My Wish List ~or~ What To Buy for David

I have difficulty remembering on the spur of a moment what I would like to be given. So here is a wish list page for me to write down what I wish I had, as I think of it. If you are someone who thinks you know me, you may be surprised at some of the things here.  Most of it is pretty low-dollar, as I tend to not ask for things I consider to be expensive; I can save up for the high-dollar stuff myself if it is that important to me.  Of course, if you have a few thousands of dollars laying around doing nothing, I have a few ideas  for them as well!

This page was last reviewed 09/04/2015; don’t let the original posting date fool you!

In no specific order of preference:

Literature: (I’ll read it eventually but I currently have a 2 foot high stack of books in the queue!)
Guidebook for Marines
The Tiger’s Way: A U.S. Private’s Best Chance for Survival” by H. John Poole
Light Infantry Tactics for Small Teams” by Christopher E. Larson
Six Ways In, Twelve Ways Out” by the USROG
“Quartered Safe Out Here,” by George MacDonald Fraser
“A Rifleman Went to War” by Captain Herbert W. McBride
“Meditations on Hunting” by José Ortega y Gasset
“The First and the Last” -Adolf Galland
“More Shotguns and Shooting” by Michael MacIntosh
“The Perfect Shot” by Kevin Robertson
“Unintended Consequences,” by John Ross
Whatever you can dig up by G.A. Henty, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, Zane Grey, or Edgar Rice Burroughs
“Brown on Resolution” “Beat to Quarters,” “Ship of the Line,” or “Flying Colors”by C.S. Forrester
“The Sergeant and the Bandits” by John W. Thomason
“Point Blank Shooting.” by Finn Aagaard
“The Road to Serfdom” by Hayek
“The Dogs Of War” by Frederick Forsyth
“The White Company” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Dance of the Dwarfs” by Geoffrey Household
“The Brave Bulls” by Tom Lea
“Aphrodite” by Pierre Louÿs
“The Long Rifle” by Stewart Edward White
“The Big Sky” by A.B. Guthrie
“And A Few Marines” by John W. Thomason
“Fancies and Goodnights” by John Collier
A collection of Rudyard Kipling’s verse
“Above and Beyond” by Barrett Tillman
“The Soul and the Spirit” (second edition) by Lindy Wisdom
“Submarine!” by Commander Edward L. Beach, USN
Wolfe Publications three-volume boxed set of the works of Deneys Reitz
“Small Unit Leadership: A Common Sense Approach” by Col. Dandridge M. Malone
“The Battle for Hunger Hill” by MG Daniel P. Bolger
“To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant’s Face” by Prof. Robert Churchill
“Washington’s Crossing” by David Hackett Fischer
“Gates of Fire” by Steven Pressfield
“Once an Eagle” by Anton Myrer
“Rifleman Dodd” by C.S. Forrester
“The Defence of Duffer’s Drift” by Lt. Backsight Forethought
“Boston’s Gun Bible” by Boston T. Party.
Aftermath: The Remnants of War by Donovan Webster
“Never Fight Fair, Navy SEALs’ Stories of Combat and Adventure” by Orr Kelly
“Hill 488” by Ray Hildreth, co-author Charles W. Sasser
“Human Accomplishment” by Charles Murray
“Clash of the Carriers” by Barrett Tillman
“Rifleman Dodd” by C.S. Forester
“Music Through The Dark” by Bree Lafreniere
“When Broken Glass Floats” by Chanrithy Him
“Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand
“The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli
“Ulysses” by James Joyce
“Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo

Gear:
Maglite flashlight, 3 “D” battery size, with LED lamp
Rough rasp or bastard file for wood
Big spool of ‘parachute cable’ type small-diameter nylon cordage
Tent that sleeps at least 6
Adult size sleeping bag (or two)
Batteries (AAA, AA, D, or C, or 9V, or 303/357)
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 G DSLR camera lens
Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 G DSLR camera lens

Guns & Ammo:
An SKS rifle, at least “shooter grade”
A Chiappa 1911-22 a $300 Made-In-USA .22LR pistol that looks like a M1911 .45
A box or two, or a case or two of ammunition in calibers 7.62x39mm, .22LR, .380ACP, .40S&W, or .30-06. Almost any type of bullet is just fine.
Comp-tac MTAC for a Glock model 22
A good cleaning kit for any of the above calibers (or a universal kit)

 

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