April2015


Rear Bag Basics

Posted on April 18th, by Carlitos in Advice, DIY, Gear, Precision Rifle. No Comments

By: Instructor Jeremy Decker

Precision rifle shots can be taken from a variety of field positions, however, it is widely accepted that shooting from prone offers the most stability, it’s also typically the first position used while learning scoped rifle-craft.  What makes the prone position most stable is its low center of gravity and maximum contact with the ground for both the rifle, and the shooter.   The most stable geometric shape is the triangle; therefore, the rifle is most stable when it has 3 solid points of contact with the ground.  The front of a rifle supported by a bipod creates 2 of these points of contact.  Stabilizing the rear of the rifle when shooting from the prone position can be accomplished in a number of ways; but is made much easier with a physical support of some kind, such as … Read More »



Assembling Your Survival Kit.

Posted on April 10th, by Michael in Advice, Gear, Mindset, Survival. No Comments

By: Instructor Michael Lake

There are a number of different names for them: “bug out” bags, “72-hour” bags, “get home” bags, etc…  They all refer to a duffle-bag full of stuff that may mean the difference between life and death, or at least between marginal comfort and severe discomfort  during an emergency situation.

There is also no shortage of opinionated articles written about what these kits should contain, and for the most part, the advice out there is OK.  Face it,  survival is what we do, it doesn’t take a PhD to figure out what things might provide a survival advantage during a societal breakdown.

Fortunately for us, total societal collapse is probably the least likely scenario we need to prepare for.  Oh, I’m not saying that it can’t happen or that it eventually won’t happen, but my bet is that it won’t happen the way most people … Read More »






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