How to Teach a Friend to Shoot – Free PDF Booklet

I know, I know. You already know how to shoot. But if you really want to know how to teach a friend to shoot, check out this booklet.

Last updated on June 27th, 2018

If you’re vocal about counting firearms and shooting among your hobbies, eventually someone will ask you to take them to the range. Or if you’re like me, you’ll try to bribe a few skeptical friends to give it a try. Regardless of how familiar you are with firearms, how to teach a friend to shoot is a whole different skill, compared to shooting. Regardless of how many decades you’ve been a firearm owner, consider taking a look at this guide on taking someone new to the firing range. You might even learn something new.

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How to Geotag Other Images with the Olympus TG-5 GPS Log

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Last updated on June 7th, 2018

After staring at the GPS “Log” switch, I started wondering how to geotag images with the TG-5 GPS Log. In particular, can you geotag images from other cameras? I didn’t expect it could be done – Olympus certainly doesn’t show you how in the manual. Thankfully it is possible, and here’s how. If you’re interested in geotagging photos, keep reading. Continue reading “How to Geotag Other Images with the Olympus TG-5 GPS Log”

Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices

Lightroom Keyword Hiearchies are a very powerful organizational tool for your image catalog.

Last updated on June 7th, 2018

Keywords are a powerful tool. Especially in Lightroom. They are what allow you to sift through tens of thousands of images in seconds with a quick search. If you sell stock photography, it’s even more important. That’s how your clients will find your images. However, if your really want to maximize the power of keywords, you definitely should be using a Lightroom keyword hierarchy. If you still aren’t familiar with them, here are some tips and tricks to get started. Continue reading “Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices”

DIY – Portable Table-Mounted Mag Vise for AR-15 Rifle & Pistols

If you frequently take multiple rifles to the range, you might want to consider how useful a portable table-mounted mag vise could be.

Last updated on June 7th, 2018

I found myself longing for some way to keep my AR-15 rifle or pistol sitting pretty whenever I wanted to do some work on it. Without having to drill through the table or take up a lot of space. If you frequently upgrade your Barbie Doll for Men™ at your computer desk while browsing tutorials, you know what I mean. I needed a portable table-mounted mag vise, but I just couldn’t seem to find one commercially available. Eventually, I decided to make my own, and the result was pretty good. Here’s how I did it.

Project Specs

Difficulty: Intermediate
Tool Requirements: Intermediate
Time: One day
Cost: ≈45$ or less

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My 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Mods List

MillennialDIYer's 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Mods & Upgrades List

Last updated on July 10th, 2018

Here’s my 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list. It’s a list of all modifications and upgrades I’ve done to my Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. As of now, at least.

Some are easy bolt-on parts, and others are full-blown custom installations. And keep in mind that most will also fit the 2017 Kawasaki Z650, too. If you’re interested in seeing what I chose to install, take a look at my Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list below. Continue reading “My 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Mods List”

How to Clean a Hayward Pool Filter

How to Clean Hayward Pool Filter

Last updated on June 11th, 2018

In this comprehensive DIY we’re going to go over how to clean cartridge pool filters. In this case, I’ll go over how to clean a Hayward pool filter. Also, we’ll review which are the best and cheapest off-the-shelf product for cartridge pool filter cleaning. Keep reading to find out how to keep your pool in the best working condition without having to spend a fortune on new filters!

This How-To will work for virtually any pleated cartridge pool filter on the market. It will also work for jacuzzis and hot tubs with the same type of filter.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: Between an afternoon and a weekend
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Parts Compatibility List

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Last updated on June 22nd, 2018

The following is a non-exhaustive, yet unfinished Kawasaki Ninja 650 parts compatibility list. That is, it is a list of models which share a degree of compatibility with the new 2017+ Kawasaki Ninja 650.

Though this model is new for 2017 – and a major redesign on the previous version of the infamous Ninja 650 – there are still many major and minor accessories that will directly bolt-on. At least from previous models from the Kawasaki family. I can’t make any guarantees about compatibility, but it is an excellent starting point when looking for more options when it comes to replacements and upgrades.

Also, if you want to check out what parts I decided to install on my 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650, check out my mods list. I’ve definitely put a not-insignificant amount of time and money into my bike, so I can absolutely make a few recommendations. Continue reading “2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Parts Compatibility List”

Which is the Best Bolt Grade for Swingarm Spools?

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Last updated on June 6th, 2018

If you’ve stumbled upon this article, I’m guessing you’ve either lost the bolts that came with your swingarm spools or they’ve rusted. Perhaps they’ve started to bend until the point where it looks like they just might break at any moment. Rather than simply buy whatever is in stock at Home Depot, you actually used that meat between your ears and thought it would be appropriate to look up what’s the best bolt grade for swingarm spools. Good for you! The only problem is that it would seem like almost no one lists the right spec. Thankfully, here I’m gonna tell you what you should be looking for in the right bolt for spools or sliders. Continue reading “Which is the Best Bolt Grade for Swingarm Spools?”

Rudyard Kipling – The Gods of the Copybook Headings (PDF)

“As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!” — Rudyard Kipling - The God of the Copybook Headings

Last updated on June 6th, 2018

“The Gods of the Copybook Headings” is a short poem Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) wrote in 1919. It contains “age-old, unfashionable wisdom” that Kipling saw as forgotten by society and replaced by “habits of wishful thinking.”

It can be found in the book Prophetic Verse,  within which you can find a collection of his best words. It includes many of his impressive classics. Some of those included are works such as “The Gods of the Copybook Headings,” “The City of Brass,” “Recessional,” “Jubal and Tubal Cain,” “When Earth’s Last Picture Is Painted” and “If.” Among others. Continue reading “Rudyard Kipling – The Gods of the Copybook Headings (PDF)”

Best Multi-Colored Electronic Hearing Protection?

Here you'll find the best electronic hearing protectors I've found for new shooters.

Last updated on June 18th, 2018

Along with the Peltor Sport Tactical 100 Electronic Hearing Protector, this model is possibly the most popular electronic hearing protectors you’ll find at a range these days. Particularly among economically conscious shooters. If you are specifically looking for a cheap but decent pair of colorful hearing protectors for a child, new shooter, significant other or a friend, you should consider it. This is probably the best multi-colored electronic hearing protection you’ll find.

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