Enjoy Your Weekend
July 23, 2010, 11:09 am
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Whomever you are, wherever you are I hope your weekend is spent outside. I know I will mostly be inside working on my kitchen…make mine a little better by letting me know what you’re up to outdoors.

Images here.

Repairing Your Waders
July 14, 2010, 7:55 am
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Some tips for repairing your waders courtesy of Field and Stream circa June of 1957. Luckily I haven’t had any leaks in mine just yet, but I like the idea of fixing them myself so I can afford “five dozen new flies with the money saved.”

The illustrations and text are by Walter Dower, who contributed many drawings/illustrations and stories to Field and Stream magazine in the late 40’s and 50’s. He was also one of the illustrators behind Tap’s Tips, a reoccurring column in Field and Stream, and was responsible for the images in the classic fly fishing book by Corey Ford, You can Always Tell a Fisherman, But you Can’t Tell Him Much.

A Frame
February 24, 2010, 8:08 pm
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The “A Frame” home is an iconic style of home building that became hugely popular after WWII. While not as practical for an everyday home the building style is favored for use in the construction of a secondary or vacation homes.

I found this beautiful example in a 1968 issue of Field and Stream, in fact it is a “Field and Stream Approved Model” A frame home. We recently stayed in one like this down in North Carolina, it was definitely cozy but didn’t have the amazing enameled red Franklin wood stove the one pictured does. I think I could get used to living in one of these everyday.

I’d be interested to hear what Lloyd has to say about this building/structure type, maybe he even knows something about its origin? More pictures here.

Field and Stream – August 1968
December 9, 2009, 5:55 pm
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Came across this old copy of Field and Stream from August of 1968 recently. There are many more images to come from this however I was struck by some of the illustrations that accompanied some of the stories and articles in the issue. Graphically they are pretty excellent, what follows are the images and the titles of the article they were part of

The Rut : Some say cold weather triggers that time of year in moose country when the wise bulls start losing sense. Whatever the reason there is no mistaking the season.

Trophy Hunting and You : Going for a record head may sound like a good idea, but are you sure that you know what such a hunt actually involves?

A Gun for Greg : When a boy reaches adolescence without having gone camping or hunting, how is he going to find out about the fun of these sports? From his outdoor-minded mother, of course.

Some other illustrations from the magazine.