Most smartassery aside, consider the implications of this in a deployed location, in MOOTW operations and anywhere there is a need to rapidly to establish some force protection measures (we hate that term, by the way). Certainly water won’t always be available (though it doesn’t have to be potable for these to work), but then presumably we won’t always be wearing PT belts and fighting battles in arid, landlocked countries. Structures and the reinforcement of sandbags are obvious, but what if something like Hescos were made out of this? Could we have a more easily transportable T Wall option using something like this? It’s the increased speed of putting infrastructure in place that seems most obvious to us – you air assault in, inflate one of these and in less than 24 hours some brigade commander’s flunky could be giving direction to a platoon in the field from a position of relative safety.
Would this technology make it faster to establish a COP, or help recover from a natural disaster? FEMA trailers are nice and never wasted, but might this be a more durable option in places suffering recurring damage from weather? Perhaps skeletonized canvas walls could be erected in anticipation of a flood, or in places where people insist it’s a fantastic idea to live in a bog below sea level.
This time all smartassery aside, any ideas?
We located a couple of places that seem to be carrying this stuff:
If you show this link to HH6 or your girlfriend (but not both at the same time) she can probably still get this ordered and overnighted for Valentine’s Day! Think of it – you’re moving to contact, humping a load-out of steaks or brätwurst so you can cook outside with fire instead of inside with magic, don’t you want the proper gear?
Try a tactical grilling apron (not extra tactically tactical with modular beer shingles) from Tactical Grilling. MultiCam, UCP, Coyote, Woodland, LE blue and black: you can be kitted out in about any camo pattern you could conceivably need. Plus, they can make you some ID tabs:
They’ll laser cut any word, phrase, or menu item into the Cordura of your choice, then sandwich it with glow-in-the-dark material and Velcro hook to mount on your Tactical Grilling Apron (or other kit of course).
via Monderno.Pretty interesting stuff, particularly if you’re unaware of the 80% deal. Disclaimer: we’re posting this because we figger it’s an interesting read for most of you on here. Don’t read any more into it than that, and don’t get butt-hurt that we’re refuting or condoning nuthin’, and we’re certainly not claiming to be attorneys. If you go out and buy or stay home and build anything more dangerous than a Nerf gun, that’s on you. No matter what you do, don’t make a video of yourself on some sort of overly bellicose (grunts: bellicose) pro-Second Amendment rant and post it on the interwebz – doesn’t matter if what you say is correct. Control and moderation, folks. Don’t provide ammunition to the folks that might think opposite the way you do.
I mentioned yesterday that I think building your own AR-15 makes a lot of sense in the current political climate. Today I’m going to tell you why, and give you some resources to make it happen.
Current Gun Control Push
The current gun control push is mostly about “assault weapons”, the erroneous term politicians use to demonize semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15. Again, how successful the politicians will be is yet to be determined, but make no mistake, they do not want us armed and will not give up their agenda easily.
Their game plan is to, at minimum, ban these types of weapons, preventing anyone from legally purchasing one in the future, and then to force everyone who currently owns one to register it. And, as everyone who has studied the history of gun control knows, registration has always led to confiscation.
Let’s say, academically speaking, because I’m sure no one who reads my blog would ever break the law, that you wanted to avoid this potential situation? Here’s how you do it.
Here’s something for the puppy pushers. The weather in many parts of the country is making walking a little tougher on K9s and MWDs. (Note: please stop commenting about this acronym – MWD is a Military Working Dog, WMD is a Weapon of Mass Destruction, and while there are definitely some bad ass working dogs out there, they are not typically considered WMDs.)
Anyway, there’s a lot of snow- and ice-melting substances being used out there right now. Walking in the snow and slush left over from such use can push salt crystals up between the pads on the dog’s paws (not a good thing). You also of course have to worry about chunks of ice and other debris. If you have the option at your kennel or residence, use a non-toxic, salt-free melting product. If you don’t have any choice in the matter, get your partner in the Red Rocket Brigade a pair of good boots.
These are the Ruff Wear Bark’n Boots Grip Tex boots for canines. They’re all terrain boots with nonmarking Vibram soles – you might consider using them during warmer months too, if you’re working somewhere that presents other threats to the dog’s paws.
We’ve been friends with Merrill for a long time and thought this was a good, candid review. For those of you who don’t know him, Dave is a former Marine and a solid trainer. We frequently solicit his opinion on things. We just don’t use any big words when speaking with him.