Outdoor extras, including a fun new target

Posted on: June 25, 2019 | Bob Frye | Comments

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Gear of the week

Gear name: Double Action

Company: Double Action Targets (https://www.everybodyshops.com/self-sealing-hit-indicating-cool-weather-black-green-target-double-action-targets.html)

Reactive targets are fun to shoot.

Double Action Target

Gear type: Target

Product description: Self-healing targets aren’t new. But this one is at least different in a neat and fun kind of way. Put a round through it and the hole closes back up on itself. But in the process, the area around the hole changes color. The effect is that you can see where each shot hit, just like on those paper splatter targets that are so popular. Unlike those, though, this is reusable. It’s the heat – caused by friction – of the bullet traveling through the target that causes it to change color. When the target cools down, it goes back to its original color. That way, the next time you use it, you fire new rounds and get new colors splotches.

Available options: These are available in 4- and 6-inch models. All have a strap to use in hanging them from target stands.

Suggested retail price: $12.99 to $24.99, depending on size.

Notable: If you want to see a video of just how this target works, check this out.

Tip of the week

Forever, it seems, anglers have been taught to look for fish around structure. That makes sense. Many are ambush predators, so a bit of cover – rocks, grass, timber, an overhanging bank — gives them a place to hide while looking for a meal. But there’s one kind of cover anglers too often overlook: shade. Shade alone, perhaps from something hanging over the water, can hold fish. And the shaded side of in-water cover, like a dock, can be especially productive.

Recipe of the week

Mountain man breakfast


  • 2 pounds sausage
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 2 pounds frozen hash browns
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups grated cheese


One pot meals are a huge blessing on campouts, as they make food preparation and cleanup fast and relatively easy. That leaves plenty of time for adventuring.

And this breakfast fits the bill, for you and the whole gang.

To start, fry the sausage in a Dutch oven over hot coals. Crumble it well.

When it’s done, take it out and place it on a paper towel to drain. Leave the drippings in the oven.

Brown the hash browns in that oil. When they’re ready, spread them out on the bottom of the pan so that they form almost a pie crust. Put the cooked sausage over the potatoes.

Over that, pour the eggs, scrambled with the ¼ cup of water mixed in. Top that with the cheese.

Put the lid on the oven and bake everything — using 8 coals underneath the oven and 16 on top of it – for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the eggs are done.


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Bob Frye is the everybodyadventures.com editor. Reach him at 412-838-5148 or bfrye@535mediallc.com. See other stories, blogs, videos and more at everybodyadventures.com.

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