I must confess, I’m not entirely sure why most Americans care about the destruction at Notre Dame. The structure and the craftsmen who built such a masterpiece are alien to our Postmodern minds, let alone the devotion and religion that inspired such an extraordinary feat. Given there is virtually no connection between Americans and the past anymore, why should anyone but conservatives mourn the loss of a mere building?
We are entering an agonistic age where the old rules are being thrown-out in favor of none. We must be smarter about how we handle situations and not expect fair treatment by the government and media when we defend ourselves. Become a harder, smarter target and criminals will pass you in favor of the liberal down the street, which is what the liberal voted for after all.
Knife sharpening is one of the biggest gaps in my knowledge. I have lacked the ability to sharpen knives, axes, chisels, spoke shaves, block planes and other edged tools for yard work, wooden boatbuilding, cooking and bushcraft. This article covers basic tools and techniques for knife sharpening building on earlier articles by NC Scout.
As the nation-state system goes through its death throes, our own government has admitted that the world is undergoing "Lebanonization." For no other reason than that, I think it's a good idea to understand 4th-Generation warfare in all its forms.
Last year I decided to get with the times and see if I could come up with alternative charging means to recharge not only my AA's and CR123's, but also my 9 Volt batteries for my laser range finder and heat (game) detector. My FLIR 24 which has an internal battery and recharges via micro USB also needed a way to get a boost in the field.