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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Pain Box

The tarantula hawk wasp

A cool story with an important lesson.

In the "yin" and "yang" of things,  arrogance and fear are just parts of the same equation. The wisdom is to recognize where your head is at exactly.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bosnia: Suriving A Collapsed City

Apparently the article below was from someone who spent a year in such difficult and limited conditions at the height of the Balkan wars in Bosnia.

Whether true or not, it can give valuable lessons as to what it took to survive those times. 

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How People Survived in a Collapsed City

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hasty Hanson Harness


This was on old post but I though I add another excellent video tutorial below. God forbid you should ever need to do this, it works best if you have an actual LOAD BEARING carabiner (I always use one as my key chain/SD tool and is always with me).

Again, please refer to the DISCLAIMER prominently featured in two areas of this blog, above and on the sidebar (you can expand the video by clicking the icon).


First of, here's a quick link to the DISCLAIMER above not to mention the other one in the sidebar on the right. These skills are best learned with 3 important elements: the right training, instructor, and the tools or equipment. Attempting it without any of those previously mentioned and well, as Forrest Gump would say: "Stupid is as stupid does!"  

Having said all that, the ability to quickly effect a rescue, egress or quick descents as safe as possible is an invaluable skill for both professionals (soldiers, first responders, firemen even field-research academics) as well as hobbyists (mountaineers, outdoorsmen, flyers/pilots). 

There are several methods for tying hasty harnesses with rescue webbing. This short instructional is probably one of the quickest, but still uncomfortable, methods:

Sunday, December 30, 2012

If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

- Ernest Hemingway
  A Farewell to Arms

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Perspective on Size

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Next time you're feeling very "significant" or how lasting your impact is in the sphere of things, take a look at the brief video below about our sun. See how you measure-up. . .

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Sandy Hook Incident

God bless the little departed ones. . . 

The world is still mourning and regretting this recent event. 

In the past, this humble blog has presented similar incidences and scenarios, the last one was the incident in Norway here being an active shooter/mass killing scenario.

With regards to adopting certain security measures, Israel being a nation and a people living with a grim reality of unrest and terror in their midst, have adopted these strong learnings in their daily lives which we've also featured in this previous article relating to airport security.

Now, this very recent article is another expansion of policies and measures by the Israelis again to cope with the dangers that has confronted its school system, in which the young are very vulnerable.

While such measures are still very much up for debate, including how viable they are in our own settings, it does make one pause to think and consider just how much are we willing ensure our level of safety and security in today's world.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Types of Gun Owners

Been watching this guy since sometime back. Not the most subtle but very knowledgeable indeed. Can't really add much of anything since most of what he says hits the mark so to speak.

So which type are you?

Not a gun owner/user? Ok then, think wider, broader and more honest in terms of your lifestyle, training and outlook in life.

Tough answers, eh?