Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wilderless – The Smell of Jobs

via Work of Hand

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Look Ma’…I Caught One.

String Yank Technique  Frame 1: Tie off a loop with some fishing line. Place the loop over the hook's shank and lightly pull it against the bend of the hook.   Frame 2: With your other hand, press down and back on the hook's eye.   Frame 3: Continue pressing down on the hook's eye. Quickly and firmly jerk the fishing line backward, ensuring that the line is parallel to the shank. Don't worry: only a tiny bit of flesh is behind the barb. It won't hurt too much. Clean and bandage.  Advance & Cut Technique  Frame 1: Using pliers, advance the point of the hook (including the barb) out of the skin. Follow the natural curve of the hook.  Frame 2: Use your pliers to cut the hook below the barb.  Frame 3: Remove the hook by backing it out through the wound. Clean and bandage.


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Black and White

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The Age of Trees

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…Because I Don’t Cornhole


St. Pierre Presidential Horseshoe Set
Made in the U.S.A.

No backyard barbecue or beachside clambake is complete without a rousing game of horseshoes. Designed by a former champion, each solid-steel piece is crafted for balance and treated with a non-slip finish to prevent chipping, abrasion, corrosion and weathering.


Bocce Ball Set          Bocce Ball Set

Bocce Ball Set
Made in the U.S.A.

A knock out game to play with the kiddos – or friends, with a gin fizz in hand – this collectible wooden kit comes in a cloth bag with the instructions to play printed on it, in addition to the hand-cut, screenprinted instruction manual.

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Woolrich Woolen Mills – Fall/Winter 2012

These looks by Mark McNairy and Woolrich Woolen Mills were released back in January but their time of fruition has come.  Made in the U.S.A.  —   Woolrich Woolen Mills

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Aldo Leopold’s Audio World

We here at Wilderless are big fans of famed naturalist Aldo Leopold.  Now, thanks to ecologist Stan Temple, a senior fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, we have the opportunity to listen in on a simulated dawn chorus at Leopold’s famed Wisconsin shack.  For the audio track and more on the story check out Brandon Keim’s article over at Wired.

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Famous Last Words of Captain Lawrence Oates

On the 800-mile return trip of Robert Falcon Scott’s unsuccessful attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole, his team desperately slogged through freezing temperatures and blizzards, trying to stay on schedule and reach the supply depots along the way. Oates’ feet were badly frostbitten, and he was slowing down the rest of the men. He volunteered to be left behind, but his comrades refused to leave him. So finally he simply walked outside his tent and into a blizzard, telling the others, “I am just going outside. I may be some time.”

Check out more famous last words over at the Art of Manliness.


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