I dropped to one knee, looking down at a torn map trying to figure out what I was and what direction I needed to go. I could feel the Continue reading “Do you Jetboil? Nitro-Pak does!”
When 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.
A lot of people have asked me what goes in a 72 hour kit if they ever needed to just pack up and leave. Have you ever wondered the same thing? Are you able to react in time to protect your family at all cost in an emergency? Most of the time if we have an emergency it does not last that long, somewhere between 24 to 72 hours and then the emergency response teams usually gets things back under control. For those of you, who live in Southern California; can you remember the power outage in 2012? I took that opportunity and sat outside on my carport and watched all my neighbors come outside and visit with each other wondering what was going on. I sat there in my folding chair with my feet kicked up drinking nice cold water bottle, listing to the radio (battery operated) with my family. The neighbors started to walk over just to listen to the news on my radio in order to find out why there was a power outage. I did realize that no one in my neighborhood was prepared for this, but if they would have followed just a few small steps, they too could have been prepared.
The list below is what I have in my 72 hour kit, please feel free to add or take away for your own needs.
I walked up to where my Lieutenant is and Continue reading “Need Light? Use the Folding Solar Powered LED Lantern”
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My wife and I started to look again in our 72 hour kits and realized that there are some things we need. But what if we had friends that were over in time of an emergency, like what happen in Mexico, Hawaii or Continue reading “New! Ultimate 72 hour kit from Nitro-Pak”