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Scattered Shots 12/20/19

It’s the end of the week and it’s getting close to Christmas. So expect things to slow down after today as far as posting from me goes. Noteworthy things will go up of course and there will be a few things but don’t expect anything next monday-thursday. I’m going to be lazy over the weekend and through Christmas after today. After the New Year we are going to really ramp up content on the website. So expect that. Some one will be a SHOT show as our proxy this year like usual and we will have some coverage of that. Howard will have more posts about small unit tactics people have been asking for and just more of everything in general. But for now, lets take a look at some of the things I ran across this week than interested me.

I ran across this photo last week, Its one of the issued out injectors the military has in case you get a does of something really nasty. Probably the only thing it does is let you die a little less painfully.

Nature is amazing.

A couple of really great pictures from the Rhodesian Bush War. Does anyone ever get tired of seeing photos from this time? I don’t.

I thought this was a interesting little bit of trivia. Some one thought up a way to launch grenades using an Enfield.

I don’t know who made this but I found this warning sign on B-ARFCOM.

Isn’t it nice to know that Ralphie grew up and still loved guns? Actor Peter Billinglsey apparently still likes his Red Ryder and has added to his collection. Heart Warming.

7 thoughts on “Scattered Shots 12/20/19”

  1. Atropine and Pralidoxime Chorlide are the 1-2 punch in countering organophosphate and carbamate anticholinesterase pesticides. I used to have a pair of autoinjectors similar to these when I farmed and dealt with pesticides in concentrated form. Never had to use them, never want to use them.

    Atropine is used in a number of other medical applications, usually to reverse sinus bradycardia (slow heart beat originating in the SA node of the heart), heart conditions known as AV blocks and bronchoconstriction. Pralidoxime Chloride (aka “2-PAM”) is used to reverse the deactivation of cholinesterase that was inactivated by phosphorylation as a result of exposure to organophosphates.

    Organophosphates are a family of chemicals with a huge range of action. At the “so weak, they sell it to dumb-assed consumers” is Malathion. On the extreme end of “you never want to meet this stuff” is VX nerve agent.

    Atropine is commonly carried on ALS ambulances; it’s part of the ACLS protocol to administer atropine for symptomatic bradycardia. I’ve never seen 2-PAM outside of the kits to reverse organophosphate poisoning.

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  2. That picture of the wolf pack has been questioned in multiple ways by multiple people. I am merely a student of pack behavior, but I am pretty sure that is judt a bunch of pretty words and a cool picture. Wolf packs are nowhere that organized, and do not show any signs of such fixed “leadership” in the wild.

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