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Surviving Delta Force Selection and Assessment: Part 1

I was stationed in Key West, Florida, at the U.S. Army Special Forces Combat Diver Academy as a SCUBA instructor. I had intentionally sought out that assignment to avoid a mandatory levy into the Special Warfare Center (SWC)—duty that all Green Berets inevitably faced in their careers at some point. Rather than get stuck in […]

Exotac nanoSTRIKER XL: The best ferro-rod available

Being able to start a fire is one of the most important aspects of survival as it allows one to keep warm, purify water, and signal for help. Therefore, a fire-starter is arguably the most important tool in your survival kit. I personally carry a butane lighter, stormproof matches, and ferro-rod in mine (always have […]

Electrolyte replacement with SaltStick Caps

SaltStick Capsules are critical to minimizing muscle cramping, heat stress and fatigue due to unbalanced electrolyte levels. SaltStick Caps are formulated to closely resemble the electrolyte profile lost during activity: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Whether you are running a full marathon, out on a long day hike, or spend hours in the sun, these are for […]

Gerber Paraframe Folding Knife

*Republished with permission from Hooks & Ammo The Gerber Paraframe knife has been my current everyday carry knife for a few months now. I like the features of the knife and at the price point, the knife is a great deal. Gerber is a respected name and their products have always been well made and have […]

NEMO’s Airpin Ultralight Stake Wins Backpacker’s Editors’ Choice Award

March 11, 2019 {Dover, NH}—The new 2019 Airpin™ Ultralight Stake from NEMO has won Backpacker Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award, announced at the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show on January 30th and featured in the Spring 2019 Gear Guide, on sale March 8th. “They’re extremely easy to use. No more fighting with knots as you struggle to get your shelter set […]

Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX: One year update

I have worn these Merrells Moab 2 Mids on various terrain and in various conditions for 0ver a year now. They fit just as comfortable now as they first did fresh out of the box. These boots have performed exceptionally well and continue to do so regardless of whether I find myself trekking through mud, sand, or […]

Life’s Slow Moving Disaster

*Republished with permission from Eric Davis Blog We are all living a life that took decades to produce. Like the path of a glacier, our lives consist of the habits and elements which have been slowly carved into our existence. Because glaciers move so slowly, we can’t always see their destructive or creative power until what […]