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Thursday, August 7, 2014

More reading material

Two magazines I'm not that familiar with, and have not seen in our grocery store.  I don't know anything about them except that they apparently exist, but I am going to check into it.  Not that I'm in need of much bushcraft, as I haven't been camping in quite some time and plan to shelter in place in the event of an emergency. Still, you get good information in places you aren't really expecting too, sometimes.



I figure if a magazine can interview Les Stroud, it has to be reputable. He's very careful about that kind of thing.



This looks a little bit "flower child" but since I've never seen a copy and haven't browsed through one, I don't really know.  The more you read, the more opportunity there is to pick up useful knowledge. Sometimes I think I need to do more reading that doesn't have any ulterior motive. I used to read a lot just for entertainment, mostly history but sometimes science fiction. I haven't done that in awhile.


The latest issue of "New Pioneer" is out, it's mostly about hunting. I didn't buy a copy and couldn't find a picture for the post, but it's on news stands now if you read it.

14 comments:

  1. Sometimes we just need to escape. Some watch movies. And some of us read. I read a lot to learn, but now and then I need a good mystery or a bit of comedy to just get away from the real world for a little while.

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  2. I agree with Vicki, I get information overload some days. I thinks its better to laugh then cry. I don't like magazines as they seem to be short on facts, & too many ads. I love to read, but sadly I get distracted too many times.

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  3. I'm working on getting back into sailing for that very reason.

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  4. I like magazines. A lot of the ideas I've implemented here over the years have come from books and magazines, especially before the internet.

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  5. I used to get the bushcraft magazine and I enjoyed it. I find that many magazines are too basic for me now. I need books on specific things now rather than just general information.

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    1. True enough. I get as much from the advertisements as I do from the articles in some I read. Ever so often though, something comes along that's worth while. Same with television shows on survivalists. Not long ago I saw a show that had a type of pump for moving water up hill that was powered by the water itself. I had never heard of it. Always scratching for some new thing that will make me more self contained.

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  6. I'm afraid WILDERNESS WAY bit the dust a few years ago, unless its been very recently resurrected. They left me on the hook for several issues, being a six issue a year magazine. It was okay.

    If you like bushcrafting topics, I suggest Dirttime.com, some good information can be learned there. Some of the major writers there are from Wilderness Way.

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    1. That might explain why I have never seen it on the news stand locally, since the magazine suppliers can't keep survival and preparedness magazines on the shelves here they are scouring the publishing world for new material. I suppose if it was still to be had, it would have shown up here. But then again, the nearest place you can buy a hard copy of Shooter and Prepper is Chattanooga, TN and that's a day trip. I'm not a primitive living aficionado because I plan on just staying forted up here on the mountain top, but I do try to find resources for people who might have to bug out. I'll check that URL you gave me, maybe something there would be good to know. I appreciate the information.

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  7. I would get into the 2nd magazine featured.

    I just went to Barnes and Noble recently - they have a ton of magazines!!! I thought that industry was hurting - I guess I was wrong.

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    1. I think there will always be a lot of people who buy paper copies of magazines and , as you saw at Barnes and Nobles, there are niche magazines for every interest. Whenever I go to Chattanooga, which is admittedly not that often, I stay in the Barnes and Nobles at Hamilton Place Mall forever.

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  8. Very true that the more we read the more information we pick up. And we never know what's going to be useful.

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    1. Books and magazines are great sources, so is the internet. As our British colleague said above , once you have been at it a long time some of the articles start to look a bit stale, but you just never know what you'll find that is useful.

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  9. I couldn't stop reading if I tried :-) Hope it turns out to be a great read for you!

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    1. Reading is a nice, quiet activity. If I had a nickle for every time I've read the Horatio Hornblower books, or Shogun, or some others I'd be a rich man. I used to take a foot locker of books with me on every float. They come in handy when you are cooped up on a ship for months at a time.

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