The PGA Tour’s newest winner is Derek Ernst — http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/golf/2013/05/05/derek-ernst-wins-wells-fargo-championship-playoff/2136859/ –, a 22-year-old rookie, and he is no stranger to BHM Publisher and youth golf sponsor Dave Duffy. Prior to Derek’s win today, one of the few photos a web search would turn up of him was this one with Dave after the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship played at Bandon Dunes. Dave blogged about it back then here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/BehindTheScenes/2011/07/01/well-be-rooting-for-derek-ernst-at-the-u-s-amateur-public-links-championship/ and here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/BehindTheScenes/2011/07/04/mills-and-do-defeat-ernst-and-dodd/
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Butch (Richard Blunt) sent me more photos of him and me camping and fishing at Maine’s Unknown Lakes in 1963. We were both 19 years of age.
We posted a photo of Lenie conducting the Gold Beach High School Band yesterday on our Facebook page. The concert went off great but was almost very embarrassing for one of the 15 members of the band, namely our son, Sam. While putting on his pants just prior to the concert, Sam broke the fly zipper and came running into my office yelling, “Dad, what am I going to do?”
Luckily I had just put a new sewing kit into the Preparedness Pack I carry in the trunk of my car. We got it and pinned up his fly with the safety pins in the kit. He’s so skinny that the pants easily slid over his bony hips.
So you see, being prepared comes in very handy in a variety of emergencies.
The Glenn Beck event at the Cowboys Stadium last night was fabulous.
The Wisconsin energy fair is over but it was only a so so show, much smaller than the recent Self Reliance shows and the Mother Earth News Fair. Maybe the down economy is beginning to take a toll. Energy fairs sell a lot of pricey hardware, where the self reliance shows sell a lot of lower cost, practical stuff like canning supplies and seeds. I’m really looking forward to the Dallas Self Reliance show in Dallas July 27 & 28.
If you’ve never been to one of the Self Reliance Expos we have been helping Red Shed Media put on, you can now at least go to a Virtual Self Reliance Expo and watch videos featuring the Expo’s vendors talking about their products. I’m the first video featured, so once you click on the link above, then click on my image to hear my offhand explanation of what BHM is all about. The recording was done at the recently completed Dallas Expo.
Jason Akers on BHM Radio Show
Tomorrow night BHM writer Jason Akers will be the guest on the BHM Radio Show on the Preparedness Radio Network. Red Shed Media hosts for the show will be Ron Douglas and Scott Valencia. I think you’ll enjoy the interview. Jason is a recent addition to the BHM pool of writers, having published the article, “Jug lines, trim lines, trot lines,” in Issue No. 124 and we’ve bought five more of his articles and scheduled them for future issues.
I made a donation to Ron Paul’s Money Bomb today to try and help him win some votes in South Carolina. If you’d like to do the same, click here.
I drove 17½ hours Tuesday from Winnemucca, Nevada to Gold Beach, Oregon. Wednesday I had jet lag and slept mightily. Today I played 18 holes of golf and unwound completely.
The Self Reliance Expo was a fine success for us. We took 49 subscriptions and I had a chance to hang out with readers and advertisers.
Jeff Gleason, “the Berkey guy” who has been advertising Berkey water filters with us for years, had the booth opposite from us. I use the Berkey filter. Everyone should have one, even if only stored away for an emergency. This is an absolute must in any future survival scenario.
Tattler resusable canning lids was there too. My wife and daughter use these. This is another “no brainer” addition to a preparedness budget.
Humless was there also with their very useful “silent generator.” They’ve only been advertising on the website but we made a deal so they will soon be advertising in the print issue. Glenn Jakins and St. John (pronounced SIN-JIN in South Africa) Holloway of South Africa are two very cool representatives of that company. I’m buying one of these “generators” but will have to wait a few more weeks for delivery. This is a good complement for the magazine’s new motorhome. I got the solar panel charger with mine.