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Blog: Tyler Danann

Then I returned to the Shed complex for more tidying and preparing the area for storage. While I was reinforcing the pallet’s with more wood and nails I struck my thumb nail with a clout from the ‘lump’ hammer. I was using the wrong tool for the job, a lighter hammer would have been far more...
July 7th Today Britzen and BnB left the Mountain Hold. BnB had been having issue’s dealing with the high elevation also Britzen had pressing work engagements elsewhere in the US. Before they departed though BnB lent a hand on the rock in the morning...
Later on Randy showed up and invited us all to his place. His cabin has a shower and plumbed in toilet! He kept offering the use of it and I took him up on that offer. Liberal Mark showed up making teenage noises and being bothersome in general. I made moves to a distant valley cliff and took...
6th July It rained through the night and the following morning the mountain was a different place in some ways. The mosquito’s were subdued and docile along with the heat being way down. Plenty of clouds and a few patches of sunlight here and there. BnB, MMM and I tackled the rock once again...
5 July Today was the day of the rock! Mike started on digging around it at about 0600hrs, while I was in the land of fey dreams I awoke to noises of shovel on dirt and activity. I joined him an hour or so later and I resumed the ordeal of come-along work. I had no luck and the morning...
After we'd looked that over, in the spirit of the 4th of the July that some gunplay was in order. I asked Mike if it was ok. In his enigmatic way he whispered away into the wilderness, then came back bringing a swing target I’d set up earlier. He’d mentioned that the old position it was in...
This is the Britzen and her cooking panoply in 'action'... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kZh-8L9NCEI The next day Mike suggested a trip to the nearby landmark of the CDT and some other camping grounds. There was a grave at one and it was of a person who’d died...
The Tree and the Survivalists On the day of their arrival Mike had, with Survivalist Humour, mentioned a comedy moment in a Robin William’s movie where he pushes a tree down in front of an approaching vehicle to cause it to brake. He suggested we do the same to Britzen and BnB as a big...
Sojorn in the City After what seemed like a whirlwind of internet posting, shopping and waiting we were away again for another ascent into the Mountain Hold. On the road north we saw thick haze and smoke from the fires, even at the Snowy Range it was noticeable. Once at the Mountain Hold it...
The distant forest fires loomed before us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O6Vt7_lABPs Then we went back into the city via the backroads, passing all the farm and smallsville towns on the way... Apart from a Sheriff waiting to catch speeding vehicles there were no...
For some days now I’ve been wanting to deploy a canopy shelter over the cooking area. As it is the blazing heat make’s meal preparation almost unbearable from mid-day onwards. Almost like nature is assaulting you. If you wait until sun-down the ‘forest air-service’ mosquito’s take over with...
23 June 2012 The next morning at sunrise MMM came to my window and he looked apprehensive. “The Kid’s taken his tent down and all his stuff is packed! I think he’s leaving!” MMM said before loping off to see what he was up to. The Oregon Kid had been on the land for about ten days now and...
June 22nd 2012 ‘The Outhouse Spurned Incident’ The Oregon Kid nearly felt the direct wrath of the Mountain Man one morning when I woke up and was outside my tent. I saw MMM walking past, his face like thunder, with one of the spades we’d used for digging out the rock hole. I caught some...
Mike's Rock of the Ages This thing is big, at least 1500 pounds but likely more to be 2000 pounds. We’d spoken often about how to tackle this beast and various ideas were thrown around. After that we had discussed: Thermite Black Powder Extreme fracture scalding Pounding it into...
The Other Cabin Folk MMM is not completely alone in the area. There are other folks, mostly pretty good and decent people too. While there are some ideological swings and differences, all pretty much like the idea that they are away from the city and all it’s machinations. I’d say most are...
In the end we got it up and WR finally had his ‘cabin’ to work and sleep in! Nice sneak windows with mesh Here's some interior pics. This is the entry / foyer room. I get it tidier later. I use this for storing all my project's gear, a table and chair. Outside a...
15 June 2012 Well, today was setting up my Mountain Cabin Tent. It took nearly 2 hours to erect but before that the site had to be levelled, and that wasn’t easy! It took nearly 4 hours to get it level! There were cinder blocks, boards, timbers, bricks, stones and...
Building a Solar Shower Area https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOfpi316n4E Using my previous experience I managed to throw together a decent shower, complete with camouflage privacy surround. It wasn’t that easy, as the area I chose was on a fairly sharp gradient and was rocky as hell. But...
Fresh Water Spring Waterworks An early project at getting water to my tent area. It partially worked except the spring dried up about two week's after the video was taken. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eGagy9lGPqI It'll refill in winter though hopefully. More...
These are two of the most recent projects I've done: DIY Passive Solar Fan Mike's solar set-up was great for getting the job done. Yet the intense heat during the day was getting the temperature to near max operating temperatures. Luckily I'd bought some gizmo's that should help alleviate...

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