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Introduction to Geocaching

What the heck is Geocaching? Basically, Geocaching is using billion dollar technology (GPS) to find $3 trinkets hidden in the woods. On the surface, you may not think this is something that you would find to be fun, however there is a lot of valuable experience that you can gain from Geocaching, and it’s fun. If you follow the Triangle Tactical Facebook page, this picture may look familiar. On Saturday I asked what these items …

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Fire Week – Day 3 – Kindling and Fuel

So far this week we have covered both spark, and tinder. They are both essential to building a fire, but in order to keep the fire burning, we need kindling and finally fuel. The four components of fire are: Spark Tinder Kindling Fuel What the heck is kindling? Kindling is the third component of fire. It can come in many different shapes and sizes, same with spark and tinder. Generally, kindling is one of the …

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Fire Week – Day 2 – Tinder

Right off the bat I want to apologize for my tardiness in getting the rest of the Fire Week series of posts written. I was a little under the weather earlier this week, and actually called out of work for the first time in a couple years. Anyways, back to the topic of fire. As stated before, there are four components of Fire: Spark Tinder Kindling Fuel We have covered Spark already, so today we …

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Fire Week – Day 1 – Spark

As part of National Preparedness Month, I am going to spend this week discussing the components of fire. How to make it, and how to sustain it.  Some of you may not think that building a fire is that big of a deal, and many times it is not, however trying to build a fire when you need one, during sub-optimal conditions can be a challenge at best, and life or death at worst. Fire …

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Do you have the skill-set?

One thing that I see over and over in the firearms community, and other areas as well, is that people like to buy all kinds of gear, but they never take the time to learn how to properly use it. After the mass shooting in Colorado I discussed this with Chris Clifton from Defensive Concepts NC, and he told me that a lot of people who buy firearms for protection do not know enough to …

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September – National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Preparedness means a lot of different things to different people, and this month I plan to write a good bit about what preparedness means to me. I’ve mentioned before that I am an Eagle Scout. I was active in scouting from the first grade, all the way until I graduated from high school. One of the most important lessons I learned from scouting was practical preparedness. We never sat down …

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