2017 Goals and Gear

So what’s on the list for 2017?

“Lets Go Champ”

Skills

Super Hero Maintenance – My KB game by mid 2016 was pretty strong.  Switching gears towards Olympic lifts has provided another data point towards the fact the best way to get stupid strong is to lift heavy weights.  Body transformation continues.  I’ve already exceeded a body weight deadlift.  By the end of 2017 I should be doing body weight squats and be close to or at body weight power cleans.

-as an aside, this means the pistol squat may be a real thing for me-

Cardio wise, always room for improvement.  I will return to my twice a week in the spring.  I will hit one LSD during the winter.

Radio Stuff – CW is so close.  I’m close to forcing some poor bastard to plot along with me on a QSO while I use the MICKEY option on the 857.

SOTA/Camp more.  I have a compromise solution for my WTH antenna.  I need to be faster to get out to the high ground, hoist some wire and make those contacts.  It was only on the last day of the Rte 66 party that I decided to get out.  This year the Radio Go-Bag needs to be on stand by and ready to go.  I have the PV and PV Box ready to go.

Get more engaged in local politics.   Nothing fancy.  I’m not running for office or any of that.  But, before I get all torqued up at national shit that I have very, very little control over I need to be a better citizen in my own local area.

Find another job.  Yes, this was on last years list.  I thought things were going to be better but I was mistaken.  Same corporate dance, new puppet masters.

Shoot more.  I need to get out once a month and shoot. I managed November.  December isn’t happening due to time and laughable weather.  2017, out once a month.  Get back to recordable metrics.

GEAR

First and foremost is some budget juggling to support my weightlifting habit.

Plates and Squat Rack. I’m borrowing plates from a friend, same guy has lent me a scope that’s been on a rifle for a year.  I need to either pay him for these plates or buy my own.  Squat rack is the same thing, the garage is going to be all mine soon (wife’s planned car purchase in 2017 won’t fit) and so I can get a proper squat rack – this should coincide with me beating out the 300lb rating on the current rack.

Radio Gear.  CW paddle, I also need some 50′ runs of coax, and the necessary widgets to make antennas.  I could also do with a soft solar panel good enough to do 1amp/hour in full value sun.

Hunting License. This is a dual gear/skill thing.  I have to get a license for this state – my old states Hunters Ed isn’t good enough to qualify.

Low Pro/Mod Threat Belt.  I anticipate there may be a need for more then the standard CCW load out (Gun+Reload) but not quite Mad Max (rifle+rig+plates).  Could you throw a jacket over your IPSC rig and be ‘concealed’?  Something about like that.

 

 

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