Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Work, work, work..

So here I sit. Day 3. I worked like 9 days straight of classes, shift work, and teaching, and I finally got 3 days off. 3 whole days. This is day 3.. Can I go back to work now?

Peaches is coming to visit next week.. I haven't seen him in a while. We are headed over to renew some licenses, and take a class together.

I figure since I have you here, I might as well post a PIG pic..

Since I am on a bit of a knife kick here of late.. I'll post my lastest honey.. I just ordered a brand new Busse Combat Grade Badger Attack Tac!!

Here's the skinny from the Busse Website:

The Badger Attack TAC packs an enormous amount of horsepower into a relatively small package. With a blade length of just 5 inches, the BA TAC is an excellent choice for most military personnel and will serve as an ideal "day hiker" or rescue blade.
The drop point blade and extremely comfortable TAC handle are available in an assortment of colors and finishes.

COMBAT GRADE Badger attack TAC

Blade Steel -
Blade Length - 5"
Overall - 10.75"
Thickness - .187"
Handle -
TAC Micarta
Base Price - $227.00 (add $35 for the Magnum Handles)

{tan blade with optional snakeskin handles pictured}

Why am I willing to pay several hundred dollars for a knife? Because of Jerry Busse's Guarantee: "We guarantee against any and all unintentional MAJOR damage forever. "

And THAT my friend, is one hell of a statement to make, and I have seen him back it up. Fortunately, it doesn't happen very offen!

It'll be about 14 weeks before the knife arrives.

Jeez.. The Baby will be here before the knife! Holy Crap.. We're havin a BABY in 12 weeks!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Survival Tips..

So I have compiled a list of 20 or so of my favorite pieces of Survival Advice and some first aid tips..

1. When lost.. STAY PUT! If you move around, help can't find you!

2. Keep you teeth, body and clothing as clean as possible. Laying clothing out in the sun can help with Body Odors trapped in the fabric..

3. IF you manage to catch a fish.. save the entrails to bait traps, and use them to catch other fish.

4. Tourniquets.. Forget you know the word..

5. ALL patients can go into shock. Treat by elevating the legs 12 inches, and cover with a blanket.

6. Cool burns IMMEDIATELY! Do NOT use burn salves, ointments, or creams.. These will trap the heat and actually make the burn worse!

7. Moss grows on the NORTH side of a tree.. and the east side.. and the west side.. and the south side.. Never use that as a reliable means of telling direction.

8. Never move a person who has a suspected back or neck injury unless burning, drowning, etc..

9. Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

10. There is NO pure water in the wilderness anymore.. Purify ALL the water you find. 2 drops of Bleach per quart, 2 drops of Iodine per quart, or bring the water to a rolling boil.


12. Red and Yellow kill a fellow.

13. Camp away from hilltops, valleys, and bodies of water.

14. Have a plan! Since the initial plan rarely survives first contact.. Have a back up plan!

15. Get your bearing BEFORE you strike out! Always carry a map and compass of the area you are in.

16. Use Cedar and Birch bark for tinder. Avoid wood that's on the ground, it's too wet.

17. Never try to set a broken bone, stabilize it and wait for help.

18. When caught in a rip current or undertow, swim parallel to the shore until you are out of the current.

19. Cuts, blisters and other small injuries can become infected. Clean and bandage all wounds.

20. Never conserve water. Many people have been found dead of dehydration with a full canteen of water.

21. Priorities.. You can survive 30 seconds with severe bleeding, 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter/fire, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food, 3 months without human contact.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Pin-Up Pic..

Well, it should come as no surprise that our Pin-Up Pic is none other than SSgt. Michelle Manhart. In case you have been living under a rock, Mrs. Manhart is the Airforce Sergeant who posed nude for Playboy. She has since been relieved of duty pending an investigation and possible Court Martial.

Here is a quick pic..

DAMN! How about another??

Not to shabby at all! That should boost recruitment! (BTW, both of those pics are from the photo shoot she did for Playboy..!)

If you would like to learn MORE about SSgt. Manhart.. Check out this, and this, and this, and this!!

Anyone ever heard of another young Air Force Officer who has posed Nude, and indeed made a "career" of her career in the Military?? No?? Her name is "Air Force" Amy! WARNING!! Amy's site is NOT family oriented OR work safe!!

Friday, January 12, 2007

New Knife..

Got the new Busse..

Here's a pic..

Ain't she PURDY!! I added the lanyard, and also got a Busse dogtag and leather sheath coming for it. I'll spend Saturday Sno-Sealing the sheath to waterproof it.

This snow is left over from the storm that came through a couple of days ago..

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Shoot me now..

Armed and Famous..

"VH1 has been exploiting B-List celebrities since the first season of the ‘Surreal Life’ and now CBS is going to try their hand at it. Instead of just putting them all in a house to see how ridiculous they’ll act after a few drinks, CBS is giving them guns. The new show ‘Armed and Famous’ is set to premiere this Wednesday (1/10). In ‘Armed and Dangerous’, five known semi-celebs will go through a police training course and then be put on the streets as sworn police officers with the Muncie Police Department in Indiana. After they go through the training, which will include weapon use and hand-to-hand combat, they’ll have the authority to arrest hookers, drug dealers and all sorts of bad-guys. Tune in to CBS this Wednesday at 8 pm (EST) to see the protecting and serving of Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, Jason “Wee Man” Acuna, Jack Osbourne and Trish Stratus. "

Oh.. My.. Gawd..
Please Please Please.. Make the Bad Man Stop!

Monday, January 08, 2007

PIG Pic..

Ah, another PIG pic.. This time it's another knife, not a rifle or pistol. However, not just any knife.. Oh no. Another Busse. A Game Warden. A SAR Warden to be exact!

Behold. the SAR Warden, in all of it's INFI goodness!
She shall arrive this week, and I shall abuse her! Here's the specs:
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Blade Height: 1 1/16" with a full height grind
  • Material: Busse's proprietary INFI Steel
  • Thickness: 3/16"
  • Handle Material: Micarta

Ummmmmm INFI..