Another Side of Mr. Howland….

Since I started Stout Standards almost three years ago John Howland, a.k.a. the “Malamute Saloon”, became my counterpart in the UK. We have known each other  for a long time, and I think it’s safe to say we respect each other (depending of course on who next is buying the rounds). I lampoon him a lot, and he returns the favor,  but what many of you don’t know is that John is one helluva writer, and has contributed many an article to magazines in the UK, as well as here in the states.

He is also the author of Treasure from British Waters, a terrific read if you can find a copy…..

BritishWatersPlease do yourself a favor and read his latest offering  ….it’s a great story and a side of John you haven’t seen. Thank you John, for contributing to my pawtry blog, and most of all, for being my friend.  I  realize saying that will cost me dearly in single malts, but I mean it.

Take a few minutes and read John’s “Stalin’s Lost Secret” by clicking on the Malamute Saloon above and scrolling down to today’s date!



Metal Detecting 101



WWII Ordnance Removed From Home

While in France I witnessed démineurs (deminers) retrieving an unexploded bomb from a beach in Brittany. Over the years the Département du Déminage has lost over 620  members while performing this task. Nothing to fool around with at all…..


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