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In 2010 I set out to construct my own Longtail Cargo Bike based on a 26″ front wheel and a 20″ rear wheel.  My goal was to build a solid platform capable of hauling hundreds of pounds of either static or dynamic cargo (e.g. human or otherwise) in a stable manner.  I wished to haveContinue Reading

Found this DIY camper trailer on Bozeman Craigslist constructed on a 4′ x 8′ trailer platform.  Clear roofing material and corrugated metal siding.   Sleeps three, (two on pullout bed, one on ground) Counter for food prep Sink and a cooler built into the side.  Tiny Tot wood stove Flashing, pipe, and terracotta tile baseContinue Reading

My grandfather hunted deer before I was old enough to fully grasp the concept but it was not an activity that my family practiced into my childhood.   This fall I became a hunter and I have written a thorough report of my experiences.  Read it at my outdoor blog Going Places Quietly >>>

Forty-two hours in the woods.  Plenty of signs, but unfortunately no harvest.  

My wife, our dog, and I take a ride on our homemade longbike lovingly named the RecycleCycle.

Cutting a DIY splitboard at the Spark R&D shop.

Winter bicycling can be cold in Bozeman and I gave my Bar Mitts to my wife so a set of pogies was in order. Sewed these this weekend.  Inside is a very soft fleece over a layer of continuous filament polyester insulation.  Outside is a water-shedding nylon ripstop with 1000d Multicam Cordura trims.

Log Cabin Plans – Popular Mechanics, 1983

BUILD A Handsome, sturdy and affordable Cabin. A cabin is still a great choice if you want to build your own home. BY MICHAEL CHOTINER; Illustrations by Harry Schaare BUILD A Handsome, sturdy and affordable Log Cabin. The log cabin is still a great choice if you want to build your own home. BY MICHAELContinue Reading

My home made spinnaker tarp pitched tautly along the West Fork of the Yaak River in N.W. Montana during my 2007 thru hike of the Pacific Northwest Trail.