Thursday, February 18, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
I don't know if y'all are like me, but I go hunting and fishing and take the time and effort to prepare my harvest for the freezer. I am pretty good at that. My wife is not a huge fan of wild game and fish, so I am meticulous when cleaning the meat to insure she don't get a surprise when we cook it. We can't find a piece of shot or a scale, or the meal takes a sudden turn toward pizza night! LOL. To be honest I don't won't to find it either, kind of a pride thing. Where I seem to be lacking in all of my efforts to hunt, fish, and provide table fare is cooking it. We are the busy family with kids and jobs. Many times my wife and I get home from work and after rounding up all the kids, realize we haven't planned dinner. Then we begin the scramble of trying to throw together a meal or negotiating for who is going to get take out, all the while our freezer is loaded with game.
Sadly, packages of game get lost in the freezer over time until they don't appear appetizing. Then another seasons harvest gets added to the mix. Really, that is unacceptable and this year I am going to make an effort to reduce our inventory. With turkey season and the spring crappie spawn just around the corner, I am going to try to start with those two first. I would suggest the same for anyone who is dealing with this problem at home. With a little planning and better organization of the freezer, hopefully I can better use the game meat I have worked so hard for. I just posted a good looking recipe for wild turkey in the recipe page, check it out! D
Saturday, December 12, 2015
For years I hauled around a tackle box by the handle. The problem I ran into, was when I fished from the shore or pond bank, was I never had enough hands to carry all my stuff. About six years ago I had a great idea. During a spring cleaning event at home I found an old backpack my wife had when she attended college. I was going to create a hands free tackle box! I drove to Wal-Mart and bought five of the Plano clear tackle boxes inserts. After a return trip due to buying the wrong sizes, I put together my hands free tackle box. My only wish now is that the backpack could be a little bigger, but beggers can't be choosers. I'm sure with a little detective work, anyone can find a used backpack for free, and I have less than twenty bucks tied up in the inserts. The best part of the whole thing is how much tackle can be fitted into it!
Organize the inserts however you want!
I tried to make my hands free tackle box as versatile as possible. I can fish with crank baits on one end of the spectrum, to fishing with live bait and watching a float on the other end of the spectrum. Set it up to accommodate how YOU fish. Oh, don't forget tools like-- needle nose pliers, multi-tool, stringer, and extra fishing line!