Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the WildernessCamping and Woodcraft

This classic was originally published in 1923, roughly the zenith of American outdoor life, and this is an EXACT reproduction (though it is scanned with the occasional issue). Camping and Woodcraft is a veritable encyclopedia of useful information on being in the outdoors whether hiking, hunting or just wandering. The publication covers everything from tents (and materials thereof) to using a compass to dressing / cooking small game. This reference is a glimpse into a simpler past without today’s high-tech devices.


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CM Manufacturing M1A Stocks

CM Manufacturing StocksCM Manufacturing Stocks

This is the best value for a M1A stock we have ever found (if you know other options, please submit). While we love J. Allen Enterprises stocks, they can be very expensive…often as much as the original rifle. CM Manufacturing offers a few different models including a fixed stock and a folding stock. We have the folding stock and can attest to the fit and quality. Our only complaint is the “knarled” finished, which just seems “unfinished” to our eyes…though it does provide a very solid purchase for your hands. Expect 8-10 weeks for your order, but it will be worth the wait!


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WTSHTF: Here comes Bird Flu!

When fantasy meets reality, you know you may be in trouble…

WTSHTF News Excerpt:

The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying wild bird migrations had brought it back to previously virus-free countries and that a mutant strain was spreading in Asia.
A mutant strain of H5N1, which can apparently sidestep defenses of existing vaccines, is spreading in China and Vietnam, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement Monday. It urged greater surveillance to ensure that any outbreaks are contained.

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TTAG: How to Deal with a Stop and Frisk

Christopher P. Fusaro has a great article on TTAG about how to deal with a stop and frisk:

As a cop working in a state where “bundling up” means wearing a thin sweater twice a year, detecting a concealed carry weapon is about as difficult as finding a Glock fan at an AR convention. Needless to say, I’ve been trained to stop and frisk actual and potential perps quickly, efficiently, legally and politely. I also know that there are plenty of legal concealed carry license holders who’ve never been the subject of a “Terry stop.” It can be a terrifying prospect. If you’re confronted by a police officer who’s going to frisk you, here are some basic tips to make the encounter a safe one, for both you and the officer . . .




Beryllium – Even Sexier Than it Sounds

While this article was crafted for investors, it offers insight on rare earth’s critical uses.

Sniper News Excerpt:

The young Marine sniper lays motionless in a shallow bed of sand and broken rock on the mountainside in Afghanistan. The sun blazes down, and he’s sweating. He’s spent the morning scanning a valley for Taliban fighters who keep a low profile in their maze of spider holes.

After a while, another Marine – the spotter – says, “I’ve got him. He’s just next to the tree, to the left of that stone house.”

The sniper stares down through the optics of his rifle. Yes, indeed. The image is perfect from over 1,000 meters away. There’s a very shallow footprint in the dirt, and next to it is a telltale cigarette butt. This Taliban has just smoked his last one.

The sniper turns a small knob on the gun sight. The image holds steady. There’s no vibration at all. THE Marine has a clear view, his eyeballs on target, and a confirmed bad guy. He is given his order – fire at will. He squeezes the trigger, and… Wham! One terrorist has been eliminated.

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Tag Back: What caliber for SHTF?

The endless debate continues – what caliber firearms for SHTF? Sturmgewehre’s answer:

In our humble opinion, the correct answers are: 7.62 x 51mm (.308), .40 S&W, .22lr and 12 gauge. Start there and only add new calibers once you are confident in your preparations with the basics.




True Bore

True BoreTrue Bore

This is definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that” devices. The True Bore from Flatline Ops. is a simple device for a difficult task otherwise – ensuring your barrel is level when mounting a scope. The True Bore is magnetic and easily attaches to any barrel on any firearm. The built-in level makes it totally simple to ensure your barrel is level as you mount optics or other shooting tools, such as Flatline’s wicked Angle Cosine Indicator (which we will highlight later this week). We have used this device and can vouch for the quality and value it provides.


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NewAmericaNow – Monsters Of Anarchy

NewAmericaNow produced this dramatization of retreat security issues when SHTF.




xkcd: Outbreak

This is what would really happen…we hope!

xkcd: Outbreak




Patrol Magazine Pouch

Patrol Magazine PouchPatrol Magazine Pouch

Yesterday we highlighted Original S.O.E. Gear’s 12ga Pull-Out Pouch and the Rallyman Magazine Pouch. Here is another option for the 12ga Pull-Out or other magazine configurations – the Patrol Magazine Pouch. The Patrol Magazine Pouch is highly configurable, able to haul “Three M4 magazines, one pair of clamped MP5 magazines, one USGI standard smoke grenade or flashbang, two FAL/G3/M14 magazines, 16rnds of 12ga on our optional pullout tray (sold seperately); two double-stack or four single-stack magazines (or similarly-sized tool).”


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