Whether you enjoy beating the bushes in hopes of flushing a covey of quail, hiking through the opens plains in search of cackling ringnecks, or simply enjoy transforming fluorescent flying disks into fluorescent flying powder, you can do it better by getting your grip right. The manual relates the proper grip to the way you handle a common household item. Using the grip pressure instructed, this is what I noticed:
- The gun shouldered in the correct position naturally
- My usual sight tremors disappeared
- It seemed much easier to sweep the target and continue with my follow-through.
The moral of the story is this: after taking the book’s advice, it became clear that I have been holding my shotgun wrong for twenty years.
Turn on a television, radio, or computer and a bombardment of crisis will ensue. Europe is on the brink of financial collapse. The middle East is in a constant state of social unrest. Leaders are getting overthrown. Blood runs down the streets like rainwater as protesters are slaughtered by dictators, trying to maintain loyalty the only way they know how. Israel is threatening to attack Iran. The US economy is floundering
like a fish washed up on a rocky shore, gasping for air and barely clinging to life. And if all of that wasn’t enough, soon it will be December 21st, at which time the sky will come crashing down, the sun will cease to shine, and zombies will come to feast on our souls.
With all that is happening around us, it’s no wonder that people are beginning to prepare for the worst. Reminiscent of Cold War days past, Americans are building shelters, hoarding food, and arming themselves for the apocalypse. What was once considered absurdity is now finding its way into mainstream media. Survival shows and preparedness programs such as Doomsday Preppers and Man Vs. Wild are more popular than American Idol. People are preparing for and expecting the worst. That’s not what this site is about.
This site is about doing the things that enrich our lives. It’s about getting up off our butts, going outside, shootings guns, going backpacking, hunting, fishing, practicing bushcraft and enjoying what nature has to offer. It’s about fire-roasted, still steaming hotdogs on a stick. It’s about giving your friends and family an experience greater than all the money in the world could buy, and not spending a penny on it. It’s about doing what we love, and if one day, the information you learn here happens to save your life from a hoard of charging zombies…you’re welcome.