Same experience I had while visiting the Little Big Horn battlefield in Montana at dusk several years ago.
I think that places on Earth where great violent events have occurred retain some of that energy forever. Call it ghosts or alterations of the space-time continuum or whatever, all of these places have the same “feel” to them.
I was beaching a Zodiac in Cook Inlet in early June when a “rogue” wave struck the starboard pontoon and dumped me over the side into about 3’ of 41* North Pacific water. My girlfriend told me that I walked on top of the water to get out...
Federal and Hornady both make buckshot loads with variations of the Versatite (Hornady) and FliteControl (Federal) wads that hold the shot together longer than other types. Friends who have used these loads at Front Site in LV stated that this extends the range by concentrating the shot into a small pattern out to about 20 yards through a cylinder bore. Gunwriter Massad Ayood always promoted #1 buckshot which is available from Federal with a FliteControl wad. Federal states in their advertising that this load changes your “police” shotgun into a “precision weapon”. I recall a case the Bay Area in the 1970’s when a LE office was killed by a single 00 pellet that hit him in the abdomen just under the front of his body armor and penetrated him all the way through. Considering that, #1 buckshot makes a lot of sense if one is concerned about errant pellets and/or overpenetration. I’d still want a Brenneke slug for serious situations, especially large, furry situations with big teeth and claws.
I’m not sure what a sous vide machine is. I’ll check it out.
Any animal that carries trichinosis (swine, bear, and for the more adventurous, walrus) MUST be thoroughly cooked. The first time I saw the young man I diagnosed with trichinosis he was about 6’4” and 250 lbs and worked as a sheetrock hanger. The next time I saw him 6 months later he was still 6’4” but weighted about 160 and he told me he could no longer do physically demanding work. Just damn!
I harvested a Spring black bear in Prince William Sound one year. All it had to eat was beach grass. It was delicious prepared as a Yankee pot roast in a Dutch oven,
OTOH, I shot a Spring Black bear that was charging me in my yard in Wasilla, AK in May 1990. It had been feeding on a winter kill moose. That meat was so rank my two perpetually hungry Labradors wouldn’t touch it. Nice hide though.
I diagnosed a young man with trichinosis who had eaten undercooked grizzly bear meat. He damn near died. Cook bear meat until there is no pink!
“firing Mueller could be a political nightmare for the president...”
Not firing him will be worse. I’m sure that Mueller’s marching orders are to investigate, investigate, and then investigate some more. It won’t matter if he doesn’t find anything. After all, these are serious charges (made up by the hitlery campaign the night President Trump cleaned her clock).
I had just started working with a Urologist in Idaho when we got a call from the ER. Seems three male teen einsteins were playing with an air rifle and one of them “accidentally” got shot in the groin. BB penetrated newer denim jeans and we recovered it from inside his right testicle. Unfortunately I do not think he was rendered sterile so no Darwin award.
There’s still plenty of copper in the U.P. The Pebble Prospect in Alaska is a huge copper/gold/other minerals deposit in SW Alaska adjacent to Bristol Bay drainage so the enivironuts are pulling out all the stops to keep that from being developed. As far as I know the Anaconda open pit copper mine SW of Salt Lake City is still in production. The author’s contention that the easy-to-get copper is gone is typical WSJ fake news.
I don’t own any AK’s but I have shot a few. I absolutely cannot use the standard AK sights - my old eyes just can’t do it. I do have a 1980’s vintage Galil AR-308 which is an AK pattern rifle that has a peep rear and post-in-a-ring front sight. No problem with that or any U.S. standard post with wings and peep rear either. That tiny U-notch AK rear sight will never work for me.
I worked at Prudhoe Bay when at least one delineation well was directionally drilled into the ANWR formation from offshore near the little village of Kaktovik. My boss’s husband was the drilling supervisor on that project. Shortly thereafter I asked him what was found. Of course, he was bound by a confidentiality agreement and all he would say: “It was pretty good.”
“Sometimes prescription opiates are the only relief possible, but doctors hand them out like candy nowadays.”
That may have been true in the past but not lately. Providers have gotten the message about overprescribing if they want to retain their license to practice but as with most “crises”, the goobermint is going overboard. Why doesn’t this Dewhine fellow go after the Mexican heroin suppliers and the Chinese who are flooding the market with fentanyl derivatives to mix with the heroin to produce the ULTIMATE high - instant death with a spike in your arm? Its a lot easier to go after law-abiding (albeit misguided) companies than criminal enterprises, that’s why.