Preparedness Notes for Monday — March 11, 2019

March 11th is the birthday of the late actor Anton Yelchin.  He was born in 1989 and died June 19, 2016. He is remembered for his portrayal of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Salvation, and as Ensign Pavel Checkov, the most recent Star Trek movie series. His untimely death came in a freak accident wherein his parked Jeep Grand Cherokee unexpectedly rolled forward on an incline, pinning him to a security fence.

Today is also the birthday of author Douglas Adams (born 1952). He is the author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Also on this day, the Great Blizzard of ’88 struck the northeastern United States (1888).

Today we present a regular product review by our Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio. The review is of a quite-reasonably priced yet powerful crossbow. I’m a big believer in crossbows. They can be mastered much more quickly than a traditional bow. When hunting, they can be carried in a string-drawn position for short periods of time. However, for safety, a bolt should not be nocked until just before you shoot. – JWR