Wooden Cutting Board and Serving Tray
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Wooden Cutting Board and Serving Tray
©2015 Brent Reece

If you are looking for a well designed and produced wooden cutting board about this size you can get nothing better than this. This Cheese Board has proven it’s self a great asset in my kitchen. We eat lot of cheese and cut up a lot of veggies in my house. Nothing beats this! Hate those plastic cutting boards and glass ones are kind of scary with kids in the house!

Both of us ,love to cook and I am always looking for cool and dependable products to review. I can honestly say this is the best cutting board of this size I have ever gotten for review….well worth it!

I am a non-paid reviewer and received this product in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Maine’s New “No Permit Required” Conceal Carry Law About To Go Into Effect
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Maine’s New “No Permit Required” Conceal Carry Law
© 2015 Brent Reece

Public Law 2015 Chapter 327 (LD327)

To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit,” allows a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm to carry a concealed handgun in the State of Maine without a permit. This law also authorizes a person to possess a loaded pistol or revolver while in a motor vehicle, trailer or other vehicle being hauled by a motor vehicle. The new law goes into effect 90 days from final adjournment of the Legislature. It amends statutes in Maine Titles 12 and 25.

Concealed carry without a permit is limited to people who are 21 or older, with the following exception: If a person is 18 years of age or older, and is on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces or the National Guard, and is not otherwise prohibited from carrying a firearm, the person may carry a concealed handgun. A person who is 18-20 years old and without the referenced military qualifications must have a permit to carry concealed. The law applies to both residents of Maine and nonresidents.

The law does not otherwise change where a person may carry or who may possess a firearm. It will still be illegal to possess a firearm in the following places, with some very limited exceptions:
· Courthouses (17-A M.R.S. § 1058)
· State Parks (12 M.R.S. § 1803(6), (7) and Bureau of Parks and Lands
Rules Chapter 1)
· Acadia National Park (12 M.R.S. § 756)
· Schools (20-A M.R.S. § 6552)
· Federal buildings (18 U.S.C. § 930)
· State Capitol area (25 M.R.S. § 2904 & DPS Rule Chapter 41)
· Private property when prohibited by the property owner
· Establishments licensed for on-premises consumption of liquor, if the
premises are posted. Note that even if there is no posted
prohibition, it is illegal to carry on these premises while under the
influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. (17-A M.R.S. §1057)
There will be some circumstances in which an optional handgun permit will
authorize the permittee to in certain locations or during an activity when an
unpermitted person could not:
· Acadia National Park (Permit required; 12 M.R.S. §756)
· State Parks (Permit required; open carry not permitted; 12 M.R.S. §
· Regular archery hunting-deer only (Permit required; 12 MRS §
· Employees’ vehicles on work premises (Permit required; vehicle must
be locked and firearm must not be visible; 26 M.R.S. §600)

If an individual is carrying a concealed handgun without a permit, he/she as a duty, when coming into contact with any law enforcement officer during a routine stop, detention or arrest, to immediately inform the law enforcement officer that the individual is carrying a concealed handgun. The law pertains only to handguns, not all weapons. It is important to remember that this law does NOT authorize persons who are prohibited from possessing firearms to carry them. If a person is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm, this law does nothing to change that prohibition. A person may be prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under state law, federal law, or both. Prohibitions include convictions (felony and qualifying misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence); some juvenile adjudications; many protection from abuse orders, dishonorable discharge from the military; immigration status; deferred disposition status; certain mental health adjudications (civil involuntary commitment; finding of not guilty by reason of insanity; finding of not
competent to stand trial) and certain probate adjudications. Prohibitions may also be imposed by conditions of bail, probation, and deferred disposition agreements.

Firearms laws are complex. The summary above is necessarily an overview. Persons may wish to contact qualified private counsel and or review the applicable law if they have questions regarding whether they can legally possess firearms or ammunition. This agency is not authorized to give legal advice. This summary cannot be used as a defense to illegal activity involving firearms or ammunition.

This agency strongly recommends that all persons carrying firearms be familiar with firearms safety and the circumstances under which deadly force may be used.

This new law comes into full effect on Oct. 15th 2015!! Be aware of the law and your rights within it. But also look at your responsibilities!

Bedside GunLock Review
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Bedside GunLock Review
©2015 Brent Reece

The idea that we must be armed even in our own homes is a rather true telling of the times we live in. A rather sad fact of the human condition that there are so many out there who would wish to harm our families and us. As well as those who seek to steal our belongings and violate our sense of security in our dwellings. As we have for hundreds of years, we will defend our homes, as our castles. This concept created what we now call the castle doctrine, which simply put means that you will defend your home from all invaders and violators. Most states accept this idea and laws are in place to protect all of us when the need arises.

The other idea that comes into this argument is the stand your ground law. Which clearly states you do not have to run away or leave your home when faced with an attack. But have the right to stand your ground and defend yourself and others.

These rights all have certain responsibilities that go with them. Like adequate training and experience in firearms to use them safely and precisely. To know the difference between a direct threat on your life or another’s prior to the use of any force.

One of those responsibilities is to insure your firearms are secure at all time from unauthorized use and contact. Gun safes and locks are required in our modern homes. Liability rests on the shoulders of the owner of all firearms. Denying access to inexperienced people and children easily prevents accidents with guns. Treat all guns as if loaded!

If you are like me you have a nighttime strategy to defend your residence from anyone who would attempt to do you or your family harm. As well as to protect your property from druggies and thieves. Also for those of us who live the rural life we are also concerned about critters who might come around and do damage or attack pets and livestock. Part of most of those strategies involves a gun in easy reach. For safety sake most of us keep trigger locks on these guns no matter where they are or what they are. Coupled with the standard concept that guns and ammo are never stored together but locked up separately as a deterrent to unauthorized use.

Recent Studies:
Source: The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent)

Self Defense:
The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council released the results of their research through the CDC last month. Researchers compiled data from previous studies in order to guide future research on gun violence, noting that “almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”
Suicide Stats:

Researchers also found that the majority of firearm deaths are from suicide, not homicide. “Between the years 2000 and 2010, firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearm-related violence in the United States.”

Additional gun ownership stats:
The report expresses uncertainty about gun control measures, stating that “whether gun restrictions reduce firearm-related violence is an unresolved issue,” and that there is no evidence “that passage of right-to-carry laws decrease or increase violent crime.” It also stated that proposed “gun turn-in programs are ineffective.”

Instead, researchers proposed gun safety technologies such as “external locking devices and biometric systems” to reduce firearm-related deaths.

Source CDC study: (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent)

Now think on all that for a minute…..

The CDC determined that

1. Self-defense use of a gun was just as common as was the use of a gun for criminal purpose. So for every time someone pulled a gun on someone criminally there was another person who used a gun to prevent crime or criminal activity.
2. The CDC also determined that 61% of gun related deaths were suicides!
3. That GUN LAWS are ineffective in preventing violent gun crime.
4. That passage of RIGHT TO CARRY LAWS, which expands the freedom to carry a gun. DOES NO DECREASE OR INCREASE VIOLENT CRIME.
5. Gun turn in Programs are INEFFECTIVE
6. They suggest the use of gun locking devices and “biometric systems” to reduce firearm related deaths.

So here we are…

If you have a gun in your bedside table or a shotgun behind the bedroom door or in the closet, you need to have that gun secured! Accidents in the home with guns are a disaster waiting to happen. Worse yet is that someone will use your gun to kill themselves or someone else.

I fully endorse the BEDSIDE GUNLOCK for securing all these guns as described. Whether you mount it to the doorframe behind the bedroom door or in the closet or inside the drawer of your nightstand. This MOUNTABLE gunlock will secure the gun and facilitate it being at the ready at the same time.

Just as easy as this…
(Watch the video to see how simple it is to mount the Bedside Gunlock

Now if you were paying attention when the lock is taken apart you can see how you can now mount the back half to a door frame or even mount it up under a shelf. Allowing you to securely mount the lock anywhere for any gun you have. To position the gun for ease of access and at the same time denying access to anyone not authorized by you and that key to have it. Again all of this is for nothing if you do not control the key! An action plan must be in place and that key must be kept handy but out of the hands of those who should not have access!


Bruce (from Swamp People) sure likes his!!

I received a free item for an unbiased and honest review. My opinions are my own and I write to please my readers and to share with them things they really care about.

ProChef Dryer Rack: Where do you hang your Dainties?
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ProChef Dryer Rack: Where do you hang your Dainties?
©2015 Brent Reece

Ok first off lets look at the fact that this is a bit over the top as a feminine item. As a woodsman the idea is a little bit unsettling that we are about to talk about it here on SkinnyMoose! But the reality is that our wives and daughters will need this at some point. But being a redneck I have found a few male uses for it as well. Stashed in the truck for use about day three in the same socks and underwear!! To hang my squirrels from to dry the tails! Fanning bird tails like grouse while they dry! To hang stretchers of squirrels. To hang strips of Jerky off of over a smokey camp fire! Fresh alder giving it great flavor!

Well here is a brief video from Youtube I created that tells all that matters!!


All reviews are uncompensated reviews of prodcts provided by each company for honest review and evaluation. All opinions are my own!!

JClawTek FLASH Headlamp Review
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JClawTek FLASH Headlamp Review

I am always on the lookout for good gear for outdoors folks.

This lamp is definitely in that class.

Product Details:

JClaw Tek’s new Flash headlamp offers the highest brightness you can get out of a compact LED headlamp.
Want a headlamp that is both your bedside reading light and bright running or camping light? Look no further as JClaw Tek offers unsurpassed value with its comfortable and durable Flash.
You Are in Control to Get the Perfect Light for Any Situation:
- 168 Lumen “High Beam” for a spot light that shines up to 110 meters
- Three brightness settings: High, med, low, including SOS for emergencies
- Two Red LEDs ideal for reading, preserving night vision, or not disturbing others
- Red strobe light to ensure being seen by others
Extra-long battery life by using only the light you need: 30 hours at max, 55 hours at med, 120 hours at low.
Durable, Reliable, and Versatile
- Quality construction – CE, Energy Star, and RoHS certified
- 3 ounces so it doesn’t “bob” when you run
- Water resistant rated to IPX6 – protects against splashing or spraying from any angle
- A hands-free flashlight for your toolbox or emergency kit
Easy-to-use two button control.
Ultimate Multi-Purpose Headlamp Perfect for:
- Camping, hiking, or caving
- Running, walking, or biking
- Plumbing, electrical, or other household work
- Boating, canoeing, or kayaking
- Walking your dog where “hands-free to scoop” is important
The one headlamp you need – also a perfect gift for others.

168 Lumens of Darkness Busting Power for Up To 110 meters of Visibility – MUCH BRIGHTER THAN THE #1 HEADLAMP ON AMAZON!
Up To 120 Hours of Battery Life on 3 AAA Batteries – Efficient Enough for Weeks of Use
Superbright CREE XP-E LED Lasts a Lifetime – Never Worry About it “Burning Out” – 6 Different Lighting Modes Including SOS and Red Night Vision Modes – Adjustable Super Comfortable Headband Allows Extended Use Without “Brain Squeeze”
This head light is great for running, jogging, camping, fishing, hunting & shooting, reading, hiking, caving, climbing, biking, kayaking, housing, construction work, walking your dog at night hands-free, etc.

Need I say more?

Get yours either at Amazon.com or got to www.jclaetel.com and buy direct!

Now be one of the first ten readers to email me at aroostookbasser@yahoo.com SUBJECT LINE: Best Light on my head, and you will be in a hat pull drawing for a free one for your next trip.

I have received this or other items for free to review and offer unbiased reviews on this and other outdoor related gear. All reviews are my own opinions.