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Grid-Down Oven Cooking

Grid-Down Oven Cooking

Have you ever watched a professional athlete and thought, “I could do that if I had the chance.” For most who’ve ever thought that, and who were given a chance, it became clear very quickly that there’s a significant disconnect between perception and reality. The same...

Higher Volume Water Filtration

Higher Volume Water Filtration

We take a lot of things for granted. For example, it’s said that an adult takes roughly 20,000 breaths per day. I must admit that I seldom think about this, even though breathing air with at least 20% oxygen is crucial to life. Without it, we would die after only a...

Signal-Blocking Faraday Bags

Signal-Blocking Faraday Bags

Two years ago more than a dozen expats were detained by a repressive overseas government. Aside from being separated from others and having to endure intense interrogation sessions, some of which lasted for weeks, their digital devices were confiscated. They were also...

Powering Off-Grid Comms – Part Two

Powering Off-Grid Comms – Part Two

Two weeks ago we posted an article that addressed the need for communications redundancy. We noted that for most domestic (CONUS) and international (OCONUS) travel we make use of a three-tier Comms Redundancy Plan. This includes an iPhone (Primary), a MacBook Pro...

Powering Off-Grid Comms – Part One

Powering Off-Grid Comms – Part One

In last week’s article we addressed the need for communications redundancy. We noted that for most domestic (CONUS) and international (OCONUS) travel we make use of a three-tier Comms Redundancy Plan. This includes an iPhone (Primary), a MacBook Pro (Secondary), and...

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400

In early September 2017 Hurricane Irma was forecast to hit the east coast of Florida with wind speeds of up to 145 miles per hour. Residents hurried to board up windows and purchase emergency supplies. As part of our family’s preparations we pulled out our various...

NOCO Boost Lithium Jump Starter

NOCO Boost Lithium Jump Starter

It’s reported that the average car battery lasts about three years. Unless you regularly trade in your ride for a new one, you’ve likely at some point had trouble starting your vehicle. My wife and I are a one car, one motorcycle couple. We’ve owned our 2003 Honda...

3,200 Lumens – When You Need It

3,200 Lumens – When You Need It

It’s 3:14 AM. You’re suddenly woken from a sound sleep by a loud noise outside and off into the distance. Within seconds the power to your home goes out, and you realize that a neighborhood transformer has blown. You decide to check things out in your home. In this...

Resqme Glass Breaker/Seatbelt Cutter

Resqme Glass Breaker/Seatbelt Cutter

A good deal of our time is spent training individuals and teams to operate in low-visibility roles in some of the most challenging places in the world. The training includes many subject matter areas. One of these is the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)...

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