05 February 2013

Tuesday's Stuff

I checked out the supplies at my favorite, out-of-the-way sporting goods shop, and a miracle happened! They had Winchester White Box .45acp in both 50- and 100-round quantities. I'm comfortable with my personal supply; not trying to arm a third-world country, myself, just be able to adequately defend myself and my family. Still, I bought a box, because you never know.

Still no 9mm or .22LR, though. I've appealed to friends in the Midwest to grab a few boxes if they come across any. My older daughter, the Appleseed instructor, goes through a lot of .22 on those weekends.

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The Bethel newspaper, the Delta Discovery, is soliciting Bigfoot stories from its readers. Yes, folks, ol' Sasquatch isn't confined to the Pacific Cascades down south. Read the story here. (Bethel is some 385 miles west of Anchorage, on Alaska's southwest coast.) In Bethel, Bigfoot is called "Hairy Man", and the stories persist.

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AccuHunch WeatherGuess has thrown its dart at the portion of the dartboard that reads "major winter storm", and that means - if they're anywhere near accurate (bwaahahahaha) - heavy snow, blowing & drifting, etc etc etc. In other words, a typical Alaskan weekend. Unlike in places further south, we don't have the FTFF* syndrome which causes folks to hoard bread, eggs and milk.

When heavy snows are forecast here, what sells out first are snow shovels, ice scrapers, and ice melt chemicals. Seems a bit more practical than French toast.

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That's all I have for now. I really do appreciate y'all coming by everyday, and I don't take that for granted. As always, I'm open to suggestions for Alaskan topics which someone might want to read about - or pictures to see.

Thanks for stopping by.

* French Toast Feeding Frenzy


ProudHillbilly said...

I hoard tp... I have heard of people buying milk even though they didn't drink milk. I guess it has become a weird tradition.

Peter said...

How can we get ammo to you in Alaska? Can't ship UPS ground - that involves Canada, and they don't allow ammo shipments, or so I'm told. Can't post it - the USPS would have a hissy-fit. Other options?

Stephen said...

Topic suggestion. How quickly can an Alaskan process and freeze a yard shot (city) moose? Pictures appreciated...

Rev. Paul said...

PH, you're probably right. Sheeple tend to do what they've been told that others do.

Peter, USPS works just fine, depending on the local Postmaster. As long as the box is labeled ORM-D, it's usually not a problem.

Stephen, I've not done it personally, but I'll see what I can do.

Cathy said...

Dear Rev. Paul,

{{Cough}} I had to google FTFF syndrome. :-D

And I want to assure you . .that even down here - some of us hoard snow shovels and salt.
I should take a picture of my front porch and my arsenal of snow-battling equipment. Enough to make me an honorary Alaskan - I'm certain!

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, that's why I put French Toast Feeding Frenzy in a footnote on the post. (smile) And I'm sure you could qualify as an honorary Alaskan. It's a thing of beauty, you know. (smile again)

Keads said...

Ah, well here south of the sweet tea line (Mason-Dixon), most winter precip is gone in a couple of days. So, its an excuse to take the day off and participate in the FTFF.

Rev. Paul said...

In that case, Kelly, then I don't blame you. Carry on!

Matthew said...

A bit late but WWG has PMC 115 gr 9mm, 180 gr .40, and 230 gr .45 in stock.

0.36 rd on the 9mm, 0.48 on the .45 as I recall.

Rev. Paul said...

Matthew, thanks! I appreciate the info.