Delicious Dehydrated Apples
These things are not attractive, but they have an aggressive tread, Vibram soles, and are pretty comfortable. They are a little flashy for my taste, but are the most subdued that I could find. The laces are easy to adjust, and so far they seem to stay tied just fine. I just wore them out to dinner tonight, I'll give them their first off-road test this weekend.
My polypropylene socks are a little too think. I need to find some socks that are thinner, durable, and will keep my feet healthy. My pals Pat and Robby are marathon runners, so I'll ask them for their advice. Any of you who have ideas, please leave me a comment with your sock suggestions.
There are two shows out right now that really like. Top Shot on History and Sons of Guns on Discovery.
Top Shot is in its second season and pits great shooters from all disciplines in team and head to head shootouts to determine the winner of $100,000 and the title of Top Shot. Weapons so far this season have included 1911 .45's, Thompson sub-machineguns, Official Police revolvers, and compound bows.
Sons of Guns follows the Red Jacket shop in Baton Rouge. They design and build machine guns, suppressors, and historical arms. Some shows focus on building a unique gun for profit, others on doing it for "good" (not that profit isn't good!). In one they rebuilt a WWII flamethrower for the last surviving Marine Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima. Tonight they had a young Marine who lost the use of his right arm in the current war, and with it, lost the ability to hunt. They built him an ATV with a pintle-mounted semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun that he could shoot with one hand and regain the sport he loves.
Both of these shows really take the positive aspects of gun ownership to the general public. They show that private citizens can be trusted with even the most exotic of weaponry. I salute Discovery and History for bringing these shows in, and hope that the trend continues with other shows and channels.
Another New Sponsor!
I'd like to extend a big welcome to our newest sponsor, Essential Packs! Essential Packs has a wide variety of unique survival and preparedness gear... from emergency kits especially for dogs and cats to an 8,000 KW generator, they have it. They have emergency kits for home, school, the office and when traveling, and a selection of CERT gear too. They also offer 14 varieties of genuine Wegner Swiss Army Knives.
They are going to have me review some of their products, so stay tuned for that.
Please visit their website and when you make a purchase, let them know you heard about them at If It Hits The Fan!