Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Back in Kandahar, Home of the Poop Pond Miasma

Kandahar Air Field Afghanistan
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Well my friends,

First, an apology for not posting more frequently these last few weeks. My R&R was very, very busy and I had little time for the Rest and Relaxation portion of R&R! Suffice it to say I won't be making that mistake ever again.

As you all know, I did manage to get a little Chronicles type action in, by rescuing that lil' possum. He is now named Peter on account that he's a boy not a girl.

Stopped at some of my favorite spots:

Got a little fishing in and caught a monster grouper:

Picked up a few tools:

And last but not least, I received my Jim Chambers New England Fowler kit!
Yup, it's a ten bore! And don't worry, there will be plenty of posts when I can get to building it.

I want to thank everyone who emailed me over the last few weeks, (I must have gotten a hundred or so from all of you!); at least I did manage to get back to all of you! I appreciate the congrats and concern for my well being and health.

I should be back at my home base within a few days, and I'll pick up where we left off...

with a few changes.

First off I want to go back to the "roots", so to speak, of the Chronicles. I want to do more how -tos, reviews, and educational posts. This "Afghan Adventure" has colored much of what I've been doing, and I think it is time to put things in perspective.

Secondly, I want to share my ideas on preparedness, concentrating on natural resources you can take advantage of. I think we are in for a few ruts in the road, and specialized skills that aren't commonly known, might come in handy.

Well, that's it for now. I'll be settled back in within the week and I look forward to our continued friendship and conversation!

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member: Shindand Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...

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Albert Rasch,HunterThough he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Albert was actually a student of biology. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com.


Ian Nance said...

If it makes you feel any better, you caught a pretty large belted sandfish - a trophy, in fact. I had one for years in an aquarium. They don't get to be but a couple inches long. I've seen them around rocks on the West Coast.

Ian Nance said...

Oh, and glad you're back to writing and enjoyed your vacation!

FishCreekSpinners said...

I'm kind of afraid to ask, but what was Peter's name when he was a girl?

Anonymous said...

Nice Post. Glad u enjoyed some well deserved R&R. Keep us posted on Peter. looking forward to those instructional posts!


Albert A Rasch said...

Ian, I knew I'd catch something worthwhile sooner or later!

FishCreek, We thought he was a she at first and named him Penelope! BTW Blake has caught more than a few fish on your spinners, both fresh and salt. No pictures though on account that Dad isn't there to do the picture taking!

Charles thanks for the comment, you can count on some good stuff coming down the pike. There won't be as much posted as before, but I am hoping to put up some good stuff!

Best regards,

RR. The Kamper Man said...

Good that you had a great deserved R&R, play on the safe side out there, and keep us informed with your excellent posts.