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The Bucket…

Today I want to go over a piece of kit that I have been playing with for some time now and including in some of my trips:  The Five Gallon Bucket. The five gallon bucket is a staple of the … Continue reading

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MoraKniv of Sweden product added

Close to six months ago I signed up for a class with Tony Nester at Ancient Pathways, a survival and bushcraft school, and started packing my bags for two days in Arizona.  The course was a ‘modern survival’ course based … Continue reading

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The Case Against That “Special” Mag

I occasionally hear people mention that they carry one or two magazines with “special” ammo in it, just in case something special happens.  I can remember doing this, among other things like a mixed load in my shotgun (birdshot, buckshot, … Continue reading

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Vehicle Operations – Staging Trauma Kits

In this blog article we are going to discuss a few aspects of setting up trauma kits for vehicles.  My main focus of this article is not to convince the reader that they should have one but to address the … Continue reading

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Dental First Aid

Dental issues are one of those problems that is generally not acutely life threatening but can have a serious impact on comfort, function, and the ability to hydrate and nourish.  In some cases they can be life threatening but usually … Continue reading

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NJ Home Invasion, some take aways

This video of a vicious home invasion in NJ has been making the rounds all day.  Add a story about a assault and battery in a line waiting for tennis shoes and a woman who calls 911 and the dispatcher … Continue reading

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Contingency Kits – Fire/Heat category

Continuing with the series “Contingency Kits”, I want to address a few major categories that will be common across a wide variety of missions or environments.  I say common because while you may carry something that falls into this category … Continue reading

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