Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 YIR

The last few years I’ve been keeping a note book.  It’s mostly odds and ends, knife sketches, plans, directions etc etc.  Even when I’m not keeping a record here on the blog, it’s still being done.  The great part of this yearly journal is I can look back over the years and see how things have changed. The first page of the 2015 book was Goals:

Lose Weight
A perennial goal.  I was as high as 240lbs, goal was 210lbs, I am now 230lbs.  I can argue some change in muscle mass, but overall I’m not satisfied with where I am.  This goal will persist.

Solar Power
This goal was nebulous – but start high level and work down to the details.  Initially I was looking to be able to recharge battery powered tools.  Scope increased to charge batteries for my HF rig.  This goal is partially met.  I have the means to charge power tool batteries.  This goal persists because of an increased scope.

General License
Done, onto the next phase.

General Gear
Done, still room for improvement – onto the next phase.

Suppressor
Done!

308 Rifle and Glass
Not done, HF radio stuff stole the focus.  Persisting on.

Make a Spear
.22 Revolver

Preface this with, I live in the city.  I have this idea of urban critter pacification, in particular when it comes to defending the chicken coop.  I don’t want to go hands on with a critter, but I will pin it in place and use a CB cap to punch its tickets.  This is a laughable “it would be cool to make a spear” type goal.  The revolver is a nice touch.  This goal will persist, I expect the spear to maybe happen in 2016, the revolver is a target of opportunity.

8 Range Mags
2 Practice Mags
I have dedicated, hi-viz range magazines that I will use unto destruction.  I also have 2 practice magazines, rendered incapable of holding a bolt open or feeding rounds for dry-fire practice.

Base Layers and Blankets
Rain Pants and Poncho
Headgear and Gloves
I have this idea that I want to be comfortable in the back country in the winter.  I currently don’t have an optimal setup to support that.

Allen Wrenches
I’m not sure why this is on the list?

Dental Stuff
General Health Stuff
Done and done.

~40lb KB
I currently jump from 35lbs to 50lbs.  This is all well in fine for doing swings, but it’s murder on things like TGUs or Windmills.  At some point I’ll get a weight somewhere in between these two.  Until then though, it’s high weight low reps or low weight high reps.

 

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Why hello there!

Lets kick the dust of this and get back to business.  I had started contributing over on SurvivalSpot.com but things there just didn’t work out.  Too much Ebola/Tinfoil, not enough good living.  I will back fill with some of my 2015 adventures and get a 2015 YIR going as well as the 2016 goals.