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DEPLETION DAYS

In the daily grind that is many times training as a professional, most long-term programs should be based around rest and recovery.  Rather than seeing how much training you can […]

HARD FEET – STRONG BACK – GUNFIGHTER MENTALITY

Looking at bodybuilders is a glance at the human form “in extremis.”  The dedication and discipline is clearly to be admired; much focus and single-mindedness go into the workouts, nutrition, […]

MISTER BULL-RUCK

To the in-the-field professional, there are lot of gear choices.  Any decent outdoor store is replete with sleeping bags, cool stoves, lanterns, and every conceivable type of high-speed clothing known […]

THE PROTECTOR

Edward James “Jim” Corbett was – throughout his long and productive life – a protector.  In a life less ordinary, this exemplary man was a tracker-hunter of dangerous game, soldier […]

DISTANT ECHOES

The first athletic performance success I remember was winning the chinup contest in second grade.  It was a President’s Physical Fitness Test event; at the end of it, my 9 […]

EXEMPLAR BREED – EXPLORER IN EXCELSIS

Mountain man, trapper, hunter, leader, cartographer, and most of all explorer, Jedediah Strong Smith lived more in 32 years than any three men in a three-score existence.  Inspired in his […]

CYCLE OF FUNCTION

The performance cycle – or cycle of function – of the M16 rifle is the following:  feeding-chambering-locking-firing-unlocking-extracting-ejecting-cocking.   Two of the steps – extracting and cocking – occur at the […]

GUNSLINGER – GUNFIGHTER

There are a lot of people who own handguns and/or rifles today.  And a very high number of them cannot shoot or handle them.  A person who owns a handgun […]

ORION’S AZIMUTH

“Under the wide and starry sky Dig the grave and let me lie: Gladly did I live and gladly die And I laid me down with a will. This be […]

TENSILE STRENGTH

The definition of TENSILE STRENGTH is the amount of force required to pull something to the point in which it breaks.  Within the arena of tensile strength, there is a […]

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