Last night I posted the video below of me unboxing my new diesel heater. I’m hoping this heater will keep me/ us warm in the cold of winter. I was a little disappointed in Amazon’s packing skills but it got here in one piece so…
I did it. After many trials and much tribulation, I created the first video for the YouTube channel. In it I introduce Greasy Creek Outfitters and outline plans for the near future. Please watch, like and subscribe.
The next video is coming in a day or two; the unboxing of the diesel heater that I’ll use to heat my workspace, my workshop/shed and also use to do some winter camping with Tara, our pitbull.
Soon you’ll find our first videos coming up on our YouTube channel!
We’ll be starting off with a short introduction and rundown of our plans for the future and then an unboxing and setup/review of a crucial piece of equipment we’ll be using to get started on the drift boat build! I can’t tell you about it yet; it’s SO secret that not even I know what I’m doing! I wonder what it is…
Are you excited? Me too!
Stay tuned, like and subscribe; you won’t want to miss a minute!
From our family to yours, happy new year! Hopefully 2021 will give us better memories than 2020!
We are still working on our plans for many camping trips and fishing adventures to share with you, so make sure you subscribe to the blog and our Youtube channel. Right now there isn’t any content there, but I promise there will be soon!
We look forward to spending the next 12 months in the woods and on the water with you!
Today we went for a ride into West, By God, Virginia to take a look at future camp site locations. Glad we did it with just the truck! We wanted to look at Thayer Campground in Thurmond, WV. Beautiful area, scary trip with the snow on the roads, but they were easily passable although the roads were narrow into the area. We did not go the last bit to the campground as once you come to the last left turn in Thurmond, which is extremely remote, the road was not plowed and there was a large, frozen mud puddle in the middle of the road. I am sure that I could have navigated in, but if I had gotten stuck, it would have been trouble!
On the way in, we found several spots for future fly fishing trips and stumbled across Stone Cliff Camping area, which the camping areas are currently under water from flooding but there is a large, easily navigated by an RV parking lot and there is nothing to indicate that you can’t pull in and park although I wouldn’t get too close to the edge of the parking area as there is a spot on the edge with no parking signs that clearly has collapsed at some point!
There are two pit toilets, male and female, nearby that were open as there are no doors, just walls. We will be visiting this one in the near future with an RV rental. Keep in mind, the road to this site is very narrow and we did come across some traffic on the way in and out, since it is only accessible through one road. If you venture beyond Stone Cliff with an RV, I wouldn’t try it with anything much larger than an 18′ model and you had best be hauling it with a 4 wheel drive as the roads are steep and narrow.
If you go in the winter time, do so at your own risk. There are some really sharp curves in this road, beginning with a hard right as soon as you cross the bridge that you have to turn on to right out of the campground.
As far as beauty goes, it is 5 stars though. There are several spots along the road in that I will be going back to fly fish on and I’ll record videos of this. As a matter of fact, at one spot there is a stream that is clearly marked “Fly Fishing Only” that I cannot wait to wet a line in!
On the way back out, we found a gorgeous waterfall that couldn’t be seen on the way in and I plan to get in the water below this when we do go back!
Stay tuned and subscribe to the blog as we will be posting more pics and videos in the future of RV, Tent Camping and Fly Fishing trips as well as some SpoOKy storytimes!
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We’re working on getting the YouTube channel up and running and ready to record some basic videos and teaser vids about the upcoming offerings.
I had posted a snippet with a picture about a really neat camper styled after an old VW bus that is really cool and we were going to rent to take on an adventure but I can’t seem to get hold of the owner so I guess they aren’t renting anymore.
However, I found another camper for rent that, fortunately has a very responsive owner that replied to me and we’ll be doing that instead. It’s a better choice for a winter trip anyway as it is larger and has a full dry bath to keep us comfortable.
Here’s a pic:
Our first trip is going to be very close by to Dixie Caverns where we can camp for a couple days, do a video review of the camper itself (and a plug for the owners, who seem very nice and are very responsive)….and I can also debut a story I found on the interwebs about a couple of guys that found a hole inside of a cave and had some very strange things happen to them as they opened the hole up to discover what lay beyond. It’s a really good tale with a very ominous ending. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
If you saw my last post, oh, a year and a half ago, where I promised to start writing again, I wasn’t lying! The problem is that not even a month after that post, my life took a grand turn and changed immeasurably. I’m talking about divorce and the loss of the property I so dearly loved. I’m not making this post about that, however, as it is really irrelevant in the end.
I made my trek through hades and stood up, dusted myself off and got back at living. Unfortunately, 2020 happened and I, along with the rest of the world, took a major hit. Guess what though? I am, as are you, still standing!
Not only that, but I have a plan for the future and I’m working toward it.
Here it is…
First of all, in addition to everything else going on, I kept having issues with my rafts this past year and have decided to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… I’m building a drift boat from plans! Not only will it be durable but I can outfit it exactly the way I want to make it much more comfortable and functional. I’m going to be video blogging the process on our YouTube channel here.
The channel won’t only be about the build of the drift boat, but it will also include adventures on and off the water, stories, reviews and how to videos and some tutorials. It won’t be limited to fishing either- I’ll be making videos about everything of interest to me that I think will be interesting to you, too! Check it out and subscribe!
That’s it in a nutshell, check back often- I’ll be adding blog info and videos intermittently.
So, I was reminded on a trip the other day that the blog does get read. Why then, have I not been posting more? Hmmmm? Good question. I don’t really have an answer, but good question. I’ll get back to the writing though, I promise!