The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.” – Victor Frankl


  1. Joshua 24:15:

    [Lily Edit:

    Josiah 24:15:
    And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.]

    1. I agree with you, Telesilla. I read Dr. Frankl’s book in college. Never forgot the lesson.

      As we face what is to be, let us remember we were gifted with Free Will by the Almighty. That Free Will is like a muscle, grows stronger with use.

      Just had a lovely conversation about this passage with a wonderful neighbor. He wanted to read more on SB. He and I will discuss what he finds.

      Carry on

  2. Lubing the AK

    The method and lubricant describe in the article is good for warmer climates, but grease in cold weather can greatly slow down the action and decrease the reliability. The AK is ‘over gassed’ for a good reason. In cold weather use a multi-weight motor oil. In extreme cold weather use a 5-20w, and wipe off all excess oil and run it ‘dry’. It is not actually dry, it has a very thin layer that still lubricates. A full synthetic is best, because it has the lowest ‘pour point’ in extreme cold weather, much lower than conventional petroleum based lubricants. If someone is lazy and fails to wipe the BCG, rails, and every part of the action dry, then this best to have around.

    Although I was never in the military or played in a sand box, I am a mechanic of many sorts, and live where it can get to -40F. It is a different world at those temperatures, and where the AK can still be reliable, and when the AR is not. I would not expect the AR to be reliable at those temperatures. It needs plenty of lubrication, and does not work without it. The oils get very gummy and sticky at those temps, and even become solid. Even the Army does not have a good solution for this problem.


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