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At school yesterday, my oldest son corrected a classmate that paracord bracelets are not just “fashionable”.
“It’s six feet of cord, dummy!” he said. After he told me that, we talked about paracord bracelets for awhile. I came away with a request to make one for my son.
I can’t explain just how proud and happy that makes me. My sons are well-known for their love of all things army and preparedness. My youngest son has a cross-body EDC bag that resembles my wife’s black bag. It’s simple things like their awareness of prepper lifestyle in little things, as well as their curiosity, that makes me happy. Continue reading
You will have noticed several of the books on my last list were U.S. Army training manuals. Some of you may be asking yourself why this particular source of information for S.R.S. or Self Reliance and Survival training. As I’ve had occasion to answer that question before, I thought I’d go ahead and explain my thinking.
Not long ago, we bought this $400 industrial sewing machine. The thing is, we work with tough and thick materials, so industrial was a must. Plus, industrial holds up to Ghillie and Mongo’s abuse. After all, they are old men playing like stitchmasters.
Here we are with an industrial sewing machine. Then, here we are with a collection of what Ghillie likes to call man purses (everyday carry bags/EDC). The next step was clear. We were going to modify bags to our purposes. We were also going to make smaller pouches and bags to go with them. We also like creating our own versions of EDC because we have very different ideas of a) what constitutes an everyday carry, b) how it should function, and c) what good quality really is.
(preferably stainless steel).
Every now and then, you find yourself in gmail chat and talking about how awesome water bottle is for no good reason. If you don’t, you should. I can’t state enough my love for water bottles, but I’ll just let this brief list give you a hint.
- stainless steel water bottle (upaya.com)
10.) Makes a good improvised cool pack. (Headache, anyone?)
9.) Powdered toast doesn’t hydrate itself.
8.) Spontaneous human combustion.
7.) You never know when you need to top off the boiler in the steam-driven PC.
6.) Keeps the bladder full for marking territory.
5.) When totally full, makes a good impromptu weapon.
4.) DID you pay the water bill?
3.) One word: SANITATION.
2.) Comes in handy for the occasional industrial sabotage caper.
1.) It’s darn tasty when you’re thirsty.