Saturday, February 11, 2017

My New Home Range

17 miles from where I am currently domiciled is The Lower Providence Rod and Gun Club. I joined in early January, and have met all the criteria to become a full fledged member. 2 General Membership meetings, one 4 hour work session and an evening of orientation video watching. In that same 30 days, I have already assisted in teaching one rifle class, one Reveres Rider class and a rifle qualification approval session.

I rifled qualified with a 308 at 100 yards.
I pistol qualified indoors with my 9mm, need to qualify with 45 soon. (I was out of 45 ammo.)
The club house was just recently upgraded and is a beautiful place. Gas fireplace with blower on it. Nice set of leather couches by that fireplace.  Pretty usable space and perfect for training.

I am hoping to ask them to allow me to set up Refuse To Be A victim classes here, every other month. I will donate my time to help with any training they offer, even as they are segrated training groups. Rifle and Shotgun is one group, Pistol, PPITH, PPOTH with another group.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Trip Back HOME!

Logging back in on February 9th, 2017.

Adding some pictures of my cross country trip from November. Working backwards. Below is New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee.  I worked at about 500 miles a day except the last day, it was 800.  There were no campgrounds on Friday night in Virginia, Maryland.  So I busted through.

Lessons learned.
1) Ask the campground about freight trains.  Staying in Texas and being 1/4 mile from a RR crossing was a sleep buster. Some of the freight trains, the one at 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM had the loudest horn I ever heard.
2) I had almost zero rain. One night it drizzled as I first pulled in to set up.  I waited in the truck 20 minutes while watching the rain of the radar on my IPad. The rain passed and I set up and did not need additional cover tarp over the tent.
3) I only took 2 showers in the 4 days. I stayed in same clothes for the 48 hours.  Those two grey shirts in the pics are different shirts. 😁  One is an Eagles shirt.
4) My food setup was great.  See below, my solo camp set was invaluable.  I heated soup one night on the alcohol stove, and I added sausage to that soup. The next thing was rice made up by boiling water and adding. I finished the sausage in that.
5) cost was 25 to 32 a night. 2 offered me water and electric, 2 were only plots. The western states were desert like, the final 2 were east tree'd.  I was happy to see the trees.