The devastation is unbelievable and the interactive photos really make it much more sobering. I have a sister in law living in Japan now but she lives nowhere near the these areas and came through just fine.
Thank God the only natural disaster to worry about where I live is the posibility of wildfires.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...