otter Creek Trail, at least part of it. Let me show you what the trail looks like and you can see how easy it is to manipulate trail paths for your needs.…

Trial Trail

On Thursday we successfully completed our first trial trail!  We loaded up our packs, hit up the grocery store on the way out for some beef jerky and trail mix, and drove off to a local state park that offered a few trails ranging between 2 to 6 miles.  When we first arrived at the…

The Gypsy Series: A Long Goodbye

I am not quite ready to leave my fond memories in Arizona.  I have a place in my soul that will always long for her. Before we leave here for our journey to begin to New Mexico let us linger a little longer in the Grand Canyon State. I am going to reminisce on one of the…

The Sharpened Blade

I have mentioned my leather crafting in previous posts but finally I have a name to put to the craft. JKrait now features handmade knives that are designed for outdoor enthusiasts! If you are looking for a fix blade knife then this is where you would find it, but before I start gushing, lets start…