MidwayUSA Introduces Military Style 4-Piece ECWS Modular Sleeping Bag System


COLUMBIA, MO –
MidwayUSA is pleased to announce the latest addition to their camping & survival gear lineup – the MidwayUSA Military Style 4-Piece ECWS Modular Sleeping Bag System. Based on a proven design, the ECWS Modular Sleeping Bag System includes an inner (intermediate) bag, outer (patrol) bag, waterproof bivy, and compression sack.The intermediate (black) and patrol (green) bags make up the core of the system. Each is constructed from durable nylon ripstop and feature adjustable draw-cord hoods and draft collars around the zippered openings. The intermediate (black) and patrol (green) bags can be used independently or together to create a dual layer of protection in extreme conditions. For additional protection from wind, rain and snow, simply attach the waterproof bivy to complete the system. The MidwayUSA Military Style 4-Piece ECWS Modular Sleeping Bag System is the ultimate military inspired sleep system. It is both highly adaptable and modular, and will have you covered throughout a wide range of temperatures and conditions.

Patrol Bag – Designed to be used in temperatures down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Features a Nylon Ripstop shell and a single layer of 110GSM Polyester fiber insulation. Dimensions: 77″L x 30″W Weight: 3.925 lbs

Intermediate Bag – Designed to be used in temperatures from 40 to -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Features a Nylon Ripstop shell and a double layer of 170GSM Polyester fiber insulation. Dimensions: 80″L x 31″W / Weight: 2.215 lbs Read more

Votes Being Cast From Grave

A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County.

“He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner.

Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

But he’s not the only one.  More here…

MI DNR conservation officer receives award for saving life of man with gunshot wound


Whether conducting water rescues, finding lost hikers or providing CPR, Michigan conservation officers save lives. And that’s just what Conservation Officer Ben Lasher of St. Clair County did Nov. 15, 2016 – opening day of firearm deer season – when he responded to a call about an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to a victim located deep in the woods.At the May 12 Natural Resources Commission meeting held in East Lansing, Lasher was honored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for his efforts. Lasher was presented with the Lifesaving Award by DNR Law Enforcement Division Chief Gary Hagler. The presentation was attended by Lasher, his wife, Renee, and their sons, Jake and Sam. Read more

Bush Pilot Survival Kit

A top drawer survival kit designed for back country pilots and maybe the rest of us. And, darn cool to include a firearm.

Skinner Sights, LLC, Saint Ignatius, MT – Skinner Sights makers of custom quality firearm sights for many years and the inventor of the unique HTF Firearms covert (hide firearms in your closet in their garment bag) is coming out with a specialized survival kit for Bush Pilots and back country enthusiasts.

“This unique survival kit is the result of spending a lifetime in the extreme outdoors. With the Skinner “BUSH PILOT” kit you will be prepared! To the best of my knowledge this is the first production kit of its type.” — Andy Larsson, owner of Skinner Sights.

Skinner Bush Pilot survival kit shown with some of the below listed components.

Gun:This unique survival kit comes with a customized Chiappa .44 Magnum 6+1 capacity take down lever action 51/2 pound rifle with 16″ barrel. Finished in warm tone hard chrome stainless steel and with a walnut stock it features Skinner’s incredibly effective (and beautiful) precision rear sight with interchangeable apertures and Skinner’s fiber optic front sight.

Other kit components: The kit includes a RAT-7 OKC Survival knife with a 7.2-inch carbon steel black powder coated blade and Micarta handle. The BUSH PILOT logo and serial number on the blade matches that of the carbine. The kit also contains Titan storm and water proof matches (in a sturdy capsule), a U.S. Government issue Doan magnesium fire starter, Ration brand heat and cooking stove with Hexamine fuel tablets, tough “polyester film space blanket” tube tent large enough for two adults, Brunton TruArc 3 flat base scouting compass and 50 feet of Mil. Spec. 750 Parachute cord.*

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Bad Boy Introduces First Gas-Powered Side-By-Side


COLUMBUS, GA — Bad Boy is thrilled to introduce its first gas-powered side-by-side, the Stampede 900 4×4. You can take a virtual test drive of this innovative new vehicle by clicking here.Available in Realtree Xtra, the Stampede 900 4×4 is equipped with the tools you need to get the job done, and a lot more. Every model boasts a class-leading 80HP and 59 ft.-lb of torque, along with a dual A-arm front and rear suspension and best-in-class storage capacity. That’s just the starting point. From there, each owner has the opportunity to make their Stampede unique with over 70 accessories options.
The 80HP EFI engine boasts German engineering with American ingenuity and has more power than you’ll ever need. When combined with an optimal power-to-weight ratio, the 80HP engine helps you do more, more efficiently. Stampede’s robust engine uses 846cc of displacement to deliver more power, from an engine that knows how to use it wisely. The electronic fuel injection means better fuel efficiency for more time riding and less time fueling up. The EFI engines deliver the right amount of fuel at the right time, to make the most of your ride.

Thanks to 59ft-lb of torque, the Stampede can accelerate, climb, tow and conquer. The engine delivers big-time torque throughout its rpm range to help you dominate any challenge. The Stampede was precision-tuned by the same hands and minds that make engines for high-performance sports cars. Germans know engines, and they built this one to make sure you get every ounce of Stampede’s torque, horsepower and acceleration.

Stampede can take a ton of punishment – and doesn’t mind dishing it out, either. But you won’t feel an ounce of it thanks to precision-tuned four-wheel independent suspension, which features 9.5″ of travel in the front and 10.5″ in the rear. From springs to shocks, our suspension system effortlessly conquers challenging terrain.

Making turns over rugged terrain can throw drivers around the inside of a cab – unless they’re driving a Stampede. The front and rear sway bars reduce body roll while you’re cornering, so you get all the handling you need without sacrificing a smooth ride.

Stampede’s selectable AWD is ready when you are. Coupled with precision tuned clutches to provide maximum engine braking to slow the vehicle and reduce brake wear.

Additional features include a customizable extended cab, specialized storage, 2,000-pound towing capacity and 600-pound capacity tilt bed.

Wildfires Raging in Alberta, Canada

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Eighty-eight thousand people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta as a raging wildfire fueled by dry conditions and low humidity bore down on it yesterday. When the total evacuation was ordered, more than 1,600 structures had already been destroyed – but there were no reports of deaths or injuries. While meteorologists are predicting a lessening of the “explosive” conditions of the past few days, there are fiercely gusting winds swirling around the area, making managing the fire even more difficult.

The only hospital in the city, Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, evacuated all 105 patients without incident. At this point, firefighters hope to get the raging wildfires under control in 48-72 hours – if the conditions improve. On Tuesday, temperatures in excess of 90 degrees made the situation even more volatile. According to meteorological forecasts, the temperatures are expected to drop into the sixties later today or by Friday.

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