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Night Vision and Signaling

Night Vision and Signaling

There’s been a number of times over the years when individuals we advise had to evacuate an area under threat. The most recent was within the past few weeks. At least one of these incidents was an extraction involving a helicopter whose crew had to search for...

Ryobi Air: Back on the Road Fast

Ryobi Air: Back on the Road Fast

A few years back a friend called and asked if I’d like to meet him at the shooting rage. I said, “Of course, I’ll be there in an hour.” After some preparation I jumped onto my KTM Duke and was on my way. About three miles into the ride the KTM’s rear felt spongy. I...

Tried and Tested Footwear

Tried and Tested Footwear

Tried and Tested Footwear There’s no question that we’re spoiled in the United States when it comes to firearms. We have so many choices and options that over the years shooters have settled down into camps of allegiance. It’s fun to see those who prefer one...

Context Camera Pro App

Context Camera Pro App

Like us, you probably have Location Services turned off on your smartphone’s camera settings. If not, geolocation information is likely stored with your images. Sharing an image with this information embedded can reveal exactly where and when the image was taken. For...

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...

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