NH WINTERSEEDS

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Got your Winterseed Patch yet?

Winterseeds are starting early this season. This is the first time we are having one before Christmas. Winter 2011-2012 seems to be shaping up to be a strong one, so we should have plenty of snow (knocking loudly on wood!).

So dig out your long underwear, heavy boots, and waterproof outers, and let's have some fun!

Below is a writeup by Fred extolling the virtues of those hardy enough to venture out in the cold, proving they are not mere "summer soldiers and sunshine patriots."

Sign up now and earn the respect your deserve!

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Summer Soldiers


During the 1770's, as the American War of Independence developed, soldiers who joined the Continental Army during the spring or summer but went AWOL in the fall or winter were known as “summer soldiers.” Many of the summer soldiers were farmers who would join up with the Army when their crops were planted, fight with them during the summer, and then go back home to help with the harvest. So, some had quasi‐reasonable excuses. Others would stay with the Army through the harvest, but sneak off in the middle of the night once the weather got cold.

Sunshine Patriots


Meanwhile, the people who supported the revolutionaries when the revolution was going well—but not otherwise—were called “sunshine patriots.”

What It Means

So in the famous passage from The Crisis, where Thomas Paine wrote:

“The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country.”
He was talking—quite quite literally in the former case—about the fair‐weather friends of the revolution.

So YOU, just by showing up at a Winterseed, proffer yourself as a true patriot and Appleseeder of the highest caliber.

When you attend such an event, you and your equipment will be tested in Valley Forge weather conditions—can you make the grade? If so, we have a special patch for you!

For more information, please visit www.AppleseedUSA.org


— Fred, Founder of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) and the Appleseed Project
 
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WINTERSEED SHOOT - HOLDERNESS, NH, JAN 21-22, 2012

PEMI IS A KD CLUB:

THIS SHOOT HAS A KNOWN DISTANCE COMPONENT TO 200 YARDS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. BRING YOUR CENTER FIRE, TOO!

Flier: http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=26598.0;attach=80318

Range: Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club, Inc. (PEMI)

Address: 295 Beede Rd., Holderness, NH 03256

Website: http://www.pemi.org/

When: January 21-22, 2012
April 21-22, 2012
On-site check-in opens 8 AM. Shoot begins at 8:30 AM.

Range Fee: $10.00 per person/day

Camping available:
On site 10 Primitive
Off Site Bethel Woods Campground, 245 Route 3, Holderness, NH 03245
(603) 279-6266, [email protected], www.bethelwoods.com

Hotels:
Boulders Motel & Cottages
Route 191 & Route 3, Holderness, NH
603-968-3600

White Oak Motel
435 US Route 3, Holderness, NH
603-968-3673 (3.47 miles away)

Yankee Trail Motel
430 Route 3, Holderness, NH
603-968-3535 (3.52 miles away)

Red Roof Inn-Plymouth
304 Main St, Plymouth, NH
603-536-2330 (4.26 miles away)

Common Man Inn & Spa
231 Main St, Plymouth, NH
603-536-2200 (4.26 miles away)

Plymouth 12 & 12 House
Daniel Webster Hwy, Plymouth, NH
603-536-1245

Comfort Inn
53 West St, Ashland, NH
603-968-7668 (4.74 miles away)

Red Carpet Inn
166 Highland St, Plymouth, NH
603-536-2155 (5.32 miles away)

Directions: From I-93, Exit 24, take Rt 3 south for 0.8 mi into Ashland village, continuing left on Rt 3 south for 2.6 miles to Rt 175 north.

Turn left on Rt 175 and travel 1.7 miles to Hardhack Rd, turn right and go 0.7 miles to Beede Rd, bear right and proceed another 1.4 miles. Go past drive for the trap range.

Entrance to club grounds is on left. Bear RIGHT to rifle ranges.

GPS:
Latitude 43.76100
Longitude -71.59804

State Laws to be aware of: Check State Laws at http://www.nraila.org/GunLaws/

What to Bring: Please see the following list of items to bring to your Appleseed event - http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=101.0

Misc.: LTR loaners available. KD component to 200 yards. Be sure to bring your centerfire rifle, too, and see that the 25 meter skills transfer to actual distance too. Sheltered firing lines at 25M may be available. For independent gunsmith parts and services, bring up to $100 cash or silver. April 19th shoots feature synchronized, nationwide volleys for the fallen. Lunch available at club for reasonable cost. NO Alcohol Permitted Nearby Restaurants

Annie's Overflow
Holderness Rd, Holderness, NH
603-536-4062

Squam Lakeside Farm Foods
1002 US Route 3, Holderness, NH
603-968-2121 (2.35 miles away)

Italian Farmhouse
337 Daniel Webster Hwy, Plymouth, NH
603-536-4536 (4.17 miles away)

Riverside Dairy Joy
113 Riverside Dr, Ashland, NH
603-968-7500 (4.22 miles away)

Fosters Boiler Room & Restaurant
231 Main St, Plymouth, NH
603-536-2764 (4.26 miles away)

One Seventy Four Pizza & Sub
174 Main St, Plymouth, NH
603-536-3269 (4.31 miles away)

Thai Smile LLC
135 Main St, Plymouth, NH
603-536-1788 (4.32 miles away)

Main Street Station
105 Main St, Plymouth, NH
603-536-7577 (4.34 miles away)

For More Information Contact: John via Private Message to "Firewall99" on the Appleseed and NortheastShooters forums, or email [email protected]. For camping reservations or range information only, contact Randy Enger: 978-443-5429

Registration Link: Jan 21-22 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2629719562
April 21-22 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2641656265
 
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