When the Balloon Goes Up!
"The term "when the balloon goes up" has been used since WWI when
observation balloons were used to gather intelligence, exposing allied
troops and triggering enemy fire. It's use continued in WWII due to the
use of barrage balloons being lifted in preparation for air raids.
Historically, the ascension of balloons has been a sign of impending
"This blog and the associated forums have been created to discuss the
preparations, tools, equipment, mindset and training required to handle
the first 0-72 hours following the rise of the balloon. Additionally, I
hope the forums will become a place to discuss hypothetical scenarios
and to learn personal experiences."
Musings Over a Pint
"You should expect to see lots of stuff about craft beer, especially
craft beer from Virginia. I love the United States of America and I have
exactly no tolerance for those who feel otherwise. I enjoy shooting
pistols and occasionally participate in USPSA and other organized
matches. I am blessed with a lovely wife and fine young son. Surely
there will be postings about those subjects too. Yes, I'm proud to be a
conservative Virginian. Musings over a pint; the title says it all. "
--Welcome to the Blogroll!