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Monthly Archives: February 2015

26 Feb

I like German things.

I like German cars (between my wife and I, we have owned nine Volkswagens).  I like German beer.  Apparently others like German beer as well, as there are over 1300 breweries in the country.  I love my niece Amy, who was born in Darmstadt, Germany, thanks to the United States Air Force.  Well, thanks to my brother Keith, who was IN the United States Air Force.  Wanted to clarify that.

John Banner, who played Sergeant Schultz on Hogan’s Heroes was from Austria, but still, he seemed like a guy you could hoist a brau with, and …

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20 Feb

Fishing is a hobby that I’ve participated in my entire life, but have never really given too much thought to.  It's just something I go out and do.  When I get involved in a hobby I usually research whatever it is I’m doing so I can get good gear, know how, and any kind of insight into it.  Fishing has just kind of always been there.  I don’t get out fishing nearly as much as I would like to anymore but I try to make it out at least a few times a year.

My tackle box has usually been …

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13 Feb

Living in suburban Illinois, we have plenty of opportunities to use binoculars. But more often than not, when I am using them I find myself an hour or more away from home. Not far enough to pack a whole backpack, but enough that I bring some essentials with me. As usual, Maxpedition has me covered.

I love Maxpedition gear. Like Mercedes, they believe in the best or nothing. Their gear is made from 1000-Denier water and abrasion resistant ballistic nylon, coated in Teflon fabric protector, zipped up using YKK zippers, reinforced with double stitched stress points, and overall built like …

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05 Feb

After a new shooter gets a couple of guns they start to research a gun safe or gun cabinet to secure them. A $1000 rifle isn’t something you want to leave lying around waiting for a smash-and-grab robber to walk away with. You also don’t want to leave firearms accessible to either children or people who are not trained in gun safety.

The firearm hobby is expensive enough by itself – the cost of ammo, range fees/membership, and other expenses quickly add up. Many people are discouraged when they see the price of a good safe, they are usually $1000 …

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