Leisurely is the right word for it. I've just been working on this and that, catching up on things. It's very heavily overcast outside right now, but also very warm with a current temperature at around 65 degrees. Not bad at all.
The stream down from the porch is running full tilt, we had plenty of rain this summer so it's up fairly high. At night I enjoy sitting on the porch swing and listening to it running down the mountain.
There's never a moment in anyone's lives when they aren't dealing with some kind of problem. Where you place in the socio-economic strata "don't signify" as they say up here. Top or bottom or in between, everybody has to deal with life. Everybody is a survivalist, if not in the sense of preparing for the future then certainly in that aspect of life that requires you to constantly be fielding problems. It's easier to deal with those problems up here in the quiet and solitude. I've been here a long time and experienced pretty much the whole gamut of what life can throw at you. I think if I'd been living in an apartment in a city, I might not have come through all that as fortunately as I did. Your environment does make a big difference in your resiliency.
This is a new magazine. It's put out by the same people who publish the new "American Survival Guide."
When they say "Military Surplus" that's what they mean. I has some good articles on the old guns, but they are not the specific focus of the publication. There's also a lot on just plain old military surplus gear, who sells it, where they get it, etc. I thought that was interesting and recognized some of the names like Major Surplus and Survival.
It has an article on current military handguns that was well written and interesting, although I don't see exactly how it fits into a surplus magazine. I paid $8.00 for the magazine at the grocery store in town, and got my money's worth. If it shows up near you it isn't a bad read for the price.
The new CDNN catalog was in the mailbox yesterday. As always, it's full of good shooting accessories and firearms. I don't see how they can publish a slick catalog like this four times a year and give it out for free, but they do.
I've bought a lot of magazines and the like from them and gotten good service. They tend to have items nobody else is offering , like Korean manufacture Glock mags back during the William the Bastards gun ban.
You can download the catalog from their web page , or ask for the paper catalog, or do both.
I keep these catalogs as a price indexing reference, to help me quantify what items cost at different time periods. The price fluctuations are amazing over time.