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L. Woodrow Ross

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L. Woodrow Ross lives in upstate South Carolina with his lovely wife Margaret. As a freelance writer and photographer, he has written more than 500 articles for local newspapers and contributed to Rethink Rural, Carolina Sportsman, Primitive Archer Magazine, Palmetto Gills and Game and a number of online resources. In addition, he has 35 books on Amazon Kindle on topics such as "how-to" outdoor books, a historical novel, two suspense novels, a suspense novella, an Alaska travel guide, Greater Yellowstone destination guide and more. He is a primitive and survival skills instructor and enjoys most things involving outdoor sports.

Recent Posts

A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A recreational property, or any piece of wooded land, is not complete without some type of trail system. A trail building novice turned expert...

Surviving Cold Weather due to Catastrophic Events

Surviving Cold Weather due to Catastrophic Events

Recent catastrophic weather events in Texas have wreaked havoc on residents and businesses alike. The abnormal weather conditions have caused...

How to Beautify Your Property with Ornamentals

How to Beautify Your Property with Ornamentals

Blooming ornamentals can add so much to your rural property, no matter what the size. With some careful thought and planning, they can transform a...

Tips on Starting Your Own Compost (Nature's Free Fertilizer)

Tips on Starting Your Own Compost (Nature's Free Fertilizer)

Compost has been called "black gold" because of its great benefit to plant life and because, like gold, it is there to be discovered by anyone or...

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...

Creative Pursuits for the Dark Days of Winter

Creative Pursuits for the Dark Days of Winter

Many of us think of winter as a time to hibernate looking forward to spring and the coming of a new season. In reality, it is a great time to...

How to Build a Fire Pit

How to Build a Fire Pit

Fire pits are in high-demand this year as families move winter gatherings and activities outdoors. Luckily, they’re fairly simple to construct...

Homemade Vanilla Extract: A Collaborative Holiday Gift

Homemade Vanilla Extract: A Collaborative Holiday Gift

Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season with a bang. However, since many of us will be avoiding large crowds, big...

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Fall in the south is a special time. We enjoy the last blooms of the beautiful flowers and watch in awe as the leaves show the first hint of color...

Want to Go OffGrid? Start By Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Want to Go Off-Grid? Start By Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency

If your dreams include achieving an independent lifestyle, getting fully or partially off-grid, and saving money there's no better place to start...