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Well here he is the Woodsman from Virginia

 

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This guy is the only known person In the state of Virginia who actually enjoys owning a swamp.

 

Woodsman also is the only other man on the planet besides Bear Grillis to hold the distinction of drinking urine from freshly squeezed elephant dung. CONGRATULATIONS WOODSMAN :no1:  :salute:

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Here is some of Woodsmans (alias Swampthing) swamp land. This is also the home of Swampthings girl friend Pussyfoot (Big Foots sister). Here she is now.

 

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It a long sordid story so lets just not go there. :nono:

 

Ah heres little Swampthing Collin. Isn't he quite I wonder who his father is? :unsure:

 

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Woodsman always takes little Collin with him when ever he goes to his swamp. That way Little Collin can show Woods how to get back to his truck. :yes:

 

Well in the next few weeks Woodsman will be building a log cabin at the swamp and I will post pictures of his progress.

 

SURVIVOR GUY  :wave:

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This will be the view outside the front door once the cabin is complete

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Its about 50ft up the hill from here

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All kidding aside Woods that some great land you got there. :thumbup:

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If these aren't in order, does that mean you're taking a cabin DOWN instead of putting one up?  :rofl:

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That shelter looks more like a bunker there Woods  :P

 

I stll say thats some nice looking woods you got there Woods. I hope Im still alive to see this thing done. :unsure:

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Hey Swampy..... what type of tree are you using for this project? I see White Oak, Scarlet(?) Oak, Sassafras, Poplar(?), Red Maple and Striped Maple, and is that Sweet Gum?

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Hope yall enjoy the pics!!!!!!!!

 

AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YA THINK!!!!!!!!!! Took a lot of time gettin those pics............ :ranting: :box: :smoke: :hugegrin:

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These are awesome!!!  What a great camera too!  This is so much fun watching this step by step.  Thank you for taking all the time to do this, Woods.  Dinner looks wonderful!

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:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

:cool:

 

Very cool Woodsy! Did you fell those trees with that machete??  :pray: Nothing better than a day of hard work.

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Nothing better than a day of hard work.

 

Retirement is much better believe me Rocky. :D

 

These are great Woodsman. Im glad to see the camera money was well spent. I actually think that cabin IS going to get built. However I think a chain saw would work better at least a buck saw. Ill get one headded your way.

 

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Keep it comming there big guy youve definately got more energy that this old guy. :thumbup:

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Nothing better than a day of hard work.

 

Retirement is much better believe me Rocky. :D

 

These are great Woodsman. Im glad to see the camera money was well spent. I actually think that cabin IS going to get built. However I think a chain saw would work better at least a buck saw. Ill get one headded your way.

 

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Keep it comming there big guy youve definately got more energy that this old guy. :thumbup:

 

Retirement?!?! What is this retirement? How can I get one? I think I've got a couple decades before that'll ever happen!

 

OK Swede, you better close your eyes for these pics. My philosphy has always been work smarter, not harder, so I wanted to give woodsy a little encouragement.

 

However, it might scare you Swede, an engineer with power tools. Not a very safe mix.

 

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This is how you should do it Woodsy. Just an idea. ::)

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OMG ROCKY THERES A STICK STUCK IN YOUR NECK

 

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Ive got a Husquavarna  just like that one (made in Sweden)  :yes:

 

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OMG ROCKY THERES A STICK STUCK IN YOUR NECK

 

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Ive got a Husquavarna  just like that one (made in Sweden)  :yes:

 

 

Hmmm, I'll have to have that looked at, everyone is always telling me I'm a pain in the neck. I don't see one coming out my bum so I must not be a pain in the @ss. 

 

GO HUSKY!!! I'm actually looking at a Husky or a Husaberg for my next 2-wheel toy!

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:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

:cool:

 

Very cool Woodsy! Did you fell those trees with that machete??  :pray: Nothing better than a day of hard work.

 

I SURE DID!!!!!!!!!!! I use the SP8 for most every job.........

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Nothing better than a day of hard work.

 

Retirement is much better believe me Rocky. :D

 

These are great Woodsman. Im glad to see the camera money was well spent. I actually think that cabin IS going to get built. However I think a chain saw would work better at least a buck saw. Ill get one headded your way.

 

www.treehelp.com/shopping/product-detail.asp?Product_ID=1607

 

Keep it comming there big guy youve definately got more energy that this old guy. :thumbup:

 

THANKS BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been needin a better saw than the one Ive been using..........once it gets here I will put up some pics of it in action!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

ALL PICS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE KINDNESS OF SWEDE!!!!!!!!!!

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SHE doesnt deserve to be in the pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!All she has been doing is telling me "Your not doing it right!!!" and  "What are you doing messing around out here???????? The lawn needs mowed!!!!!!!!!!"

She can be such a pain sometimes...................

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These are awesome!!!  What a great camera too!  This is so much fun watching this step by step.  Thank you for taking all the time to do this, Woods.  Dinner looks wonderful!

 

Tasted even better!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I think its pretty awsome to be able to show the process

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Actually it is not clear cutting your doing Woodsman but selective cutting. Opening the canopy to let the sun hit the ground is not a bad thing. It allows for new growth and also understory growth. New sprouting is good for wild life. You can see the area has been clear cut as all the trees I can see are new growth. There are few trees that I can see that are much more than twenty years old.When the canopy prevents under growth and there begins leaf rubish to build up thats what causes the potential for fires.

 

Thats quite an ambitious project you started there and its one that mankind has tackled throughout our history. Very interesting project. Keep them pictures comming. :thumbup:

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I believe that progress is a good thing, and that being able to manage progress is important for everyone. As you say, too many people rely on things being done for them, like your tomato.

 

If someone had to leave everything behind and truly go it alone with their kids, they might be depriving them of an education, or of the possibility of doing something the kids liked, not just something their parents liked. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a fighter pilot because my Dad was one, and as I got older and started finding things I liked, I found those things by being exposed to them. As a father myself, the last thing I would want to do is limit my childrens options because of what I wanted. That doesn't mean I won't keep all their options open which includes teaching them to live off the land as much as possible. There are still things I am learning, and that never ends.

 

I applaud you for teaching your son how to be resourceful and how to lessen his reliance on others, because as you and I both know, there could easily come a time when going back to basics might be a way of life for everyone. I plan on teaching my kids how to be self reliant and to be prepared. I will give them all the tools needed for them to be able to make their own decisions when they are grown.

 

The average lifespan of someone 300 years ago was probably no more than forty-ish and if living out in the wilderness truly on their own, probably thirty-ish or less, and to be honest, they knew more about that way of life than anyone of us today because they had to live it. It wasn't a romantizied view of living in the wilderness, it was a way of life and a broken leg would often lead to death.

 

As you discuss, I think mixing a life of "lessened" reliance and taking advantage of what is good and positive in society is a smart thing to do.

 

The struggles of living in comformity within a society are challenging and require a different skill than living in the wilderness. My mother got up every day at 5 am to get us ready for school then went and worked a demanding job for 8.5 hours, to come home and feed us, do our laundry, help with homework (the list goes on). She did that so that *I* would have choices, If anyone thinks living in the wilderness takes more courage than she had, they are mistaken. Not everyone has a cushy job working behind a desk, I have a friend who has 3 jobs to feed and take care of his family. He doesn't have an easy life but his hopes are for his children not to have to work like he does. The fact that they don't have the skill to live in the wilderness on their own doesn't make them any less intelligent than someone who does, and also doesn't make their existence measured by the "clouded glasses of commercialism".

 

Some might argue that city folk are missing out on something because they do not have the self reliance skills that some possess, and they might argue that some are missing out on something because they do not have the "city living" skills they have.

 

Some people are just not meant to be living the corporate life, and some are. Some people are not meant to be living in the wilderness, and some are. I would like to be able to live in either, and I want that for my kids.

 

I have dreamed of building my own log cabin, using my own wood and my two hands also. I am planning on retiring in 4 years at which time that plan will start to unfold. Unfortunately, I am stuck behind a desk, making money, and waiting for my reliance on a job to fade into obscurity, but I do this for my kids.

 

Please keep us posted on the cabin, you are living out the dreams of many, and the reality of few.

 

 

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As a father Ive come to the conclusion that the most we can hope for is to not out live your children and anything I can do as a parent is to coach them on how to survive in both worlds.Than its their life and I hope Ive done all I can to let them live it.

 

Great posting and good insight. :thumbup:

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