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An Open Letter to the men at My Gun Culture: And an opportunity to win an AMPLIFI cleaning system

Dear Men of My Gun Culture,

In response to your “Open Letter to Women’s Outdoor News” regarding Father’s Day gifts and our abilities to pick ’em. Nice try. Some of us also are trappers in our group and so, we can smell the bait from miles away.

What? You don’t think tickets to a Barbara Streisand or Nora Jones concert would be fantastic Father’s Day gifts? Or what about these ideas?

1. A trip to learn about the softer side of Sears, complete with a matching pair of khakis, golf shirt and Sperry Top Siders? And maybe, if you’re nice, you get to smell the tool section for a few minutes.

2. A special day out at our newly conceived program held in a church basement and called “Men in the Indoors.” Where you will learn how to sort laundry, plan for a party for a three-year old child and 45 of her most intimate friends and how to stretch an 18-pound turkey with plenty of side dishes for a Thanksgiving meal for 50?

No, really … we are just messing with your heads (again).

What we really recommend (and so believe in it that we’re going to gift one to our readers!)

We think the perfect gift for Father’s Day from The WON is the AMPLIFI system. And yes, you have to shout it because it’s in caps.

It’s not a power washer. It’s a well-built washing system from Briggs and Stratton that offers controlled flow with sensitivity.

Here’s how one of your favorite companies, Briggs and Stratton, describes the AMPLIFI!

Pressure washers are designed to produce high pressure and low flow that is perfect for project-based cleaning such as stripping paint or stain from wood or removing heavy mold from cement or home siding. Alternatively, the Amplifi hose powering system produces much less PSI while providing an increase in water flow over that of a pressure washer but less than a regular house spigot. The Amplifi System’s balance of water pressure and flow is excellent for cleaning areas without removing paint or stain while easily washing away dirt preventing it from settling back onto surfaces.
For additional information, please visit the Amplifi Cleaning Website.

Here we go. Cleaning the Kabota. Photo courtesy of Jason Baird

Just to check it out for you guys, I tried it — on my tractor, junker truck, ATVs, deck and arbor. I like the way it handles and the way it stores within itself after use.

This is the sensitive setting -- which you will never get with a power washer! Photo courtesy of Jason Baird

So … we’re thinking that the perfect Father’s Day gift is AMPLIFI. And you can wash her car and then, water the flower beds!

Other reasons I like the AMPLIFI:

  • Waters, soaks, rinses and cleans (and stays outside — “always ready when you are!”)
  • Pump supercharges within seconds
  • AMPLIFI nozzle can reach up to 30 feet away, 4.5 times impact force of standard nozzle and up to 2 times more volume
  • Can switch settings from power to delicate — for flower beds.
  • Can apply detergent in any nozzle setting, including liquid waxes and spot-free rinses
  • All weather storage container

And for a fantasy shot, check out this YouTube video on the system.

Wanna Win WON — an AMPLIFI for you (or your guy?)

Just suggest another course for our “Men in the Indoors” program by the deadline, midnight, June 3. We’ll let Random.org choose one winner and AMPLIFI will ship the product to your doorstep. You can take it from there.

Psst: Also, we heard that the guys over at My Gun Culture also are offering a giveaway for cleaning something — guns, of course! From Otis Technology … you should check it out!

Finger off the trigger until ready to engage the target. Photo courtesy of Jason Baird

  • About Barbara Baird

    Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. She is a contributing editor at "SHOT Business," and her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications, including NRA, NSSF and Field & Stream.

     

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17 Comments
  • And The Winner of the OTIS Technology Elite Cleaning System Is… - My Gun Culture says: June 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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  • Gretchen Steele says: June 2, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Bathroom Manners and Maintenance 101 – Including – Perfecting your aim…..

  • Dan Kidder says: May 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Eyelash curling. My long luscious lashes are always bending on the scope lens and I just know if I could curl them properly, I would be a better shooter.

  • Jennifer says: May 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Men in the Indoors should absolutely include a pedicure class. Make sure there is a child in need of some sort of assistance just before the paint is dry. Child must be taken care of without mussing the pedicure for full credit.

  • Shamandin says: May 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Now, the laundry sorting idea is just hopeless (They’re all clothes, they all go in at once, right?) for a guy to process. Too many little details. The idea about finding things that I misplace is a good one for me. Too bad my wife has found that she’s got a very poor student on her hands for that one. πŸ˜€

    Now, for an idea for the Man in the Indoors … How about lessons on reading our better half’s mind so that we can understand what she REALLY means when she says, “Does this dress make my butt look fat?” I’ve need this one. The lesson on ducking and covering after giving an honest answer to the literal question … I’ve got that one mastered. πŸ˜€

  • The WON / MGC Fathers Day Giveaway - My Gun Culture says: May 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

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  • Mia Anstine says: May 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

    The course should of course include a how to section on pulling the carton from the pantry shelf once the last cookie has disappeared.

  • Tom says: May 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Not too shabby for a first attempt at understanding the hopeless simplicity of the male thought process.

    Power? Check.

    Aiming a huge water gun at stuff and pulling the trigger? Check.

    Instant gratification? Check.

    All in all a good start, but you’ve got a little ways to go to achieve Gift Ninja certification.

    Don’t panic though, we’ll provide a little more guidance in our next open letter.

    PS – Don’t think for a second that you can lock up the cool Fathers Day giveaways idea at The WON. We’re going to do our own. So there!

  • bonnie newman says: May 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Teach him hot to put dirty dishes in a clean dishwasher. Empty first. Way tooo lazy to empty first

  • Britney Starr says: May 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I think a Men in the Indoors class that teaches them how to write down something on the grocery list once they have used the last of it would be very useful. And also keep me from wanting to strangle said man. πŸ˜›

  • Katherine Grand says: May 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Let’s include a unit in the laundry section on why you never put a bra in the dryer and how to check jacket and pants pockets before washing them and remove whatever is inside.

  • Andi Schwartz says: May 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

    “How your wife also works full time, so get off your butt and help with chores once in a while” class. LOL, my honey IS getting better! πŸ™‚

  • Hil says: May 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

    “Why You Shouldn’t Run The Dishwasher With Nothing But Two Bowls, Four Spoons And One Mug In It” should definitely be a class.

    And amen to Ellen Benitz’s comment about pink. For the love of all that is holy, can the “pink it and shrink it” phenomenon just go away already?

  • Rebecca Green says: May 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    “How to leave things IN THEIR PLACE to avoid asking the DAILY question: ‘Have you seen my ____________’. Really? Is it possible to lose/misplace something EVERY DAY?

  • Ellen Benitz says: May 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

    “How to shop for the woman I love who also hunts/shoots” okay, this class would include how not to buy any pink camo! Pink camo purses, pink camo backpacks ect. Just becuase I am a female doesn’t mean I want everything I own to be pink! I want functioning items that help me to be successful in the woods, just like you! (or maybe better than you?) πŸ™‚