Persistent Drones

What if a drone had the ability to go “into the wild”, and stay there for years? Imagine a autonomous drone that could gather power on its own, and continue its mission without resupply for very long periods of time.

An article I read this morning shows that this is not only possible, but probable, if not already in place. The same technology that allows you to charge your iPod by placing in on an innocuous mat, or recharge your

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Fox River Military Wick Dry Maximum Mid Calf Boot Sock

Fox River Military Wick Dry Maximum Mid Calf Boot Sock. Getting good reviews here and there. Something I might try. My warm weather boots are a tad large, requiring a thicker sock, but I prefer them that way. These look promising.

A Baic Primer for Buying a 1911

Here is an article I found that discusses various incarnations of the famous 1911 handgun. A good read for those wishing to get some up-to-date info on what is available. It’s from 3 years ago, but I found the information useful.

 

 

A Defense Against Drones - Galt's Engine

Rendering drones surveillance null and void via modern tech in the hands of “ordinary” citizens. Sound implausible? An Oregon company intends to make drone eye-in-the-sky defense available to the public. That’s right. To YOU. “Domestic Drone Countermeasures” claims to intend selling equipment that will make it impossible for drones to “complete their mission” by disabling their mission capabilities. (Post Edit: Method at the end)

From their splash page…

“Many different, large area, small area, mobile and fixed Countermeasures and systems

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RV Sales Curiosities

As an RV kinda guy, I watch what’s rolling down the highways. I travel each week at least 600 miles, so the opportunities for RV watching are many. Since about late Summer last year, I’ve seen more of them out there on the roads. Most of them are newer models, no more than 5 years old. They appear to be either family bunkhouse models or mid-sized 5th wheelers. The motor coaches seem to be high end. It was only a

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Post Hole Digger - Twist Type

We lost one of our cats last week. Haven’t figured out what he died from. Absent obvious trauma, getting to the bottom of such mysteries is difficult at best. I respectfully buried him the next morning in a plot out front where we’ll set up a little flower garden. That spot was never any good for food production anyway.

Around here, the soil can be a pain to break up. Sometimes a mattock or pick ax is required to get

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Firearms - Getting Rid of Your Flinch

You sight down the barrel at a target only 12 feet away.

You know you must make the shot, or risk losing big time.

You slowly squeeze the trigger, intent on hitting the target.

You blink at the discharge, ride the recoil and look at the target… still there, still pristine. It stands there mocking you.

Your pals laugh at the bet you just lost, and you wonder, “How in the world did I miss that thing at 12 feet?”

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A Brief History of Drones, by John Sifton

Here is an article published in Feb 2012, just over a year ago. It makes for good reading.

http://www.thenation.com/article/166124/brief-history-drones

It was ten years ago this month, on February 4, 2002, that the CIA first used an unmanned Predator drone in a targeted killing. The strike was in Paktia province in Afghanistan, near the city of Khost. The intended target was Osama bin Laden, or at least someone in the CIA had thought so. Donald Rumsfeld later explained, using the passive

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The Census Dot Map

Every once in a while, someone comes up with a neat little internet tool that causes the mind to wander into dusty territory. Looking at this map might remind you of the pictures from space showing lights at night on various continents. It might remind you of how crowded some locations are. Or, it may reinforce your thoughts on bug-outs and roaming hordes.

The Census Dot Map is most useful with “Toggle Labels” on, and of course, zoomed in to

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The Simple Pineapple

Another write-up from a contributing friend. I searched to see what the source is, and found this article spread out over the net quite widely.

A Simple Pineapple – MUST Read

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret’s that grow together to form the

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