Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video

I live a wild life, basically free and independent and self-reliant, out in the Carpathian Mountains of East Slovakia. I’ve been living like this for over two decades now. I’ve written books and articles telling people that they should live a more natural life, spend more time in nature and learn how to trust themselvesContinue reading “Wild Man – My response to Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen’s video”

Chainsaw Time! True Carpathian Adventure

Sawing logs with a chainsaw. Spring is slowly coming and we desperately need to restock the wood shed. Until a few days ago we had deep snow and subzero conditions, now everything is muddy but we can actually access the wood to chainsaw it. The life of a self-reliant bushcrafting off-grid rural cottage lifestyle prepperContinue reading “Chainsaw Time! True Carpathian Adventure”

Post-Pandemic Prepping – Materially and Mentally

The pandemic took us all by surprise and most of us unprepared. We’ve had a year of 24 hour morbid indoctrination via the media, and our lives have been turned upside down by emergency laws, lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions. But will the world return to normal after everyone has had their jab? Carpathian Adventure doesn’tContinue reading “Post-Pandemic Prepping – Materially and Mentally”

Seize The Moment – New People, New Ideas, New Life Path

Want to change your life? This is a follow up to my 10 Things Bucket List video where I explain how important it is to meet new people in order to get new ideas, which might ultimately change the life path you’re currently on. For those who feel like they’re stagnating, it’s really important toContinue reading “Seize The Moment – New People, New Ideas, New Life Path”

How to distress/vintage leather boots

How to take a shiny pair of leather boots, change their colour and age them to give a distressed vintage leather look without destroying the leather or making them unusable for everyday wear. Also, had to waterproof the boots so that they both keep the distressed vintage look and are also practical. This method canContinue reading “How to distress/vintage leather boots”

Still blogging…

For those of you who think I’ve just disappeared after ceasing to maintain the carpathianadventure site, you can follow the adventure I call life at http://edwardotoole.com/blog/ I miss many of you and your comments so come over and pay me a visit!

Buddha on Land Rover

The reason I didn’t buy a Land Rover in the past is that I’m a firm believer in the Second of Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths. They’re called wisdom for a reason. Now, my Earth-bound materialistic self is paying the price…. I just had to make a meme in case I ever forget about it….  

One Man’s Wilderness book review

“I don’t know what the answer is. In time man gets used to almost anything, but the problem seems to be that technology is advancing faster than he can adjust to it. I think it’s time we started applying the brakes, slowing down our greed and slowing down the world.” Dick Proenneke Based on theContinue reading “One Man’s Wilderness book review”