Surviving: Active Shooter

AR500_armorI just sat down in my chair as the school bell rang, reaching over to my left side looking at this cool backpack my dad gave me. My dad is in the Military and I love that this backpack looks like a military backpack, dreaming that one day, I too will go to the military to follow my family tradition. Now, reaching in the backpack I grabbed my schools daily planner and some pencils out and started my day by writing down today’s homework assignments that was posted on the white board. As I was writing down the daily assignments, I could see out of the corner of my eye and through the classroom widow people running by it. Thinking to myself they must be late for school or something, when I noticed a few people and then more. Getting up and walking towards the window to see what was going on, only noticing people running away from the school and not into it. Then, “BAM, BAM!” What was that? Then I heard over the loud speaker that there is an active shot on campus and we need to lockdown! Just then guns shots rang out again, I reached down and grabbed my backpack, placing it over my shoulders and headed for the door. As I reached and opened the door, I saw a kid holding a gun. Out of instinct I turned away, tuck my head and ran back into the classroom hearing guns shots. My ears were ringing because the kid fired the gun so close to me. Through the ringing in my ears I could hear a bunch of yelling and then it was followed by several more gun shots. I hid in the corner of the classroom behind some desk waiting for it to be over with the rest of my classmates.

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Ready to build? SPEC OPS bag

preparedness bagWhen your are being deployed like I was, we where issued all kinds of cool items that we would need in certain areas of operation.  One of the most common piece of equipment we would get was the backpack.  This time around we received the Spec-ops (coyote brown).  This backpack was well made, sturdy and had a main pocket that was big enough for a three day adventure! or your 72 hour kit or a cool assault pack.  It’s unique three pocket design allows for quick access to all of your gear.  The interior of the pack is lined with high visibility yellow nylon and can be used for signaling in a emergency.  I the back of the backpack has a cool pocket for a water bladder.  You have two extra pockets in the front with two compression straps to help with containing the items inside.

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