Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kids and Guns - Making a Safe Introduction

My daughter, age 7, shooting a Ruger 10/22
I was introduced to firearms at a young age.  I can remember my first BB gun that my Dad bought me.  It was a single pump air rifle.  I also remember numerous trips to the rifle range in Skagway, Alaska where we shot all of Dad's weapons.  Dad taught both my brother and myself the rules of gun safety, and those rules have always stuck with me.  I have always viewed guns with a "respectful fear." 

As we continue, I want to cover the rules of gun safety.  There are variations of the rules, but here are the basics I learned and taught to my daughter.

1.) A gun is ALWAYS loaded.  Always treat it as such.  Even if you are 100% sure it is unloaded, treat it as if it isn't. 

2.)  Never point a gun at something you don't want to destroy.  If you are pointing the gun at something you don't want to destroy...remember #1.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Three Day Assault Pack - Ryan Joseph Apparel

I had the privilege to receive an ACU Digital Camoflauge 3 Day Assault pack from Ryan Joseph Outdoors to review.  I ran across this company online while searching for a "Get Home Bag", or to also use as a hunting/camping pack.  Immediately when I saw this bag, I sent an email to the company and they quickly shipped a bag out for review.
Available in 5 colors
The Misplaced Alaskan
The bag is made out of 600D polyester material, and I love the ACU camo.  The bag is available in 5 different colors.  The pack is waterproof and has 1" MOLLE webbing for various attachments.  There are also attachments for chest and waist straps.  The shoulder straps are padded and extremely comfortable, and the bag includes foam back support as well as an internal hydration pocket that accommodates up to 3 L hydration bladder.  There are two locations for velcro patches to customize your bag. There is also a top carry handle.  The bag dimensions are 19"x14"x10", providing a hefty 2660 cubic inches of space, weighing in at 1.5 lbs.