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My Kayak Comparison Chart (River runners/creekers & Playboat categories)

This will be an ongoing chart where I compare boats i've paddled to each other along some common categories. I'll try and maintain this as best as I can! This is a list for river running, up to class IV, and I've used to determine what boat I want to get into when I think I'm going paddling at my maximum skill. I tend to get in smaller more fun boats when I'm more in my comfort zone!

River Running Kayak Chart

Stoeger Condor Competition Shotgun (over/under 12 gauge)

I really enjoy shooting trap at my local trap club. I enjoy it so much, I bought three pump or semi-auto shotguns I picked and for all of them it wasn't until a year after purchase that I discovered they had hunting round restrictors in the magazines. I'd just been shooting one round at a time with all of them, so it never occured to me to check.

S&W 3913 (Elite and Ladysmith)

I hate pawn shops.

Heritage Rough Rider .22

Enjoying a multitude of different firearms directly conflicts with reasonable aspects of your average persons life. Things like having enough money leftover for food, maintiang your house, making your car payment are all examples of reasonable parts of your average persons life that make owning every single gun out there unfeasible. In that note, this is where great guns for cheap are awesome. For less than my family tends to spend on a trip to the grocery store ($150) I was able to get the Heritage Rough Rider in 22lr to me, fees shipping and all.

At Eddy Paddle

The AT Eddy has been my primary paddle since I really got into paddling, and remains my primary paddle of choice. I picked my first one up with my first boat years ago. I got a heck of a deal on it from Next Adventure, and I have to say I was impressed by the quality of the paddle for the price. Fast forward some years and I have paddled many days of creeks, rivers and playboating on two sides of the country... and I feel I can safely report that the AT Eddy is a solid paddle!

Werner Sidekick Review

While traveling back east to visit family, I decided to go paddle some whitewater with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, we not only had to pay to demo kayaks, but if wanted a paddle worth a damn we had to pay to demo them. Rather than put money towards nothing, I instead put the money towards the purchase of a new paddle. Having wanted to try a playboat specific paddle for a while now, while also being in a 2016 Jackson Rockstar... I decided I would I pick up a Werner Sidekick.

Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x zoom scope

I purchased a Vortex Strike Eage 1-6x scope after a recent outing at my local gun range. I had mostly been shooting in the woods around my prior residence, and at an actual range I found my AR-15 with a Vortex red dot a bit limiting. Sure I could shoot decent enough to be capable out to 50 yards, but I was looking for a bit more flexibility than that, especially if a situation dictated the need for greater preciscion or longer distance.

Nikon P308 Scope



I collect a notable amount of firearms, and enjoy shooting a wide variety as well. When it comes to "practical" firearms for most situations though, I tend to focus on firearms chambered in 308. The ammunition is plentiful, it can be used for hunting, it turns cover into concealment... the list of reasons to run 3.08/7.62x51 is plentiful.

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