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WHO WE ARE

And why we do it…

The Original Woodsbum ” I want to bend my back and my will away from what is accepted today as “normal”. I will go the extra mile in pursuit and support of the lifestyle I love and traditions that help keep my connection with the Woodsbum side of my being alive.”
– Joel Penkala

post2 “But, no matter how determined I am in my avoidance strategies, it’s quite a challenge to be truly alone out there.”
– Chris Stadler

Chris Vandertajt Click* goes the shutter.
– Chris Vandertajt

Aaron Stark “Well,” I said, “today is Sunday, graduation is Saturday, and I promised myself I’d climb that damned mountain before I finished law school.”
– Aaron Stark

Jacob Dykstra “One of the advantages of being a Woodsbum is having the ability to view nature in a way that very few others can.”
– Jacob Dykstra

Chance Summerer “We live day by day, aimlessly frolicking with our fingers through fields of I-garbage on some sort of tablet, ignoring the natural world around us until it slaps us in the face.”
– Chance Summerer

“ We are part of the world and we should live in it and experience it. Savor the seasons of life. Do not fight nature, but learn from it. Use, but do not be greedy. Do not get lost in the trivial, there is only now. Enjoy what is put in front of you. Shoulder the responsibility of becoming a steward of the Earth. ”
JOEL PENKALA • QUOTE OF THE DAY

WOODSBUM STORIES

Smallmouth on the Flat River

By Jake Dykstra Few fish fight harder pound for pound than the smallmouth bass. The shear strength of even smaller than average smallmouth, permits [...]

Woodsbum in the Michigan Deer Woods

By Jake Dykstra   Now that it’s a few days before Christmas, most of this past year’s deer hunting seasons have come to or [...]

Rainy Days

By: Joel Penkala What to do on a rainy day. As it happens this rainy day is in mid August. Not exactly the best [...]

The Brood and Salvation From Above

By The Littlewildman In the technological nightmare we live in today it is easy for people to forget the power that Mother Nature possesses. [...]

Target Panic, A Bowhunters Worst Enemy

By: Jake Dykstra I had been shooting the same trigger style release for four years now with good success. Over the past two years [...]

Rebirth In Autumn

by: The Littlewildman It’s funny how for most of the year it’s a struggle to get out of bed, but in late fall something [...]

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WOODSBUM PROJECTS

Painting A Duck Boat

By Joel Penkala The duck boat more or less fell into my lap, and I will chalk up that to the old "sometimes is [...]

An Ice Fishing Sled

By Joel Penkala Sorry for the lack of photos on this one. It was an older project but worth putting up. My parents were [...]

12 Gauge Meriden SxS Project

This Meriden Shotgun, like so many other American Made shotguns, started life in Connecticut. More specifically in Meriden, CT, in a gun manfacturer just [...]

Game Cleaning Table

Another project from the Woodsbum garage that I feel many could benefit from. Some of you will already have a cleaning table for your [...]

Pallet Chicken Coop

I acquired the shipping crates in typical Woodsbum fashion; by being friendly. A "Custom Installation" company that installs specialty doors in fancy buildings and [...]

An Ice Fishing Sled

Sorry for the lack of photos on this one. It was an older project but worth putting up. My parents were getting rid of [...]

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HUNTING & FISHING GEAR REVIEWS

LL Bean Perception Manatee Kayak Review

I got the little green kayak in this photo for 8th grade graduation from my very generous parents. That was somewhere around 1998 if [...]

Cabela’s Instinct Accelerator Boots

These boots were purchased to replace a pair of rubber boots I had completely worn out. Held together by camouflage duct tape, the rubber [...]

Alpaca Wool Socks Review

This review is going to be a short one, but that has no reflection on the quality of the product. Actually there really is [...]

LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoe Review

Of all the products that I am accustomed to using, I have found one common thread. Once I find, and subsequently “like” something, it [...]

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Join the Woodsbum Lifestyle!

We are part of the world and we should live in it and experience it. Savor the seasons of life. Do not fight nature, but learn from it. Use, but do not be greedy. Do not get lost in the trivial, there is only now. Enjoy what is put in front of you. Shoulder the responsibility of becoming a steward of the Earth.

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