24 May

Consider the value of your rifle. Consider not only the monetary value of all the modifications and attachments you’ve made over the years, but the time and effort you’ve put into getting it just the way you want. Now imagine the potential damage to the weapon from not properly storing it while traveling.

There are a number of options for e, they’re not practical for travel.

Take a look at the Pelican 1750 Waterproof Rifle Case. Designed to last, the Pelican 1750 is almost indestructible. The gun case can be dropped (be honest, it happens to everyone) or tossed into a vehicle with no scratches to the case or damage to the gun. Since it is designed for travel, the 1750 is also airtight and waterproof. You don’t want to lug a gun case through airports and out into the forest only to open it and find your weapon soaked.

The Pelican 1750 can be purchased to meet your needs. Some shooters prefer to have the low density foam, while others are looking for a durable hard case that they can fill with their own shock absorbers. Some choose to store a soft gun carrying case within the hard

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19 May

I was recently watching one of my favorite movies, “The Edge” starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. The story follows a group of men who have to survive in the wild after a plane crash. The survival and hunting skills that Anthony Hopkins’s character Charles brings to the group are essential for their survival. One moment early in the film that struck me was when Charles says that most people who get lost in the wild die of shame. They sit around wondering what they might have done differently so that they wouldn’t be in this situation and they simply sit there and die. If they thought more about survival and ways of getting out of their predicament they might have survived.

It is with this in mind that I consider what survival equipment I want with me when camping or hiking. The first thing I’d pack is a communications device such as a cell phone or radio. The ability to call for help, even if you don’t know your location, is fundamental to survival if you get lost. Of course, knowing where you are would greatly improve your situation whether you can call for help or not. For

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18 May

Though the death of Osama Bin Laden was a successful operation for the U.S. military, the threat of terrorists and the Taliban remains. This is especially clear to U.S. Troops, who deal with the dangers of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) everyday. Special bomb squads called Explosive Ordnance Disposal units use metal detectors to find IEDs buried beneath the ground. Similar methods are used here in the U.S. by law enforcement agencies, so that when a suspicious looking package is found near a school, hospital, or State building the police are able to handle the threat with minimal risk to the police officers in the field.

Metal Detectors contain an oscillator that creates an alternating current through a coil, producing a magnetic field. When an electronically conductive metal is close to the detector, eddy currents will be induced in the metal, creating another magnetic field that is measurable, so that the detector can accurately ascertain that a metal is nearby. The closer and larger the metallic object is to the detector, the stronger the signal.

I don’t suggest going out hunting for bombs, but using a metal detector to search for hidden treasures or lost items can be both great

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16 May

For those of you who watched last Thursday’s new episode of Community, you’re no doubt wondering what equipment you might use for a massive paintball game. I couldn’t help but notice how underequipped the participants in the episode were when combating one another. The weather outside lately has been perfect for paintball, so if you’re planning on enjoying some paint-based warfare in the near future, here are some options to give you a leg up on the competition.

Tactical Leg Holster

Every game is different, but you always need speed and maneuverability. The Leapers Paintball Special Ops Tactical Leg Holster is the first accessory you’ll need in a firefight. This holster will secure your weapon and carry additional cartridges so that you have everything you need on your hip. I prefer not to carry a backpack during paintball, so having a little extra storage without adding significant weight or bulk is a great way to separate yourself from the other combatants.

Tactical Vest
Another great option from Leapers, the Leapers Paintball Scenario Vest allows you to carry extra ammo and air cartridges without being weighed down or encumbered by a bulky backpack. The best bring a paintball grenade with …

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13 May

Though the death of Osama Bin Laden was a successful operation for the U.S. military, the threat of terrorists and the Taliban remains. This is especially clear to U.S. Troops, who deal with the dangers of IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) everyday. Special bomb squads called Explosive Ordnance Disposal units use metal detectors to find IEDs buried beneath the ground. Similar methods are used here in the U.S. by law enforcement agencies, so that when a suspicious looking package is found near a school, hospital or State building the police are able to handle the threat with minimal risk to the police officers in the field.

Metal Detectors contain an oscillator that creates an alternating current through a coil, producing a magnetic field. When an electrically conductive metal is close to the detector, eddy currents will be induced in the metal, creating another magnetic field that is measurable, so that the detector can accurately ascertain that a metal is nearby. The closer and larger the metallic object is to the detector, the stronger the signal.

I don’t suggest going out hunting for bombs, but using a metal detector to search for hidden treasures or lost items can be both great fun

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