Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Another good magazine.
I just got volume 1, issue 1 in the mail. I had to order it, and I had to pay $3.00 in S&H plus $5.00 for the magazine. The digital version comes out 30 days after the print edition.
The people who put this together have some heavy hitters as advertisers, and some of their articles , not surprisingly, are linked to the people buying the adds. There's nothing wrong with that though you always have to be careful when someone who advertises in a magazine has their product reviewed in the same magazine. You can see where everything might not be "Jo To" or above board.
Century International Arms has some big adds in this issue, and their Centurion 39 and C93 rifles are both the subject of laudatory articles. Personally, I own a Century MAS 49/56, a Century L1A1 (which I had completely rebuilt by a California company so it would be legal in original configuration), a Century Cetme and a Century G3. I've never had any problems with any of them, so I am merely drawing your attention to the point and not making any veiled allusions to any problems with these guns.
There's an article on martial arts, and one on a very bizarre way to set up your own tornado warning system using old television sets. At first I thought it was going to be nonsense but it turned out to be pretty reasonable.
They had a good article on NBC filters, there is an interview with Ted Nugent, and an absolutely great article on shortwave with frequency charts showing some of the patriot radio stations you can pick up on HF. I'd have paid the money for that article alone.
For the technically oriented there's an article on the difference between KI and KI03 (Potassium Iodide vrs Iodate.) I guess I should read it again since I now live downwind of three nuclear reactors in Tennessee that weren 't there when I moved here.
For the knife fans there's a pretty thorough review of a Cold Steel survival knife. I use cheap but reliable knives from Bud K, however I have seen massive threads on the merits of one knife over another so I know the cold steel crowd is out there.
They have a great article on the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Home Storage centers. There's good data here, and updates on some changes that effect non-Mormons. Again, just this article could be worth many times the price of the magazine to you.
There's a lot more but I don't want this to get too long. The magazine is very professionally done, the paper is high quality, and the adds are very useful as well as the articles. I plan to subscribe, which seems to be the only way I can get this magazine besides driving to Chattanooga which I don't do much these days.