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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, Rivers and Feathers and other online resources. In addition, he has 41 books on Amazon Kindle: "how-to" outdoor books, historical novels, suspense novels, a suspense novella, an Alaska travel guide, Greater Yellowstone destination guide and more. A 42nd book is in work and focuses on the “Dark Corner of South Carolina and the rampant, illegal “Moonshining” and “Bootlegging” activity of the nineteenth century. Ross is also a primitive/ survival skills instructor enjoying most things involving outdoor sports.

Recent Posts

Reading Nature's Newspaper: How To Spot Evidence of Wildlife On Your Land

Reading Nature's Newspaper: How To Spot Evidence of Wildlife On Your Land

Are you curious about the wildlife that shares or runs through your property? While trail cams can help, there's no substitute for developing keen...

Rural Home Defense Strategies

Rural Home Defense Strategies

Rural crime rates are about half that of urban crime rates (which is why many people are moving to the country), but that doesn't mean you should...

Why I Don't Want to Grow Up: A Reflection on the Wonders of Childhood

Why I Don't Want to Grow Up: A Reflection on the Wonders of Childhood

Father, Grandpa, and outdoorsman L. Woodrow Ross reflects on the wonders of childhood during the holidays, how we can help preserve that and how...

How to Teach Kids to Build A Campfire Safely: A StepByStep Guide

How to Teach Kids to Build A Campfire Safely: A Step-By-Step Guide

Learning how to build a campfire is a rite of passage for country and city kids, but it must be done with great adult intention and attention to...

Memories of a OneRoom Rural Schoolhouse

Memories of a One-Room Rural Schoolhouse

Have you ever wondered what school was like in a one-room country schoolhouse? In this nostalgia piece, L. Woodrow Ross shares colorful and beloved...

Summer Musing

Summer Musing

The final days of summer are upon us! A gardener and nature lover shares recipes and musings to inspire appreciation of the season.

The Joy Of Metal Detecting In Rural Places

The Joy Of Metal Detecting In Rural Places

Metal detecting is a wonderful hobby for adults and children, especially in rural places. A survival expert and outdoorsman shares stories from a...

Tips for Outdoor Cooking

Tips for Outdoor Cooking

Does the warm weather make you averse to turning on the oven? Then why not cook outdoors? Get tips and family recipes from an outdoorsman, survival...

Rural Applications for Band SawMills

Rural Applications for Band SawMills

Could a portable sawmill be a wise investment for your rural land? L. Woodrow Ross interviews a band sawmill owner in rural South Carolina to get the...

Six Tips for a Bountiful Tomato Crop

Six Tips for a Bountiful Tomato Crop

The southeast is the perfect place for growing a beautiful and abundant tomato crop. However, there are some best practices for growing tomatoes down...