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Paperman (Video)

Aside from the gorgeous animation, I thought the music and sound were quite effective.

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More Photos From Las Vegas/SHOT Show 2013

Derek’s “stalker” photos from Las Vegas.

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Nightforce Optics BEAST and ATACR SHOT Show 2013

Tired.  This is all I am posting this evening. Nightforce BEAST and ATACR.

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More Random Vegas Photos

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SHOT Show 2013 – Day 2

Turtle Skin Turtle Skin manufactures a variety of protective equipment: body armor, gloves, snake protection, etc.  The BladeTect shirt caught my eye initially.  It’s like a lightweight chain mail to minimize the threat against blades and sharp cuts.  It’s also breathable and appears/feels it would be comfortable to wear.  Also photographed below are Snake Gaiters, […]

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Random Vegas Photos

Derek discovers black & white photos make crappy photos look better.

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Magpul Bang Bus

SHOT Show 2013 – Day 1

Derek’s first day at SHOT Show 2013.

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SHOT Show 2013 – Media Day

This is the coolest year I’ve encountered in Las Vegas, NV.  I must admit, however, I’m not a very good barometer to determine what cold really is. I was prepared, so I managed quite well.  Minus 33 Merino wool base layer, Ice Breaker Merino wool t-shirt, silk sock liner, Darned Tough Merino wool socks, Triple […]

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Phoenix, AZ January 2013

Derek visits an indigenous American people museum.

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This post has no direction.

Derek writes about nonsense.

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Reset with Nature

After a year long hiatus from blogging, and sparse photography, hiking, and all other things I consider fun, I needed a pseudo-reset with nature. Notwithstanding personal fulfillment, the absence of nature was noticeably affecting my mood.  Lesson learned to not avoid taking personal outdoor day trips every now and then.  Work/life balance – right? Visited […]

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Ruger SR22 – New Pistol Impression

Among the firearms I took out recently was a Ruger SR22. If you recall, I posted a short disassembly video of the SR22 from SHOT Show 2012. I finally purchased one this week. Probably my first new handgun purchase in awhile. First several rounds seem to have POI consistency issues; however, after about 100 rounds, […]

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Need Help With Gun Pricing/Sale.

Fellow rat and brother-in-arms needs some feedback. A list of pistols and rifles are for sale.  You may either inquire on purchasing, or offer some help on approximate value.  The funds are necessary to help pay for family support. Please check out what he has here.

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Spring Pizza

Spring Pizza.  It’s fall.  Don’t care.  Used a wheat/white flour mix for the dough.

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Update

I relocated: – Moved all of my junk. – Planted a Trident Maple and two Shangtung Maple trees. – Had vinyl plank flooring installed.  Stripped and reinstalled floor boards. – Bought a new bed (so damn comfortable). – Installed new door knobs, strike plates and deadbolts (ASSA brand). – Installed pendant light with three-way switches. […]

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Breakfast, Dinner, and Cherry Bourbon Spritzer

3/4 cups of dark brown sugar. 2 cups of fresh, whole cherries 1 cup of bourbon I recommend dissolving the brown sugar in small quantities of bourbon, as opposed to the entire cup. Unsubstantiated, or otherwise, I was concerned about alcohol evaporating too much.  Last minute, I decided to pit and crush the cherries.  Pulling […]

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Deep Concealment Sun Visor Holster Overview

Chase from Deep Conceal LLC, approached me to check out their line of firearm concealed carry holsters. Wasn’t quite certain what I could offer considering I’m pretty happy with my current setup, but I had a choice between their shoulder holster or sun visor holster. The shoulder holster can be described as a rib-band with […]

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Triple Aught Design and ITS Tactical Ice Cream Social/SkillCom

If you were at the races, San Francisco pride, or just elsewhere all together, then you weren’t at the Triple Aught Design and Imminent Threat Solutions Tactical social event this past weekend. Even without a TAD sale, the turn out was quite impressive. If you’re not familiar with ITS Tactical, it’s a rich source of […]

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George Foreman Grill Chicken and Pico with broccoli

George Foreman Strikes Again!

Grilled chicken breast (skin intact) covered with olive oil, Mrs. Dash and cayenne pepper; topped off with fresh pico de gallo. Steamed broccoli topped with Parmesan cheese.

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Operation: TPR USA – Somewhere in Florida

TPR has an affinity for hiding in ammo bags and tracking it’s enemies. He loves his country and despises Honda Elements. He hates that other rat named Mickey and wanted nothing to do with him. Excellent at hiding; he blends with his surroundings, popping up where you least expect it.

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