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L. Woodrow Ross

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L. Woodrow Ross lives in upstate South Carolina with his lovely wife Margaret. He has written more than 500 newspaper articles, contributed to Rethink Rural, Carolina Sportsman, Primitive Archer, Palmetto Gills and Game and online resources. In addition, he has 38 books on Amazon Kindle: "how-to" outdoor books, a historical novel, suspense novels, a suspense novella, an Alaska travel guide, Greater Yellowstone destination guide and more. A 39th book is a work in progress and focuses on a young man’s dream of becoming a Montana rancher and includes historical references. Ross is a primitive/ survival skills instructor enjoying most things involving outdoor sports.

Recent Posts

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

11 Reasons to Consider Retiring Rural

Retirement is a big step and for most of us and it opens up a myriad of possibilities. Retiring to the country is a great step in the right direction...

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

Tips on Selecting and Maintaining Farm Tools and Sporting Gear

A hobby farm, homestead, or recreational property requires the procurement of specific tools and equipment. Sportsman, woodworker and outdoorsman L...

Planning Ahead for 2023: Tips for Homesteaders and Land Owners

Planning Ahead for 2023: Tips for Homesteaders and Land Owners

Get rural land and homestead management tips on planning ahead for 2023, including master plans for gardening, pruning, painting lawn care, hobbies,...

Gifts for OffGrid  Outdoor Enthusiasts

Gifts for Off-Grid & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Need some gift ideas for the outdoorsy off-grid enthusiast? Survival expert and outdoorsman, L. Woodrow Ross, shares his top gift ideas for the...

Following the Hunter's Moon

Following the Hunter's Moon

Regardless of where you live in the South, there is probably a healthy population of whitetail deer nearby. Even in a development located in a rural...

Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us

Recognizing the Evidence of Wildlife Around Us

Wildlife exists almost everywhere, even in the shadow of civilization. We have only to perceive it in another dimension. Our human senses have been...

Special Gifts for Father's Day

Special Gifts for Father's Day

An outdoorsman, survivalist, gardener, primitive crafts hobbyist, hunter, fisherman, Dad and Grandpa shares his advice on great Father's Day Gifts...

OldFashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

Old-Fashioned Skills Can Help Children Thrive In Uncertain Times

The last few years have been hard on children and families. However, uncertain times (and summer break) provide parents a unique opportunity to teach...

How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home

How Rural Living Brings Recycling Back Home

It has been said that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That is especially true in a rural environment. Rather than driving to a big box store,...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Gardening Potential

5 Ways to Maximize Your Gardening Potential

Are you one of the many who don’t feel that you have adequate gardening space? Do you think it's not worth the effort to try to plant vegetables...