February 25, 2024

On January 29, 1964, the British film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a landmark Cold War farce directed by Stanley Kubrick, was released in theatres.

On this day in 1845 Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” was published.

Today is the birthday of actor Tom Selleck (born 1945), best known for playing the title role of Magnum, P.I. He is an avid shooter and quite pro-gun.

Today is also the birthday of journalist and inventor Thomas Paine (1737–1809.)

Update: We’ve received an unexpectedly large number of orders for the waterproof 2005-2023 Archive USB sticks.  Many readers are placing orders for 2, 3, or 4 sticks. Apparently, folks are feeling anxious about Joe Biden engaging the Internet Kill Switch. Or, perhaps it is the Texas border Constitutional crisis. The first batch of sticks sold out in less than two weeks.  We have another batch scheduled to arrive this week. That will then probably be all that we’ll be selling in 2024.  Orders are being shipped “first come, first served.”  Thanks for your patience. Again, please order only through our automated system, with a vaild e-mail address.  If you are paying by check, please be sure to write your order number on your check’s memo line. – JWR

The feature article for today’s blog was written by Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.