Friday, July 07, 2017

More on the battlesight zero

(Via Gunsite on Facebook)

A while back I wrote a bit on the subject of what distance to zero your AR. Just for giggles, here's some more information from Robar on that subject. It's some good stuff, so take the time to read and digest. I'd pay particular attention to the part about the ranges at which you can expect the 5.56 round to be more vs less lethal. That's some handy to have information there. I have an old article I clipped from Shotgun News years ago, this jibes with it 100% on that subject.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Knot on my watch

I've heard knots called "an orderly tangle of lines". While that might be true, the knowledge of a few useful knots is something that is highly useful. You never know when you're going to have to tie down that thing you just purchased from the big box store on your trailer, for example. Or tie down a tarp over a hole in your roof after a tree lands on your house in a storm. Maybe you just need to tie a hammock between two trees to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon.

A guy can dream, can't he?

The Geek Prepper has an article with a link to some AMazon resources if you feel the urge to spend, and a nice printable card with useful basic knots on it if you don't. Unfortunately the card doesn't tell you what the knots are used for, so you have to figure that out yourself. Or you can look at this list of 10 of the most useful knots "that hunter should know". Or the 20 knots "that will keep you alive".

Just don't tie any grannies, OK?

Sunday, July 02, 2017

I have got to close some of these tabs

(As usual in this situation, I forget where these come from. I'm sure more than one was from Michael Bane on Facebook.)

I was hoping to write about these items in some more depth, but the two weeks just past and the week coming up make me wonder if a job hasn't sneaked up on me without my knowing it. :-) Although, on a serious note, I will be interviewing for one in the coming week, so wish me luck.

In the meantime...

How to Escape From Zip Ties. There is also a link to a much longer video on escaping from illegal restraint in general. It sucks to think that we may need to know these things, but with society in a mad dash to hell, you never know.

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique. One of the serious geniuses of our time, physicist Richard Feynman was also noted as one of the greatest teachers of his time. This is why.

This is a rat hole I can go down for days. I love WWII history, and can't get enough of any facet of it.

Analysis: What Civil War 2.0 Looks Like. Yes, back to that unfortunate subject. Sorry, but until it isn't important any longer it's important.

The Philando Castile Shooting and Some Advice for My Cop Readers by Greg Ellifritz. Probably not what you think it's going to be. Spoiler--there was enough herp going around that night for everyone to get smeared with it.

Gabe Suarez on yelling during a critical incident. Gabe's an iconoclast and he keeps on being one here. But he's an experienced iconoclast, so it behooves us to consider what he says.

Racial Differences in Self Control. Yeah, if this one gets the publicity that Herrnstein and Murray's "The Bell Curve" got, it's going to start one major shit storm. I'm not a researcher, but based on what little I know about vetting studies they appear to have done most of their homework.

Any way, there's some stuff to entertain yourselves with. Enjoy.