Hike Faster. I hear banjo music.

Tom's 2014 Appalachian Trail Hike

21 March 2014 – I’m halfway through the GSMNP. The weather has been perfect for hiking thus far – sunny, clear, and temperatures in the 50’s. I climbed Clingmans Dome today. This is the highest point on the A.T. at 6300′ elevation. It’s all downhill from here! I’ve also crossed into Tennessee, the third state on the trail heading northbound (NoBo). Rocky Top was the first major climb in this State. I will cross back and forth between North Carolina and Tennessee until I reach Virginia in a couple of weeks.

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Time Never Stands Still …….

Wow it’s been a busy week! The time has slipped by. Between painting the new ceiling in the barn, helping my daughter chose classes, attend orietation and enroll for high school, “spring” clean a very neglected house, bathe and groom two nasty dogs, enroll and complete my first lesson of an on-line course, enter the biweeeky invoices and preparee for this weekends three day Land Nav. & Rope Rescue class, I am once again reminded that time never stands still. I also am reminded how forunate I am to have such a busy and fullfilling life. I look forward to every days challenges and adventures. I’ve learned to make the most of every day and to anticipate my tomorrows. Here’s wishing everyone a very productive and adventurous weekend. HAPPY TRAILS ………

The AK-47 vs AR-15: Which Rifle is Better?

Interesting read.


AK-47 versus AR-15

By P. Henry

Yes, I am going there. One of the most hotly debated questions in prepper/survival/firearm enthusiast circles is around the best survival rifle. For all intents and purposes, there are only two in competition in the US and those are the AK-47 and the AR-15. I will add that there are variants of both and I am lumping all of those into these two categories. This question of what is the best survival rifle is one that I asked myself when I was considering my first rifle purchase so I wanted to take some time on the Prepper Journal blog today to hash out what I see are the differences and to give you my opinion as to which rifle is better when it comes to the AK-47 vs AR-15.

I know that this subject is insanely controversial, even though it shouldn’t be. It’s the same as getting upset…

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