Gifts for the Adventurous

Friday, September 23, 2016

Charity Challenges with All Day Ruckoff and Mettle Forger

If you haven't heard of or signed up for the next Charity Challenges event, now is the time.  The Push Up Challenge just ended and the Sit Up Challenge is next starting on 10/1/16 befitting the Green Beret Foundation and Team Red, White and Blue.


Ka Bar Becker 16 Custom

The Ka Bar Becker 16 is a great camp/survival knife out of the box.  But as I've noted before, I like to personalize and upgrade things myself and after a few tweaks, this knife may be one of the best out there.   

Inspired by the customization project outlined on the YouTube channel of Gideon's Tactical as I began to search for a survival/camp knife, I decided to go with the Ka Bar Becker BK 16 based on many things including its lower price point and ability to upgrade parts of the knife when you are able to and not have such a large investment up front. 

First the final results after stripping the stock coating and upgrading the handles and sheath:

 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Waypoints July 2016 - Everyday Situational Awareness


Articles from around the Web that I have been reading this month:


 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Waypoints February 2016


What I'm reading:

Photo Credit: USFS Becky Bruce-Vaughters
 
There's so much awesome in the above picture.  Makes me miss the Appalachians. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Books For A Leadership And Survival Mindset


In addition to outdoors activities and gear, I enjoy reading when I get the chance.  One topic I enjoy is biographies of varied leaders in history as well as leadership topics. 

Leadership is directly related to Survival in that the most important tool you can have in a survival situation is your mind.  The ability to stay focused on the tasks at hand and make decisions is paramount to getting yourself and your loved ones through an emergency.  And the best way to learn about leadership is to read about the actions of past leaders in government, military and business through biographies, historical accounts or directly from the leaders themselves.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Emergency Checklist PDF

A recent close call with a natural disaster, that I previously mentioned, has me thinking more about the safety and well being of the family and demonstrated first hand how quickly things such as electricity, water and shelter, that we rely on daily can be taken away. 

I'm a list maker so I started looking for lists that others had already made for a starting point for items needed in an emergency situation. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

GORUCK Challenge Event Gear and Training Tips

Training for your first GORUCK Challenge?
Make sure you have the gear you need. 
Pictured is the gear I used on 2 GORUCK events.  1 Challenge and 1 Light.  I completed my first event, a 15hr 20plus mile Challenge, in December of 2013 and recently completed the 9/11 Light Special Event.  And I am looking forward to completing GORUCK's new Charming the Snake 2016 events.
I also have listed at the bottom some general tips on training for someone who is training for their first event.