As of tomorrow it's only 3 month to go on my first Safari to Africa. Being so close I really wanted to practice my shooting when I got up this morning. The problem is that with the temperature at -2 fahrenheit (that's -19 for the rest of the World) and I really wasn't in the mood for that kind of cold. So I created my own little range in my basement: I took some old carpet remnants and clamped them to our pantry shelves with stacks of old boxes around. I have my old BB gun from when I was a kid and a cheap pellet trap. The paper target is a necessity otherwise the BB's bounce all over the basement. Sure a cheap old BB gun isn't perfect practice but it's better than nothing I figure. At first my wife was a bit taken back when she came done into the basement to look for a can of peas but was pleased that I actually cleaned a significant amount of the basement for a 20 ft firing lane!