Packin’ Meat: Long-Term Preservation Primer

I am a hopeless carnivore. I love just about any kind of meat, but one of my favorite dinners is a generous serving of canned venison, combined with brown gravy served open face over oat bread, with a side of homemade French fries. Yum. I discovered this “man food” by virtue of learning how to

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The Cutting Edge: Toolbox Tomahawks

Since Paleolithic times and into the Bronze Age, small axes were one of the most valued tools. A hafted tool stores energy as it is swung, and if it has an edge, that energy transfers to a concentrated spot on the work-piece and can accomplish a lot. As we are wont to do, man usually

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Israel Warrior in the US: WI Tavor SAR

The TAR-21 (Tavor) bullpup rifle was selected as the standard-issue weapon for the Israeli Defense Force in 2009. Named after Mount Tabor in Israel, TAR-21 stands for Tavor Assault Rifle—21st century. In addition to Israel, 16 other countries have bought the rifle, mostly for issue to special units. Going back as far as 2002, there

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Finding Fifth Gear: US PALM AK Upgrades

I have been working with the Arsenal SLR-107F rendition of the modern Russian AK 100 series (MY FIRST KALASHNIKOV, December 2012 S.W.A.T.; D.I.Y. AK MODS, February 2013 S.W.A.T.) and was impressed by the potential of the rifle but frustrated by the limitations of the stock configuration. A trusted friend put me in touch with US PALM to see what some simple upgrades would do. US PALM has spent solid time looking at the AK problem and invested effort in bringing its potential out to become capability for shooters. I ordered some parts and stood by.

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