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How to Maximize Your Training

How to Maximize Your Training

Posted by Kevin Estela on Feb 2nd 2023

It’s important to match your software to your hardware. In other words, it is important to get proper training on the kit we all love to carry. In the immortal words of the late Lt. Col Jeff Cooper, “Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” We woul …
Scope Mounting Tips from Kevin Owens

Scope Mounting Tips from Kevin Owens

Posted by Kevin Estela on Jan 5th 2023

One of the first co-workers I met at Fieldcraft Survival in August 2020 in Prescott, AZ was Kevin Owens. A veteran of two country’s armies, former Green Beret, an incredible leader and friend Owens is the company’s resident long-range SME but he’ll downplay his capability. I attribute the ultimate …
Peak Baggin’

Peak Baggin’

Posted by Kevin Estela on Dec 29th 2022

When British climber George Mallory was asked about his reason for climbing Mt. Everest, he famously quipped “Because it’s there”. Mt. Everest is quite literally the tallest mountain in the world and for many, they will never step foot anywhere near it. For others though, the mountains have an unque …
North Carolina Blackout December 2022

North Carolina Blackout December 2022

Posted by Kevin Estela on Dec 8th 2022

It’s Sunday December 4 and I woke up around 2am in the morning when my phone started vibrating over and over. I just wrapped up a 2-Day wilderness survival course in Aberdeen, NC and fell asleep earlier than usual. My friends and Fieldcraft Survival NC fam, Gerry and Doc Mac, both messaged me about …
Personal Security Course Takeaways: Role Player Edition

Personal Security Course Takeaways: Role Player Edition

Posted by Kevin Estela on Dec 1st 2022

I love bad guy reps. That is, I love playing the bad guy in a training scenario. Think about it. We walk around most of the time in good-guy mode. When we consciously make the effort to think like a criminal would to achieve a better understanding of how we can improve our safety, we only temporaril …
Estela’s Thoughts on EDC

Estela’s Thoughts on EDC

Posted by Kevin Estela on Nov 3rd 2022

Everyday carry changes from one person to the next. Depending on our daily duties and responsibilities as well as our experiences and training, what we carry varies wildly. There are some folks who ground their EDC in fantasy. They carry what they believe will be useful in a hyperinflated sense of t …