Wild Edible: Kousa Dogwood

Although this edible is not actually wild, it can be commonly found as a decorative tree planted on properties.  The appearance of the fruit on these trees, certainly does not imply that it is edible, but I assure you they are delicious.  The Kousa Dogwood is not native to North America but was imported back […]

Nick’s EDC Breakdown

  Contents list: Bandaids, steri strip, butterfly closures, antiseptic wipes, ibuprofen, gloves, 2 sizes of tape (1″ & 2″), self adhering wrap, 4×4 sterile gauze, non sterile gauze, bulky gauze bandage, triangular bandage, multiple gauze wraps ( 1.5″, 3″, 4″), 5″x9″ sterile pad, emergency blanket, quikclot sponge, knife, 2 74″ shoe laces, lighter, rolled paper […]

Major, X-class solar flare erupts on sun, second in two days

The sun has been active this week as two large solar flares have aurora photographers reaching for their cameras. A geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for Friday as a coronal mass ejection (CME) from Tuesday is expected to have a potent impact on Earth’s magnetic field. This storm could produce aurora’s grander than what we’ve […]

Understanding the Topographic Map

The topographic map is a wonderful invention full of useful information once you learn how to read one.  They come in different shapes, sizes, and scales, but they all share certain conventions that make it easy to pick up a map from different manufacturers and read them without a problem. They are used by the […]

Gear Review: C.R.K.T. Carson Design Model M21-14SFG

A pocket folder I have currently been using as my EDC for over a year now is a C.R.K.T. Carson design model M21-14SFG. The reasons I would recommend this blade are as follows. The double lock feature is fantastic, it’s happened to everyone at least once, closing a sharp blade on you’re finger sucks especially […]

Precision Draw

This weekend I tested out a new rig custom made by Precision Draw LLC for my Glock 19 . The quality of the gear was impressive to say the least. The adjustable retention allowed me to set everything up the way I like it. The mid-length sweat guard allows for a superb grip while still […]

DIY Custom Camo For Your Gun

Reddit user mustardtiger56 spend hours laying some tape to make a custom Kyptek-like paint job for his rifle.  The end result isn’t perfect but looks great and can be done on your own with very little cost and just a bit of your time.  Full gallery of the project here: http://imgur.com/a/PvnNz Other less tedious options […]

August 2014 Basic Fire Starting Class

Today following our Weapons Retention Class we wrapped things up with a little training focused on wilderness fire building basics.  In this course we covered all the basics to starting a fire starting with safety, gathering of supplies, selecting your site, building your fire and the various methods of starting your fire.  For details on […]

MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag

For the longest time I was content with transporting all my gear to the range in various packs, loading up my rifle bags/cases and/or carrying ammo cans. Until I can across the MidwayUSA competition Range Bag on sale at Midway USA. Now, you might think that since it’s a “no name” brand that the quality […]