World Trout
September 30, 2009, 9:04 am
Filed under: Angling

Came across the film production crew of Felt Soul Media via 10 Engines last week. Responsible for the film Red Gold, about the possible destruction of the Bristol Bay sockeye  habitat, they also have made several other features. One film they made in conjunction with World Trout, a Patagonia conservation initiative, features the art and words of James Prosek. Artist, writer, and activist James Prosek is responsible for documenting as many species of trout as possible though his beautiful paintings. Check out his work.

Four Wheel Drive
September 28, 2009, 8:33 am
Filed under: Books | Tags: ,

Came across this old guide to four wheel driving this weekend at a junk store in Madison County.

Front Cover

* Also If you like the International Scout check out these old advertisements over at Secret Forts.

Bruce Chatwin
September 25, 2009, 10:25 am
Filed under: Books, Wilderness Heroes

Best known for his travel writings and essays Bruce Chatwin was a failed archeologist turned author. He is probably best known for his books / travelogues, The Songlines and In Patagonia. The accounts of his journeys and experiences explore the essential relationship between culture and ecology.

Known for religiously writing and keeping notes in his notebook, similar to that of  a Moleskine. When the manufacture of the notebook he favored went out of business he went to a store and bought all the company’s remaining stock. He once said about his notes, “To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.”

My brother gifted me a copy of The Songlines a few years ago, thanks brother.

Packs According to Leon L. Bean
September 23, 2009, 8:59 am
Filed under: Books, Gear

These drawings of various pack types come from the LL Bean Guide to the Outdoors, a book which I have written about before.

Designs for classic packs like the Duluth and also specific bags for taking on river trips in the canoe. Also Archival Clothing just wrote about vintage Duluth packs and has a link to some other great images.

Detailed drawing of and external frame backpack and the various types of frames available. You have to love the old aluminum external frame packs.

Divine Magnet
September 22, 2009, 5:26 pm
Filed under: Books, Uncategorized

Poet Natalie Lyalin, who recently published Pink and Hot Pink Habitat on Coconuts books, is now broadcasting poetry readings from the holy city of Jerusalem over a Divine Magnet. Also check out Natalie’s online magazine.

Autumnal Equinox
September 22, 2009, 1:45 pm
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The Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, happy Autumnal Equinox.


Live Autumnal

September 17, 2009, 6:01 pm
Filed under: Angling, Books | Tags: , ,

Images from The Treasury of Angling by Larry Koller. See the rest of the set here, I will be adding more later.