Saturday. Raining sporadically, sometimes fairly heavy rain coming down. My wife and I got up early, went into town for breakfast, and then made a supply run. Came back loaded down, the Cherokee couldn't have had one more thing crammed into it. We've run down a lot of our stored supplies in the last month. Between the cold and the rain, we haven't been doing nearly as much going off the mountain as we usually do. Sacks of feed, 12 packs of paper towels, 48 rolls of T.P. can all take up a lot of space. We made a dint in it, but that's about all.
We also went to the county "trash and treasure" show at the community center. It's really an event for women. Even my wife says there's nothing there for men. Mostly knick knacks, jars of different canned goods, cloth, and lots of jewelry. I mean, lots of jewelry. "Trash and Treasure " is like a gun show for women.
When we were first married, I brought my wife jewelry whenever I went out with the MARG or on a TAD deployment. Gold and turquoise from Turkey, pearls from Majorca, Wedgwood Jasper pendants from Britain, silver necklaces from Norway, gold earrings from Spain, she has jewelry from just about everywhere. But it's not enough. We blew through her budget within about 20 minutes of getting there.
Fortunately for me, it's close to the bank. My wife sent me to get more cash.....
After handing over the little bank envelope stuffed with wampum, I sat out in the car in the parking lot and listened to talk radio. Nice way to spend a couple of hours I guess...
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Here's a way around the shortage of .303 British military surplus ammo, and 8mm Mauser.
If you aren't one of those old guys who have cases of Pakistani and Greek .303 stashed away, but you still want to shoot an Enfield, get an Indian Ishapore 2a.
Built to use 7.62X51, it's based on the Enfield SMLE. I have several, and they are all good shooters. They don't cost a lot, and ammo for these is a snap to round up, surplus or commercial.
If you don't have plenty of 8mm Mauser stored away, but you want to shoot a Mauser K98, find an Israeli K98 converted to 7.62X51. Shoots fine, and no ammo worries.
These guns are often in really good shape, don't cost much, and they are great shooters. The same modifications that make collectors turn their noses up at the guns make them great weapons for Americans who need a good rifle.
New Magazines on the racks:
Not a bad issue. About half "field craft" type articles, and half equipment and specialty articles.
I'm not really interested in kayaks, but the article on avoiding ticks was worthwhile because I get them on me all the time out working in the woods, come summer. The articles on herbs and their medicinal uses was good. There was an interesting article on water cisterns. I have a cistern on the property, from before we sunk the well, but I've let it go to pot. Reading this article, I think maybe I'll put it back into working condition. You just never know what idea or inspiration you'll get from a good magazine.
I don't know who Centennial Outdoors is, but this is the second Survivalist oriented magazine they've put out in two months. I didn't buy the first one, because it was so basic I just couldn't justify the expense. But this one, that's a different story. It's designed more for preppers than survivalists. I've had friendly arguments with people as to whether or not the words are synonymous. I don't think so, some folks think they are. Regardless, there's some useful information in this issue. Some of it is pretty basic, but some of the articles are worth reading again no matter how long you've been at this process. The first magazine was priced at $16.00, but this one is just $10.00
ATF comes to pick up the weapons.
The Dims haven't changed their goal one iota since 1994. Feinstein is still out there, and the bruja is just as obsessed with enforcing the collective liberal will on the population as she ever was.