Scouting and 4-H USED to provide these rites……
Volunteer organizations also (specifically FD/EMS – nothing like working with a group of 16- and 17-year olds in fighting a house fire). Anything that forces one to look outside themselves, to strive for a better idea, to help/protect others.
It is a pleasure working with the younguns’ who…[Read more]
When I first started, I followed those over me, not really understanding why they chose the various items. Looking back, I’m not sure they understood why but were simply doing the same thing I had done.
It is the comments above (bolded) that make this forum so valuable.
wheelsee replied to the topic Video: GEAR: Why, What, How. Building Your Kit for Tactical Operations in the forum Load Bearing Equipment 4 days, 4 hours ago
This video explained the CONCEPTS of WHAT (items) to consider WHEN (various missions/purposes).
Too often, I see items shown or casually listed without the rationale behind.
This video helped me bring together the various threads running around in my head.
Goes without saying BUT……make sure you understand the basic laws of physics and chemistry……..
welding or using a torch on an enclosed container can result in serious injury requiring a helo ride or even death.
welding or using a torch on a container holding flammable product (oil or gas) can result in the same……
welding or using a…[Read more]
And it brings the next generation up……that they may learn from the elders….and that the elders may stay young, at least at heart….
wheelsee replied to the topic Source Tactical has 30% off everything until the 15th and free ship over $65 in the forum Load Bearing Equipment 1 week, 2 days ago
Code – STG30%
be aware that you will see the code initially but not after. I couldn’t get it to ever come back up after reviewing. Had to use a different computer to get the code………
I’m confused. I must confess that I don’t keep up with the various synonyms for people…..who is Mango Mussolini??
As an observation – if one cannot identify the person by name, but rather by adjectives and/or synonyms, I get lost in the name-calling of who the actual subject is………
The little foil 1-serving packets at Walmart (listed above) make great meals. Use them every day in Brady……..and at work…..
I’ll treat myself with the individual fruit bowls, something sweet.
You don’t need the $8-10 individual meals. Try at Walmart – you can usually get a meal for $3-4 (or less, if find on sale)
wheelsee replied to the topic Video & Commentary: Contracting in Iraq 2004 – 2007 in the forum Building the Whole Warrior: Events & Discussion 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Which makes you a SME….and is why I train with you……still the safest “range” (dynamic and static) I’ve had the pleasure of training on…..
Side note – while the concept of mass immunization is relatively new (early 1900s), General Washington immunized his troops against smallpox https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5463674/
Mass immunization’s goal is herd immunity. It doesn’t matter re individual immunity, only about trying to prevent a disease from gaining a foothold…[Read more]
Good phrasing – basics, basics, basics….. the subtleties of the class
wheelsee replied to the topic ***WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC**** NZ Mosque Shooting Video in the forum Current Affairs & Topical News Pieces 1 month ago
Found this on knuckledraggin.com (don’t read if you’re easily offended, he offends everyone)
“As a NZer I can tell you there has been nothing, NOTHING, but talking heads infesting our news channels spouting absolute nonsense about the shooter and demands for gun control, thought control and speech control. It is pointless watching the news at the…[Read more]
But then who would fund the studies of gay seagulls (see here https://qz.com/1023638/the-gulls-are-alright-how-a-lesbian-seagull-discovery-shook-up-1970s-conservatives/ ), fund Planned Parenthood, etc??
Prior to 1933, FDR’s New Deal, the churches were the central part of social programs, including running orphanages. Growing up, I remember my…[Read more]
I see red, green, and amber…….. red messes with my eyes to much (draws my focus to the reticle versus the target). Green seems to do pretty well. Have no experience with amber.
Cross use of home defense, training, and hunting…….suggestions…..I currently use a Burris 5x fixed but got to see through an ACOG with a green crosshair…[Read more]
My 1st class, my PT sucked…..I knew age and time had taken a toll but not to the degree it had.
My 2nd class, the PT was a 2-miler, which I successfully completed. I did better in the class but still struggled.
I’m confused…..I know Australia has a strict gun-control policy and was always under the impression that NZ was the same.
While the loss of life is devastating, I find myself wondering why people are so surprised, when they believe we live in a “civil” society. It’s called the “thin veil of civility” for a reason.
It also drives home the…[Read more]
So the logical next question, at least for me, is – if one chooses NOT to be vaccinated (as in the original post), what is society’s obligation to pay (care) for the negative consequences for said decision?
IOW, parents choose NOT to vaccinate themselves or their children. Said adult or child contracts disease which would have been prevented by…[Read more]
The cost listed was OVER $800K…..excluding air medical, rehab, and followups…….
If you think these diseases are eradicated, gone, no longer a threat – you’re mistaken……and at what cost?? to yourself, to your family, to…[Read more]
Just a thought – IF the US experienced a power outage for 7-days (with NO generator backup), what would happen??
From a medical perspective –
1. Many on hemodialysis would die
2. Everyone on a ventilator would die
3. Anyone who suffered a heart attack or major trauma would likely die
4. Anyone on supplemental oxygen would likely die
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