May FTF will be held for a few hours on 26 May starting at 1400 at the park.  Items for discussion will be set-up for Field Day and then preparations check for going into hurricane season.  Summertime temperatures seem to be here a month ahead of schedule, just like everything else is this year, so bring some extra water.



In the meantime, some articles worth reading……  The first, France’s report on the chemical attack in Syria.  Yes, the one we bombed the crap out of the day before the investigation teams were scheduled to arrive on scene.  The French say in their report,


“On the basis of this overall assessment and on the intelligence collected by our services, and in the absence to date of chemical samples analysed by our own laboratories, France therefore considers (i) that, beyond possible doubt, a chemical attack was carried out against civilians at Douma on 7 April 2018; and (ii) that there is no plausible scenario other than that of an attack by Syrian armed forces as part of a wider offensive in the Eastern Ghouta enclave.”



A second article describes a second generation smock with a goodly number of pockets with button closures, and made with a combination of modern materials and old-fashioned wool.  While a little shorter than traditional smocks, it looks to be practical for the local environment.





Two current books you need to add to your library, after thoroughly reading several times, is Tactical Manual: Small Units Tactics, from Max Velocity and Basics of Resistance: The Practical Freedomista, Book I, from Kit Perez and Claire Wolf.



On a sad note, Boy Scouts of America is dead.   Done in by that familiar blend of political correctness and socialists. 



On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight


The last bastion of the scouts, the Order of the Arrow, probably will not last another 100 years since they draw membership from the scouts.  Beard and Steton had a good run, working with the good stock of american boys that understood the spirit of scouting.  Today, way too many a youth either know somebody, or has had the experience themselves, of eating Tide Pods and struggled with choosing the public restroom of their choice.



Now, what we have today is this:





On another note, no sadness this time,   Dick’s Sportings Goods took the politically weak-kneed position of announcing they will no longer sell AR style rifles.  Actually, they haven’t sold any since they took them off their shelves years ago after the Sandy Hook school shooting.  Is it really that difficult to find a proper gun shop in your area, where the sales people actually own guns, and can tell the difference between a Kalashnikov 1947 and  the LWRCI Individual Carbine?





Finally, Hurricane season officially starts next month.  No daily bag limit.  We get several each year in these parts.  And of course FEMA has a plan for that.  Get your copy and get prepared.  Just like the Boy Scouts used to say.