Once upon a time, (8 years ago…) I bought an F-150 work truck that went off lease. I tried unsuccessfully to kill it for the previous 3 years, and decided it wanted to stay with our household. With 121K on it, I thought it might be time for some spark plugs. In went the Autolites, and we were in business.
2 days ago, coming home from an outing, my wife and I heard a loud *POP* and a ticking –
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My thoughts on Smartphone Preps from a presentation I did for one of the local prep groups I am with.
This presentation is based on my experiences with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android Smartphone. The concepts and ideas will relate to other Android and Apple electronic platforms, but specifics will be different depending on the capability of the individual phone and which carrier is being used.
In no way do I want to imply that you depend solely on
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I am a proponent of Celox. If I could be a reseller, I would unashamedly take it up. I am convinced through reports, studies, anecdotes and training that it does what it says it will, and does it better than any similar blood stop product.
While looking for something to share with you all, I came across a series of videos. They are presented by TACDEVGRU on YouTube. HERE is a link to that channel. Tactical Development Group or, WayOfTheGun.com,
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Naso-pharangeal airways are a component in just about every military IFAK. Damaged airways are not uncommon when bullets and heavy debris fly. For the prepper equipped with IFAKs, these devices are already in his kit. A lot of prep-medics will recommended adding this where it is absent.
There is an alternative to these, however, which ignores the nasal passages entirely. If a large oral airway structurally remains, the Berman Oral Airway is an EXCELLENT alternative. It can not be collapsed,
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A have this friend who was law enforcement and then a contractor in the sand box. Ran K-9s. Experienced in personal protection, training and a list of other things. Worked in the ‘Ghan to train indigenous people to handle their own security. Well, he’s home now, and opened a supply site online, “Disaster Survival Food and Gear“.
It’s a small shop right now, and deals with the basics. I just found an item there that I thought was crafty and
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CRKT Folts Minimalist, as delivered
I am the happy owner of a new knife as of Christmas afternoon! My family saw fit to grant me an item from my list, God bless them. The CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) Folts Minimalist Wharncliffe.
I was looking for a small, lightweight knife that would not break and was built to stay comfortably under control within my grip. I wanted it to be easily deployed. It needed to pack easily and
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I happened across a SteriPEN product at Costco a while back, and picked it up for inclusion in a kit. If I remember correctly, it was about $45. Checked the price at other outlets on my phone, and felt good about the purchase. Being able to hold one and check it out before forking over the cash was a nice touch. The packaging allow me to study it rather well. I liked that it came with a BPA-free 1 liter
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I thought I’d gather information on various Lifeboat Ration bars and present them in a from style side-by-side comparison. Well, it won’t fit 5 columns on the blog roll, so I made it a page. Go see it HERE, or click on the link in the menu bar at the top of this page.
JJ over at http://www.realitysurvival.com recently posted an article on adaptability. He asked a question at the end. “What things can you suggest for helping people to remain adaptable in their Bug Out Plans?”
I answered with (spelling errors and all….)
“Mobility and Communication are important in ground ops for the soldier, and also for the Prepper. The Prepper needs flexibility in hid bug-out transportation options, including a way to stay put if mobility somehow is denied him. ON FOOT might
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