After a LONG hiatus, Sturgill Simpson has reactivated the Instagram, and with virtually nothing else to do right now, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Although, if you’re expecting musical performances, live chats, and these so-called “quarantine sessions” while we collectively wait out this pandemic, you might be disappointed. No, rather than that, Sturgill appears to be launching a series of survival videos featuring skills he acquired living out west and working for the railroad.
He shared the following in an Instagram post, and good God I hope this is a real thing:
“Since kicking off my thirsty bitch Covid-19 campaign after finding myself with an exorbitant amount of free time at home Ive gotten a lot of requests to post videos of songs. However, every time I sit down to record myself saying something along the lines of “Hey everybody,..sorry the world is collapsing and everyone is suffering and losing their jobs..anyway here’s Turtles..”, I find myself feeling somewhat deflated and unable to begin. I feel like we all owe each other so much more than just a thinly veiled offering of “look at me” in these strange and surreal times.
So instead I’ve decided to share one of my lesser known skills that may be of useful assistance to some of you. Something you might not know about me… Im batshit insane and a total misrerabilist /masochist.
Anyhoo, when I lived out West working for the railroad I counter balanced the extreme stress of my job by watching videos on Youtube of a fella named Ray Mears which quickly got me utterly obsessed and into absurdly minimalist backcountry camping and bushcraft survival skills. I used to take my wife on fun filled adventures such as sleeping on two feet of snow in January under a nylon tarp to catch the snow over our wool blanket 10 feet from the frozen Spanish Fork river with nothing put a metal cup to boil water for coffee and a ziplock bag full of raw bacon…she of course had a blast.
So with that said I’d very much like to invite everyone to stay tuned for the first episode of… Sturgill Simpson presents: “Dick Daddy Survival -Just the Tips”
Sturgill finally comes back to Instagram in the midst of a global pandemic and instead of music videos, he’s going to show you how to build a house in the middle of the woods, which ironically might come in handy in the near future.
So stay tuned for the series premiere of Dick Daddy Survival… Just The Tips.
And even if you’re not planning to build a shelter out of sticks anytime soon, he’s an absolute must follow.