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  • World's fastest archer Lars Anderson debunks Hollywood archery myths

    01/24/2015 5:34:10 AM PST · by Plainsman · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | Adam Justice
    For thousands of years, the bow and arrow was used for war. Those days are long gone, and most people today only know of archery through TV and movies. However, as the Danish archer Lars Andersen has proved, Hollywood archery has very little to do with actual war archery. Lars Andersen originally started using bow and arrow to fight in pretend battles during Larps (live action role play) events, where he played a soldier in a medieval-inspired army. While Larps can be about anything – the Danish/Polish Harry Potter inspired larp College of Wizardry (cowlarp.com) recently got world-wide media attention...
  • FWC Considering Bringing Back Bear Hunting in Florida

    01/23/2015 9:13:17 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wjhg tv ^ | Jan 22, 2015
    Bear attacks and nuisance complaints could result in Florida bringing back a hunting season for the animal, as the state's wildlife agency says they're running out of options. Leah Reeder was out walking her dog in the Florida Panhandle last month when she was brutally attacked by a bear. She was one of four bear attack victims in the past year throughout the state. Add the attacks to thousands of nuisance complaints throughout Florida. "We're at a point where bear populations are strong and expanding, and we're having more and more conflicts, more and more killed on the highways," FWC...
  • Grizzly bear-human conflicts increase in Wyoming in 2014

    01/23/2015 8:23:35 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 23, 2015 | BOB MOEN
    Grizzly bears were the leading category among the 385 total conflicts between humans and large carnivores in Wyoming last year. Black bears were second with 134 conflicts, followed by wolves (64) and mountain lions (23). ... grizzly bears continue to expand their range. "They've far exceeded the expected geographic recovery distribution ... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide this year whether it will lift protections for some 1,000 grizzlies that scientists say live in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Removal of the protections would transfer jurisdiction over grizzlies to states
  • Trophy Catch-22: Angler's Record-Breaking Trout Can't Be a Record

    01/22/2015 11:54:14 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 01/20/15 | Ben Romans
    On January 8, Idaho angler Larry Warren caught and released a 28-pound rainbow trout from the Clearwater River near Orofino. It was a fish big enough to best the current state record—set in 2009—by 8 pounds, if it weren’t for a few "technical" circumstances governing the handling of wild fish and how the state evaluates records. Many news outlets are running headlines about the release of this record-sized fish, but few are explaining the regulations that mandated Warren's actions. In an exclusive interview with F&S, the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s Clearwater Region fishery manager, Joe DuPont, clarified the situation.
  • Rare frilled shark caught off Australia coast

    01/22/2015 6:50:28 AM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/22/2015 | Brian Walker
    CNN) - It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of needle-like teeth and a body like an eel, the six-foot long frilled shark is sometimes described as a fish "fossil" that dates back 80 million years.
  • Survivor: Worlds Apart

    01/21/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 21, 2015
    Survivor: Worlds Apart is the 30th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be three teams of six players each, divided by social status: blue collar, white collar, and no collar. More. It will be held in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the same location as Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island and last season's Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water. The players range in age from 52 to 22. Nine are from California, with seven from...
  • Cop Who Shot Off His Own Finger Points the Finger at Gun Shop

    01/21/2015 4:16:40 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 82 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | 1/14/2015 | Russ Chastain
    His careless gun handling resulted in unemployment, medical bills, and a lawsuit against someone else. A police officer walks into a gun shop, asks to see a 380 pistol, shoots off a portion of his anatomy with said pistol, becomes former cop, and then sues gun shop.Yeah, that’s right.The former officer is reportedly suing for negligence on the part of Barren Outdoors, the gun shop where the incident occurred.We all know that guns in display cases should be unloaded and safe. We also know that the gun shop employee should have checked the gun to be sure of that before...
  • The TrackingPoint 338TP, the Linux rifle that's accurate up to a mile

    01/20/2015 8:16:44 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 50 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 18 January 2015 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I grew up in rural West Virginia, and I don't remember learning how to shoot. All I know is I was certainly shooting well before the time I was 8. I grew up in a gun culture, with many relatives in the military, and I went to school at West Virginia University, which won its 16th NCAA Rifle Championship in 2014. In short, I know guns and I know just how hard it is to shoot accurately at extreme ranges such as 1,000 yards. Even at my best, I was never able to do it reliably. (Image: TrackingPoint) Or rather,...
  • NASA Keeps Telling “Warmest” Lies

    01/18/2015 9:54:03 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/18/2015 | Alan Caruba
    On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled “2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics.” We have reached the point where neither a famed government agency nor a famed daily newspaper can be believed simply because both are lying to advance the greatest hoax of the modern era. Remember that 2014 started off with something called a “polar vortex” to describe the incredibly cold weather being experienced and remember, too, that we were being told that it was evidence of global warming! That’s how stupid the “Warmists”...
  • Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

    01/15/2015 10:01:22 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 15,2015 | Michael Zhang
    When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen in a different form. When the iceberg gets flipped upside-down, it looks like a giant shiny piece of ice that’s the color of the surrounding water.
  • The mystery of the 132-year-old Winchester rifle found propped against a national park tree

    01/15/2015 6:23:25 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 68 replies
    Post ^ | 1/14/15 | Elahe Izadi
    Archaeologists conducting surveys in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park came upon a gun frozen in time: a .44-40 Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882. It was propped up against a juniper tree.
  • 132 Year-old Winchester rifle found against a tree at Great Basin National Park

    01/14/2015 6:40:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Archaeologists traversing the Great Basin National Park in Nevada came across an interesting find: a 132-year-old Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle. The Facebook page for Great Basin National Park said in a post last week that researchers found the rifle, known as “the gun that won the West,” leaning up against a tree. “The 132 year-old rifle, exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel blended into the colors of the old juniper tree in a remote rocky outcrop, keeping...
  • How to Work: The Most Important Self-Reliance Skill Ever

    01/14/2015 6:21:11 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Mother Erf ^ | February/March 2015 | Steve Maxwell
    Few other dreamers I’ve known have managed to fulfill their ambitions. In my experience, most dreams don’t die because of a lack of practical homesteading skills or passion, but rather become casualties of the failure of knowing to work efficiently to get enough of the right kind of work done. Bills pile up, gardens don’t get planted, roofs continue to leak, enthusiasm wanes. The cause of these problems often goes unrecognized until passion is cold, relationships frazzled and finances exhausted. Knowing how to work efficiently on a homestead where you are your own boss requires a specific skill set that...
  • Scottish climber among three dead in 2,000ft Canada fall

    01/14/2015 1:19:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 14 January 2015 | bbc
    A man from Scotland has been killed with two others in a fall of almost 2,000ft down a mountain in Canada. The bodies of Neil Mackenzie, 31, Elena Cernicka, 35 and Stephanie Grothe, 30, were found below Joffre Peak, in the Pemberton area of British Columbia. According to the British Columbia Coroners Service, they were ice-climbing on 11 January when they are thought to have fallen down a couloir.
  • Frozen House in Detroit freezes cars to the street

    01/13/2015 8:03:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    FOX 28 ^ | January 12, 2015 | Faran Fronczak
    <p>They have the Detroit Auto Show going on, but also in the Motor City now has a frozen house!</p> <p>This 100 year old Detroit home has turned into a gigantic icicle formation --- after all the pipes burst. According to neighbors, when the weather turned cold in November, whoever was staying here left and never told the water company.</p>
  • Minnesota climber scores a first on Mount McKinley, support team says

    01/13/2015 8:18:17 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-15 | Steve Karnowski
    Minnesota adventurer has succeeded in becoming the first solo climber to reach the summit of Alaska's Mount McKinley in the month of January, his support team said Monday, citing a GPS tracking device. Lonnie Dupre, of Grand Marais, reached the 20,320-foot summit of North America's tallest peak at 2:08 p.m. Alaska time Sunday, said project coordinator Stevie Plummer. Dupre sent a text message saying "All OK, Doing Well," through a SPOT GPS messenger device that showed it was sent from the same coordinates as McKinley's summit. Plummer then posted on the expedition website and on Dupre's Facebook page a map...
  • Rare sighting in the Suburbs- Our National Bird

    01/13/2015 8:07:59 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 35 replies
    Personal ^ | 12/13/2015 | Self/Friend
    Good Morning!This Pic was sent to Me from My Bestest Friend in Denton, TX yesterday. He took it at the Water Plant. Two Bald Eagles by the Basins. There are Bald Eagles that live on Lake Buchanan, 230 (+/-) miles South & West and there are Guided Bald Eagle Boat Tours there I have been on 25+ years ago and saw 15+ of them in a few hours.But I would never expect to see any by Denton- just North of DFW.Anyway I figured this was too Awesome and Cool to not share. Hey George?What Mable?Did you know that the Turkey...
  • Honey Bee, a Blind Cat From Fiji, Enjoys Hiking Near Seattle [w/pix, video]

    01/12/2015 4:37:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Catster ^ | Jan 12th 2015 | Phillip Mlynar
    Honey Bee is a cat, born in Fiji, who just so happens to be blind. Nevertheless, her lack of functioning eyesight hasn't stopped this inquisitive feline from hitting the hiking trails in her new forever home in Seattle -- an appropriate story to tell in January, which is National Walk Your Pet Month.Now rolling with the motto "Bravery, adventure, cuteness," she has also become a YouTube sensation after a video of one of her jaunts escalated to viral heights. The story of Honey Bee begins in Fiji, where she was living in the care of the Animals Fiji organization.
  • Joe's Ice Shack

    01/11/2015 3:21:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-20-14
    a driveable ice shack
  • Groundhog Day 2015 - Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year

    01/09/2015 7:54:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 8, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year The NYPD isn't the only city organization that has lost complete confidence in the esteemed Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. After he dropped the groundhog during last year's Groundhog Day celebrations, the Staten Island Zoo has unequivocally banned De Blasio from holding or handling any more of their animals in a celebratory setting. - Mayor de Blasio won’t be killing any more groundhogs — zoo handlers are forbidding the butter-fingered mayor from holding the critter at the annual shadow-sighting ceremony on Feb. 2, The...
  • Man Jumps Into Water and Catches His New Camera Drone at the Last Possible Moment

    01/09/2015 6:50:56 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Jan 09,2015 | Michael Zhang
    Zwier Spanjer recently purchased a DJI Phantom 2 camera drone and captured the video above on his first day of flying it outdoors. The flight didn’t turn out the way Spanjer planned.
  • (Sasquatch Family on AZ Highway?) 'Mysterious Beasts' Spotted by Arizona Highway Cameras

    01/06/2015 7:53:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 5, 2015 | ABC News
    'Mysterious Beasts' Spotted by Arizona Highway Cameras A suspicious pack of what appeared to be a group of large animals has sparked a viral debate about a possible sasquatch sighting in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation was behind the latest announcement -- and conspiracy theories began to grow after they posted a photo from a highway patrol camera. It wasn't Big Foot enthusiasts reading too deeply into a suspicious photo; the government officials were the ones to suggest that something sinister -- and mysterious -- was going on. "We might have spotted a family of sasquatches on SR 260...
  • Liability concerns prompt some cities to limit sledding (!)

    01/06/2015 8:07:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 4, 2015 3:53 PM EST | Scott McFetridge
    As anyone who has grown up around snow knows, part of the fun of sledding is the risk of soaring off a jump or careening around a tree. But faced with the potential bill from sledding injuries, some cities have opted to close hills rather than risk large liability claims. No one tracks how many cities have banned or limited sledding, but the list grows every year. One of the latest is in Dubuque, Iowa, where the City Council is moving ahead with a plan to ban sledding in all but two of its 50 parks. […] A study by...
  • Coonan 1911 in .357 mag

    01/04/2015 5:48:42 PM PST · by armydoc · 40 replies
    1/4/15 | me
    Just now heard about this gun. Apparently it's been around a while. Reviews pretty positive. Priced at the upper end of 1911's. I'm very intrigued. Anyone have any experience with it? http://www.coonaninc.com
  • Snowmachiner says he and buddies dug moose out of avalanche in Hatcher Pass

    01/03/2015 1:28:27 PM PST · by skeptoid · 11 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | January 1, 2015 | Sean Doogan|
    A moose caught in an avalanche in Hatcher Pass may have three passing snowmachiners to thank for making it into the new year. The men dug the moose -- a young cow, they think -- out of the snow, apparently unharmed, after it was caught in an avalanche Dec. 28. One of the men, Marty Mobley, 44, said the moose probably caused the slide that swallowed it and that without the group's help, it would not have survived. "There was just enough of its snout sticking above the snow that it could breathe," Mobley said. Mobley said he and friends...
  • Dream job? Chipping frozen pee from doghouses at minus-40 part of allure for dog handlers

    01/01/2015 7:23:20 PM PST · by skeptoid · 17 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | December 31, 2014 | John Schandelmeier|
    What is a dog handler? It is someone who is delusional enough to think that taking instructions from a professional (or amateur) dog musher might seem like good fun. Reality typically intervenes quickly and jarringly. Handling dogs actually has less to do with the dog than the various things the dog leaves behind. The first thing a new handler is handed is the poop scooper. Summer or winter it is the same. There is less volume during the summer months, but it’s messier.
  • 19 Gorgeous Photos That Perfectly Capture Life In The South

    01/01/2015 5:09:53 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 72 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Dec. 30, 2014, | Gabriel H. Sanchez
    Photographer Eliot Dudik captures breathtaking images in a beautiful region of South Carolina known as the “Lowcountry”.
  • Swedes begging to fund Australia backpacking

    12/31/2014 4:41:03 PM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    thelocal.se ^ | 30 Dec 2014
    The reported rise in Swedes asking for money in other countries comes as the number of foreign beggars in Sweden continues to rise. As hundreds of thousands of Swedes head for sunshine over the winter holidays, police in Australia have reported a rise in young Scandinavians posing as bogus beggars. Sweden and Romania to discuss begging surge (17 Dec 14) Swedish teen caught stealing beggar's money (19 Jun 14) Stockholm launches 'beggar hotline' (13 Jun 14) Swedish tourists are begging on the streets of Melbourne in order to help fund their trips during the holiday season, with the region’s police...
  • People Save Baby Bears from Dumpster in Woods

    12/31/2014 9:45:27 AM PST · by navysealdad · 21 replies
    These good Samaritans help save some baby cubs stuck in a dumpster by giving them a ladder as the mother bear waits outside.
  • Buzzed birds slur their songs, researchers find [Well, DUH!]

    12/30/2014 9:06:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/30/2014 | Amina Khan
    You know how that guy at the karaoke bar singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " sounds a little off after he's had a few drinks? The same goes for buzzed birds, according to a team led by researchers from Oregon Health & Science University. For a study published in PLoS ONE, scientists found that when they got some unsuspecting zebra finches drunk, the birds slurred their songs. The findings could help scientists study the neural processes underlying birdsong - and shed light on human speech. While many scientists want to understand alcohol's effects on such a complex system as speech,...
  • Researchers able to perform extended study of stunning wild northern cardinal gynandromorph

    12/30/2014 8:46:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/30/2014 | Bob Yirka
    Credit: Brian D. Peer (Phys.org)—Ornithologists Brian Peer and Robert Motz, with Western Illinois University, found themselves with a unique opportunity a couple of years ago—to study a gynandromorphy in its native environment for an extended period of time. They have written a paper describing what they observed and have had it published in The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. The observations made by the pair of researchers represent the most extensive study of a bilateral gynandromorph bird in the wild to date. Gynandromorphy is a condition where an organism unnaturally possesses both male and female traits. Examples have been observed in...
  • Grizzly vs. Electrified Deer Carcass

    12/28/2014 11:23:01 AM PST · by navysealdad · 40 replies
    A Montana grizzly bear attempts to retrieve an electrically charged, road-killed deer. The deer is electrified as an experiment to protect hunters’ game kills and, in turn, to minimize bear-human encounters." SOMETIMES PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF
  • Chaos in the Alps as massive snowfall traps 15,000 cars(gore-bull warming alert!!)

    12/28/2014 7:28:35 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12/27/2014 | Harriet Alexander
    Skiers trying to make their way to and from French Alps resorts were plunged into chaos on Saturday night as 15,000 cars were trapped on the roads and emergency overnight centres were set up to shelter trapped tourists. Across the Savoie region, thousands of people were trapped in their cars, snowed in their chalets or stranded at airports as long-awaited snow finally dumped on the Alps - several feet, in some places.
  • Deer comes out of woods and licks our hands at Glacier National Park

    12/27/2014 12:23:11 PM PST · by navysealdad · 78 replies
    We were in Glacier National Park on our way up to Logan Pass and decided to pull over and take some pictures. Up comes a doe from down below. It sees us and for some reason comes over and licks our arms.
  • Mussels Can Perform Magic

    12/26/2014 6:42:16 AM PST · by navysealdad · 19 replies
    One of the most remarkable examples of mimicry occurs in some North American freshwater mussels in the genus Lampsilis. Their young go through a parasitic stage, in which they must attach to the gills of fish and suck their blood before later dropping off and resuming a normal mussel-ish life on the stream bottom.
  • World's Most Powerful Handgun-The Walker Colt .44 Revolver

    12/24/2014 8:10:34 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 7, 2012 | The Company of Military Historians
    Detailed -- and interesting -- information about an impressive firearm.
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • This Is How Fast Texas Wildfires Can Move (video)

    12/23/2014 4:19:15 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    dump.com ^ | 12-23-2014 | Texas Park and Wildlife Department
    The engulfing flames of a Texas wildfire quickly shifted directions and burned two-thirds of the 6,000-acre park at Bastrop State Park. This clip from the Texas Park and Wildlife Department shows the intensity of the flames in real time.
  • Ecuador halts environment deals with Germany over rainforest visit

    12/20/2014 2:21:41 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Reuters
    Ecuador halted environmental cooperation deals with Germany worth some 43 million euros to the Latin American country after German lawmakers tried to visit an Amazon rainforest recently opened for oil production, the foreign minister said on Friday. ... "If they think they had the right to doubt the word of Ecuador's government on the issue of Yasuni because they were providing funds, we'll give them their money back with interest," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters.
  • New Season of Sarah Palin’s Show Features Ted Nugent, Wheelchair Basketball, and Miss USA

    12/19/2014 3:37:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Kevin Scholla
    A possible alternate title for at least one of the editions of the new season of Sportsman Channel’s Amazing America with Sarah Palin could be “A Whole Lotta Huntin’ Goin’ On.” Gun rights advocates will be happy to learn that legendary rocker Ted Nugent joins the former Alaska governor. Nugent, a tireless constitutional rights advocate, is a member of the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame and, like Palin, an outspoken defender of our Second Amendment. Season two of the program begins on January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Twelve new episodes are on the schedule with Nugent’s appearance slated for...
  • Giant Tortoise Rescues Overturned Comrade

    12/19/2014 4:23:34 PM PST · by navysealdad · 34 replies
    These African spurred tortoises, also known as Sulcata tortoises, are popular as pets because they have a reputation for having a pleasant temperament. As seen in this video, they're also very helpful.
  • Cute polar bear cub hitches a lift from his mother in the Canadian wilderness (Cuteness Warning)

    12/19/2014 6:52:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Flora Drury
    Sometimes little feet get tired and need a bit of help from mum - even if those little feet happen to belong to a polar bear. So it's lucky this particular mama bear was willing to be the cub's ride for the day. This adorable pictures is just one of the photos captured by photographer David Jenkins, who spent 10 years capturing the bond between newborn and mother.
  • Buck Breeding; Wait, Shoot, or Pass?

    12/16/2014 6:35:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/16/2014 | J Hines
    You’ve been hunting hard, and the big buck you’ve been after finally shows up. Then he hops up on a doe and starts giving her the business. Would you shoot the buck off of the doe? See what this hunter did here.
  • Capitol Notebook: Is there a right to spear a fish?

    12/14/2014 5:17:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    aberdeennews.com ^ | 1:24 am, Sat Dec 13, 2014.
    FORT PIERRE — An argument about equal rights took place a few days ago during the meeting of the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission. ... And more specifically, equal rights in the opportunity to take fish, whether by spear, arrow or hook. Or, as commissioner Paul Dennert of Columbia put it, spears and arrows have been around much longer than motor boats and electronic depth-finders. It’s an interesting, fundamental question.
  • Ballistic Nutcracker

    12/13/2014 8:45:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Happy holidays from the makers of purpose built gear for life's most demanding missions - www.511tactical.com
  • Extreme SEAL Experience. Navy SEAL Master Chief Hershel Davis Combat Shooting Course. (video)

    12/11/2014 1:35:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 12-11-2014 | Buds131
    Master Chief SEAL Hershel Davis explains his SEAL Combat Shooting Course at Extreme SEAL Experience. Clips of Master Chief now and clips from his appearance in "Silent Option" when he was Command Master Chief of SEAL Team Five.
  • Most Insane Ski Line Ever

    The camera-wielding owners and athletes behind Crested Butte’s Matchstick Productions had been eyeing that line in Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains for years. Last winter, snow conditions were perfect and the crew put the line on the to-do list. Cody Townsend stepped up and dropped into the ridiculously narrow chasm.
  • British man becomes first person to visit all 201 countries... WITHOUT using a plane

    12/10/2014 5:25:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/2014 | Matt Blake
    Graham Hughes, 33, used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a weekYesterday he trudged into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to end the epic journey that began in his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009Spent four days 'in a leaky boat' to reach Cape Verde, was jailed for a week in Congo, and was 'saved from Muslim fundamentalists by a Filipino ladyboy'His lowest point was when his sister, Nicole, died of cancer two years agoHe says: 'I think...
  • Humpback whales increasing in New York City waters

    12/10/2014 2:01:42 PM PST · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 December 2014
    Whale-watchers have spotted the species in the Atlantic within a mile of the Rockaway peninsula, part of New York's borough of Queens. This year alone, 106 humpbacks have been spotted - and experts say there are at least 19 different kinds. Naturalists are questioning why these much-loved creatures have chosen to return to the city's shores, after whaling killed off many pods in the past. Mr Rosenbaum said the increase could be due to a basic shift in the whales' habits rather than a spike in population.
  • Shooting on the Move

    12/09/2014 10:34:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Graham Combat ^ | 12/9/2014 | M Graham
    Many gun schools out there teach this "shooting on the move" concept, but get too elaborate on the subject. Enter Matt Graham who teaches people to shoot for hobbies and self defense takes a very pragmatic approach. There isn't any special technique to learn, it's something that we've been doing since we could walk. That's right just walk normally. Now put a gun in your hand, the trick is to walk without bouncing your front sight up and down. You can read about it, but it's better if you watch and listen to what Matt has to say on...