JeepTopsUSA Provides Custom Mossy Oak® Tops for Jeep Wranglers®

DALLAS, TX – JeepTopsUSA has joined forces with Mossy Oak to offer custom camouflage shade tops, tonneaus, soft top boots, door skins and headliners for Jeep Wranglers. JeepTopsUSA’s products will leave a lasting impression and stand up to the punishments of the environment while making you and your Jeep look good.

JeepTopsUSA’s staff has over 25 years experience in designing and manufacturing products made to be used in the sun and hold up to all the abuse Mother Nature can throw at them. These products are UV rated, made to be used in the outdoors and designed to keep “Jeepers” comfortable while at the same time make them look good. JeepTopsUSA’s products enhance the Jeep lifestyle. Read more

New 2016 Yamaha EF2000iSv2 Portable Generator

CYPRESS, Calif. – The 2016 Yamaha EF2000iSv2 is a lightweight, fuel-efficient and versatile portable generator featuring a new controller with advanced programming that can power a wide range of equipment in the field.Designed and engineered to bring quiet, durable power to the outdoors, the new EF2000iSv2’s increased versatility and 2000 watts of power can easily handle higher load applications like hair dryers, microwaves, tire warmers, heaters, and much more. And at only 44 pounds, the lightweight generator is a mobile and efficient power source that will run for up to 10.5 hours on a single gallon of gas. Read more

FLIR Announces Next Generation Thermal Handheld Camera

Company also demos recently announced sub-$600 thermal monocular, the FLIR Scout TK
WILSONVILLE, OR – – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced the FLIR Scout III today at Shot Show in Las Vegas, the latest addition to its popular FLIR Scout series of outdoor thermal vision devices. In addition, FLIR is also showcasing the FLIR Scout TK, the smallest, lightest and most affordable thermal monocular in the Scout series that was first unveiled at the recent 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Read more

MI DNR auction of state-managed land runs through Feb. 10

A sealed-bid auction of 23 properties managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began Tuesday at and will run through Feb. 10. Available parcels are located in Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Crawford, Gladwin, Mackinac and St. Clair counties. Properties are isolated from other DNR-managed land and range in size from less than an acre to 240 acres. Read more

Wireless iBall Hitch Camera makes Hookups Easy

Wireless iBall Trailer Hitch Camera puts eyes where you need themCrosslake, Minn. – The signs appear on tow vehicles everywhere — bent rear bumpers, broken brake lights and mangled license plates bespeckled with those same familiar dings. Tarnished by misguided trailer tongues, each battle scar tells the same story, and asks a singular question:

Imagine if connecting the coupler was as automatic and easy as shifting into reverse?

Actually—with assistance from a cool little techno tool—it is. Engineered by the optics experts at Outdoors Insight, the 5.8-GHz iBall Wireless Trailer Hitch Camera offers a sweet solution to one of the most common dilemmas in the entire auto world—hitching the trailer to your truck, all by yourself. Read more

Resurrecting a 1966 International C 1300 Pickup Truck

By Glen Wunderlich

Looking back to the ‘60s, I recall how my friends and I always yearned for a vehicle that would simply start and drive, because we always seemed to be working on whatever we had. Woodward Avenue north of Detroit was where we’d spend our time and gas money – that is, whenever we weren’t wrenching on something. We lived today’s Dream Cruise from the Totem Pole to Ted’s Drive-In up and down the boulevard.

Fast forward 50 years to today’s marvels of engineering sans carburetors, leaded gasoline, and distributor points – heck, distributors themselves. Where once a 100,000 odometer reading was as rare as cruise control, today it means a low-mileage creampuff. (Are there even creampuffs anymore?)

However, simply starting and driving isn’t quite so simple; technology is in control.

It’s not that I have anything against technology other than all the buzzers, flashing lights and computers making decisions they have no business making. One example from my now-departed 1999 Chevy pickup, thank you, was the fact that I could not shut off my headlights, even if I tried. And, try I did. There was no magic trick like applying the parking brake; banging my head on the dashboard didn’t work either. I couldn’t take it anymore and all I can say is good riddance!

A new truck and accompanying “mortgage” made no sense, either. I wasn’t going to be tortured by technology and a paint job that belongs in Autorama. I had to have a truck and I wanted to be in charge of the lights. If I wanted to get a load of firewood, a few pinstripes from the trails weren’t going to prevent me from working. Some deer hair and blood would just add character.

Time had come to resurrect a beast that would satisfy my desire to be free from GPS, Bluetooth, plastic and computers. The 1966 International C 1300, 1 ton, all-wheel drive, that I had purchased in southern Ohio many years ago, was calling my name from the pines, where it lay dormant for over a decade. (Yes, shame on me!)

1966 International C1300, 1 Ton, AWD

1966 International C1300, 1 Ton, AWD

My mechanically inclined friend, Mike, and I pulled it out of the trenches that had formed under its wheels with a tractor older than the truck itself. We drained and replaced all fluids, cleaned the carburetor and spark plugs and fired it up with a new battery. We soon learned the brakes were gone and the tires were no longer safe. Oh, sure there were other gremlins that surfaced, but these old trucks were meant to be worked – and, worked on. There is nothing in the owner’s manual that says take it to the dealer; rather, it’s more of a how-to guide to self-help.

Recycling white ash killed by Emerald Ash Borer

Recycling white ash killed by Emerald Ash Borer

It doesn’t have power windows, power mirrors or power anything. To steer, two arms must supply the power – and, plenty of it. The dimmer switch is on the floor, where it belongs and the lights go on and off whenever I choose to operate the push/pull knob on the dash. Back to the future. Finally.

My 50 Year-Old Truck

The 1966 IHC has 20,800 original miles on its BG 265 straight six-cylinder engine. It came from Lancaster, Ohio and was a municipal vehicle at one time. It was put on the road in 2015 after having been neglected in the filed for 10 years. . New tires on 17.5-inch wheels, fluids, heater core, and a few other details and off to work.

Hillary Knew She was Sending Secrets through Insecure Email

In response to Clinton’s request for a set of since-redacted talking points, Sullivan writes, “They say they’ve had issues sending secure fax. They’re working on it.” Clinton responds “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper [with] no identifying heading and send nonsecure.”Ironically, an email thread from four months earlier shows Clinton saying she was “surprised” that a diplomatic oficer named John Godfrey used a personal email account to send a memo on Libya policy after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi. . . .

These two paragraphs are very damning.  They show both that she knew she was telling people to send secret information in a way that wasn’t secure, that her previous statements that the secret material wasn’t labeled may have been because she thought she could hide that it was secret and protect her from liability (she is wrong legally even if she thought this excuse could confuse the issue), and finally that she called out others for doing what she was doing.

Nexbelt Partners With MGM Targets on Concealed Carry, Tactical Belts

(RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” announced today that they’ve partnered with MGM Targets and will be introducing their new Concealed Carry and Tactical Belts in Booth #20136 at the upcoming 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.”MGM is the world’s leader in portable steel targets for firearms training and competition shooting,” said Eddie Rowland, Co-Founder of Nexbelt. “That’s why they’re the perfect partner for us. These new Concealed Carry and Tactical Belts we’re introducing will set a whole new standard in this category and replace an old outdated design that’s been around for a few hundred years. Nexbelt will be the leader in this category once the shooting industry sees what we have to offer. We exhibited at a Concealed Carry Expo earlier this year. It was scheduled to be a 3 day show. Our belts were so popular that we completely sold out of our inventory in just a day and a half…that’s the kind of response that gun owners have had to this Precise-Fit Technology. So we’re very excited to be introducing these belts at the SHOT Show for the very first time.” Read more
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