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Components of Ammunition

Ammunition is a key part of a firearm and its ability to function as designed. Ammunition is a generalisation for the part that the bullet is housed in prior to being fired out of a gun (very large naval guns included). But what is ammunition and what does it comprise of? Let’s talk about the components of ammunition.

Anatomy of a Firearm

A firearm, otherwise known as a small arm, is a portable gun designed to be used and handled by a single individual. We all know what firearms look like, but do you know what makes a firearm? Let's talk about the anatomy of a firearm.

How to Layer Outdoor Clothing

Please note that this guide is focused on the generalisation of layering regardless of the season and weather conditions. Clothing is designed to protect the body from the elements and maintain comfort and function. Every layer has a specific function that is ...

How To Choose Gloves

Gloves are basically socks for the hands. Although this is not necessarily wrong, it is a bit more involved as the hands require dexterity and protection from physical interaction with outdoor elements (yes it’s obvious). It is very important for the right size of gloves to be used at their full potential dexterity.

How To Choose Headwear

Headwear is a very useful item of clothing that helps protect the head and face from the cold, rain and is also for UV protection against prolonged exposure to the sun. Many mid layer and outer layer jackets already provide a hood for protection and sometimes ...

How To Choose Footwear

Shoes generally need to be very durable and comfortable regardless of the activity. Some shoes are available in somewhat waterproof form, but it’s better to invest in overshoes if not expecting to get wet as they can be slipped on and off much like clothes. In cases where the climate is mostly wet or snow, it is worth getting specific footwear for those environments as overshoes would only work in temporary scenarios.

How To Choose Outer Layer Clothing

The outer layer is the most familiar layer for both the amateur and the most outdoor savvy of enthusiasts. Otherwise known as the protective layer against the elements (snow, rain, wind, mud), the outer layer comprises of a mixture of different types of clothes which are focused on providing a balance between breathability and protection.

How To Choose Mid Layer Clothing

Mid layers are focused on heat insulation and breathability for function and is most commonly known as a soft shell or fleece (although not limited to these types of clothes). In a way, you can consider the mid layer to be similar to the base layer, however it does not need to be as comfortable as it doesn’t touch the skin as much.

How To Choose Base Layer Clothing

The base layer is the first item of clothing that should be considered for comfort and function. The comfort is to ensure that the clothing does not irritate the skin for a long period of time. The function is to move moisture away from the body and ensure that humidity does not irritate the skin as well.