In this collection, excerpted from the Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry, Massad Ayoob covers hip holsters, cross draws, shoulder holsters, pocket carry, ankle holsters, non-traditional carry methods, how-to conceal large handguns, how-to improve your draw from concealment and so much more!
Past experience and manufacturers' accepted standards may serve as a rule of thumb in the classification of rods. In reality, no strict standards as regards lengths and weights are reasonable, since the rod cannot be considered alone. Any rod will perform according to the limits which the line imposes on it. A class-A rod throughout, regardless of its price tag and trappings, will be a miserable thing with a line too light or too heavy. About the only effective comparison I can think of is putting a twenty-five-horsepower outboard motor on a tiny skiff or a small one-and-one-half horsepower on a thirty-foot cruiser. It just won't work.
Rods should not be pushed beyond their reasonable endurance limits. A single day astream may require several thousand complete casting cycles. Casting a line too heavy, or a lure, for that matter, will place the rod under extreme pressures. It cannot last long. Always seek the rodbuilder's recommendation as to line size, either level or tapered, or torpedo head. That, at least, is a sound starting point.
It is not intended by any means to set down here the proper rod for a particular fish or fishing condition. Keep in mind that actions are not necessarily determined by lengths and weights. One nine-foot rod of five ounces may have a soggy, weak action, another of the same length and an ounce less weight may be on the quick, snappy side. Quality of cane and method of production make the difference.
Here is a complete, fully illustrated guide to catching striped bass (rockfish), written by a seasoned pro.
Green Beret and outdoor survival expert Mykel Hawke provides the most practical and accessible survival skills and information necessary for anyone to survive an unexpected situation in the outdoors. These are the most tried-and-true methods based on Hawke’s 25- year career as a captain in the US Army Green Berets, founder of the survival training company Spec Ops Inc, and popular survival expert on a wide range of television shows. Geared to the untrained civilian, Hawke provides essential and easy-to-apply information on shelter, water, fire, food, survival psychology, first aid, tools, navigation, signaling, and basic natural phenomena. Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual gives every reader the tools necessary to survive the worst imaginable circumstance and make it out alive. With more than 200 how-to illustrations and complete survival-training information, this is the most useful and user-friendly survival book available.
How to control your vision and prevent flinching
Data on the flight dynamics of a skeet target and how we perceive it
I know how to cast, I know my knots, and I can tell a dry from a wet fly. What next? This pocket guide shows the fly fisher where to cast, why, and what kind of fly to use. It can be studied prior to a fishing trip or used in the water.
Streamers, nymphs, wets, and dry flies are detailed with diagrams and color photographs. The book is organized by water types, and once you identify what kind of water you are facing—riffles, runs, pocket water, or deep slow water—you can then decide what kind of fly to use, what leader is appropriate, and how to present the fly. Chapters cover topics such as:
Ultralight Survival Kit is the first book of backpacking tips that is itself ultralight! It focuses on all of the skills and techniques that hikers and backpackers would want at their fingertips while in the outdoors. Perfect for backpackers from beginner to advanced, this book contains:
Worst-case-scenario advice you’d want handy if stuck in a precarious situation. Tips for the most common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters. Suggestions for keeping your pack light or ultralight without sacrificing the must-haves
Topics like: how to identify/treat reactions to poisonous plants, how to handle animal encounters, how to identify animal tracks, how to build a fire, need-to-know essential knots, how to predict weather patterns, how to repair or replace gear with limited materials, and how to deal with the elements when you don’t have a lot of gear on your backThe book is formatted to make learning easy and user-friendly. This pocket-size book of tips is convenient to carry with you should you desire, but also includes advice you can easily digest ahead of time than add weight to your pack. The information is time tested in more than 35,000 miles of hiking experience. Readers will be able to adapt their surroundings to the techniques shown in the book and safely overcome challenges that may otherwise have turned them back.
In this excerpt from Defensive Handgun Skills, David Fessenden teaches the ready position, thumb over thumb grip, the IPSC thumbs forward grip, the AMW grip, and the aggressive modified weaver grip.
For the beginning angler, many first casts are met with negative expectations and frustration. However, a positive approach can make these first experiences more successful, and each subsequent cast more enjoyable. Positive Fly Fishing is an authoritative resource for the novice that details the key elements of fly fishing in clear, accessible detail. Above all, this guide teaches how positive thinking can enhance the learning experience and make fly fishing worthwhile. This companion includes chapters on everything the angler needs to know about rods, fly lines, waders, knots, fly casting, and much more. From the beginner to the veteran who never stops learning, no angler should be without this expert and indispensable guide that will surely turn every "I can't" into "Yes, I can."
Strategies for selective trout in clear water
New patterns designed for spring creeks and how to fish them