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I recently purchased a Slide Pro capo from Charlie's website and I am totally amazed at how this resophonic Slide Pro capo works.  It is awesome to say the least; excellent workmanship, ease of operation and does not change the tone of your guitar versus using your steel bar at the same fret location.  I highly recommend this capo to all slide "Dobro" players.  Below a couple pixs of Charlie's Slide Pro capo:

I photographed the capo resting on top of a DVD plastic case.

Pix below of Charlie's Slide Pro capo on my custom made Porter "Flaming Claw" model guitar.

I am also using Charlie's stainless steel tone bar and very pleased with it.  I own two slide bars since the late 1960s and both of them are Stevens.  They finally bit the dust from wear and dropping them in my shop making contact with metal harder than the chrome plated brass.

For your slingshot needs, Simpleshot Shooting Sports has it all.  Click on the Simpleshot logo for a direct hyperlink to their website.  I purchased their Scout slingshot, Cowhide and Kangaroo hide pouches and well pleased with their products and fast excellent customer service. 

Ernie Wilson has a great selection of predator calls.  I use his Cocobolo custom deluxe.

Check out Mountain Bike Bill's site for a change of pace from hunting.  Has  a humongous selection of videos and technical reviews of mountain bike trails mostly in California but many other locations as well.  Fantastic still shots..... something for everyone if you love the outdoors!

I recently purchased a Dowelmax Classic doweling jig and totally stoked with the quality and performance of their product.  I reviewed many similar products to join wood together and this one is the "Cadillac" for sure.  Click on the picture logo to take you direct to their ordering page and for additional product information. 

I have used their products for a decade or more making various types of smoked sausages and very satisfied.  Check out my Short Stories page, Sausage Making and Venison Chop Shop  for a view of some of their equipment in use.

Militec-1 protects metal surfaces with a constant impregnated molecular bond of synthetic-based hydrocarbon derivatives which will not change any tolerances inside or outside of weapons.  Militec-1 works within the molecular structure and micropores of metal and non-metallic surfaces of weapons.  Benefits of Militec-1:  helps prevent jamming, reduces bore wear, provides excellent rust protection, reduces corrosion, carbon and lead build-up and highly concentrated and long-lasting.

I use this product on my personal weapons and as a Certified Armorer for the NCDOC, use Militec-1 on all our weapons at a medium custody correctional facility.

"Take care of your weapon and it will take care of you."


I use this multi-purpose lube for leather products, key and lock control, automotive applications, weapons exterior and mixed with water as a "moose type milk" for cleaning black powder firearms since it emulsifies with water and is biodegradable.  Go to this link the find out about the NRA!


Sausage making supplies and accessories.  Butcher & Packer Supply Company has been serving the food processing industry since 1937.  Their prices are very reasonable and you will have to look hard to find someone that can beat their prices.  

Click on the above pix of Chris Cioffi of Springfield, Tennessee 615-382-1376 for a link to his banjo services offered! 

Above pix of a state of the art router table fence manufactured by Pat Warner who is a top guru when it comes to precision routing and drilling.  He has instructional material for sale to help anyone become more proficient and productive using his methods and techniques for the router.  Many of my wood working fixtures and jigs for my turkey call making leads back to some of his products.  I met Pat Warner at his shop in Escondido, California while visiting our son and his family back in May 2008.  I was very impressed with his hands on knowledge of precision routing and it was an enjoyable and educational visit.  I highly recommend his products!   

Some of Pat's books and DVDs are still available on

NOTE:  Pat Warner passed away July 28, 2017.  

I am currently referring locksmith services to Justin Burr.  He worked with the Department of Correction for a few years and has excellent character.

I have owned many high quality pot friction calls to go into my turkey hunting arsenal along with my own custom made box calls and after receiving a couple of Derby City Calls from Jeff Sullivan, their Magnum aluminum over glass call is by far the best looking and sounding pot friction call that I have ever owned.  It is the easiest call to "play" and with their 500 year old hard maple wood  OLD GROWTH STRIKER,  it is a combination that is supreme.   The workmanship far exceeds any production pot friction call that I have every owned.    The call base has a unique and novel shape (patent pending) that is not only beautiful but is ergonomically shaped to fit the hand and keep the call in position while using the striker to create clucks, purrs, yelps and cuts that will certainly bring that ole elusive Long Beard in for the harvest.

Click on the above banner for a link to their website.   Web posted by Bill aka Mickey Porter 01-21-12.

To order Authentic Native American harvested, Wild Rice, click on the above logo.  Also visit my Wild Rice recipe for a history of Native American Wild Rice. 

I have known James Griffin all my life and can vouch for his integrity!  Give him a call for your insurance and investment needs.  My bride and myself personally use his services and are very pleased!  Click on business card thumbnail for a larger view.

Knapp Shoes have been manufactured in the USA since 1921.  I have used their work boots and shoes for decades and the most comfortable work boot I have found, especially when having to stand on hard concrete type floors for extended periods of time.  They are still manufactured here in the USA and worth every dollar paid for them.  Click on Logo for a link to their website to place an order.  My personal favorite work boot is boot style # 2565. 

Accurate Ordnance, LLC located in Winder, GA is a great company to do business with rendering first quality, fast and excellent service.  Click on the above Logo for a link to their website.

North Carolina now allows hunting with a silencer aka suppressor.  Click on the above logo for a hyperlink to North Carolina Silencer for all the information needed to own a suppressor.  Eric and Hank will take you through every step of the process necessary to legally own a silencer for your recreational and hunting needs.  I highly recommend their First Class All American services!

It is to my understanding, NC Silencer is currently not accepting new applications....threw the towel in!


Click on above pix to hyperlink to their website.

Lowey Products in Australia has plastic molded single shot adapters available for the Savage Mark II .22 caliber rifles and others.  Click on the above pix for additional information on their adapters.

Click on the above logo or this link: Squirrel Hunting Journal of which Nate has a ton of info on his website related to squirrel hunting with excellent equipment reviews, outstanding hunting and related stories with quality photography and video clips.  The .22 caliber rimfire and ammunition reviews with images of the targets fired are top notch for sure....seeing is believing!

Give Pam Parker a call for your insurance needs.  Pam and her husband Cree are great to do business with! 

In 2014, I purchased a Hunter Safety System Hybrid model safety harness and their lifeline which is the best safety equipment I have ever purchased for my hunting needs.  I have used some of those cheap "Rube Goldberg" contraptions that come with ladder stands that one of my hunting friends gave me, but it takes an engineering degree to figure out how to put them one.  I can't say enough good things about HSS products and highly recommend them.  Safety has to be your number one priority in my humble opinion and HSS will get you there without compromising your personal safety and welfare, if you follow their instructions!  Click on the logo above for a direct link to them. 

Webpage updated by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 02-26-17.


My bride and myself are members of the Wadesboro Church of God.  My Grandma Della Coley was one of the founding members of the Wadesboro Church of God and our parents were members also.  They lead us in the right direction, however it is easy to be led astray by the works of Satin if one drops his or her guard and yields to the wicked darts of Satin.

Thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins.  Salvation and Deliverance is available to anyone who will accept him.

Click on the above Church of God logo for a hyperlink to the Church of God headquarters located in Cleveland, Tennessee.

The Pizza Inn, Rockingham, NC is our favorite Pizza Restaurant.  Open this link for their hours of operation.  The Restaurant is very clean, a great selection on their pizza and salad bar.  The staff are courteous and very efficient!  I highly recommend Pizza Inn of Rockingham, NC.


I no longer donate calls to NWTF chapters or support the organization due to alcoholic bars set up with free drinks as a means to inebriate potential high dollar spenders and bidders at their banquets.  This is a disgusting and immoral way to conduct business to raise money in my humble opinion!  Also, the usage of "bar maids" (literally and figuratively) to serve the drinks and assist in the auction is low class.  When you are of the world, this is a normal protocol.

Web page updated by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 11-26-17.


If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, please take this moment to accept him by Faith into your Life, whereby Salvation will be attained.   

Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Open this link of Bible Verses About Salvation, King James Version Bible (KJV).

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”