This time yesterday, it was nearly sixty degrees. Today it's 31 outside. I like this better, it feels like Christmas. My wife has gone into town to the grocery store, with a long shopping list. You have to have good food for it be Christmas, and we want some things we don't normally eat. When she gets to the turn on the two lane road coming back, she'll call, and I'll start walking down the mountain. We'll get to the gate at the same time. She doesn't like to open or close the gate. It's right by a pool from our stream and sometimes bears hang out there.
CDNN is out with their new catalog. You can get one by going to their web site and requesting it on line. There's no charge. CDNN is good for guns, magazines, and all sorts of ancillary equipment. Their prices, particularly on magazines, are excellent, and their selection is outstanding. On the debit side, every time I ever called them I got older guys who were surly and acted like it was a real pain to be asked a question. You pays your dime and takes your chances, I guess.
This edition of Survivalist came out late, but it was sure worth waiting for! I actually called them because it was so late, I thought my subscription must have expired. They are a small outfit. If you call them, the guy who picks up the phone is often the same man who publishes the magazine. I called down there about something or other a year or so ago, and the Honcho answered. He asked me what I needed. Then he said he was about to go pick up his grandson at school, and would I mind waiting for him to call me back when he came back to the office in about 30 minutes. I said that was fine, it wasn't anything urgent, and he called me back as promised.
This months edition is great. There's an outstanding article on ammunition and the terms associated with it. Remember the nurse I mentioned who is now part of our group? She still absolutely does not understand that a "bullet" is not a loaded round of ammunition. I am going to get her to read this. Part of it will go over her head, but it's great for the basics for a beginner. Can you explain "minute of angle?" If not, you might want to pick up a copy.
There's a really good article on the Mosin Nagant series of rifles. CC, you need to find a copy, this is the first part of a three part series and it's right up your alley.
For the Europeans, there's a long article about medieval weapons like crossbows, maces, swords, etc. As the Moslem hordes come swarming over your garden walls, you might want to be able to reenact the Song of Roland, though one hopes with happier results!
It's a good issue, well worth the measly cost of the magazine.
They are a little strange in that they never, to my knowledge, send out renewal notices. I've never gotten one. Either you keep up with your subscription, or you just suddenly stop getting the magazines. Usually you can tell from the mailing label on a magazine when your subscription expires, but the last time I looked you couldn't do that from theirs. Small thing, just unusual.
Well, I need to start dressing for the trip down the mountain. I wear comfortable clothes inside, but to go down the trail when it's chilly I dress more appropriately. Looks like it will be a good day.