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New Ammunition From Lehigh

Lehigh Defense is offering a new self-defense round called Xtreme Defense, or XD. The new rounds are being manufactured in 9mm and will soon be followed by.357 SIG,.40 S&W, 10mm,.380 Auto,.45 ACP and.38 SPL. They’re designed to create a larger, more devastating wound cavity while reducing risk of over-penetration. Show More Summary

Video: “Bear! Bear! You're Breaking My Kayak. Why Are You Doing That?”

Poor Mary Maley. First a bear ate her sea kayak, then the hilarious video she posted of the encounter went viral. Now, nearly the whole world has heard her threatening, begging, and pleading as a bear tears up her boat.  According to...Show More Summary

POTD: Is there such thing as too many guns? yes …

21 minutes agoHobbies / Hunting : The Firearm Blog

I stumped upon this photo on a Google image search earlier this week. Ian at Forgotten Weapons blogged it a few ago. This young Russian is carrying two M1895 revolvers, a PPsh, six hand grenades and a belt of ammunition… and that isShow More Summary

Play Dumb: Make the Shot By Recognizing a Mule Deer’s Fatal Flaw

Photograph by Lon Lauber Allow a muley buck to catch a whiff of you on a swirling thermal, and he’ll disappear as fast as an Alabama whitetail. But in general, a mule deer is far more tolerant of seeing you than is a whitetail. And that’s...Show More Summary

Playing 20 Questions by ‘Telepathy’? Big Score for Brain-to-Brain Communication

Interpersonal communication just got a lot more intimate. So intimate, in fact, that two strangers — physically separated by a mile — can literally get into each other’s heads to... read more The post Playing 20 Questions by ‘Telepathy’? Big Score for Brain-to-Brain Communication appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Grading Parthian Coins

Many Parthian coins in very high grades are available for purchase. I have no data but it seems like dealer inventories are larger than usual. I wondered if this indicated new hoards had been found. I wanted to see if I could measure a change in the average grade of dealer advertised stock. Show More Summary

Revisiting the Pflueger Medalist Reel

Like my good friend Joe Cermele, I was thrilled to see that Pure Fishing had brought back the classic Pflueger Medalist reel, which will be hitting store shelves in the near future.   Like Joe, my first fly outfit featured a Pflueger Medalist. Show More Summary

Hillside oasis: the magical garden of Joy and Roland Feuer

3 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

While in Los Angeles recently for Garden Writers Association, I spent a day off-conference touring private gardens that Annette Gutierrez of Potted arranged for a small group of us. One of these was the garden of Joy and Roland Feuer,...Show More Summary

Joaquin Recovery – How You Can Help

Joaquin was kind of a bastard for the Bahamas. Since it formed locally it was difficult to complete preparations. Then, the storm nearly stalled over Long, Crooked, Acklins, Rum Cay and San Sal and dumped buckets of rain (up to 25?) and unleashed raging winds of over 100 mph. There is a lot of devastation. […]

Survival Q&A: Why We Want to Be Castaway With Eva Longoria, and Other Random and Essential Survival Perspectives

Those times when you’ve wondered what another person was thinking: did you asked them? Probably not. We humans tend to keep those kinds of questions to ourselves, for fear of the answers, or out of fear that our ignorance might be revealed. But...Show More Summary

Movie “PAWN SACRIFICE”… fair to Fischer?

Fischer was so defiant of presuming to do what the movie aspires to do. Tobey and I sat there and looked through every picture from every interview he ever did, read everything he ever said, but in the end you finally have to trust a certain amount of your own instinct. It’s not the truth-it’s […]

The Genie Is Out Of The Bottle

Whatever one thinks of the proliferation of firearms, it’s a fact that the technology needed to make reliable, effective weapons is well in hand. Even at the lowest levels of industrial capability firearms are practical, manufacturable items, and even fully automatic ones. Show More Summary

October Songbirds

Early October is a great time to observe backyard songbirds in the American Heartland. Autumn migrants such as warblers, vireos and flycatchers are still passing through on their journey to the south and most summer residents (gray catbirds,...Show More Summary

How to Tie a Tuft and Tail Fly

7 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Tim Flagler shows how to tie a generic version of what he calls the “Tuft and Tail” style of emergers in this week’s featured tying video.  “There’s something about teeny, subsurface flies that include a tuft and a tail that …

Little Ringed Plover

Last week we were visiting a local ephemeral lake when we were lucky enough to come across a Little Ringed...

Tippets: Tenkara State of Mind, Golden Gate Casting Club

8 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

For nearly 100 years, the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club has provided anglers a place to practice their casting. James Joiner writes about the unique facility in the middle of the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park: “there may not … more ?

Scott Fly Rod Company Announces Radian Two-Handed Rods

9 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Scott Fly Rods has announced the addition of new two-handed spey models to their Radian series. “We’ve had the good fortune to work with some of the best casters and anglers in Europe over the past two years to develop and … more ?

"Chess game murder"

A chess game murder, apparently. Or just a chess murder, on your mobile. This murder? Apparently there was "a row over a game of chess". So what happened? The players quarrelled over touch-move? En passant? The castling rules?Well, no. Show More Summary

Fishing was tough yet again for me on tournament day.

11 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Bass Pundit

Guy, my boater for this tournament, kicked my butt again; It's the third year in a row I've drawn him with the same result. A lot of guys struggled. I only weighed in 3 bass today, same as the only other tournament I fished on Cedar Lake. Show More Summary

Eating Prickly Pear. Ow!

So this amazing thing happened to me on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, unbidden and unexpected, as are most amazing things. I've written my column, "True Nature," for the Nov/Dec. issue of Bird Watcher's Digest, which actually comes out in mid-October, all about it. Show More Summary

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