The American Forestry Association is over 100 years old and is America’s oldest forest conservation society. The American Forestry Association engages in activities to promote the growth of trees around the globe.
A:A fully equipped M60 machine gun weighs a total of 23.15 pounds. This weight combined with the copious amount of ammunition required means the M60 is often a crew-served weapon. An M60 team usually has two or three members.
A:Crossbow scopes come with two adjustment knobs. The windage knob adjusts the point of impact from the left or right and is located on the side of the scope. The elevation knob adjusts the shot up and down and is located on the top of the scope. Use a screwdriver or a coin to turn these knobs.
A:Ancient people tied pitch-soaked rags to arrows and then lit the rags on fire before launching the arrows. However, modern archers can create arrows that light themselves automatically, as CNET describes. The materials necessary for the project include steel wool, a 9-volt battery, a bow and an arrow.
A:The annual average number of deaths from skydiving in the United States is 21.7, which is based on data from between 2010 and 2013. The average number of jumps per year for the same period was slightly more than 3 million.
A:The maximum speed achieved by a skydiver in free-fall is usually about 200 kilometers per hour. After jumping out of a plane, skydivers accelerate continuously for between 30 and 60 seconds until they reach the maximum possible speed allowed by their weight and the density of the air.
A:Iron sights are the raised metal markers on top of a gun or crossbow that assist the user in aiming. Many new models of weapons have traded out iron sights for optical sights, such as telescopic scopes or laser markers. However, learning to aim using iron sights is a useful skill because it allows shooters to use a wider variety of weapons.
A:Eagle Scout letters of recognition are congratulatory letters sent by leaders, organizations and dignitaries that mark the occasion of a boy earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Often, a troop contacts potential letter writers asking them to send notes to honor the achievement.
A:According to National Geographic, the first person to climb Mount Fuji was an anonymous monk in 663 A.D. Up until the Meiji era in the late 19th century, only men were allowed to climb to the summit.
A:Some items that one would need to survive in the desert include clothing that provides both protection from the sun and warmth for cool night weather, a compass, at least a gallon of water for each day, either sports drinks or salty foods for electrolytes, an umbrella or an appropriate emergency blanket for shade, a reliable source of fire and signaling equipment for emergencies. A multi-purpose knife is also useful.
A:As of 2014, Springfree manufactures the safest trampolines in the world. The company's Compact Round Trampoline was judged by Choice in 2013 as the "safest trampoline tested, with well-made high-quality components offering the most comfortable bounce."
A:A rifle is a firearm that uses a series of spiral grooves in its long barrel to spin the projectiles it fires, increasing their range and stability. Without rifling, a bullet can tumble as it flies, rendering it inaccurate and reducing the amount of kinetic energy it can transfer to the target. The first rifled barrels were developed in Germany at the end of the 15th century.
A:When swinging and mounting a firearm for skeet shooting, stand relaxed in a boxer's stance with a slight bend at the waist. Do not tilt the head or face down to the barrel. Lift the gun up in a tight motion, and using both hands equally, mount the gun to the face, not the shoulder.
A:Bull riders use a lot of gear including a protective vest, gloves, rosin, chaps, bull rope, boots, spurs and a cowboy hat. In some situations, riders are required to wear a helmet, although more often than not, the cowboy hat is worn.
A:A powder horn is a container from the 19th century used to hold gunpowder. It consists of a hollowed out horn with a stopper at both ends. Making the horn, which takes approximately three hours, requires the following materials: a cow or buffalo horn, rasp, files, drill, saws, sandpaper and two stoppers.
A:Velocity Stilts, or powerblocks, are a brand of elastic-like, spring-loaded stilts, generally used in the act of powerblocking. Powerblocking involves jumping and running while wearing spring-loaded stilts.