I feel like someone's been standing behind me and punching my back and shoulders for a few hours. This is, I think, a pretty common outcome after taking International Tactical Training Seminar's two-day "Handgun 2" course. Day 1, Saturday, is 9 AM to 5 PM. The 2nd day is 2 …
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- Tagged as: Firearms
We're all familiar with the survivalist stereotype -- a bearded guy with an underground bunker, with a stockpile of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, and enough canned and dehydrated food to last through the apocalypse. This does not appeal to me.
I'm interested in a different kind of survivalism …
I own two handguns, and am planning to buy one more handgun and a shotgun. Previously I had been using trigger locks on my handguns, but my girlfriend and her daughter recently moved into my house, and I decided I was no longer comfortable with trigger locks as my sole …
I've long been interested in the local food movement, slow food, and sustainable agriculture. I was probably started down this road by Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto" and "The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals" (both highly, highly recommended). I've just finished "Everything I …
If I tell people at all that I used to carry a gun for self-defense, I say that I stopped because I realized carrying a gun makes it much more likely I would have to shoot someone. I almost never say more than that.
I lived in several different lofts …
I just feel the need to whine for a moment -- please indulge me. (Or skip to the next post.)
My house flooded on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I've already cleaned up twice; there's mud on my floor right now, on Monday morning. In addition, we're late on a big project …Tagged as: Topanga
My mountain cabin / hippie shack is built into the side of Topanga Canyon. It's TOTALLY not-up-to-code. Tonight, in the middle of the biggest rainstorm of the year, water started pouring from the WALL on the bottom floor that's built into the hill. It washed about a pound of silt onto …Tagged as: Topanga
Lots of info from the Malibu Times:
11 a.m. update
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman said a just-completed press conference at least 2,200 acres have burned and 35 homes (15 on Seabreeze Road, 15 in Malibu Bowl area and 5 in …
I've put together another Google Map on fire status. At this point, it should be taken with a whole shaker of salt. I'm using the City Of Malibu sources, but note that the mandatory evacuations area is larger than the road closures, which doesn't make sense.
There is no threat to Topanga Canyon at this time.
The fire has consumed 2200+ acres and destroyed 35 homes.
Mandatory Evacuations: All areas from Corral Canyon west to Trancas Canyon Road.
All residents are urged to be prepared to evacuate and to immediately follow …
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