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Monthly Archives: June 2015

26 Jun


In 2014, ATN one of the major manufacturers of night vision, introduced their digital X-Sight Riflescopes. Currently offered in two magnification ranges: 3-12X and 5-18X, and is a unique blend of a daytime and nightime riflescope that is packed with cool features, such as:

•Day/Night   •Wifi   •Record Video   •GPS   •Image Stabilization / Gyroscope   •Geotag   •E-Compass   •Altitude   •Velocity   •E-Zoom

Now, their lastest release is for the ATN 4-16x Bino-X Smart HD Binocular that uses the same technology and has all the same features! It is the coolest concept I seen in a binocular. You …

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19 Jun

I've had the Peter, Paul, and Mary (not John Denver) version of Leaving on a Jet Plane stuck in my head for the last week or so. 

The time has come where my long anticipated return to the Fatherland is less than a week away.  The buildup has been excruciatingly dragging for the last few months but now that it’s less than a week away, time seems to move a little faster for some reason.  I’ve talked about gear that I’ve wanted to get for the trip but I’ll rundown a few of the things I’ve settled on and some …

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10 Jun

Last weekend we participated in a neighborhood rummage sale.  For weeks, we collected things all around the house – the basement, the garage, the attic.  Once I reclaimed my items that my wife tried to sneak in to the sale, we surveyed the pile of stuff accumulated over 29 years.

I thought back to a time (1978 to 1982) that all my worldly belongings fit in a Chevy Chevette.

A rare sighting of a Chevette in the wild, at Road America in 2013, next to the late Erik the Silver.

Now, just the things we were trying to shove off …

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05 Jun

A few weeks ago, I headed north a few hours to Fremont, Wisconsin for a weekend of fishing.  For those of you that aren’t aware, Fremont is the “Official White Bass Capitol of the World.”  I’m not sure how many towns have attempted to usurp this title, but it would be hard to.  I have a friend that I’ve known since seventh grade who has been trying to get me to go with his group of family and friends pretty much as long as I’ve known him, which is about 15 years now.  Usually they go up on the same …

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