Sunday, November 19, 2017

Backpacking fishing rod from amazon and trout secrets!



In this video Charles test out his new backpacking fishing rod that he bought on amazon. It is one of those unfamiliar brands, probably mass produced in china affordable a ridiculous cheap price. The brand is called Supertrip. He has the rod rigged with a Pflueger Summit reel and 4 pound mono. The bait are pink and white mice tails, or as some call, an egg sucking leech pattern. During the testing of this combo Charles gives away his secret tip on fishing high pressured trout parks. Using the trick he describes in the video you will catch about 80 percent more fish than anyone else on the lake that day. It is simple, cheap and effective at putting rainbow trout into your net! We hope you enjoy the video and subscribe to check out our Tiny House, fishing, kayaking, prepping and other adventures! 

Friday, October 27, 2017

How to prepare Acorns: Making acorn coffee



In this video Jon walks you through all the steps in preparing acorns for safe and tasty consumption. Learn how to separate good from bad acorns, shell them and leach out the tannin. Jon chose to bake his extra long for the purpose of making acorn coffee. This video show a little of how to's possible to forage wild food for self sustainability. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Day 2 setting up the deer zone at the tiny house.





In this video Jon and Charles spend day 2 at the off the grid tiny house, in the Ozarks of Missouri. They show you the view from their tree stand, talk about what happen on the morning of their first hunt and talk a bit more about the lay of the land. After the hunt they make some lunch and show off some cool vintage camping gear they found. When it comes to the end of the day Charles is wiped out on the couch, watching Jon carve an off the grid tactical pumpkin, in the tiny house! While watching Jon creat his masterpiece, Charles talks about a cool product they found to use for fuel in their Dickinson wood stove and is then attacked by Princess Frostbite.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hunting at the tiny house!





In this video Jon and Charles are out at the tiny house and take you on a deeper tour of their property, as they prepare for this seasons deer hunt. In this video Charles set up a pop up ground blind he purchased on sale from menards and talks about the reason why he chose this particular spot to put it. Enjoy and subscribe to follow us on the journey as we get our first deer out at the tiny house! We think the secret fresh water spring will be a hunting hot spot this season.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We Got Chickens; chicken coop tour



     Me and Charles just purchased our first three chickens last week  They are about ten weeks old and full of attitude. In this video I show you a full tour of the chicken coop I purchased online, the modifications we made and the chickens themselves.
     The reason we decided to get chickens is because we want to start homesteading and move towards being completely self sufficient and self reliant on what we can raise and grow in our own back yard.  Our chickens will produce about 700 eggs per year which is more than enough for the two of us.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tiny House Update: Rising last of walls, finishing stove and solar mods.



     Rising the walls, framing the windows and finishing off the wood stove! In this video Jon and Charles head down to the cabin for a weekend getaway. With a much needed break from St. Louis city life they needed an escape from the craziness going on. Although, the break from the city was needed most of this trip was spend completing long overdue work on the cabin. They got the last 4 panels of the walls up and the windows framed out. They shimmed the Dickinson Newport Solid fuel stove off the wall and added some flashing behind it. They also moved the battery bank out of the cabin and put it under the tiny house. While working on the solar system they discovered the Harbor Freight system had failed and fried. They decided to just un hook the system and solely run their Renogy system. This was a prime example of why it’s a good idea to have your solar system split into two systems because if something break, which it will, you are not reliant on the generator for the entire weekend.

Tiny House Update: Rising last of walls, finishing stove and solar mods.