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 [...]

Procuring water in a cold environment | Tips from a Survival Instructor

Procuring water in a cold environment | Tips from a Survival Instructor
People worry about dying of dehydration in the desert and rarely think about dying of thirst when surrounded by frozen water. However getting water efficiently is paramount in an arctic/winter setting. As you dehydrate in the cold your blood becomes thicker and the circulation rate slows leaving you incredibly vulnerable to cold injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite. In this article, I’l[...]