Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wire Note: Housekeeping traffic.



Nothing going on  up on the mountain worth writing about.  Here are a few things I wanted to surface anyway.


I don't know how many folks out there have been reading the "5 Acres and a Dream" blog,  I've been enjoying it for a long time.  Leigh and her husband Dan are good folks. They live on their homestead, raise farm animals, and lead a simple and satisfying life.  Leigh writes books on homestead related matters, and Dan does jobs to make some cash money, whatever he can turn his hand to.

But recently he was badly injured , and because they don't have health insurance (as a great many people don't because it costs too much) they have incurred a lot of medical bills, plus he can't work right now.

They have helped other people over the years, when the opportunity arose, and one of Leigh's friends told her to set up a "Go Fund Me" account so people could return the favor.  She was reluctant but the need was pressing, so she did.  It is going well.  I wanted to mention it, as I know from time to time all of us need help, and all of us give help.

Here's the link to her web page.

5 Acres and a Dream


Some general housekeeping notes:
  • I have friends who are looking for either an Indian Ishapore 2A, or an Israeli mauser. If you come across one at a flea market, pawn shop, on line, or anywhere else, will you please let me know? I'll pass the word on to them.
  • Still looking for French 7.5 MAS military surplus ammo, both for myself and for another individual who would like some.  At this point, I don't expect to find any, but if anyone hears of some of that ammunition for sale, please let me know. Just enter a comment on the most current post. I don't worry about Off Topic things.
  • Had a request from a gentleman up in North Carolina for recommendations on a tactical flashlight. I have seen some reviews in the different survival magazines, but I can't recommend anything based on actual hands on experience. I would appreciate any recommendations. Just leave a comment on this post.
That's about it.







Thought for the Day:

Truer words were never spoken.


I agree with her.


11 comments:

  1. Regarding flashlights, I have finally found one that I really love. Olight M22 Warrior. Throws the farthest and brightest beam I have ever used. You won't be disappointed. --Troy

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    1. Thanks, Troy. I can read reviews til Doomsday but I'd rather hear from someone I know who has the actual device and has used it. I appreciate the info.

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  2. Harry,
    Will let you know if I come across Some thing!!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. I've gotten lots of hard to find things over the years when friends spotted them in obscure places. You never know!

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  3. I would like to recommend the Streamlight Protac 1L-1AA. A triple fuel light that uses CR123A, AA or AAA Batteries. A very small light that rides in a holster on my belt. Amazingly bright I need to try some AA Lithium batteries, as I have heard good things about them.

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    1. I appreciate your input. I know a lot of people out there have hands on experience with this type of gear, and that's what my friend in North Carolina is looking for.

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  4. Depends on what their requirements are. For all around general use I've stuck with the Rayovac Virtually Indestructible 250 Lumen 3AAA LED Flashlight from Amazon. High/Low setting. Fits in my hand just right. Plus what really sold me on it was when I washed the 1st one! 50 minutes in the washer and it still worked. Totally waterproof. Went and bought 3 more!
    https://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-Virtually-Indestructible-Flashlight-DIY3AAA-B/dp/B004Y6DM9W/ref=pd_nav_hcs_bia_t_1?_

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    1. CFB, thanks for the recommendation, and the link. I think the fellow who needs a good tactical light will have to spend some money on it, and I can't blame him a bit for wanting to hear from folks who have used a specific light. It will help him make a good purchase.

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  5. I tend to carry a relatively cheap flashlight - I think it was $4, has 150 lumens, runs on one AA and wears out after about 2 years of regular use and pocket carry. To me it isn't worth getting the big expensive ones since I tend to lose them; instead I get several cheap ones and use them until they break. I can't seem to lose them, and if I do I'm not out much.

    As far as French 7.5 surplus, the only stocks I've seen have been for about 50 cents/ round on Gunbroker. I rechecked a couple ammo search engines but only found PPU or PCI commercial.

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  6. Jonathan, I have some big lights, that I can light up the forest with. I have some like you are speaking of, little cheap ones that I use in vehicles, or just out around the house at night. There are folks who have tactical lights that are pretty nice, but cost a good bit. I have read some reviews in my magazines, but the fellow who asked about the lights really wanted to hear from people about their actual hands on experiences with the different flashlights. So I put it in the housekeeping post. Got some good responses for him, including yours.

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    1. Forgot to thank you for looking for the ammo. I haven't found any either. I really need the surplus stuff because it's loaded hot enough to cycle the bolt on my 49/56. The commercial stuff isn't.

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