Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards Over $115,000 in Third Quarter ~ VIDEO

Yamaha Eclipses $4 Million in Aiding Land Access for Outdoor Recreation Since Inception. MARIETTA, Ga. –  -(AmmoLand.com)- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces it is awarding more than $115,000 to nine organizations, bringing Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s (OAI) funding total to $4 million in grants since 2008. Together with public land managers, Yamaha Motorsports dealers, and thousands of outdoor enthusiasts, Yamaha OAI supplies much-needed funding and support to help those working to pro...
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Gardening: Are we pruning our trees correctly?

I have a question I hope you can answer. We have our trees laced by an arborist so our trees have a beautiful shape and even look good when they are newly trimmed. On almost every other tree I see get ‘trimmed,’ almost all branches are cut off and only the main trunk branches remain. My question: Is this really the proper way to prune trees? Or it is good for some trees but not others? If you could explain the pros and cons of this type of tree trimming, it would be appreciated. – Annette Popela...
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[SHOT 2020] Geissele Super Precision 1-6 First Impressions

The Geissele Super Precision 1-6 x 28 Down at the end of Industry Day at the Range was Geissele with a ton of their rifles set up with various sighting devices.  Of most import was their new Super Precision 1-6 optic.  Mounted to the rifles with their Super Precision Magnified Optic Mount, it was fun […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] Geissele Super Precision 1-6 First Impressions appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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GTM and Shoot Like A Girl Partner to Reach Women’s CCW Market

GTM and Shoot Like A Girl Partner to Reach Women’s CCW Market USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- GTM Original (GTM) and Shoot Like A Girl (SLG2) are proud to announce a partnership to reach the women’s concealed carry market in 2020. GTM is in its 10th year of providing premium leather concealed-carry (CCW) bags and purses, based on research and design. SLG2 is in its 11th year and offers first-hand shooting experiences with a military-grade firearms simulation system that travels throughout the country...
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The Natufia Kitchen Garden takes Veggies to New Levels

I’m the first to express reluctance at the idea that we can accurately imitate nature, but I have to admit that Natufia seems to be doing a pretty good job at it with the Natufia Kitchen Garden. The Garden is a multifaceted indoor vertical greenhouse, a cultivator of all things vegetable that leverages technology to make growing a refined science, thus “taking farm-to-fork up a notch—all the way to kitchen-to-table.” The Kitchen Garden is, effectively, a seven-foot tall miniatu...
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Wintertime Garden Inspiration

January often heralds the official arrival of the winter doldrums. Gail, Joe, Fred, and I are here to offer a cure – inspiration for your gardening plans this year. Last year, we started our series of formal classes on the basics of gardening called Foundations in Gardening. Each class sold out and we had lively discussions with attendees. We are bringing back this series with new beginner-oriented classes on Saturdays in February. Gail teaching in our series last winter Gail Read, ...
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New Confetti Fabric + DIY Pullover

Oh hello! Today I’m introducing another fabric print I designed, a playful painterly pattern I’ve named Confetti! It comes in three colors, blue + green, blush + turquoise, and olive + apricot. I turned one yard into a cotton pullover with a few simple cuts and stitched it together with my sewing machine. I didn’t use a pattern, instead I used a plain sweatshirt as my model and made the cuts using the shape of the sweatshirt as a guide.   This is the most informal way to fashion a pullover o...
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[SHOT 2020} The New Volquartsen Summit 17 WSM Straight Pull Rifle

Volquartsen is famous for making some pretty rad looking guns (at least in my opinion). At SHOT Show 2020 they’ve brought out the new Volquartsen Summit 17 WSM (Winchester Super Magnum) as well as two new Cerakote finishes for the Black Mamba rimfire pistol. The Black Mamba has received a facelift in the way of […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020} The New Volquartsen Summit 17 WSM Straight Pull Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Escort Releases New .22LR Bolt-Action Rifle

Escort Releases New .22LR Bolt-Action Rifle Bentonville, AR – -(AmmoLand.com)- Somewhat atypical from Escort, who is well-known for their unique shotguns, is a new .22LR bolt-action rifle. Simply named the 22LR, this magazine-fed bolt-action rifle will make a great hunter, plinker, and/or trainer at an excellent price. This rifle is simple to operate and easy to maintain. The hard chrome-plated steel alloy receiver and barrel resist rust and corrosion while the smooth chrome-plated bolt moves...
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[SHOT 2020] Aero Precision Pistol Caliber Carbines

Aero Precision has been a long-time favorite AR-15 manufacturer of mine. Blending affordability with quality, Aero Precision has been the start of many AR builds for me. This year, we have all been blessed with the announcement of Aero Precision Pistol Caliber Carbines! Aero has decided to release its own line of pistol caliber carbine uppers […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] Aero Precision Pistol Caliber Carbines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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HobbyLink Japan - Transformers Siege Spinister & This Week's Top Collectibles!

No.1 MAFEX Captain America (Infinity War Ver.)No.2 MAFEX CatwomanNo.3 Defo-Real SpaceGodzillaNo.4 Frame Arms Girl Stylet XF3No.5 Genma Wars: Vega 12-inch Action FigureNo.6 Nendoroid GeraltNo.7 30MM bEXM-15 Portanova (Space Ver.) (Gray)No.8 Wolverine X-MEN Fine Art Statue Cold Casting Completed FigureNo.
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Generation Selects Seacons Gulf and Turtler in-Hand Images by Richard Tan Yong Jin

Thanks to Richard Tan Yong Jin, we have some in-hand images of the Takara TRANSFORMERS Generation Selects Wave 1 Seacons Gulf and Turtler.
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Sign Up for the 2020 CMP Summer Junior Air Rifle Camps

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CMP Summer Junior Air Rifle Camps USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Registration for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2020 Air Rifle Summer Camp lineup officially opens on January 21st. Running from June to August, the vigorous 10-week schedule includes a mix of camps and clinics formatted to train high-school age (9-12 grade) junior athletes on intermediate and advanced marksmanship skills through various exercises and demonstrations. The camps are held around ...
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[SHOT 2020] CMC Unveils Ruger 10/22 Trigger Pack

Well known and highly regarded for their drop-in AR-15 and AR-10 triggers, CMC has now moved into the rimfire world. Their newest offering is a drop-in trigger pack for the Ruger 10/22. Guys I’ve gotta say I’m really excited about this. CMC Unveils Ruger 10/22 Trigger Pack I (along with 50,000 of my closest friends here […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] CMC Unveils Ruger 10/22 Trigger Pack appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Dear Blog, Today is my sixteenth blogiversary.  I sat down that day and (with Ken’s help) wrote the very first entry on this thing, with no idea where it would go, or where it would take me, knowing only that there was nobody in my life who wanted to talk about sock heels as much as I did, and that I wanted to find those people. Fast forward sixteen years, and here we are. (Here also are finished mittens. I’m just going to punctuate this post with pictures of them, for no reason other than that...
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Kitchen of the Week: Ikea Meets Semihandmade in a Shell Pink Beach House Kitchen

Of all the trending alternatives to icebox white in the kitchen, pink doesn’t exactly rank at the top of the list. Still, we’ve encountered several kitchens of late that use blush tones to great effect: see, for instance, A Plaster-Pink Kitchen in Bath, England, Two Young Architects Think Pink in LA, and Urban Tropical in London.  These designs all telegraph a notably cheery vibe thanks to their pastel palette—and he same can be said for this compact galley in a 1959 house in Solana Beach, in no...
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“Who’s That Dog?” Showcases Shelter Happy Endings

This book marries professional photography by acclaimed pet photographer Mark J. Asher with the happy stories of the former shelter dogs themselves. This post first appeared in DogTipper.com. Link to original post: “Who’s That Dog?” Showcases Shelter Happy Endings
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Coconut Cream Cake

Moist cake with loads of coconut flavour [Author: Super Madcow]
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SECRETS & LIES - Simon Furman's Transformers 84 Expands On Last Year's 35th Anniversary One-Shot With New Mini-Series

Hasbro Pulse has interviewed IDW editor David Mariotte about a new project due out this April: a four-issue Transformers `84: Secrets & Lies miniseries! Picking up from last year's 35th Anniversary Issue #0, Secrets & Lies further ties the original Marvel G1 US & UK continuities together. Writer Simon Furman returns, along with his Issue Zero and Regeneration One collaborators: artist Guido Guidi and colorist John-Paul Bove! The text of the interview follows along with the cover art shown off fr...
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RETAY ARMS Debuts All-New 20ga Masai Mara Shotgun Shot Show 2020

RETAY ARMS to debut all new 20ga chambered Masai Mara shotgun USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The long-awaited 20ga version of RETAY’s popular Masai Mara semi-automatic inertia shotgun is set to be available in the United States in early 2020 Easton Maryland, December 24, 2019 – RETAY ARMS LTD. STI. of Konya Turkey announces that it will display the latest incarnation of its wildly successful Masai Mara Shotgun at the 2020 SHOT SHOW In Las Vegas NV. Customers have been asking and RETAY has answered w...
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Desert Dream: An Architect-Designed, Off-the Grid Cabin in Joshua Tree

It is bitterly cold in the Northeast this week, and I plan to stay indoors as much as I can, drinking hot tea, snuggling with my dog, and researching trips to warmer destinations. On my list: this solar-powered guesthouse in Southern California designed by Cohesion Studio. Joshua Tree Folly sits on an abandoned homestead in the town of Twentynine Palms, just outside Joshua Tree National Park. It’s the brainchild of architect Malek Alqadi, who, after years of working at a firm and designing priva...
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[SHOT 2020] New Rifles and Shotguns from Savage

Savage introduced expansions to their existing series of rifles, as well as a completely new Renegauge shotgun at this year’s SHOT Show.  These featured a wide variety of options in both lineups.  As well as a slew of new choices in both caliber, color, and configuration.  Savage looks to take the brand farther toward what […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] New Rifles and Shotguns from Savage appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Can't Set Up Calibre in Windows 10 PC

I had Calibre running perfectly on my PC but unfortunately, I had to reinstall Windows on it. The Calibre database is fine on a hard disk (E drive) and Calibre was successfully downloaded to the C drive. When starting it up displays the message shown on the attachment. The details are: Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\main.py", line 304, in initialize_db File "site-packages\calibre\db\legacy.py", line 82, in __init__ File "site-packages\calibre\db\leg...
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How to grow Miscanthus sinensis Commonly known as Japanese silver grass (amongst many other), Miscanthus sinensis is a herbaceous perennial grass native throughout most of China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. The genus name Miscanthus is derived from the Greek words for 'stalk' and 'flower', and was first described by Swedish botanist Nils Johan Andersson (1821 – 1880) in 1855. How to grow Miscanthus sinensis It is a strong growing, densely clump-forming species which can be expected...
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[SHOT 2020] Rock River Arms MRK20 and 3G-11 Pistols

Rock River Arms is a Coal Valley, Illinois based firearms manufacturer that produces Pistols, Rifles, Uppers, Lowers and everything in-between. This year at Shot Show I was able to get a look at two new pistols still currently under development that should be debuting sometime this year. They’ve just introduced the Glock- Style Aluminum MRK20 […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] Rock River Arms MRK20 and 3G-11 Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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[SHOT 2020] New Leapers UTG Products to be Released Soon

Leapers UTG came to SHOT Show 2020 in full force with a whole host of new products for pistols, shotguns and rifles alike. I was able to walk through their booth and snap a couple of photos and pricing on some new products that should be hitting stores soon. Let us know down in the […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2020] New Leapers UTG Products to be Released Soon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Links in Sigil website..

Hi, I have some website feedback. For me at least, on reading the website, I cannot see the difference between text and linked text. May it be considered to make any inline link bold and a color in contrast to the main website text. I attached a slide on how I see the support page, see how 'Sigil Forum at MobileRead' is linked yet looks quite identical to all the other text. Thanks, Mike Attached Thumbnails  
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Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 24-31

  Succulents in a terrarium. (Photo by brewbooks/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic)   Green thumb or not, it’s fun to learn about plants whether it’s at a garden class or a visit to a botanic garden.   JAN. 25   Armstrong Garden Centers classes: “Growing Berries,” 9 a.m. Free classes. Call to confirm you center is holding the class. Upcoming” “Pet-Friendly House Plants,” 9 a.m. Feb. 1. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blv...
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Toyhax Decal Review for Siege Ratchet. By Patriot Prime Reviews

Greatly improve the looks of your Siege Ratchet with this decal set from Toyhax.
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