On a nice sunny day, I decided to take Loki (my Wirehair Pointing Griffon) for a trip to the beach. The family and I decided on the Sequalitchew (try to say it out loud) Creek Trail. The trailhead starts at the Depont city hall (WA) and descends towards the ocean for about 1.5 miles (3-mile […]
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I still remember the first time I tried dip. I had passed basic training (Army), AIT, and was in the middle of airborne school at Ft. Benning (GA). We had completed all necessary training before our first jump. The following day was scheduled as our first of five jumps needed to graduate Airborne school. I […]
If you don’t wear a suit to work, odds are you wear a pair of boots. Working as a CBP Officer I have some basic requirements when it comes to my foot wear. Despite on my work location (which will change the type of uniform I need to wear), there are some pretty standard footwear […]
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I am excited for Spring to fully arrive. I plan on doing some overnight hikes with Loki (my dog), and my son Cole. Recently I wrote about my top ten overnight hike essentials, but what if you plan on bringing your kid? It was an interesting process to start finding some gear for my son. There […]
When my family goes camping we like to take a mini-bbq which runs off of a small propane tank with us. This is great if we have the room in our vehicle, and we plan on driving right up to our campsite. When I am hunting I usually leave this bbq at home because there […]
After successfully completing RIP (Ranger Indoctrination Program later renamed RASP) I was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion (Cco-MadSlashers). When I arrived at Ft. Lewis it was basically empty. I was sent on a reach-back bird (planes that carry people into, and out of combat for various reasons) to meet my already deployed platoon. After a […]
ESEE Knives, and Randall’s Adventure Training teamed up to form a line of products with survival in mind. They offer a variety of blades (depending on your need), survival gear, Escape and Evasion gear, and training. The training (for civilians) includes such courses as: land navigation, field survival, advanced bushcraft, rope rescue, defensive handgun (1), […]
Recent events have shown us that we need to be prepared at all times, for anything. From natural disasters to terrorist attacks, you need to be prepared before you find yourself in a SHTF scenario. I have always carried a gun with me, but recently I decided that I wanted to complete the big three; gun, […]