SurvivalBlog reader SF in Hawaii mentioned that when buying watches from international stores, the international versions are not always honored in the states for warranty work.
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#2 Son is instigating getting the whole Rawles family enrolled in martial arts training. Parenthetically, I took Kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, and foil fencing in college (20+ years ago, so I’m more than a little rusty.) In the interim, I’ve mainly studied “The Way of the 1911.” Looking at all of the many martial arts now taught in North America, I’m leaning toward Ju-Jitsu, for its versatility. The Memsahib is petite, and all of our children are all still under 150 pounds. One of the key tenets of Ju-Jitsu is: “A smaller person uses his opponents strength and momentum to add to his/her own technique to gain victory in combat…”) This makes Ju-Jitsu sound like a good match. Your advice, folks?
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SurvivalBlog reader Chesapeake Chuck recommend the maps of natural salt deposits available at the Salt Institute web site.