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WHEN YOU CAN’T CARRY A GUN

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Not an option

It’s no secret that carrying a concealed pistol is one of the best tools for self-defense. If you already have your permit and actually carry your weapon, good on you. Unfortunately, there are sometimes circumstances that prevent your ability to carry a pistol. It could be that you live in a state or country that prohibits carrying a pistol or even owning a firearm. Continue reading WHEN YOU CAN’T CARRY A GUN

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UNDERWATER EGRESS: FACTORS AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR GETTING OUT ALIVE

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Egress

Escaping a submerged vehicle or aircraft is definitely not something that we think about that often, but according to the National Highway and Transportation Administration, about 400 people die every year in the U.S. from drowning in their vehicles. For example: Man rescued after car plunges into water and 2 dead, 1 injured after car crashes into Potomac River. We probably all remember the miracle on the Hudson River Continue reading UNDERWATER EGRESS: FACTORS AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR GETTING OUT ALIVE

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HACK FOR DRYING GLOVES ON THE FLY

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Problem: Cold/Wet Hands

It’s not always convenient to wear bulky winter gloves with a gortex shell since most of the work people do with their hands involve more complex motor skills. If you’re wearing lightweight gloves, they’re probably not waterproof and that means they are going to get wet and your hands are going to get cold. One trick that most of us SERE Specialists use is drying gloves in the belt line. I carry two pair (wearing one set while drying the other) which allows for continuously warm/dry gloves. Continue reading HACK FOR DRYING GLOVES ON THE FLY

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