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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)...

Quality Optics When You Need Them

Quality Optics When You Need Them

People have been using optical devices to make distant objects appear closer for centuries. Galileo famously focused on the Moon through his homemade telescope in 1610. It’s said that he eventually developed a unit with 20 times magnification. Before long portable...

The Garmin InReach

The Garmin InReach

One of the most helpless feelings is to be involved in a critical security incident with no means of communication. I know the feeling firsthand. I’ve experienced not being able to communicate from dangerous and remote international locations. I’ve also been on the...

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