28Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #19: Lottery Nut Souvenir from West Yellowstone Curb

When scouring the wild land gets tiresome, we head for more urban terrain. West Yellowstone. It’s easy to find the valuable booty left behind by the millions of tourists passing through this hotspot at the edge of Yellowstone park. Yesterday we found a most curious object in a patch of […]

27Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #18: Memento Pipe From Pioneer Estate

Today we stumbled upon the remnants of an individual with big dreams. Nestled into a remote and stunning hillside (we had to hike into 4 miles to get there) we found the modern day equivalent of some Grecian ruins. Bare steps, a fireplace, and a plumbing system with some genius […]

26Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #17: Bernadette Caruth’s Hammock Chain

History has taught us that rural life is hard. The prairie can rip you to shreds mentally. Communities are built and sustained on the understanding that you don’t let your melancholy bring the group down. But obviously people everywhere in every time have betrayed this “group committment” by indulging in […]

25Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #16: Verizon Vehicle Cell Charger

Every so often, we find something that gets lost before it ever even gets used, and that’s the case with today’s find, a Verizon cell phone car charger. The packaging is sealed but weathered, indicating it’s been exposed for some time, but the charger itself appears in fine condition. This […]

23Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #15: Golden Bolt From 1959 Earthquake

Here on Silkblog, Goatsilk likes to make you think, laugh, delight, and cry. Today’s daily treasure is somewhat of a heavy one in more ways than one. This golden bolt is solid as can be, produced in a time before steel was anodized. But we also believe this bolt to […]

20Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #14: Improvised Swimming Goggles

We live off the land, but we also live off the water! Today, our search took us to the bottom of Wade lake, where we made a strange discovery of a pair of aviator glasses lined in old masking tape. One can only imagine how these modified glasses came to […]

19Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #13: Country Mailbox with Bulletholes

A Mailbox is in some ways like a book cover, where the pages of our lives–or at the least, junk mail!-get torn out daily. This beautiful country-style red flag mailbox was discarded in a nearby woodpile some time ago, but has now been found and “rebound” – so to speak […]

18Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #12: Neanderthal’s Clam Fossil

You never know how far back in time an object might take you. In Montana, parts of the land were covered by ocean water many millions of years ago. Today we stumbled upon a rocky beachside littered with perfect fossils of organisms that once lived on the ocean bottom. Up […]

17Jun

Goatsilk’s Daily Treasures – Living Off The Land! Episode #11: Vintage Tonga Banana Matchbook

In Charles Bukowski’s word’s – one out of every hundred broken shoe laces puts someone in the nut house. Lighting matches in the outdoors is no different. Out on the hunt for Goatsilk’s daily treasure earlier today we found a matchbook stripped clean, tucked under a campfire rock and oddly […]

16Jun

Big Horn Rams Fight and F**k! by The Side Of The Road

Here is an astonishing clip I shot a few days ago while driving along quake lake in light snow flurries. It’ s a group of big horn rams involved in some strange dynamic: they appear to be hostile but also trying to hump each other. Clip starts in black and […]