Category Archives: Prepping

Kel-Tec SU-16 Rifle

The young man looked forlorn and perplexed. The gun show attendees were milling around the vicinity of our table making it easy to see the rifle slung on his shoulder. However, I did not recognize it at all. A sign indicated it was for sale, so I asked. The rifle was a Kel-Tec SU-16A in … Continue Reading ››

LET’S GET STARTED RELOADING: THE RESULTS

Now that you’ve reloaded some ammo, let’s talk about the results. Hopefully everything went smoothly. As I’ve written before, if you are reloading semi-auto pistol rounds, a cartridge gauge is very helpful to eliminate ‘failure to feeds’ in advance. Several online sources such as Midway offer inexpensive go/no go gauges for checking reloads. Just … Continue Reading ››

Let’s Get Started Reloading: Components

Metallic cartridge reloading is the ultimate in recycling: you are the recycler and manufacturer of the recycled product. How cool is that! We’ve already touched on the equipment. Now, let’s talk about the components; the bullets and the cases.The best way is, of course, used brass. Hopefully, your own. Discards at the range are good, but … Continue Reading ››

One is the Loneliest Number

What do Doctor James Mortimer, Taylor Swift, John Steinbeck, Three Dog Night and Wild Bill Hickok have in common? Whether by script, lyric, composition, song or preparedness, they all advocate the notion that two are better than one.   Such sentiment can even be found in ‘the good book’; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 begins “Two are better than … Continue Reading ››