Friday, May 17. 2019
On this episode I show you how to build a cold smoker from an old pedal bin before running it through a couple of beta tests. This video was inspired by YouTube channel 'English Country Life' and their excellent series on how to home cure bacon.
Sunday, April 28. 2019
Tuesday, April 2. 2019
Sunday, March 17. 2019
Tuesday, March 12. 2019
Monday, February 25. 2019
On this episode of 'The Bushcraft Bothier' I go on a little recce to scope out an alleged bushcraft camp and shelter that is rumoured to exist in some local woodlands, in an effort to get a few ideas of what might be involved in a potential future project of my own.
Wednesday, February 6. 2019
The Cateran Trail is a 103 kilometre (64 mile) circular walking route in central Scotland. The trail has no official beginning or end and can be joined at any stage. The route was established, way-marked and is now maintained by, the Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust. A variety of terrain is covered by the trail including farmland, mountains and forest. The path itself follows old drovers' roads, minor paved roads and farm tracks and can be walked in four or five days. It is now designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails by Scottish Natural Heritage. As of 2018 it was estimated that around 8,000 people were using the trail each year.
Friday, January 4. 2019
There are many ways to spend the transition from one year to the next. Some people go to the pub, others spend it with close family and friends. For me, I opted for a two night winter camp at Loch Tummel where I pitched my teepee tent and centrally heated it with an Aladdin Blue Flame Paraffin Heater.
Monday, December 31. 2018
It's that time of year again when I feel the urge to get out of Dodge and escape the excessive consumerism that has sadly become Christmas. On this episode I catch a cold, eat lots of steak, slow cook a leg of lamb on top of the bothy stove, talk about my wood processing tools, and listen to an audiobook about 'The Skinwalker'. This video is concluded with a nice little time-lapse of my walk out on Boxing Day using my new GoPro Hero 7 Black. So join me, ladies and gentlemen, for my 2018 Xmas Avoidance Strategy (or 'Brexmas' as I have come to refer to it) and maybe next year you too will make the decision to escape what has ultimately become nothing other than a huge commercial anti-climax.
Thursday, November 8. 2018
After saving a pile of cash from undergoing the Sober October ordeal, I recently decided to invest in a new action camera: the GoPro Hero 7 Black. So, in order to test it out I decided to take it on a solo overnighter to a remote Scottish bothy. All the footage was shot at 2.7k as I wasn't sure how long the memory card would last, however, in retrospect I probably should've shot everything in 4k to get a better idea of the quality. You may however notice that I made a bit of a schoolboy error near the end of the video by forgetting that I'd been playing around with the zoom function, however, all in all, I'm pretty happy with the footage captured, especially the quality of the audio which has been a bone of contention for me in all my previous videos.
Sunday, October 28. 2018
Monday, October 8. 2018
Tuesday, October 2. 2018
Monday, August 20. 2018
Friday, July 20. 2018
The U.S. and the Russians had over 25,000 nuclear tipped missiles pointed at each other during the Cold War (still have over 8000) and we almost destroyed all life on the planet accidentally several times. Not just once. Several times we nearly set off the goddam apocalypse by a misplaced cunt hair.
Continue reading "James Inman: The Cold War & The Trump Treason Rabbit Hole"
Wednesday, July 11. 2018
Monday, July 9. 2018
Many moons ago I played bass guitar in a band called Jonestown. Recently I acquired a rare recording of our first ever gig at The Bongo Club in Edinburgh (circa 2003), where we supported The Starry Wisdom Cult.
Thursday, June 7. 2018
Sunday, May 20. 2018
Sunday, May 13. 2018
'I'm Scared of It All' is a poem written by Robert William Service.
Monday, April 30. 2018
A circular five day hiking trip through Scotland's Cairngorms exploring the mountain bothies in the region.
Wednesday, April 18. 2018
Video documenting my April 2018 attempt of the Cape Wrath Trail.
Thursday, January 4. 2018
Tuesday, November 7. 2017
Saturday, October 28. 2017
Never trust anyone with an extreme aversion to conspiracy. If they loath conspiracy theories and they're not a covert agent or provocateur themselves, they might as well be since they're doing the same work for them, wittingly or unwittingly. That may sound a tad harsh but trust me, the next time you're confronted by one of these rationalist con-artists and their incessant ridicule, be proud, stand firm and boldly proclaim, "You're goddam right I'm a conspiracy theorist! Fuck you."
Friday, October 27. 2017
I'm skeptical of this whole Russian hacking obsession. Everyone seems to agree on it. All 17 intelligence agencies claim Russian involvement in the 2016 election. It's all everyone seems to want to talk about. Hmmm let's see, when's the last time all the intelligence agencies agreed on something? Oh that's right, it was WMDs in Iraq. Turned out they were wrong about that too. All of them. Does anyone ask how the fuck that happened? How did all of our intelligence agencies get WMDs in Iraq so wrong without ONE calling bullshit? The only reasonable way it could have happened is if they wanted to be wrong. Essentially that's what they did. They tricked everyone. Now we're told to just trust them again (when they were ALL wrong before) yet this time it's for real.
Sunday, October 8. 2017
The Las Vegas shooting conspiracy! Yeah whatever. Don't care. What I find interesting is occasionally I'll come across articles on conspiracy theorists, their warped epistemology, their need to feel unique or in possession of insider knowledge, "I know things you don't know", etc. My only problem with this theory is the sheer number of intelligent, rational, sane, professionals who still believe something is not quite right with the official story on 9-11. I know you can find lists online of 9-11 Truthers with master's degrees, architects and engineers, Ph.D.s, scientists, military, former CIA agents, but what I'm talking about are those that I personally know. These are people I'm friends with, college professors, people with master's degrees, one has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology - who fully believe something is still fucked with 9-11.
Friday, August 25. 2017
Monday, July 31. 2017
Despite the distractions caused by recent scandals and the ongoing drama of U.S. politics at the moment, net neutrality is still at the center of much debate. Some efforts to remove it have even moved forward in Congress, much to the chagrin of supporters and to the benefit of internet service providers (ISPs). The FCC has recently considered killing net neutrality, bringing the issue to the forefront of interested parties’ radars.
Continue reading "Is Net Neutrality An Essential Right?"
Tuesday, July 4. 2017