Below are emergency considerations and supplies for a business from Ready.gov/ Ready Business. Please share these tips with any business or organization that may be helped by this preparedness information. When preparing for emergency situations, it’s best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Encourage everyone to have a Portable Kit customized to meet personal needs, such as essential medications. These items are the basics you may want to add items that make you and your family more comfortable. Read more
In this outtake Trail Boss Steve Doran barley avoids being stuck by lightning when a nasty micro-burst hits while he is filming the show and doing his monologue.
BERLIN (AP) — It was a big shot. A big hog. And a big disappointment. When Georg van Bebber hauled back his wild boar from Ebersberg forest near Munich after a day of hunting, he was exhilarated about his impressive prey. But before he could take it home, a Geiger counter showed a problem: The boar’s meat was radioactive to an extent considered potentially dangerous for consumption. It needed to be thrown out and burnt. Read more
I wounder if the police also apprehended the elusive Robin Hood ? Police in Vancouver, BC arrested a man leaving a costume party dressed as a secret agent Sunday night after a passerby saw what looked like a handgun in a holster strapped to his leg and alerted authorities. The James Bond wannabe was taken into custody, though his Walther PPK wasn’t real. He was later released. The Victoria Times-Colonist.
After a summer-long, city-wide raccoon invasion of sorts, a bill introduced today would require the City of New York to trap the troublesome critters anywhere in the five boroughs simply at the request of the public. In past months, dozens of raccoons captured in Central Park tested positive for rabies, prompting the city to conduct an aggressive trapping and vaccination program. NY Daily News.
A pellet from a shotgun round fired by Seward, Alaska police at a running black bear Thursday night pierced the animal, ricocheted and hit a bystander in the abdomen, resulting in a bruise but not breaking his skin. The bear was successfully dispatched with a second round, police said. Anchorage Daily News.
Despite his efforts to obtain the land and funds for the $61 million Clark County Shooting Park and support for pro-gun legislation as Senate majority leader, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid failed to receive the NRA endorsement he anticipated. The NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox said Friday that Reid’s push to confirm Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan proved the deciding factor. Wall Street Journal Washington Wire blog.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied a petition by five environmental-activist organizations to ban lead in traditional hunting ammunition, on grounds that the issue is not within the agency’s jurisdiction and authority. However, the agency will continue to review another part of the petition, which relates to lead fishing sinkers. Tulsa World and Via AP.
I was first introduced to the M1903 Colt Pocket Hammer-less in 1974 by the late Harry Archer of the CIA. In the 1970s Harry Archer and I tested almost every .32 ACP pistol made, to isolate which pocket guns were the most reliable, accurate, and natural instinctive pointers in the Applegate style. We fired lab specimens borrowed from the NRA museum, FBI and BATF labs as well as some unusual guns borrowed from various military collections. There were no hollow-point factory loads available back then, so we shot “hot” European hardball and hand loads assembled with various cast bullets and Winchester factory “gumball soft” lead, 100-grain flat-nosed .32-20 slugs similar to Ideal #3118 which became Harry’s choice for carry ammo in his overseas go-bag. Read more
A photo found on an Albee, Mich. homeowner’s trail camera he installed after multiple home break-ins proved responsible for the arrest of two Genesee County men believed to have committed as many as 75 burglaries and home invasions in 8 counties. “Without that (camera), this case might not have broke,” said Saginaw County Sheriff William L. Federspiel. “For $300, what an investment.” The Saginaw News.
An airborne 30-pound Asian carp was responsible for knocking a world-class Texas kayaker out of contention in a 340-mile Missouri River race that began Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan. Houston resident Brad Pennington had been considered a favorite among men’s solo racers in the Missouri River 340 before the smack down occurred. “I got face-slapped by a flying fish,” Pennington said. Columbia Missourian.
A Chipley, Fla.man was arrested on 16 warrants for writing worthless checks after a Fish and Wildlife Commission officer found a 5-foot-long alligator in his bathtub. Asked how the man got the alligator in
to the tub, Toni Brannon, FWC spokesperson replied, “Very carefully, I guess.” Panama City News Herald.
his alligator was probably five feet long, and safely across a canal from me.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council has voted unanimously to allow bow hunters to help thin a deer herd causing headaches in the northeast part of the city. Read more
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — Attackers shot eight men to death and piled their bodies in a pickup truck in the southern state of Oaxaca, and gunmen kidnapped the mayor of a city on the outskirts of the northern industrial hub of Monterrey, Mexican authorities said Monday. Read more