Life, Liberty, and Gear

St. Louis Downtown has some cool older buildings.

St. Louis Downtown has some cool older buildings.

tacticals:

proisrael:

It Must Stop - It Will Stop

Yes, what would you do if these were YOUR kids?

(Source: idfblog.com)

muddybadger:

Trek…  Were it to never happen again, it wouldn’t be happening in DC

tactical-tacos:

tacticals:

disruptiveperception:

Don’t get a much smaller team than just you. On way to solo recce for next weekend.

The GORUCK Bullet 10 is quickly becoming my go-to ruck for pretty much anything that doesn’t include a laptop or surveillance gear.

Here’s a post about it.

I keep mine in my car almost all the time without the bladder in it (it being summer it gets hot and that’s bad news for the bladder) I normally switch between my Radio Ruck and this. But the bullet 10 is probably one of my favorite pack.

Love this pack, I used it for two days at Disney World and one day at Legoland for water, snacks, and rain coats for the family. I also had room for a boo boo kit, sun screen, and four cell phones in aLoksak. If you need a little bit more space a GR1 Field pocket fits perfect on the outside front MOLLE webbing.

tactical-tacos:

tacticals:

disruptiveperception:

Don’t get a much smaller team than just you. On way to solo recce for next weekend.

The GORUCK Bullet 10 is quickly becoming my go-to ruck for pretty much anything that doesn’t include a laptop or surveillance gear.

Here’s a post about it.

I keep mine in my car almost all the time without the bladder in it (it being summer it gets hot and that’s bad news for the bladder)
I normally switch between my Radio Ruck and this.
But the bullet 10 is probably one of my favorite pack.

Love this pack, I used it for two days at Disney World and one day at Legoland for water, snacks, and rain coats for the family. I also had room for a boo boo kit, sun screen, and four cell phones in aLoksak. If you need a little bit more space a GR1 Field pocket fits perfect on the outside front MOLLE webbing.

fitspocean:

peterfromtexas:

Normandy Beaches in 1944 & 70 Years Later

On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled archive pictures taken during the invasion and went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today.

More pictures here

This is absolutely incredible and I’m more than a LITTLE annoyed that Tumblr does a little  donut for fucking Donut Day or whatever and then there’s this

(via tactical-tacos)

smallteams:

Adapt. That’s the name of the game.

What worked once will not necessarily work twice. Use proactive failure analysis. Essentially, you have to methodically discard the plans, possible solutions and schemas that would likely fail based on the analysis of the problem at hand.

After collecting as much intelligence as you can, after you have performed recon and observed your target, either physical or digital, you then can red team your own solutions. You use proactive failure analysis to discard the solutions that might fail based on the intelligence you just collected. You then adapt the remaining solutions to this same intelligence and prepare the main, contingency and emergency plans.

This same technique is used by attackers. They adapt based on their failed attacks, they analyze what happened and factor this into their future attack plans.

(via tacticals)

packconfig:

GORUCK Throwback 03 of 04
In honour of Pack Config turning 1 recently I’ll be doing a series of ‘throwback’ posts. They will be revisits to some of our earliest posts that I feel didn’t get quite the attention they deserved. Today will be throwbacks to some of the earliest goruck​ posts on Pack Config. I’ll leave this post as it originally appeared:
So I like the idea of attaching stuff you don’t have space for to the outside of the pack, but at the expense of balance? Ha ha! This does look very light so I’m sure balance wasn’t a problem. Nice non-military looking bag attached to the outside here too.
Found here

packconfig:

GORUCK Throwback 03 of 04

In honour of Pack Config turning 1 recently I’ll be doing a series of ‘throwback’ posts. They will be revisits to some of our earliest posts that I feel didn’t get quite the attention they deserved. Today will be throwbacks to some of the earliest goruck​ posts on Pack Config. I’ll leave this post as it originally appeared:

So I like the idea of attaching stuff you don’t have space for to the outside of the pack, but at the expense of balance? Ha ha! This does look very light so I’m sure balance wasn’t a problem. Nice non-military looking bag attached to the outside here too.

Found here

packconfig:

GORUCK/FAK Throwback 04 of 04

In honour of Pack Config turning 1 recently I’ll be doing a series of ‘throwback’ posts. They will be revisits to some of our earliest posts that I feel didn’t get quite the attention they deserved. Today will be throwbacks to some of the earliest goruck​ posts on Pack Config. I’ll leave this post as it originally appeared:

The attached first aid kit pouch

A first aid kit attached to a pack has got to include everything you might need whilst out and about on a daily basis, but also not add to much weight that it becomes a burden to carry.

For an attached FAK I would say it needs to include only the essentials of what could be needed. This could mean loosing the bulky arm sling, or the mini pair of scissors if you’re choosing to carry a pair of trauma shears. 

Images 01 & 02 Found here & here

Attached to the end of a messenger style bag is a good idea as either end of the pack are available by just swinging it round to be in front of you. The Trauma Shears slipped down into the webbing with a retention strap is great (I’ve done something similar with mine). Also it doesn’t seem to stand out too much; it just fits in the profile of the pack. The red pull-strap is a really visible identifier to aim for whenever you have need of it. 

Image 03 Found here

Here the same ITS Tactical Pouch is attached to a GoRuck, again with both in multicam they go well together. I like the idea of keeping the shears separate and more accessible; having them tucked into the webbing on the side that would be directly in front of you when swinging your bag round seems like a good plan.

Image 04 Found here

In this example the pouch is attached to the far side of the pack, obviously to balance out the bottle on the far side. I like the symmetry of this. It would also mean when the pack is fully opened, these two essentials are still accessible.

Image 05 Found here

Here the pouch runs across the bottom of the bag horizontally which would allow good access when swinging the bag onto one shoulder. The shears are also attached to the molle webbing of the pack with a retention strap again, which is think is a great idea when attached.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed these posts.

artofmanliness:

From the fine folks at Imperial Barber Products. I love their stuff. It’s what I use in my hair. Check out their Father’s Day promo going on right now. 

artofmanliness:

From the fine folks at Imperial Barber Products. I love their stuff. It’s what I use in my hair. Check out their Father’s Day promo going on right now.