I'm going to open this with a disclaimer: This is going to contain a bit of nostalgia like my last post. Now that I've admitted that, let's get into this. In 2005 I arrived at Fort Knox Kentucky for Basic Training. In the first few days I was there I received my PT uniforms, got … Continue reading Lets Talk Boots
I recently took on a project that was a bit of an exercise in nostalgia. This was partially motivated by a project I will mention later and partially because I wanted to experience a memory through physical contact with an object. When you chase a memory based on how you recall interfacing with an item … Continue reading Is Nostalgia Magic?
I've been busy. I started a series of articles a while back that I had to shelve for a while. Between moving my family and changing jobs (twice now), it has been a bit hectic. Life, as it tends to do, has gotten in the way of me taking the time to write and develop … Continue reading It’s been a while…
As the year comes to an end I find myself, as I do every year, looking back on the occurrences and comings and goings of the past 365-day rotation around the sun. This year hurt. It hurt really fucking bad. A year ago I was celebrating the coming new year with people I had grown … Continue reading Another year gone
You've done your research. You found exactly the gun to suit your needs. You went to Fudd's Gun Locker or wherever you decided to buy your new defensive tool from and did your background check, picked out some ammo, and now there is a cold lump of metal and probably plastic (since most guns nowadays … Continue reading Let’s Talk Guns Part 2: K.I.S.S.
I got my motorcycle endorsement on my license in 2008. I was between deployments and I really wanted to get a bike, but I didn't end up getting a bike until 2011. My first bike was a used 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Custom. It was fun to ride and I had it for 6 … Continue reading Another New Experience
Ok, before I get into this too far, I feel I should give some credentials. Plenty who actually read my blog know a bit about me, but for those who haven't gotten to know me, this is for you. I joined the Army at 20 years old in 2005. Graduated Basic Training/AIT on December 1st … Continue reading Let’s Talk Guns Part 1: So you wanna buy a boom stick
The plate carrier is the core of any kit. It's your armor and can also serve as your load bearing platform. Even if you choose to run a chest rig or placard as a load bearing system, many modern plate carriers either come with the capability to mount the placard to it, or there is … Continue reading Kitting Up Part 2: Plate Carrier
While I'm working up my write up on my personal gear I figured I would start off with a basic criteria for gear selection. Uniformity is important in the military and law enforcement communities. Having a standard across the board makes a more professional-looking force and also helps identify members of said force at a … Continue reading Kitting Up Part 1: Selecting a Color or Pattern