I have met a couple of people who regularly hunt Wallabies down here in Tasmania, and they have told me that they would be happy for me to come and join them on some of their hunts. I will have to think about when would be appropriate (and Kitty wants me to think about whether I can trust these people… she is a little protective of me). This is something I have been planning to do for a while, gaining my own meat is one of my goals for this year.
In order to work out where to go (should I go by myself), I called the Tasmanian Game Management unit and found out that there are some great areas for hunting near to wear I live… in fact, I can get access to land to hunt Deer, Wallaby and other animals. I am waiting for the information to be sent to me.
I recently attended a Military Career Expo, mostly because I wanted to check out the equipment they would have on display, but also because Kitty wanted to show my eldest son some possible career options. I am not really a fan of my children joining the military. I grew up as an Army Brat (my father was in the Army) so I have an insight into the life. While it is an important job, I wouldn’t want my children to do it. Yet, in the end, it is their choice… so I agree with Kitty.
My son was very interested in the options available, and told us that when he was old enough he might like to join the cadets. My Youngest sister was in the Cadets, and I am sure I recall that she learnt many interesting skills. She is a very capable person, so I am sure it did her a lot of good.
While at the Expo, my children managed to get their hands on all sorts of great (and free) Merchandise. They played on flight simulators, and even were able to handle some of the military weapons.
They were able to play with:
- the L14A1 Carl Gustav Medium Direct Fire Support Weapon (A Rocket Launcher).
- F88 Austeyr,
- F88 Austeyr with a M203 Grenade Launcher
- FN Mag 58
- F89 Minimi
I also managed to play with these and I was given a quick (yet informative) course on the use of the M203 Grenade Launcher.
As I am talking about Firearms, I thought I might share this hilarious (and important safety wise) video of people being stupid with guns. If you handle firearms, watch the video and learn from their mistakes.