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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Signs of Depression

UPDATE: I found another another great article focusing on men's depression and linked it below.

A well written article on subject and condition that's close to me. It may help you or someone you know.

Click HERE

12 Signs of Depression for Men

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Remember this? Some things I can't relate with, but overall, encouraging bits of wisdom.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hasty Hanson Harness


An 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 use one for by key chain).

Again, please refer to the DISCLAIMER prominently featured in two areas of this blog, above and on the sidebar.


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:

Friday, August 12, 2011

GoRuck Packs = WANT!

UPDATE: See the last bit below. . . 

Pics from the GoRuck Challenge

I have only three words GoRuck packs: Simple, tough, efficient. 

badass bag review HERE.

The founder, a former US Special Forces soldier explaining the flagship model: GR1 Explained by Jason, GoRuck's Founder   

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Tao Of Travel

THIS is a good and practical read for the wanderer in all of us.

Solar Storms Heading Our Way

Click HERE

Supposedly the sun is building up to, if we're not already there yet, a very bad solar maximum, something the well-known physicist Michio Kaku was saying sometime back.

Listen to the projected time he says for "another Big One". So is this the dreaded end-of-the-Mayan-long-count-calendar-2012-phenomenon coming true?