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For some, the idea of a pocket knife is a small, thinly ground slipjoint. Anything else is a weapon. For folks that are newer to the knife world, it wasn’t a knife unless it opened with one hand. When I started writing about gear, it was never the two shall meet. But a few years[.....]


When candidate Donald Trump was trolling for votes among gun owners, he put together a group of advisors on the subject. The “coalition” was supposed to channel ideas, input, and voter interest on gun ownership issues to the candidate. Trump was supposed to be updated on 2nd Amendment issues. Read More…


A San Diego Union Tribune newspaper article recently hypothesized that some of the “accidental” police shootings that have occurred could be linked to pistol mounted flashlights. The implied connection is that in the heat of a confrontational situation that it could be possible that police Read More…


Some people just don’t get it. When I heard my neighbor was going to cut down a twenty year old oak tree in his front yard, I was astonished. I talked to him about his plan and his reasoning for cutting the huge tree was, well, ridiculous. His wife did not like sweeping up all[.....]

Canik P100 C100

In this video, the Military Arms Channel does an overview of the Canik made CZ75 9mm handguns that are imported by Tristar. The two pistols in the video are the Canik P100 and the C100, both are chambered in 9mm and made in Turkey. P100 Barrel length 4.72” Width 1.41” Height 5.67” Read More…

Books for reading material

Something I have tried to do over the past few decades is make sure the bug out location has an assortment of reading material.  This has mostly been various magazines, but I also have a range of books in my personal library. The magazines at the bug out location are to keep minds occupied, Read More…

Bug out location

When my children were young, from time to time we would make a dry run to the bug out location.  My family and I would pack up the night before and have just about everything besides cold food ready to go. The children would be told to pack a bag.  When they were done, I[.....]

This is the Clearly Filtered water pitcher, it is in use every single day at the Cascio homestead. It helps filter out the iron bacteria from our well water.

I recently came across a forum post that asked about water filters. I have seen this type of post before and it’s somewhat common. The question was asking if a certain type of home water filter will remove bacteria, cyst, or protozoa. Municipal drinking water can become contaminated in several Read More…