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My Dad and I have put a lot of work into ensuring our hunting success this year. It really has made a world of difference. We have several soybean plots, some clover plots, and some turnip/clover/alfalfa mix we just planted this past weekend. Thought I would share some of the pictures on the blog. Here you are for your viewing pleasure:

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So recently I have taken up the hobby of pararcord if that’s how you word it but I wanted to share some of the things I have made / built for the hobby and some of the materials I have used. Its best to go to the internet as far as buying the raw materials. Amazon is one of the most logical choices for price and shipping. I have bought both version of Tying it all Together and they are pretty good the only negative I can say is most of them have no instructions on how to work the buckles in to your bracelets / projects. I’ve had to figure this out on my own. Pinterest & Instructables are good places to go for other paracord ideas and instructions. Below you will see the jig I made for ¼ and 3/8 Bracelets of varying sizes out of hard maple. You will also see the dog leash I made in a dual endless falls pattern. I had to work the handle in with a little ingenuity and I could have probably done a better job but at least I didn’t have to expose any burnt ends. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any questions. I also have a dog collar I made from a switchback pattern I will post pictures up of soon.

Working Projects:

  • Paracord Can Coozie
  • Turks Head Knot on a Cold Steel Machete Handle
  • Paracord Watch Band on a Casio Watch

Fellow readers, by now you probably know that I’m an avid hunter and my father and I like to practice some quality deer management on the farm we have in Illinois near Pike County. In the pics you will see some of the bucks I have been getting off of one camera in particular. Let me know what you guys & gals think. They are labeled below.

  • PRMS0169 Is the typical 10 with a sticker he might crab claw out yet and be a typical 12. What do you think he scores?
  • PRMS0307 Is the decent 9 pointer that will be really nice next year if he makes it
  • PRMS0439 Is the typical 10 again you can see where he might crab claw
  • PRMS0883 Is the 14 pointer
  • PRMS0569 Is the 8 pointer that will be really really nice next year or the year after if he makes it
  • PRMS1356 Is a decent 8 will be a nice one in a year or two
  • PRMS1467 Is decent not sure what he will be next year but his G1’s Fork he’s kinda got a basket rack though
  • PRMS0200 Is another pic of the 14 but you can see his left side kinda hes got 7 on the main beam with a G1 that forks and a tine that kind of comes back of his main beam that forks and then he might have crab claws on both side which would make him a 16.
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Went out to Milstadt, IL at the Quail Club and did the 3-D Bow shoot this weekend. Talk about a good time for $12 bucks. Total of 40 Targets of various ranges and sizes. You can see my last post for some of the specs of my bow and arrows.

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With a 3-D Bow shoot right around the corner, I had to break out “the block” to brush up on my bow skills. It was a tad rainy so I only got to shoot a couple dozen times. I have a Matthews Drenalin 28’’ Draw 70 lb bow with a G5 Outdoors XR Sights with the Rhemostat LED Light. I have a limbsaver stabilizer and a Quality Archery Designs drop away rest. My arrows are Easton Axis 340 Full Metal Jacket Aluminum coated and carbon infused. This bow is lightweight has an awesome letoff is very smooth and very quiet.

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So this past weekend I got a chance to work on some of the pistol scenario units I am building for my range at home. I had my father pick up 30 2×4’s and we had some spare ¼ plywood around the farm so I threw a wall and a corner unit together and will have pictures soon. I plan on building a unit with a window, one with a door, and a half height unit to practice shooting from cover. The rest I can use for making some silhouette target holders out of.

I also thought of a couple other projects that I am going to add to the list of things I will be working on over the course of next year:

Ammo Can Liner – I have some 50 cal ammo cans that I am going to paint flat black and then line the cans with a felt liner. I have some felt I bought at my local wally world and will cut the pieces out to length and then use some contact adhesive to glue the pieces in. This will keep things from being damaged or scratched when I haul items around in them.

Refinish – I have a Steyr M95/34 that I am going to refinish the stock on

Climber Refinish – I have a Summit climber stand that I want to repaint camo and then I bought some outdoor rated camo fabric that I am going to use along with some hot water heater foam insulation to recover the bars on the top piece of the frame to make the stand like brand new.

Hey Guys,

I thought I would share with you the way that I stay informed in the industry. Recently I got even more passionate in firearms and tactical gear and had the desire to be involved. Writing your representatives should be the first step in taking action but being informed is also important. Since I don’t mind reading email as long as it isn’t junk what I did was go out and create a Gmail address specifically for firearm and tactical related gear. Gmail addresses are free so might as well have a couple for different uses. You can setup multiple accounts in Thunderbird or Outlook as well just Google it. I actually have a couple today one for professional use, one for everyday, one for my outdoorsy stuff, and one for alerting on my PC stuff. Check your favorite sites most of them have newsletters. I like to have product back in stock notifications sent to this address as well so that I know when that gun I’ve been waiting for has arrived.

Some of the sites I subscribe to are:

Firearms manufacturers websites (Ruger, Remington, Kimber, etc.)

Tactical Gear Websites (5.11 Tactical, Condor, UTG, etc.)

Firearms blogs (Moderno, Truth About Guns, etc.)

Online Firearms Dealers (Buds Guns, Cheaper than Dirt, Aim Surplus, Fr33dm Arms, etc.)

Knife Dealers (Gerber, Cold Steel, Spyderco, Crkt, Spartan, etc.)

Outdoor Shopping Sites (Midway USA, Cabela’s, Bass Pro, Brownells, Sportsmans Warehouse)

Let me know if you have any questions on the technical aspect of how to set this up.

-Hitman9921