Choosing the Right Precision Rifle

John J. Woods Magnolia Outdoor Communications CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRECISION RIFLE With so many long gun models on the market now in the category of precision bolt action rifles how do you narrow down the choices to the one that is just right for you? What a tough decision for a real gun enthusiast. But really, comparing so many different models by so many different manufacturers can be perplexing. It’s…

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We’re Good Here: Boomers Are Staying Put Instead of Downsizing

Baby Boomers are not ready to let go. The approximately 70 million Americans between 54 and 73 years old are not downsizing into smaller homes—even though Boomers living in empty nests have an average of two extra bedrooms. In 2005, more senior households were moving into multifamily than single-family housing by age 75. In 2016, this inflection point didn’t happen until age 80. In a nation with a very tight…

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Here Are All The Best New Music Videos That Dropped This Week

YouTube Sometimes the music is only half the story. Would Michael Jackson’s immortal pop ballad “Thriller” have been the runaway success it was at the dawn of MTV if not for the extended video filled with zombies, werewolves, and Vincent Price? Probably not. Though MTV’s clout has diminished significantly in subsequent decades, artists are still releasing videos at a stunning clip, sharing them on Youtube, Vevo, and pretty much every…

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The Relative Cost of Firearms

John J. Woods Magnolia Outdoor Communications THE RELATIVE COST OF FIREARMS Here is a perfect debate topic for this fall’s campfires. Why do guns cost so much and are they really worth the prices charged? I’ll bet right up front this subject will be a highly inflated opinionated course of conversation. After all, what one person is willing to pay for something may be way off the budget allowance for…

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Important Self Sufficiency Skills To Learn

Self-sufficiency is a must if you’re planning on homesteading. Becoming a full-fledged homesteader is a learning process. You must learn new skills and hone those you already have. Just like other major life decisions, the commitment to homestead might be a shock to new preppers in the beginning. But using the wisdom and knowledge of others who have done it before can help immensely. Read on for the skills needed to…

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dPS Writer’s Favorite Lens: Why I Love My 35mm F1.4

I’ve used a multitude of different lenses over the years, but never one that I have loved using so much as my 35mm f1.4. This lens fits with my style of photography. I like things fairly natural and unmanipulated. I love isolating my subject and enjoy being able to photograph in low light without a flash. Also, I prefer getting close to what I am photographing. My 35mm lens gives…

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My Quest for the Perfect Polar Bear Picture

I’ve been saying it for years; all the easy pictures have been taken. But there are still some stupid and crazy ones left out there. I came up with the bright idea to travel north with at least one of them in mind. I went looking for the polar bear of my dreams. Not a zoo bear, not some hanging-around-the-town-dump bear, and certainly not a Tundra Buggy tourist bear. I…

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A Portable Fire Pit Is a Backyard Essential

Mankind has been trying to perfect (and contain) the campfire since the caveman first discovered how tasty barbecue can be. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with the ring of rocks we all grew up with, consider the new breed of portable fire pit the next evolutionary step in campfire management. As wildfires rage and Leave No Trace principles become even more important, these portable fire pits offer a safer, more forest-friendly…

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