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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 A 39th book is a work in progress and focuses on a young man’s dream of becoming a Montana rancher and includes historical references.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

The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The Big House: Growing up in rural South Carolina in more innocent times

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on our roots and family traditions. In this heart-felt essay, L. Woodrow Ross shares his memories...

Fire Starting Tutorial

Fire Starting Tutorial

We don’t know when or how man first discovered how to use fire. But we do know that various ways to start and use fire were developed long before...

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

All About Raising Alpacas: An Interview With Pat Waters

Alpacas are herd animals that are domesticated relatives of the camel family. They were originally located in South America (primarily Peru, Chile...

How to Transition Your Garden to Perennials this Fall

How to Transition Your Garden to Perennials this Fall

Do you spend big dollars every spring and fall to purchase new bedding plants for your flower beds? If so, you might find that transitioning to...

When to Repair, Replace or Recycle Your Farm/Garden Tools

When to Repair, Replace or Recycle Your Farm/Garden Tools

In our modern “cast-aside” society, we often see items discarded that are easily repairable or recyclable. We need look no further than our recent...

Raising Game Birds For Profit Or Pleasure

Raising Game Birds For Profit Or Pleasure

Raising game birds is a demanding process, but has it’s rewards in the form of nutrition, financial benefits or in support of the shooting sports....

Meet Lisa MarinA Model of SelfSufficiency

Meet Lisa Marin---A Model of Self-Sufficiency

We often hear words, but we don’t really listen. I am often guilty of not being a good listener. My wife, Margaret, had often mentioned the Facebook...
Improving Tree Esthetics  A Landscape Project from Start to Finish

Improving Tree Esthetics — A Landscape Project from Start to Finish

We all have projects that seem to linger on our “to do” list. They may be nagging items that we never have the time allocated to complete, or they...

7 Gardening Tips to Save You Time and Money

7 Gardening Tips to Save You Time and Money

There are certain things the wise gardener can do to save money and effort. These things are simple and easy to apply at any scale. And once you...

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 shares...