Friday, 26 October 2012

Carabiner Rant...

Carabiners are not just for key chains. They are a wonderful invention that come a myriad of shapes and sizes. They allow us to challenge ourselves on mountain climbs, hurtle down cliff faces at breakneck speeds, move gear and casualties up and down slopes and rescue trapped people in confined spaces. Carabiners are useful for securing loads or for personnel engaging enemy with small arms from helicopters. Their uses are limited by necessity and imagination.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

TCCC Youtube

A short video put together by Blackthorne Media and Whiskey Delta Gulf. It is a compilation of TCCC training events....enjoy.

Go get some training!!!

Take care out there.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Take Care Of Your Kit....

A fundamental component of all technical outerwear is its Durable Water Repellent (DWR) which serves as your clothing’s barrier against moisture. Gear can lose up to 70% of its breathability when the outer fabric absorbs water, dirt and sweat.  I know in my circle of friends that is just about anything we do for work or play. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) on the outer fabric of your gear must be maintained to ensure effectiveness. This increases the duration of your element’s effectiveness in adverse weather conditions and extended operations.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Checking IR light sources without NODS/NVDs

You can check the function of IR illuminators, designators and light source without using your NVGs. This reduces the possibility of ruining your NVGs by exposing them to bright light sources. Thanks to Rickshaw for showing me this trick.

Take care out there.

Friday, 19 October 2012

INFORCE White/IR Multifunction Weapon Mounted Light, Part One

INFORCE White/IR Multifunction Weapon Mounted Light, Part One
Prior to this deployment, a long time friend of mine, Earl Green, from Phase Line Green Tactical, recommended a new weapon light to me. Knowing his long experience in the tactical community and our shared belief in high quality gear for operators, I listen to his advice. He was recommending the INFORCE White/IR WML. I did a bit of online research on the WML and contacted their Canadian Distributor RAMPART INTERNATIONAL. After talking to the helpful staff, I ordered the light for use on this deployment. A few days later, it arrived in the mail.