Monday, 9 January 2017

The Pelican 1920, Gen2 vs Gen 3.


Quite a few months ago, I picked up a Pelican 1920 Generation 2 at Mountain Equipment Co-op. This new incarnation was long awaited upgrade to the 1910-20 series of pocket flashlight making the family more competitive with other choices on the market. Both the 1910 and the 1920 Generation 2 were released in Spring of 2014. I finally got around to picking one up in May of 2016.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year 2017

Picture courtesy of The Tyee


“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”  - General 
George Smith Patton Jr.

Raise a pint and be thankful for those deployed as we welcome the New Year safely.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Survival Bug Out - A Guide to Gear and Strategy



Survival Bug Out - A Guide to Gear and Strategy is produced by The Survival Summit. This production company and survival blog  produces a whole series of high quality, relevant, preparedness training videos which are available in DVD or downloadable format.

Monday, 5 December 2016

The CTOMS Covert Ankle Medical Kit or C-MAK



Not everyone can carry a med pouch in their everyday situation on their body. It is just not realistic. Everyday carry bags can be lost or not on your person during disasters, dangerous encounters and active shooter attacks. On-the-body carry is always preferable to off-the-body. This is why the Covert Ankle Medical Kit (C-MAK) is such a viable option for many people.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

SOF Tactical Tourniquet Application


You are awaken by the sound of an intruder in your house. To ensure your family's safety, you move to a position of advantage. Shots are exchanged. 

The intruder is down and you are hit in the arm.


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Vehicle Penetration Lab




A simple highlights video as we observe how high velocity rounds react, deflect and spall when passing through automobile barriers.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

ARTERIAL TOURNIQUETS for Police Officers, Law Enforcement and Other First Responders




A month ago, I was contact by TacMed Australia. I was asked if I could read and review an E-Book that would be going public on 10 October 2016. I enthusiastically agreed to this request as I was selected because I am an experienced tactical medicine practitioner, instructor and proponent.