Trapper's Log

Old Trapper Dispatches

Take Old Trapper Back to School

Hello Friends, With September's arrival, I reckon many of y'all will be sendin' your progeny off to institutions of learnin' all over this great nation. Back to school is a fall tradition older tha...
Old Trapper Dispatches

The Kids Love Me

Hello Friends, I extend my most hearty thanks to all the wonderful folks who attended Dari Mart's 50th Anniversary Celebration in Eugene last week. It was gratifyin' for yours truly to meet y'all a...
Beef Jerky

The 5 Most Beef Jerky Things the Trapper's Ever Said

Beef Jerky on His Mind There's no question The Trapper loves his jerky, and who can blame him? As proof, here are the 5 most Beef Jerky things the Trapper's ever said. No. 5: The Time he Pondered t...
Beef Jerky

Trapper To Do Lists

Technology is a Blessin' I'm mighty busy nowadays what with the beef jerky business in full swing and me bein' a full-blown celebrity slash cultural phenomenon. With so many responsibilities pressi...
Father's Day

The Old Trapper Father's Day Gift Guide

Hello Friends, In just a few days, families across America will pause on a sunny summer Sunday to honor the institution of fatherhood. It's a noble undertakin', the raisin' of children, and one not...
Advice for Graduates

Graduation Advice from The Old Trapper

Wisdom? I have a bit As the calendar turns from May to June I am inevitably asked my opinion as to the state of today's youths as they graduate from this country's high schools and institutes of h...
Beef Jerky

Urban Living with The Old Trapper

Hello Friends, Have any of y'all ventured into the city as of late? Business recently called for me to travel from my forest home into the beatin' heart of the metropolis known as Portland, Oregon ...
Happy Mother's Day
Beef Jerky

Happy Mother's Day

Dear Mom, No card or gift or bouquet would be adequate recognition for all you've done for me over these many, many, many years. It must have been a trial mothering an Old Trapper, even when he was...
Beef Jerky

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Hello Friends, Next week, the Irish and Irish at heart will gather round pints of green beer and plates overflowing with corned beef and cabbage to sing the sad songs of their homeland. It's Saint ...