Thursday, July 29, 2010

My review of underwear...yeah..underwear

See orgininal post here


gotta agree with you, those boxers rock. Might be TMI, but I’m wearing a pair right now. I picked a couple up a year or so ago and wore them on a 5 day backpacking/kayaking trip and was very pleased. They hold your junk comfortably, they wick away moisture and they are just a lil slippery to avoid any kind of motion rash while hiking. I now own bout 7 pairs. They are expensive, but I find good deals at places like campmor and sierra trading post from time to time. I also recommend their nomad pants as they have many of the same qualities for hiking, etc. While I’m at it, I will say I have thrown out all my cotton socks and replaced them with more expensive “whicking” socks from addidas and others. Trust me, when your feet and family jewels are dry and comfortable, life is good.

As for the wearing them for more than one day, I do rinse and dry before wearing them again, hence the two pairs for the 5 day trip. I carry an extra nalgene bottle on top of my pack, attached via a caribiner, and put yesterdays socks and underwear in there with some water and camp soap. They get washed as the water rocks back and forth during the days hike. Take ‘em out at the end of the day and hang them up in your tent, near the fire, whatever, and they are nice and dry and ready for you the next morning. Modern fabrics are a wonderful thing….

Now that I have done a review of underwear and socks, and how to do your laundry, I’m going to go do something manly like kill a bear with a knife or maybe eat a cheeseburger…

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sounds about right.

You are 10% hippie.
Ok, you conservative soul. Do you even believe in global warming? Loosen that necktie a little, and try some organic food. It actually does taste better. And go to a farmer's market--they're fun.

Are you a hippie?
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I write like....really?

I'm ok with this....I actually enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale, but it was the only one her books I have ever read...have to look at some others I guess....

I write like
Margaret Atwood
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Recipe for Arroz can Pollo???

Anyone have a good recipe for arroz can pollo? I fell in love with it in Yucatan, Mexico, but all the recipes I find come out like a chicken and rice bog. Need a recipe and prep directions for the real thing.

Notes from the Box O' Truth

Found this funny,
Lessons learned:

1. Sheetrock (drywall) doesn't slow any round down much. If you shoot in the house, walls will not stop any serious round.

2. Twelve pine boards will not stop a .223 round.

3. Shooting stuff is fun.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Are you prepared?

Orange and Red are won before the battle even begins. Inlife when you get lemons, you should already have the sugar and water waiting to make lemonade. Spending a lot of time feeling sorry for yourself, especially if you have a family, isn't an option for long. You have to pick yourself up, fight back however you can and move on. If you lose your job, find another one, even if you don't like it. If you or someone you love has a medical setback, suck it up and pray for the best. We can't always be in control, but we can always control how we respond. Spend five minutes thinking about scenarios like this, or at least admit they could happen, and you're developing the mental flexability needed to help you survive and thrive.

Again, Col. Cooper's notes on the color scheme below are gun specific, thats what he did and thats who he was. But these ideas can be wrapped around anything. Give it a try. He who plans ahead has won the battle before it is even fought.

Orange - Specific alert. Something not quite right has gotten your attention and you shift your primary focus to that thing. Something is "wrong" with a person or object. Something may happen. Your mindset is that "I may have to shoot that person." Your pistol is usually holstered in this state. You can maintain this state for several hours with ease, or a day or so with effort.

Red - Fight trigger. This is your mental trigger. "If that person does "x" I will shoot them." Your pistol may, but not necessarily, be in your hand.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Are you prepared?

We should all be aware that economies, globally, nationally, and locally, are not what we would want them to be. Keep yourself aware. There may be no specific threat to you, but you should at least keep your eyes open and be on the lookout for issues. A lost job, a sudden medical emergency or a family member who has lost everything showing up at your door looking for help; how would these affect your day to day life?

Yellow - Relaxed alertness. No specific threat situation. Your mindset is that "today could be the day I may have to defend myself." There is no specific threat but you are aware that the world is an unfriendly place and that you are prepared to do something if necessary. You use your eyes and ears, and your carriage says "I am alert." You don't have to be armed in this state but if you are armed you must be in yellow. When confronted by something nasty your reaction will probably be, "I thought this might happen some day." You can live in this state indefinitely.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Weeds in the garden

OK, I am controlling the weeds for the most part and the plants look healthy, but damn if these rabitts aren't driving me crazy. Gonna have to set out some snares since I cant watch the thing 24/7. Rabbit stew anyone?
The fence I put up this year has held back the deer better than any previous year, but man the rabbits are tricky lil buggers.

Are you prepared?

Condition White
White - Relaxed, unaware, and unprepared. If attacked in this state the only thing that may save you is the inadequacy and ineptitude of your attacker. When confronted by something nasty your reaction will probably be, "Oh my God! This can't be happening to me."

Now when Col. Jeff Cooper made this system of levels of awareness popular he was talking about personal safety and possible physical injury.

I'm asking this, though; Are you paying attention to the news? Do you see how the economy is slipping towards the unknown? Does it bother you that our society is falling apart, women and children are killed every day, banks fail, businesses lay off thousands, state and local governments can't pay their bills?

Do you think this all exists in a vacuum, or do you think this will eventually impact your life if its hasn't already?

Wake up, and at least get to Condition Yellow 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Are you prepared?

I am going to post a few notes over the next few days on my thoughts on how the factors for preparedness contribute for and against your mindset for what is necessary in life. Not just talking about natural emergencies, social unrest, muggings and some such, I'm talking about how to get yourself out of the habit of being in what Col. Jeff Cooper called "Condition White". Its called paying attention, and we're going to chat about how important it is in daily life.

Some of the factors contributing to preparedness include:

1. Subject pays attention to the news

2. Subject is aware of and concerned about socio-environmental threats

3. Subject has personal experience with disasters, disorder, emergencies, etc.

4. Subject has children in the home

5. Subject has strong community ties (church, civic organizations, neighborhood watch, etc.)

Friday, July 9, 2010


"Prepared is good. Unprepared is for losers. Know it." - American musician and philosopher Ted Nugent, in a July 2010 essay, Self Evident Nuge.

Funny story of the month

For anyone who has ever been at a "country range", which usually consists of an old quarry or field out in the middle of nowhere, this story of the Army in Korea and their range fun should make you weep with laughter.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thought for the week

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Benjamin Franklin

Its important to remember that as times get bad, good men don't.

If anyone is actually paying attention, I have been on vacation for the past week or so, posts will resume their boring monotony soon.  :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Funniest Web Site Ever

I literally spewed beverage on my keyboard, multiple times, reading the back history of the term "Mall Ninja".

Friday, July 2, 2010

Germans get to the point

Read this in the manual for the HK USP, it made me smile, thought I would share.

CAUTION: This pistol has been developed by capable and experienced engineers.

Its present design represents an optimization of a combination of safety,
speed of deployment, accuracy, dependability, and durability.

Do not attempt to make this pistol “better” by altering any of its components.

Guest Article- The Swiss Federal Schützenfest (Shooting Party) 2010

Swing on over to the Firearms Blog, for a cool article about one of the worlds largest shooting competitions.