Avid backpacker and outdoorsman with old skills and interests in old ways of doing things; equally fascinated by electronics, from the days of Sputnik, to the Zilog Z80A, to the present day of black box circuitry. Sixty years of experience with growing my own food and living simply. Certified electronics technician, professional woodturner, woodcarver, and graduate of two military survival courses -- Arctic and Jungle.
Possibly my best block and tackle actually is older than I am. I bought it used in 1981 and up till then it had been hanging in a barn, having outlived its original use by several decades. I’d hate to … Continue reading →