Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag

Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag
*Courtesy of the Disaster Information Management Research Center The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content. They are developed to run on specific mobile platforms, such as iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, or Blackberry. We went through the entire list and highlighted, below, the apps we thought would be most beneficial. To browse the entire [...]

Special Forces Survival Kits Improved

Special Forces Survival Kits Improved
During the course of my career as a Green Beret, I was issued many things, some I was made to turn back in to the Army and others I was allowed to keep. My Pelican 1020 Survival kit was one of the items I was allowed to keep: originally intended to keep a soldier alive during an escape and evade situation, it was rendered obsolete by a more modern idea, leaving it to a list of items that the [...]

The Gerber MP400 - Compact and Capable

The Gerber MP400 - Compact and Capable
“Tomorrow make sure you have note taking gear, a couple pens, a water source, and a Gerber,” Those were the words of my first machine gun section leader on my first day in the fleet Marine force. By Gerber, he didn’t mean I needed a Gerber knife, but a multi-tool. By this time I understood that Gerber was slang for multi-tool. Not just Gerber multi-tools, but its the name given to every multi[...]

3 Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster

3 Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster
Here you will find Three Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster. In order to prepare a plan to survive a real SHTF catastrophe you need to become aware of just what is needed to survive. The easiest way is to break those needs into categories. I’ll do that for you. The categories of needs in order to survive are the following; 1. Sustenance – Water and Food 2. Clothing – Whether its clothes [...]

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting
Learning the proper way to start a fire is a critical survival skill. The Marine Corps teaches this valuable skill to Marines attending both the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA and the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa Japan (I was lucky enough to attend both). Fire as you probably know is not very ‘tactical’ for military operations. I remember being out on a field [...]