Holy Smoke fills bullets and shotgun shells with the ashes of your loved one
On October 3, 2011 At 12:01 pm
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If your loved one–or you–love guns, here's your burial service. All that is required are the fully cremated remains of your loved one, and Holy Smoke will fill shotgun shells and bullets with the ashes of the dearly departed:
Once the caliber, gauge and other ammunition parameters have been selected, we will ask you (by way of your funeral service provider) to send approximately one pound of the decedents ash to us. Upon receiving the ashes our professional and reverent staff will place a measured portion of ash into each shotshell or cartridge. (Please note that our process uses only a portion of the ash from a typical cremation.)
Example: 1 Pound of ash is enough to produce 250 shotshells (one case).
The site prides itself on being able to save 75% over traditional funeral costs, and for those concerned about the environment, once you blast your loved one out of that gun, it doesn't even leave an ecological footprint–just a hole in the center of your target. And if you were concerned about no longer being there to protect your loved ones, fear not! As the company reassures:
Now, you can continue to protect your home and family even after you are gone.
If you shoot animals with the Holy Smoke shotgun shells or bullets, according to Jonathan Turley, you shouldn't eat the meat directly around the hole:
Robert Chapin, a toxicologist, is quoted as saying people should be sure to kill the animal quickly if it is still living after being shot — to avoid the ashes spreading in the animal’s blood and the area around the shot should not be eaten.
They insist that you do not have to worry about eating an animal shot with the remains of your loved one. It is just carbon and any residue . . . well . . . this too shall pass.
The company was started by two law enforcement officers (game wardens), who were solopsizing about the way they'd like to go when they die:
I told my friend that I had some cost, waste of space and ecological issues with burials and that I thought I wanted to be cremated and in some fashion, have my ashes tossed into a river or spread through the woods.
My friend smiled and said "You know I've thought about this for some time and I want to be cremated. Then I want my ashes put into some turkey load shotgun shells and have someone that knows how to turkey hunt use the shotgun shells with my ashes to shoot a turkey. That way I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that one turkey will see is me, screaming at him at about 900 feet per second."
I realized that my friend was describing almost exactly how I wanted my ashes to be spread. How perfect to have my family and friends honor me by using shotgun shells with a little bit of my ash in each one. Whether my shells get shot at sporting clays or live birds or put on the shelf, even in death I could be ecologically sound and useful.
From that statement, we started a company that can take your or your loved ones ashes and produce an eco-friendly way to spread or use those ashes while conducting a favored activity.
With care and reverence, we can place the ashes of your loved ones into almost any caliber or gauge of ammunition.
So there you have it, outdoorsmen and women! A bullet with your Valentine in it–shot into eternity.