NEWTOWN, Conn. (3/7/2011) – For new and inexperienced shooters, a trip to an indoor shooting range can be intimidating because no one wants to run afoul of range safety rules or showing courtesy to fellow target shooters. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, advises those target shooters to…

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Measure ingredients for each meal ahead of time and pack in ziplock bags. Label each bag accordingly. Prepare soups, stews or chili etc ahead of time. Freeze and keep in cooler. Reheat for a quick meal. Don’t forget the heavy duty aluminum foil. There are many uses for it at camp. Be very careful with…

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Determine the Purpose of the Tent If being used for family camping – consider comfort, space and ventilation If backcountry camping – consider weight, size and durability Determine Type of Material Polyester withstands extended exposure to the sun Nylon is lighter weight Canvas is durable but very heavy Determine the Style Cabin tents are big…

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Although most wild animals are afraid of people, some of them may still approach our campsites. Do NOT feed them. This not only hampers the animals’ natural instincts but it encourages them to make repeat visits. They may even decide to help themselves. ALWAYS store your food away in a car or hang it in…

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Fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling: ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to…

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