Archive for March, 2011

The Essential Survival Kit

Posted by Courtney Shipe on March 30th, 2011

Most people know that if you hike, camp, backpack or enjoy any outdoor hobby that removes you from civilization a survival kit is essential in case of emergency. However, what they don’t realize is that everyone, even city dwellers should have a survival kit in their possession. Most people think “oh nothing will ever happen to me” or “I will be prepared” but only about a third of Americans are prepared for disasters, according to USA Today

Pros and Cons of Tasers

Posted by ronsubs on March 23rd, 2011

Tasers are often in the news for their sensational status. Everyone disagrees whether they are safe or not, whether policemen should carry them or not, and in what situations should they be used or not. Here are some pros and cons about this interesting weapon.

All About A Bivvy Sack

Posted by Stephanie Jacobs on March 16th, 2011

ave you ever heard of a bivvy sack? Chances are if you have, you are an avid outdoorsman. Bivouac or bivvy sacks are a lightweight and waterproof alternative to a tent. Looking more like a sleeping bag, a bivvy sack is used by a variety of sportsmen such as “climbers, mountaineers, hikers, backpackers, campers, and military personnel.” Bivvy sacks are most useful for people who want to travel lightly since they are small and practically weightless.

Bomb Technicians: One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

Posted by Courtney Shipe on March 9th, 2011

While the sentiment was amusing, it is a very sobering truth that bomb technicians risk their lives every day to keep others safe. At the Hazardous Devices School in Alabama, US Army Master Sergeant Paul Carter explains, “We take safety seriously. Everything was learned the hard way. Meaning someone was hurt or killed.” Not many other jobs in the world have as high a mortality rate or element of danger inherent to the profession.

Gifts For a Military Guy

Posted by Courtney Shipe on March 3rd, 2011

Choosing a gift for any man is sometimes a difficult prospect, but military men are especially challenging. Since military guys tend to be ultra-masculine and interested in very specific sorts of tactical gear and equipment, it can be very stressful for their wives, girlfriends, fiancĂ©e’s and other family members to buy them gifts. Here are some simple gift ideas for a military man and clever card propositions to go with the gift.