New Look & Feel

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We have been working on a new site theme for a while and it is finally up and running. The new theme is simple and clean and does not have the mess of code of the old blue theme.

I know many of you loved the old theme. It served Fleeting Survival well but it was very heavy, a lot of old code and had long load times. We have tried to make the new theme as fast as possible. We have also started to do more with image compression. The compression may not apply to some of the very first posts. We will get around to updating those posts in the future but for now they may be slower loading.

We asked some of the die-hards what they would want out of a new theme and what they would hate. The primary “want” request was speed and the primary “hate” is when you have to jump into the rest of the post (Continue reading →) from the main page. The “Continue reading” link is helpful for us to track post analytics but as a reader of sites like ours we feel your pain. I think the compromise is the post will remain in full length on the main page until there is a new post. At that time, you will then see the “Continue reading” link added to the previous post.

Please give us feedback, especially if you see something not working, via the comments, twitter, Facebook, or Google+ as this is an evolving process and the end goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to get the info you want and need.

From everyone here at FS we hope you like the new look!

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Matt Jacques talks about the RMR on handguns.

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Don’t know if you know Matt Jacques. He runs Victory First, a training group in Virginia. He has a great DVD with Panteao Productions – Make Ready with Matt Jacques Fundamentals of Everyday Carry. He is also one of the main guys behind Trigger Time TV YouTube channel. He just did a great video about adding an RMR to handguns.

I have had an RMR on my GLOCK 19 for almost a year. I will do a write up in the coming months going through the pros and cons. The one thing I will say is the work ATEi did has stood strong with no wear on Nickel Boron or movement on the RMR.

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Tacticalrifles.net is Suing Sniper’s Hide Forum

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So this is complete BS.

Tacticalrifles.net is a rifle company that makes precision rifles.

Sniper’s Hide Forum  is a precision rifle forum but also do a ton of well thought out reviews on everything from optics to rifles. I have been there a couple of times, seems like a great bunch of guys and there is lots of good info on long range precision shooting.

In 2012 there was a forum post and YouTube video on a Remington 700 rifle that was purchased from Tacticalrifles.net. Here’s the video:

The video outlines (rather calmly I think) issues with the rifle. Because of the forum posts and the video Tacticalrifles.net is Suing Sniper’s Hide Forum in Federal court for Assault Libel & Slander.

Sniper’s Hide is fighting the lawsuit and has done some very successful fundraising on its site for the first round of the fight.

So why are we posting this over at Fleeting Survival? Because, as you can tell from my rant HERE , there is a growing problem on the internet. The internet is an awesome resource and has saved us all lots and lots of money if we do our research. But in the last few years the manufactures have figured this out and try to game the system by giving away product that are crap to reviewers that will post good reviews. I have found some of the best reviews are from those sites that purchase the product, do a fair review, and if it sucks the generally sell it.

So now that the manufactures are gaming the system, the other place to get good data is in forums. If you can weed through the group think, most of the time you can get some good honest information about various products. Generally when a product sucks and you paid good money for it, you want to tell the world.

This lawsuit is essentially trying to neuter that free expression. I don’t think Tacticalrifles.net has a good chance but then again I don’t have all the details. Just wanted to put this on your radar and it may be something you want to follow.

Some great articles on the topic – The Truth About Guns post  and The Firearm Blog post.

 

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Two Knives

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I picked up a couple of new knives recently. The Mora Bushcraft Black was a gift from a few months back that for $38 on Amazon is a ridiculous deal. The blade is a little over 4”, has a rubberized handle, ¾” tang, high carbon 1/8” thick steel blade that can throw sparks if hit with only a rock, and has a great sharp 90 degree spine for throwing sparks from a ferro rod.

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Two things that suck right off the bat with the Mora are the sheath and the rubber grip is a little slippery. The grip is an easy fix as I have been using skateboard tape but I may in the end stipple it if the grip material will take the stippling. On the sheath, you can pick up an excellent kydex sheath  with a ferro rod holder, and slide tensioner to lock the knife in place from Dave Canterbury over at the Pathfinder School store.

So far this knife has been an awesome and holds a great edge. I used it through the hunting season and it has no issue skinning or starting fires. We will do a full review on the Mora in the coming months after a few outings and some harsh use.

The second knife I picked up was the Pathfinder Scout designed by Dave Canterbury and made by Blind Horse Knives (BLK) which is now Battle Horse Knives. Dave has three main knives that are made for him by BLK. The PLSK1 which was the original, the PLSK2 which is a baby PLSK1 and the Pathfinder Scout. Continue reading

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Chief Tecumseh’s Words of Wisdom

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“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep
and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

Chief Tecumseh 1768-1813 Shawnee Nation

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Love for the AK

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MAC professes his love for the AK and we wholeheartedly agree!!

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