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I was disappointed to learn that Trijicon is no longer providing any repair or refurbishment services for their older-generation 1″ tube scopes. (These scopes had bee sourced in Japan and then they added their tritium elements.) One of my original scopes–a Trijicon “3-9×40 Wide” with three color elements I had bought around 1993–finally had its radioactive elements fade out past the point of usefulness. (The half-life of tritium is 11.2 years.) Sadly, Trijicon no longer replaces the elements for these scopes, even for a fee. To rectify this, they did offer me a 50% discount on a new scope, so I’m ordering a “TR-20 Trijicon AccuPoint 3-9×40 Riflescope, Matte Black, with Amber Triangle Reticle.” I’m still a big believer in Trijicon scopes (I now own nine of them, mostly ACOGs), but I recognize that entropy is unavoidable. FWIW, I still consider a Trijicon scope the next best thing to owning a starlight scope.

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Doc Cindy (SurvivalBlog’s Medical Editor) wrote to mention that this medical manual is available for free download: Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons. It has some great information that is useful to preppers on skin surgery.

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KK Cool Tools reviews: The Book of Non-Electric Lighting

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Another one quits: Mayor Larry Morrissey of Rockford, Illinois has resigned from Mayor Bloomberg’s cabal. (Thanks to F.G. for the link.)

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Pierre M. was the first of several reader to suggest a column piece by Glenn H. Reynolds: Solar Flare poses huge threat

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