Your dad was a burly woodsman hipster before you were and he’s got the tree felling tools to prove it. He smelled of pine needle adventure musk that he earned from days of seducing woodland nymphs and lady hikers. His beard was elemental bulletproofing for his face and mother nature calls him her own. He’s the Mike Tyson of axe swings and the MacGyver of outdoor survival. He’s fought bears, tamed mountain lions and can call any woods creature to his aide with a whistle. He’s what makes the outdoors great.
So hipsters, next time you’re bragging about your Best Made trophy lumber chopper (which will never taste tree) and you’re stroking your beard with smug self importance while staring at it on the wall like it is some sort of masculine art piece that makes up for the fact that you’re wearing skinny jeans, remember this…
Your dad could actually swing an axe. He wielded it against forest foes and slayed trees with it. It was a tool of manhood that he was never without, just like his knife, fists, flannel and fire starters.
Thanks to Wyatt for the awesome photo.