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Noisy Intruders

By late April, some songbirds, such as robins and mourning doves, are already nesting. Their parental activity will soon be mimicked by summer residents arriving from the south. Indeed, birdsong is beginning to peak, reflecting the mating...Show More Summary

Partial Results

The air quality tests for asbestos have been returned and the presence of asbestos is within the EPA’s “it’s all good” limits. Which is such a relief! I’m giddy glad that we aren’t all breathing through asbestos-lined lungs. The Big … Continue reading ?

Video Hatch: “Testify”

This short film presents a visual adaptation from the essay “Testament of a Fisherman,” published in 1964 by Michigan author John Voelker. Via Aaron Peterson for Travel Marquette Michigan.

Strike Industries New Viper Mod 1 Buttstock

I was talking with Strike industries today and they shared a new buttstock they will be releasing in the not too distant future. It’s an interesting design with the butt shaped to better fit those wearing body armor. Most of us hereShow More Summary

STI Introduces Two New Competition Pistols With The DVC Series

  Designed around the concept of Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas, the motto of the I.P.S.C (International Practical Shooting Confederation) – meaning Accuracy, Power, Speed, the new DVC Limited and Open competition pistols are designed to win matches right out of the box. Show More Summary

Tippets: Short Casts, Cross Training

Even if you can’t cast very far, you can still catch a lot of fish, writes Chad Shmukler. “The anglers on the stream that aren’t throwing line farther than they need to are often the ones catching the most fish.” In … more ?

Redding 6mm Creedmoor Dies

Redding Reloading Equipment announced the are now making and selling reloading die sets for the 6mm Creedmoor cartridge. According to Redding, the company will offer three different sets for the 6mm Creedmoor: standard full-length, standard neck, and deluxe. Show More Summary

Press Release: TorkMag AR-15 35 and 50 Round Magazines

TorkMag is announcing a new line of ultra-capacity magazines. Using a dual spring setup in these magazines it seems to be an interesting take on AR15 mags. MSRP will be $19.95 for the TorkMag-35 and $39.95 for the TorkMag-50. TorkMag is taking preorders now, and is scheduled to ship this summer. Show More Summary

This Prototype Uses a RepRap To Play Air Hockey

With just a week left in the Pitch Your Prototype challenge, Jose Julio’s entry is more lighthearted than some of the more practical or conceptual submissions so far — though it’s still technologically impressive. Julio’s daughter enjoys...Show More Summary

Quick Tip: An Easy Way to Put a Rigged Rod in the Car

After spending the last couple of weeks running around the wilds of Chile with the good folks at Magic Waters Lodge and getting in and out of cars and trucks from one fishing spot to the next, I finally stopped … more ?

New Ares GXR Gas Piston Retrofit Kit

  Ares’ GXR kit has been around for ten years now, giving gun owners a competitively-priced and simple way to convert their AR15/M4 carbines. Now they’re releasing an updated version of the popular kit which they say offers even better performance to gun owners than the original. Show More Summary

30 Crafts to Make for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciate Week is one of the most important weeks of the year! What would we do without our wonderful teachers? Let’s show our kid’s teachers how much we love and appreciate their hard work with a gift! I’ve found... Continue Reading ? The post 30 Crafts to Make for Teacher Appreciation Week appeared first on Make and Takes.

The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #52: The Gear We Use, Abuse, Love and Hate

Today on the show we’re discussing hunting gear and all the gizmos, gadgets and products we love, use and abuse! To listen to the podcast, click the Play button in the orange bar above or click the links below to subscribe...

Thoughts on nearing the end of a scrapbooking kit

I’ve been working my way through those two Studio Calico kits and inevitably I get to a point where I just have less stuff left on my desk than what I would normally pile onto a layout. I’m not the heaviest embellisher in the entireShow More Summary

DamNation Petition Delivery to the White House – Washington state residents please take action

On Wednesday, January 28, a small team representing activists, moviegoers, customers and the entire Patagonia family delivered a petition containing more than 70,000 signatures—the online petition and postcards combined—to President Obama and his top environmental advisers. Show More Summary

Return of the fish wars: Hatchery pits environmentalists against tribe

Some quality in depth coverage of the fight over the misguided hatchery program on the Elwha from Al Jazerra America. LINK The Elwha is not the only watershed where the debate over hatchery programs is occuring. NOAA's recent decision...Show More Summary

Spey Casting Parents

Humorous rantings of a fly fishing addicted mom. I found a rotten carrot near my seat buckle and cathartically threw it out the window. It was a ceremonial gesture; signaling the end of 9 hours alone in a car with three kids, to the ultimate final destination with friends: a fishing boat. Show More Summary

Saying something II

Just a footnote to the banning of Carl Hibbard from the English Chess Federation's online forum, as per yesterday's post. This touched on the fact that Carl was accused, by the ECF's Commercial Director, Bob Kane, of being "registered...Show More Summary

As it Happens scrapbooking video :: Using all the cute stuff

I find it physically impossible to leave a shop filled with cute Japanese stationery without buying at least a tiny notepad or sheet of stickers, so I’m a little confused with myself when it comes to my scrapbooking style and embracing supplies on the saccharin end of the cuteness spectrum. Show More Summary

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