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:
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.
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.
Done, onto the next phase.
Done, still room for improvement – onto the next phase.
308 Rifle and Glass
Not done, HF radio stuff stole the focus. Persisting on.
Make a Spear
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.
I’m not sure why this is on the list?
General Health Stuff
Done and done.
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.