Archive for August, 2013

Eldon Home Blood Test Kit Review

Eldon Home Blood Test Kit Review

The usual ways to get your blood type are either to donate blood or to have some sort of medical procedure. The former means giving up a ton of blood and possibly fainting, the latter means enduring a messed up incident that put you in the medical system in the first place. Eldon makes a […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
The AK Is Still OK

The AK Is Still OK

The AK pattern rifle was dumped by one of it’s most vocal advocates a year ago. For most civilians, the AK47 is still a great rifle. Here’s why.

Posted in: guns
Kings of Tokyo Board Game Review

Kings of Tokyo Board Game Review

It can be difficult to find a game for up to six players that isn’t a “party” game like We Didn’t Play Test This At All or Cards Against Humanity or more serious, like Elder Sign or Citadels. Even more challenging is to find a game that is also good with fewer than the maximum […]

Posted in: games, review
Social Attitude Quiz

Social Attitude Quiz

You probably already know where you lean politically, but this short quiz may help you more easily articulate your beliefs, especially when comparing them to others.

Posted in: link and run
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Trigger Drop Safety Recall Notice

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Trigger Drop Safety Recall Notice

The popular Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun may suffer from a manufacturer’s defect. Some of the pistols have a defective trigger safety that may allow the pistol to discharge if dropped. Smith and Wesson believes that this only applies to recently made Shields, but for safety’s sake every Shield owner should check their pistols. […]

Posted in: guns
Anticipating Lane Incursions

Anticipating Lane Incursions

I demonstrate how situational awareness and the principles of the OODA loop (observe, orient, decide, act) helped me avoid an incident on my motorcycle — and many others.

Posted in: motorcycling
Samsung Galaxy Qi Wireless Charging Pad Review

Samsung Galaxy Qi Wireless Charging Pad Review

The 2013 version of the Nexus 7 (Nexus 7.2) Android tablet has many advantages over its predecessor. It’s thinner, more powerful, has longer battery life, etc. One thing I’ve come to love about it is support for the Qi wireless inductive power standard, which allows you to charge devices without plugging them in. We have […]

Posted in: review, technology
Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Trigger Control

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Trigger Control

This episode of Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners discusses basic trigger control. This video features a WASR AK-47 style rifle in 7.62x39mm, but the basics apply to every firearm, from pistol to shotgun to rifle. The AK just has a massive trigger, and the trigger reset is easy to hear 🙂 Tags: featured, firearms […]

Posted in: guns
Happy Birthday, Rosie! 2013

Happy Birthday, Rosie! 2013

Happy birthday to my middle child Rosie, who turns eight years old this year. Great googly moogly!! It blows my mind that two of my canine children are older than Sedagive?’s youngest human bay-bay. Rosie has had an incredibly rough year. She contracted (developed?) masticatory muscle myositis (you can read the start of her saga […]

Posted in: dogs
AmazonBasics Wall Charger with USB Outlet (2.1 Amp Output) Review

AmazonBasics Wall Charger with USB Outlet (2.1 Amp Output) Review

My 2013 Nexus 7 tablet has wireless charging (Qi), and I was anxious to try it out. The micro USB port of Sedagive?’s Galaxy Nexus phone has started to deteriorate from use, and my original Android phone (HTC Droid Incredible) will stop charging if I wiggle the cord just right. I purchased a Qi-compatible charging […]

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