Dr. John

Award winning outdoor writer/photographer since 1978. Over 3000 articles and columns published nationally. Field & Stream Hero of Conservation in 2007. Fields of writing includes hunting most game in American, Canada, and Europe, fishing fresh and saltwater, destination travel, product reviews, industry consulting, and conservation issues. Currently VP at largest community college in Mississippi in economic development and workforce training with 40 years of experience in Higher Education. BS-MS in wildlife sciences from MO. University, and then a PhD in Industrial Psychology. Married with two children and Molly the Schnoodle.

Recent Posts
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We are used to talking about survivalists and preppers in the same vein. However upon further investigation of the two conceptual philosophies, they may not really mean the same thing exactly. Of course, there are many similarities, but over time there has been a sort of transition going on from the Read More…

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If you own and use a semi-auto rifle such as an AR-15, AK-47, FN-FAL, or similar rifle that uses changeable magazines, then you probably have the option to use variable round magazines. But which ones are best for which applications? These days there are not only factory magazines, but also many Read More…

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Gun owners are on the verge of panic. And I suppose some usual dose of paranoia is in order given the way things are going in America these days. I know the AO readership is watching, listening, and reading everything they can digest on the Orlando blame game. It seems the guns, the SIG AR[.....]

AR Armorers Ultra Kit 2

AR mechanics and tinkerers are going to love this. Battenfeld Technologies has brought out a whole new AR armorer’s workstation kit. Named the Wheeler Engineering Delta Series AR Armorer’s Ultra Kit, this product becomes the next addition to the line of AR tools and accessories offered through Read More…

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Today’s world is a scary environment. For those of us born before about 1960, particularly those raised in small farm, rural communities, life was safe. We never locked our doors at home. We left vehicles unlocked as just a matter of course. Nobody messed with our stuff. If I rode my bike to Read More…

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People interested in concealed carry are wholly focused on their primary firearm with good cause. Justifiably if you make the decision to carry a concealed weapon, then you have a lot of decisions to make. Besides the type of gun, caliber, and mode of carry, CCW patrons have to make ammo choices. Read More…

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Once the very basic essentials are stocked and provided for, including ample water and food to sustain a protracted SHTF, then there are other immediate supply needs to fulfill. This goes beyond but does include the acquisition of tools and gear or skills development for self-defense, protection, Read More…

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If you mix some black paint with some white paint you get gray. As you walk down the street, shop in the stores, go into government buildings, or anywhere else, you are going to see black and white. People that is. What you might not see are the gray people. That is the color preppers[.....]