The Right Now Range

15 11 2015

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The Right Now Range set up with pop cans and clay pigeons. Photo: Diane Hassinger

The Right Now Range set up with pop cans and clay pigeons.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

My family does a lot of shooting, both for fun and for practice. Usually we are sitting cans, clay pigeons, or even spoiled fruit on a 4X4. All of these make for great targets and fun, but sitting them on a board sometimes results in everything being knocked off with one shot.

The Right Now Range is a target system that is constructed of 100% heavy-duty cardboard. The two sections of the target are put together similar to a cardboard box, with interlocking sections. There are three shelves that are set up for holding clay pigeons, fruit, and hangers for pop cans. The bottom section has nine high quality bullseye targets, with a size perfect for everyone. There are several tabs that allow the target to be staked to the ground and help maintain stability. The entire system is easy to assemble and is reusable. Fully assembled, the unit measures 45″x48″x8″ and breaks down into a 24.5″x24.5″ for storage.

Fully assembled, the unit measures 45"x48"x8", and breaks down into a 24.5"x24.5" for storage. Photo: Range Right Now

Fully assembled, the unit measures 45″x48″x8″, and breaks down into a 24.5″x24.5″ for storage.
Photo: Range Right Now

I set the target system up on a recent family day. We pulled out the .22 and plinked multiple targets. Hanging from their tabs, the pop cans held up great. The clay pigeons took several shots each before the clay would explode from the shot. Apples were fun but obviously messy. After several shots, the target was covered with applesauce! Other targets that would work well are ping-pong balls, oranges, lemons, or even old saucers from a thrift store. I think next time we will place a backstop behind the target system, and we will use our bows and shoot the apples with arrows.

We shot several hundred shells, with no real damage done to the target, other than the applesauce. When we finished, I wiped down the shelves, and put the entire unit in our garage to use another day. This target would be great for birthday parties or other family gatherings. With the multiple size of targets that could be used, there would be practice and fun for all levels of shooting.

Ryan thoroughly enjoyed shooting at the multiple targets that the Right Now Range provided. Photo: Diane Hassinger

Ryan thoroughly enjoyed shooting at the multiple targets that the Right Now Range provided.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

The MSRP of the Right Now Range is $29.99, and can be purchased at http://www.rightnowrange.com/.  Get a few for your next gathering, and let the fun begin!

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Tenacious Tape Tattoos

15 11 2015

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Tenacious Tattoos come in 2 different patterns: Wildlife and Happy Camper. Photo: McNett

Tenacious Tattoos come in two different patterns: Wildlife and Happy Camper.
Photo: McNett

How often has patching your favorite jacket been fun? With Gear Aid’s Tenacious Tape Tattoos, you can achieve a good strong patch and bring some fun to your coat. There are two patterns to choice from: Wildlife and Happy Camper.

The Tattoos are made using Tenacious Tape, which is an ultra-strong repair tape. These fun shaped tattoos can be used to patch clothing, luggage, boots, waders, tents, or other outdoor/indoor equipment. They can patch a tear in your favorite clothes, cover up the stain that you are unsure how it got there, patch your tent, or act as an abrasion patch. They can also be used to personalize anything from your favorite coffee mug to your cell phone case. These tattoos are different from ordinary stickers; they use ultra-aggressive adhesive that won’t peel or lift. The adhesive continues to strengthen over time. The Tenacious Tape Tattoos stay in place in all-weather conditions and environments. They will adhere to almost any surface, and with their clean-adhesive technology, they can be removed when needed, without leaving behind a sticky mess. Once the tattoos are in place, they are machine washable. To prep for using the tattoos, you need to clean the area with isopropyl alcohol.

The Wildlife package includes silhouettes of: wolf, bison, fish, buck, bear, eagle, and several tracks and leaves. The Happy Camper package includes: squirrel, moon and stars, pine tree, campfire, Sasquatch, tent, cloud and rain drops,and several leaves and acorns. Between the two packages, there can be so much creativity!

I have used the Tenacious Tape Tattoos on several different applications. I adorned my grandson’s cell phone case with a wolf to add his own personalization. My granddaughter’s back pack was also personalized with a buck’s head, and I patched a slight tear in my new rain coat with a bear. I have only had the raincoat for a couple of months, so I was glad to be able to patch and personalize at the same time. I also put bear tracks on my cell phone; hopefully, now I will not mistakenly pick up another cell phone that looks like mine! I have always used McNett products to patch my waders, but this year they will be getting a fresh new look with the fun designs that are offered. I also envision my grandson’s jeans sporting several of the shapes, to cover the wear and tear on his pants. I am going to have fun converting some worn items into useful products once again!

From phone cases, to backpacks to raingear, Tenacious Tape Tattoos can fix rips, tears and holes, or just add a bit of fun and personalization. Photo: Diane Hassinger

From phone cases, to backpacks and rain gear, Tenacious Tape Tattoos can fix rips, tears and holes, or just add a bit of fun and personalization.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

The MSRP of the Tattoos are $9.95 and can be purchased at https://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/tenacious-tattoos#10820, and at mainly sporting good retailers across the country. Gear Aid has a fun, short quiz to determine which Tenacious Tape Tattoo Are You. Take this quiz at https://www.qzzr.com/quiz/which-tenacious-tape-tattoo-are-you/fi9xdWl6emVzLzM1OTgz.

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Crackshot Snake Chapz for Youth

15 11 2015

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Snake Chapz now fit many youth sizes. Photo: Diane Hassinger

For anyone who hunts in venomous snake territory, a good pair of snake chaps or snake boots is a must. For younger kids who accompany you, Crackshot has a pair of Snake Chapz sized perfectly to protect your youngster. Since 2014, Crackshot has been making Youth Snake Chapz for ages four to sixteen; they are the original, ultra-lightweight snake chap with “full range” height adjustment. Cool, Comfortable Leg Armor!

A wide variety of sizes is available for youth. Photo: Crackshot Corp.

A wide variety of sizes is available for youth.
Photo: Crackshot Corp.

The Snake Chapz are made from 900 Denier Nylon and 18 oz. vinyl laminated polyester, which protects your youth from venomous snake bites, briars, and many other hazards they may encounter. The zipper is a number ten on the inside of each chap; this provides easy on and easy off for your child. The chapz design offer 100% full protection from the foot all the way to the waist, with comfortable knee movement. Being as children are so much closer to the ground, that extra height of protection is important. Snake bites cannot puncture the lining of the chaps.They are penetration tested to ASTM-1342-05 specifications. There are four sizes for youth: Youth 4-5-6 with a 17″ inseam and a thigh circumference of 13′, Youth 7-8-9 with a 19.5″ inseam and a thigh circumference of 15″, Youth 10-11-12 with a 22″ inseam and a thigh circumference of 16″ and the largest youth size they offer is the Youth 13-14-15 with a 24.5″ inseam and a thigh circumference of 17″. Order using the inseam and thigh circumference for best fit. These Snake Chapz are offered in both khaki tan and camo, to best fit your needs.

Snake Chapz protect your youth! Photo: Diane Hassinger

Snake Chapz protect your youth!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

When I am hunting, either my twelve-year-old granddaughter or my ten-year-old grandson will be only a few steps behind me. I am always alert to any possibility of them getting hurt or bit. Snakes can be one of those threats that you generally do not see until they are striking at you. Since it is hard to avoid hunting areas frequented by snakes, the only solution is to be prepared! My grandson, Ryan, wore the Youth Snake Chapz on a recent spring hunt. Not only did I feel confident that he was protected from snake bites, he was also able to push through the briars and thorns without being stuck and ripped by their sharp points. I can’t wait for our fall hunts; these chaps will also protect against burrs.There is nothing worse than coming in from your hunt, and finding that your outerwear is full of burrs, and generally they need to be removed one at a time. That shouldn’t be an issue this fall!

For more information go to http://crackshotcorp.com/. The MSRP of the Youth Snake Chapz is $75.95, and you can find a retailer at http://crackshotcorp.com/dealers.html.  Being protected is better than having to get medical attention, especially for your youth! Best of all-these are 100% made in the USA!

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UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern

15 11 2015

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The UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern in GLO. Great for home and camping. Photo: UST

The UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern in GLO.is great for home and camping.
Photo: UST

When I received the Ultimate Survival Technologies (UST) Duro 30 Day LED Lantern, I was excited to be able to use it while camping this Summer and Fall. Never did I envision I would be using it much, much sooner.

The UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern in GLO is a 300 lumen LED light that is water-resistant and can be left on for thirty days on low. The lifetime LED bulb is unbreakable and never needs changing. The light can be used as is on a table, the globe can be removed to provide forward area light, or the recessed hook on the base can be used to provide down light. At just 7.2” x 3.75”, you get a lot of light out of a small lantern, and it only takes three D batteries. The cool part is that the GLO actually glows in the dark, so you can find the lantern in an emergency.

Generally, I am prepared for most emergency situations, but when the power went out, and the temperature was fifteen below zero, I went into a bit of a panic! Thankfully I had already put batteries into the GLO Lantern, and with its ability to glow in the dark, it was only a matter of a few minutes before I had light on. Then I was able to focus on heat! How many times have you known you were ready for an emergency, but then during the suddenness of the situation, you can’t find your lantern because the house is already dark? No more!

Using the 30 Day Duro Lantern by UST on a dark evening to play cards. We had plenty of light to enjoy our game. Photo: Diane Hassinger

Using the 30 Day Duro Lantern by UST on a dark evening to play cards. We had plenty of light to enjoy our game.
Photo: Diane Hassinger

We camp several times a year. We generally rough it; we use a lot of kerosene lanterns, but the light is generally dim. The GLO is small enough to pack in tight spots, and the light it puts off is plenty bright enough to light the area you are in. We use it over our camp stove for cooking and on the camp table for the grand-kids to work on book work or to play cards. Later the GLO lights up our box trailer to illuminate our sleeping quarters. I haven’t had to use the light for a full thirty days, but I can attest to the lantern lasting for a week in the evenings and a bit in the early mornings on the same set of batteries.

The MSRP of the UST Duro 30 Day LED Lantern is $49.99 and can be purchased at http://www.ustbrands.com/product/30-day-led-lantern-glo/. You can get more information by watching the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW8gNWfwOjE

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Radians Bone Collector Eye Protection

15 11 2015

radians sporting goodsRecently, Ladies in Camo staff members had an impromptu skeet shoot on a snowy afternoon. Even though it was not the best of conditions, after a long winter, sometimes you just need to have some fun! Radians Bone Collector line of eye protection was there!

The Bone Collector 10-Ring Protective Eye wear. Photo: Radians

The Bone Collector 10-Ring Protective Eye Wear
Photo: Radians

The Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector Line includes the Triple Ring Protective Eye Wear, which features an adjustable rubber nose piece. The black half frame glasses are slip resistant and have a rubberized matte finish. They come with lens that exceed ANSI Z87.1+ standards and are 99.9% UVA and UVB protection. There are several lens colors available. The clear lens is good for most indoor shoots; the smoke is ideal for bright and sunny days. The amber enhances visibility in low light and contrast, ice diminishes glare; the green protects from excessive glare and enhances the contrast in your shooting environment. Orange enhances the visibility of orange targets; mirror is best for bright sunlight, and mocha enhances your depth perception during low light situations.  A zippered black case emblazoned with the Bone Collector emblem is included.

The Radian's Bone Collector line of Protective Eye Wear includes the Velocity. Photo: Radians

The Radians Bone Collector Line of Protective Eye Wear includes the Velocity.
Photo: Radians

The Bone Collector’s Velocity Protective Eye Wear offers a wraparound lens design, that has a partial black frame with slip resistant, rubberized, matte finish. They are also designed to exceed ANSI Z87.1+ standards and are 99.9% UVA and UVB protection. They come in the same lens colors as the 10-Ring and include the black zippered case with the Bone Collector emblem.

After we have had several weeks of extreme bitter cold and deep snow, cabin fever has been setting in bad in Western Pennsylvania. Ladies in Camo staff members decided we were due a much-needed mental break from this long winter, so we met up for a bit of shooting and general fun! We always try to protect both our eyes and ears, and Radians has just what we need. The Bone Collector Line of Eye Wear is comfortable to wear, and it’s great to know that your eyes are protected when shooting.

Ladies in Camo's Youth Staff Sarah trusts the 10-Ring Shooting Glasses from Radians to protect her precious eyesight. Photo: Leann Blasko

Ladies in Camo Youth Staff, Sarah, trusts the 10-Ring Shooting Glasses from Radians to protect her precious eyesight.
Photo: Leann Blasko

Our youth staff was just as comfortable in these safety glasses as our adult staff members were. We had several lens color choices to pick from; everyone was able to find lenses that would help with their shooting and target acquisition on this bright winter day.

The MSRP of the Bone Collector Triple Ring Shooting Glasses is $12.99 and the Velocity Shooting Glasses is $12.99. This is a small price to pay to protect your eyesight; Afterall, you only have one set of eyes. Both are available for sale from most sporting good retailers across the county. For more information on these, and many other great products visit http://www.radians.com/radsite/index.php/retail/radians-sporting-goods.

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Midway USA Foundation

15 11 2015

midwaymidway 2midway 3How many of you know that Midway USA has a foundation set up to help fund shooting sports in high schools, colleges, and other youth shooting teams? Every year Larry and Brenda Potterfield donate “to fund the purchase of promotional items for teams and our partners to use as fundraisers to grow their endowment accounts. The type and quantity of available promotional items varies, but they are always provided at no cost. We make an effort to acquire as many unique items as possible in order to maximize their value to the public. Our promotions are not only a great way to grow your endowment account, but can also provide current operating cash as well. Teams and partners may participate in multiple fundraising promotions each year and may conduct fundraisers any way they choose within local, state, and federal guidelines.”

Larry and Brenda Potterfield "With your support, we can change the future." Photo: Midway USA Foundation

Larry and Brenda Potterfield “With your support, we can change the future.” (Larry Potterfield)
Photo: Midway USA Foundation

There are over 2880 teams that have already enrolled in the endowment program. Not only are the school shooting programs able to enroll, but many of the club teams, such as 4-H, Boy Scouts, FFA, or those affiliated with your local gun club, are eligible. For more information on getting your program started with Midway USA Foundation, go to http://www.midwayusafoundation.org/start-your-account. The endowment funds make the earnings provided each year to the shooting teams. This allows the endowment to provide permanent funding and truly change the future.  Money is out there to help with the teams expenses. Currently there is a balance of $69,545,136 in the teams endowments. The average team endowment balance is $32,332. To date Midway USA Foundation has distributed over $6,766,472 to youth shooting sports

Matching funds are generally available, and your gift is tax-deductible and invested with the team of your choice. Thus, every dollar you raise for your shooting team, the Midway USA Foundation will match the funds you place in your endowment fund. These earnings are used to buy equipment needed or for other expenses.The matching deadline for 2015 is November 30th. More information on the Matching Program is available at http://www.midwayusafoundation.org/matching-program.

There are also grants available for up to 5% of your teams endowment fund. These grants can be applied for once a year. The grant deadlines are June 15 and December 15 for 2015. More information on these grants can be found at http://www.midwayusafoundation.org/grants.

Get your team enrolled today, and create a permanent funding.

Is your team enrolled? Photo: Midway USA Foundation

Is your team enrolled?
Photo: Midway USA Foundation

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Badlands Kali Backpack

15 11 2015
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badlands kaliBinoculars, a range finder, a knife, trail tape, toilet paper, a water bottle, snacks, my hunting license, my video camera and more, these are some of the items I take with me into the woods hunting for the day. As much as I would like to just carry my weapon in with me, I seem to take much, much more. When I find a backpack that fits not only my needs, but my stuff, I hang onto it for a very long time. I just retired my old backpack, due to old age, but luckily I found the Badlands Kali fits my needs, wants, and the quality to be with me for a long time!
The Badlands Kali backpack gets its name from Kali, the Goddess of Hunting. They designed this pack with the physiological differences between men and women, including: shorter torso, more contoured shoulder straps, angled waist belt to fit the natural curvature of a women’s hips, and positioning the center of gravity better to fit the female physique. They have also added a Hypervent suspension, a pocket and access for a 101 ounce hydration pack, and many pockets to fill with all of those needed and wanted supplies. The Hypervent suspension incorporates an open frame system to create an “Open Air Space” O.A.S. which helps reduce perspiration and help keep you scent-free. The pack measures 22″X14″X8″ and has a heat-treated steel frame. Two camo patterns
badlands women series are available on the KXO fabric: Realtree Xtra and Realtree Max 1. The pack weighs in at 2 pounds 12 ounces, and sports 2500 cubic inches of space with lots of pockets for plenty of room to fill up with your belongings. Lastly, the pack has the ability to carry your bow/gun/crossbow. With only two small accents in pink, the Kali reminds you that it belongs to the Women’s Series, but in a subtle manner.
Heading out for my hunt, my Kali is packed! Photo: Diane Hassinger

Heading out for my hunt; my Kali is packed!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

Everything has a home in the Kali backpack! Photo: Diane Hassinger

Everything has a home in the Kali backpack!
Photo: Diane Hassinger

On a recent hunt, I had my inaugural trip with my Kali. On the waist strap are two zippered pockets, perfect for those small items that need to be accessed easily: flashlight, tree strap, knife and Thermacell refills. These pockets have a mesh bottom, so do not put anything in them that needs to stay dry. The main compartment is where you will find the pocket for the hydration pack as well as three other mesh pockets. I kept my rain gear in here, as well as my video camera. The front zippered pocket contains two zippered mesh pockets and an open mesh pocket. I loved the zippered mesh pockets for keeping my tags and license in. A quick glance was all that was needed to make sure I had them with me. There are also numerous places to attach a carabiner and there are two pouches for water bottles. I was able to find a new “home” for everything I take with me. Hiking into my stand, I used the gun boot to carry my camera tree arm. Everything was easily accessible and that in itself helps make my hunts enjoyable. I really liked that the pack could either be self standing or hang on my stand. Most of the time I hang everything, but when I am hunting from blinds, I don’t like the backpacks laying on the ground, drawing moisture, not a problem with the Kali. The pack fit my body well, and was comfortable to wear, even with the gun in the boot. I found that the design of the Kali shifted some of the weight off of my shoulders and onto my hips, thus keeping me from tiring as easy. The weather was hot and wet, but with the Open Air Space created by the Hypervent, I never had sweat building up on my back. All in all, the Kali will be my pack of choice for a very long time!

For more information on the Kali backpack, go to http://www.badlandspacks.com/kali-hunting-pack.html#extraInfo. The MSRP is $159.99 and is available for purchase at the same website. The warranty they offer is “We don’t care what happened, or whose fault it was, we will fix it for free forever. “¹ It’s hard to beat a warranty like that! See their entire warranty at http://www.badlandspacks.com/badlands_warranty_1.html.
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