Wolf & Iron Podcast #29 – Veteran’s Day Special with Donald McAlister from The Independence Fund
read article

Wolf & Iron Podcast #29 – Veteran’s Day Special with Donald McAlister from The Independence Fund

by Mike Yarbrough November 06, 2017

Men, we need to take care of those who have served, and especially those who come back wounded. They are our heroes and our neighbors and The Independence Fund is supporting them in a big way. In this episode I talk to my friend Donald McAlister on what the Independence Fund is ...

Continue Reading →

Captains of Industry: Chris and Jason Angelini of American Bench Craft
read article

Captains of Industry: Chris and Jason Angelini of American Bench Craft

by Mike Yarbrough February 15, 2016

There has certainly been an upwards trend in handcrafted, American made goods. The return of the artisan man, the shop owner, the leather worker has come about at a most unexpected time. Industrialization has become so commonplace that true craftsmanship is now a novelty, and perhaps more appreciated than it was during the ...

Continue Reading →


Why Ted Cruz has My Vote
read article

Why Ted Cruz has My Vote

by Mike Yarbrough January 18, 2016

“Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.” – John Adams, Founding Father & 2nd US President, 1735-1826

If you have spent any time on Wolf & Iron you certainly know that I am a fan of history. I love ...

Continue Reading →

Our Sacred Honor
read article

Our Sacred Honor

by Mike Yarbrough January 15, 2016

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” – The Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776

The loss of manliness in our present era may be summed ...

Continue Reading →


Christmas in the North Platte Canteen
read article

Christmas in the North Platte Canteen

by Mike Yarbrough December 14, 2015

“Don’t you know the war’s on, Everything is rationed, How ’bout that jive, keep me alive?” – Nat King Cole, If You Can’t Smile and Say Yes, 1945

Just 10 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941, the U.S. had begun mobilizing troops in preparation ...

Continue Reading →

Lessons in Manliness from Mark Watney of The Martian
read article

Lessons in Manliness from Mark Watney of The Martian

by Mike Yarbrough September 11, 2015

“My asshole is doing as much to keep me alive as my brain.” – Mark Watney, The Martian

Typically, on Wolf & Iron, I write about men of history or some story from my own life from which some manliness can be gleaned. However, The Martian is such a ...

Continue Reading →


Book Review: Legend by Eric Blehm + Signed Copy Giveaway!
read article

Book Review: Legend by Eric Blehm + Signed Copy Giveaway!

by Mike Yarbrough August 27, 2015

“We were also starting to see a slow trickle of body bags and wounded. I don’t really believe that even our training personnel had any idea about what we were walking into.” – Roy Benavidez on Vietnam, Legend, Eric Blehm

When Eric Blehm’s book, Legend, arrived in the ...

Continue Reading →

TRThursday: The Old Lion is Dead – Theodore Roosevelt Dies
read article

TRThursday: The Old Lion is Dead – Theodore Roosevelt Dies

by Mike Yarbrough August 06, 2015

As I sit here writing the final article in our wonderful #TRThursday series, I find myself a bit emotional thinking about the man, Roosevelt, his last many adventures, his death, and the impact that such a character has had on history. Many, including myself, will chide his presidency as being one of progressive policies that altered ...

Continue Reading →


TRThursday: Roosevelt is Shot in the Chest During a Speech
read article

TRThursday: Roosevelt is Shot in the Chest During a Speech

by Mike Yarbrough July 23, 2015

“I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.” – Theodore Roosevelt

The year is 1912. Former President Theodore Roosevelt is attempting a third term by running as a candidate of the newly formed Progressive Party, created from an ideological divide which had manifested within the ...

Continue Reading →

The Age of American Re-Enchantment
read article

The Age of American Re-Enchantment

by Mike Yarbrough July 03, 2015

“Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.” – Thomas Campbell, Scottish Poet, 1777-1844

At the writing of this article, tomorrow is July 4th, the day we celebrate our declared independence and sovereign nationality. I find it interesting that we celebrate the day ...

Continue Reading →


No Sinless Flags: Thoughts on the Confederate Flag and the Power of Redemption
read article

No Sinless Flags: Thoughts on the Confederate Flag and the Power of Redemption

by Mike Yarbrough June 24, 2015

“Furl that banner! True, ’tis gory, Yet tis wrethed around with glory, And ’twill live in song and story, Though its folds are in the dust.” – Excerpt from The Conquered Banner, Father Abram Joseph Ryan, 1838-1886

Television has made a nation of fine spectators. As a kid, ...

Continue Reading →

TRThursday: The Glory of Work and the Joy of Living
read article

TRThursday: The Glory of Work and the Joy of Living

by Mike Yarbrough April 30, 2015

“The man who learns to love hard work will enjoy all of life.” – Unknown

This #TRThursday we will look at a passage from the Colonel’s autobiography where he reflects on his Badlands-Cowboy days. He writes the following in 1913, 55 years old, 4 years after leaving the office of the ...

Continue Reading →



Close (esc)

15% OFF EVERYTHING

No code needed. Discount applied at checkout!

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now