Camping For Seniors Part 2–Just Hangin’ Around!

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

You may recall an earlier article I wrote about the necessity to make changes to our camping equipment in order to allow for the lack of flexibility that occurs as we get a little longer in the tooth. Mainly, the need to be able to avoid having to get up and down from the ground all the time, and to “raise the bar” so to speak with our camp setup. Continue reading


Bug Out Bag Basics–water, water everywhere…

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths editor.

Probably the most important thing you need in any emergency situation is water. You need it for hydration (you can last a week or more without food, but only a few days at most without water), for cooking some foods or brewing teas from safe plants, and even for personal hygiene. OK, maybe you can go a long time without a bath, but if your friends start putting more and more distance between them and you, you know it’s time to clean up your act.

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NEW! AR-15 Star Chamber Cleaners From Swab-its®!

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

There is an old saying among some military and police members about the maintenance of AR-15/M4 and similar rifles—”Clean it like your life depends on it!” If you use your rifle to save lives, or to save your own, the last thing you ever need is for it to not operate correctly because you neglected to keep it clean. Continue reading


Bushcraft First Aid–Book Review

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

Scenario 1: You are in the backyard of your luxury home in the suburbs of a major city, climbing your apple tree to get the ripe fruit at the top. You fall however, and land hard on your leg causing what appears to be a compound fracture. Your wife is out shopping for a new bedspread so you can’t call her. What do you do? Continue reading