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Getting Away From It All

thus the fear of danger is ten thousand times more powerful than the peril itself


The news here is England is crazy, which is not actually the mood of the country but rather the hysteria of the newsmakers and reporters themselves.

Factories lie idle, stores are closed, the very fabric of England lied rotting in the unseasonal June mist and cold rain.

Meanwhile those supposedly in charge are supine before mob rule by a minority of disaffected youths and opportunists,  none of whom deserve the name of Englishman.  Their latest target is Sir Winston Churchill, without whose steadfast courage they could well be living in a totalitarian German vassal state.  These stupid people make me sick.

I have a friend who is going to live in Missouri.  Seems I could by a decent parcel of land there for chump change.  All I would need out there is a vehicle, a building supplies store, and some tools.

It’s cool to know that when it comes to self-reliance I am several steps up from Robinson Crusoe.

Some say that Black Lives Rule.  And that justifies tearing down and negating statues of everyone who made Great Britain Great.  All I know is I’m glad I can live anywhere I want to.


jack collier


some may see a ruin

I see a project

Music for Real Men ~ Sinatra



Life is filled with rocks and shoals.  To help us overcome life’s problems this blog is changing a little.  From today this blog has got a formal structure.  From today this blog is all about Urban Survival Skills for Men.  So, on Saturdays I am going to post something that includes the kind of song a real man will play on his turntable.  Art, music, and literature are important to the Renaissance man, and yes, real men still think the best sounds come from 12 inches of black vinyl.

Sinatra ~ I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Sometimes only The Chairman Of The Board will do.

This is a later recording of the great Cole Porter song with Nelson Riddle providing the music, as usual.

Urban Survival Skills for Men are very different from Wilderness Survival Skills, but the former does include all kinds of disaster recovery ~ from surviving an earthquake, to recovering from a failed relationship.  Survival is more than just living, survival is living the life of a man.

And, by the way, if she doesn’t approve of Sinatra, or doesn’t like cool cars, or can’t hold an intelligent conversation, then perhaps you should think about finding yourself a better girl.  Alternatively you could be a real man and love your girl for who she is, rather than trying to change her into someone you think you’d like her to be.

Please listen responsibly.






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