Posted on 18 July 2014
He also brought a “western” belt that went with the revolvers that had cartridge loops (which made no sense to me for a black powder gun) and a knife sheath. It made me start thinking: this is a belt and revolvers from 150 years ago. Is there something comparable today? Not exactly, unless you get it custom made, BUT – you can build your own with completely contemporary materials.
Posted on 17 July 2014
When I took the Bones out of the package I immediately commented on how tiny it was. I then heard a familiar voice on my left say something you never want to hear when you’re thinking about the coefficient of coolness for a new piece of kit. It was my wife saying, “Oh, that’s cute.”
Posted on 16 July 2014
I am not suggesting that handguns are the end all be all for carrying a gun for protection when in the wilderness. I happen to like my long guns too (and we’ll discuss a few of those as appropriate below), but for hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, etc. it’s often good to have a “companion” along that is more comfortable to carry, less obtrusive, and better than trying to spit on that unfriendly critter or potential food source.
Posted on 15 July 2014
This week’s recreational equipment review is going to discuss what we might (or should) consider carrying each time we head out “into the field”.
Posted on 14 July 2014
This week I’m going to take a look at this rifle; it’s characteristics; its performance; and how well it adapts to safe recreational shooting.
Posted on 08 July 2014
Okay, so let’s define them first. An ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) is a four-wheel vehicle specifically designed to function in “all terrain”. It has a seat you straddle like that of a motorcycle and handlebars. An RUV (Recreation Utility Vehicle) has seats you sit in like a car, a steering wheel, brake and gas pedals, seat belts and something similar to a pickup truck bed, but much smaller.
Posted on 07 July 2014
In a pretty small package measuring 6″ x 5.5″ x 1″, Adventure Medical Kits (AMK) packs quite a few items.
Posted on 01 July 2014
Throughout most of my childhood I pictured myself on horseback, single-handedly slinging the rifle down and back up by the lever to feed in the next cartridge – because I had to hold the horse’s reins with the other. As I got older reality set in, but my fascination with the lever-action didn’t dwindle.