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Hammock Camping

Hammock Camping

Posted by Kevin Estela on Aug 18th 2022

During the Vietnam Conflict, the United States military developed various hammocks for use in the field with the most popular being the M1966. These hammocks provided US servicemen the ability to sleep up and off the ground away from the insects, rodents, reptiles, and arachnids that called the jung …
How to Scout an Area on a Map

How to Scout an Area on a Map

Posted by Kevin Estela on Aug 11th 2022

“Jesus, that’s Jason Bourne.” That quote from the popular Robert Ludlum series has become a derogatory smear online when someone makes a comment about “gray man” or “op sec” or “non-permissive environments”. It seems like everyone is a secret agent these days or trains with someone who was making th …
SIG Sauer MPX-K Setup and Review

SIG Sauer MPX-K Setup and Review

Posted by Kevin Estela on Aug 5th 2022

If you happen to catch me at a survival course I’m teaching, I will often make reference to self-defense options since a major survival priority is security. I will often bring up the importance of having a good pistol on you as well as rifles and shotguns in your survival firearms collection. I als …
Dealing with Bugs

Dealing with Bugs

Posted by Kevin Estela on Jul 21st 2022

It’s funny how something so small can ruin your day. I’m talking about the creepy crawlies that seem to be everywhere in the camp. Mosquitoes, flies, and ticks are the main culprits that can ruin your time in the field. Hell, even thinking about them gets me all paranoid that there is something flyi …
Teaching Kids Fire Safety

Teaching Kids Fire Safety

Posted by Kevin Estela on Jul 13th 2022

Is it a rite of passage to burn off some eyebrows as a kid playing with fire? Serious question but not so serious. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by fire. I snuck matches from my parents’ fireplace mantle and ran to the backyard to experiment. I learned on my own how to light them and experiment …
Boat Safety

Boat Safety

Posted by Kevin Estela on Jun 30th 2022

I’ve been a boater for a long time and there is nothing like getting out on the water. When I was a teenager, I picked up canoeing and kayaking as a hobby that grew into a summer job for years. Later on, I took my powerboat license and spent a lot of time on the Connecticut shore on my family’s boat …