Guy Winch: “Why we all need to practice emotional first aid.”

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

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Elk Meadows Bordering National Forest

Elk Meadows by Marty Vyn Boennighausen

87(+/-) Acres with the mountains of the Ntl. Forest and state land, this is a hiking and hunting paradise with abundant wildlife and plenty of privacy. The views are unparalleled from every room of this custom home and from the expansive deck.

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Off Grid Winch: Making a Flip Flop Winch

I first discovered this ingenious flip-flop winch from a YouTube demonstration by Mors Kochanski, the Godfather of bushcraft. A search of flip-flop winches on YT will garner several clips demonstrating the power of using two logs and some rope. So why would I add my video to mix? Because it’s only theory until you put it into action by Doing the Stuff!

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Willitson Basin Oil & Gas

The Williston Basin, about the size of Germany, has been the number one oil story of the last decade. Saturn Minerals Inc. is the largest landowner of the Northern Williston Basin. Sound exploration and advances in technology has sparked excitement for wildcat drillers and investors. For wildcat drillers like Saturn Minerals Inc., this basin could be the seeds of something huge.

Log Cabin Build: You Can Do This Too

I install the upper course of logs on the walls of the log cabin and 6″x6″ hemlock timbers to hold the upper floor. The log cabin is taking shape as I complete one log gable end and start the second one. Autumn is setting in, the trees are turning and the animals are on the move with animal tracks all over the trail and deer, sandhill cranes and geese in the fields.

In the second half, I talk about my physical and mental limitations and why you too can build a log cabin or do others things beyond your self imposed limitations. I prepare prime rib and potatoes for dinner on the campfire, sleep on the floor of the log cabin and get up early to go after geese for the freezer.