If you are a bowhunter, you may appreciate the story of Chief Compton, a forgotten figure of the sport. When you start talking the founders of modern archery, there are a few names that invariably come up. Names like Fred Bear, Howard Hill, and Ben Pearson generally enter the conversation. As you move a bit further … Continue reading Chief Compton: The Forgotten Father of Archery
This Steve Watts demonstration of how to make a bow drill fire showcases the expertise he held in his field. Those of us interested in primitive skills live in a pretty cool time. I remember being a kid and being interested in things like friction fire and bows and arrows, but there didn't seem to … Continue reading Watch Legendary Steve Watts Make a Bow Drill From Scratch in this Classic Video
Rufus Sage, a bonafide mountain man, felt strongly about a Roman colony in America. Does his argument persuade you? Prehistory, or history before it was written down, is mysterious stuff. All we can definitively know is what we can find and prove. Sure there are lots of interesting theories out there, but unless you have … Continue reading Did the Romans Colonize America? One Mountain Man Thought so.
This traditional dandelion greens recipe is by far the best way I've found to enjoy this nutritious green. Dandelions are everywhere. They are in yards, parks, abandoned lots, and nearly everywhere you look. Unbeknownst to most, dandelions are not a native species to North America. Nope. The yard invaders trace their roots (pun intended) to Eurasia. … Continue reading Give this Traditional Dandelion Greens Recipe a Try this Spring