I saw a notice on one page about an individual looking to take a young son out on a hike. It is a three-day hike meant to teach a few things and share skills. What this father was looking to do was gather information useful to his trip so he could ensure its success.
Deciding what activities to include can be difficult. There are so many options to consider, and they can’t all be included. Being as this is a
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Just saw pictures of one of the granddaughters being schooled in the use of a security-config’d 870 shotgun. In one of those pictures, it appears she has just fired the weapon and is absorbing recoil. But it could also appear that she is just getting ready to shoot and is leaning too far back on her rear foot, AWAY from the coming recoil. By the way, she is 22 and solidly built.
I just had to laugh. If it is
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The Appleseed Project seeks to educate everyday Americans in the art of marksmanship – the goal being to produce “riflemen” in the classic sense. Methods and tests are based on US Army training and qualification tests. Anyone who has attended an Appleseed course will recognize immediately the principles taught in these training videos from WWII. The techniques taught are still valid. There are a good two hours of instruction here. The quality of the video isn’t top notch, but it
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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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I was reading a good article describing types of brain injuries at Doom and Bloom. “Traumatic Head Wounds” describes how various head injuries progress from initial injury to possible outcomes. It is worth reading.
I got to thinking, though, about the effects head and other injuries have on others – when the injured person dies. Imagine, if you will, a scenario wherein the individuals involved rely on a relative few of their number for major supply and protection. If persons
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Found this older informational /training video on USMC Sniper Team operations. From the audio comes a comment that is key to understanding the role of the sniper. The significance of the target is more important than the quantity of targets. Something to consider.
The M40A1 weapon platform is the object of this video. It is based on the Remington 700, which is a widely used rifle within SWAT teams across the US. The LAPD uses them almost exclusively. Of
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Found this video over at the blog of the Modern Day Patriot.
By the way, if you’ve ever clicked to rewatch a YouTube video only to find that it has been removed, you know the frustration that comes with knowing you could have saved it to disc. If you never knew you could saved the vids, what you might want to do is get a browser plugin that allows saving “FLV” files. FLV is the video format for YouTube
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Your past can return to haunt you, or worse.
From the mind of Hollywood, we are told stories about the avenging bad guy, the victorious hero, and good endings in just about all of them. Sometimes the ending isn’t so good. Sometimes, Hollywood can not compare to the real world. The stories Hollywood tells are produced for the widest possible audience to take in and “own” within their minds. The stories that life produces are much too often told by
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Ever see the movie “Mall Cop”?
The star was overweight, subject to black outs from hypoglycemia, to serious about his job, and a loser with the girls….
BUT – he could climb walls, run the tire course, recover with some sugar candy, save the day and get the girl.
What can we learn from this? The producer has some reality issues! He can also turn a cliche into a movie and make a few million bucks.
Actually, there are a
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So, you were just starting into a new program, something designed to keep you on track with a REAL PLAN. You intended to get squared away in one of the few skill sets you put on your list.
Then you wound up injured. The initial blow to your resolve was made worse by the news that you will be laid up for two months. Sheesh. What now?? How do you make any kind of forward progress with such a momentous
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