Month: May 2017

A Reckoning

Recently, I was rewatching the great movie, Tombstone, with my youngest son. It was the first time he had seen it. I experienced much joy seeing him react to the events depicted, as Wyatt Earp tried to live a normal life, but was forced into action by the criminal Cowboy gang. Of course, Wyatt Earp, as played by the incomparable Kurt Russell, is my favorite character in the film, as he does what must be done, even at great cost to himself. Still, some of the most memorable scenes and lines are those involving Val Kilmer‘s Doc Holliday. In two...

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Physical conditioning: Walking with a ruck

Congratulations! You’ve learned how to walk!  You’ve picked out boots that work for you and broke them in. You’ve got plenty of socks. You know how to take care of your feet. Now that the weather is much warmer, it’s time to grab your ruck and learn how to start walking with one on. I’m going to steal this from Mountain Guerrilla because for free basic information, he can’t be beat. [Ed. Note: We did make a few minor corrections in the quote, but nothing affecting content.] Start your program with a paltry 25-lb rucksack. If that’s too much,...

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Why I am a prepper

In October of 1991, a freak snowstorm rolled across the American Midwest. Originating in the Colorado high plains, it streaked down I-70 across Kansas and then northern Missouri, finally petering out east of St. Louis. In a single night it dumped a foot of snow on trees still green with leaves, ripping down power lines and plugging storm drains with debris.  The week of bitter cold that followed froze water lines in homes that were without heat. Some areas of suburban Kansas City were dark for two weeks or longer. At the time, my young family lived in one...

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Founding Fathers on Islam

In the modern age, tolerance has been held up as a paramount virtue. Well, at least as long as your personal views are not Christian or characteristic of traditional Western Culture. We have those on the left who argue that this age of tolerance is holding to the American Founding Fathers’ ideals. Poppycock. Let’s take one topic, Islam, and see how the Founding Father felt about it. How tolerant were they? John Adams claimed that Mohammed was a military fanatic who denied that laws were made for him and arrogated everything to himself by force of arms.  Adam’s did own...

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George Edwin Pointer – Royal Marine Commando

Yesterday, I met Royal Marine Commando George Edwin Pointer. He is 93 and will be 94 later this year. Tomorrow he will be at the palace and meet Harry. He has been a few times and has met the queen. He confirmed from memory all the things I had read in various books about the Royal Marine Commandos. The special training he received, his volunteering, and how he was first shipped out to Egypt and later took part in D-Day and subsequent battles to capture bridges to help the many soldiers of the Allied forces proceed through Germany as...

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