Yar, there be treasure…

So the epic treasure hunt of our 2015 family camping trip / reunion was a total success. Although it had a rocky start, the kids found the booty at the end of the map.


Lots of fun, and I will be making a video documentary of the whole event. There will also be a separate area on this webpage dedicated to the event, due to the immense amount of effort put in by my brothers and I.

Aiming for Accuracy Part 10

Time to unveil the new shooting location I have been using for the past few months. If all goes well, I will be making many more videos from this location in the future. The only problem is the drive time it takes to get there.

Aiming for Accuracy Part 9

I shot this clip while working on a totally different project, but I figured it fit in quite well to the idea of trying different shooting positions. Here I use the sling as an added support while shooting prone. But my optics were not zeroed for the ammo I was using that day…tisk tisk.

Pirates Inspiration

More work on the treasure hunt as we close in on vacation date. Pictured is the inspiration pieces behind our treasure hunt:

D inspire

The Goonies map and copper bone were purchased in Astoria from the Jail/museum during our road trip down south last year. The doubloon is an on going project that I have made from scratch. It has been sitting buried in the garden for the last 2 months to create a bit more corrosion and patina on the surface to get an aged look.

I have been creating my own version of the map that will correlate to the campground we are staying at this year. But I don’t want to post pictures yet, as my nephews may actually see visit my webpage from time to time, and I don’t want any more spoilers on the net. The one thing I am willing to share at this point is a pirates poem I wrote for part of the whole plan:

Shark Tooth Vinney, was the last too see

That Peg-Leg Pete, had a skeleton key
The pair were searching, until they did sink
For that cursed diamond, we’ve all heard is pink
Now some have said, they had a watery clue
That was bound in hemp, deep under the blue
Twenty nine nights, the moon not to be seen
Pete dove into the black, whilst shimmering green
Caution to the wind, Pete got himself burned
Thus he entered the Black Forrest, but never returned.



Ultimate Treasure Hunt

My brothers and I are building an epic pirate/goonies themed treasure hunt for all of our kids this year during our big family camping trip. Things are starting to come together. We want the treasure hunt to last pretty much the full 10 days we are together, with the final BIG TREASURE find on the last day before we leave. To keep the kids motivated and interested in this event, we have designed several smaller treasure finds along the way. There are several puzzles and skill testing clues which will take some work from the older cousins, there are also some language translation clues that the younger cousins can help with. If all works out, it will take the collective effort of all the kids to unlock all the different elements in order to piece together the hidden location of the final Prize! I can’t wait to get this under way.

Early Morning 737

Working the morning shift can have its little perks, this was my view the other day as the sun was coming up…

Early Morning 737

1000000 Page Requests

Wow, hard to believe that I have hit the million marker on the counter. I assume that many of those page requests come from bots, scripts, and search engines that are just logging the internet in there usual way. But at any rate, its still a ton of traffic considering that I only advertise this website on my Youtube channel. Thanks to those who have been watching my stuff all this time. I have been working alot over the last month or so and have had very little time to video edit. I actually have 4 videos on the go right now, but require some good time and weather to finish them off. Summer is a difficult time of year because I just want to get out of the house and do things with the kids while its warm. Sitting down at the computer is not very appealing right now…so off I go.

Endless Search

I have been putting in some serious overtime lately to help with a major check. One of the things you are always on the lookout for is corrosion. But its not always that easy to see.











A good eye can pick this up, but when its hidden in a very difficult to reach spot, it often gets over looked. This particular example is in a fuel bay, hidden near a corner that is only visible with a mirror and some flexibility on your part.


I had a good laugh when I found this scenario, something is wrong in this picture….do you know what it is?











Those are navigation lights in the wing tip of a large aircraft. The one on the right is the primary, and the left is there as a back-up in case the first one burns out. They are both designed to give 110 degrees of forward looking green light, off the right hand wing tip. But for some reason I don’t think that will be happening with this set-up. The assembly on the right has been installed backwards, or turned 180 degrees so that it is actually facing aft. who knows how long it has been installed this way, needless to say, I turned it around.

Super Chrono Demo

I made a demo video on behalf of goBallistic

I plan to follow up with a proper user review in the near future.