Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Endorsed Items

Our Top 10 products in use EVERY day while boondocking or gate guarding.


All ads other than Amazon have been removed. Thank you for using my Amazon links like the one above for your online shopping.



Surviving the Puckerbrush

There was a period of time not so long ago when this oilfield gate guard business was about dead because that is what the oilpatch does. There have always been radical up and down cycles all the way back to Spindle Top.  It looks like the cycle is heading up now and I am getting emails about every week from noobs wanting to gate guard.  One note a few weeks back suggested I write an info post on just that subject.

McMullen County, TX ca. 2017

There is an extreme shortage of oil field gate guards  as I write this.  The

Continue reading Surviving the Puckerbrush




UN-Roughing It

A nice Sunday morning in May here at the Secret Hideout — Mother’s Day 2015.  Weather radio just squawked.  Tornado watch her for next 12 hours.  It is Texas in the Spring.  It is what it is.

Meerschaum Carved Pipe from Turkey

BFF Cait gifted me something;  a new pipe this week.  Her husband is in Turkey and that is where the meerschaum comes from.   It is a real smoker.  I dig it.

Been here at the Secret Hideout for 60 days now without the benefit of electricity from the Grid.  I guess that would be daunting to some??  I just treat

Continue reading UN-Roughing It

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...