The police boats were swirling, their searchlights skipping across the water, as people were running on the bridge just outside our window. Terrorist attack! “Bring the girls out here,” I yelled to my wife, Belisa, from our porch overlooking the Thames River. “What?” she said. “Shouldn’t I bring them back into the room and distract them so that they don’t get … [Read more...] about Former Navy SEAL Eric Davis was only yards away from the terrorist attack in London. Lessons learned.
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Being “Armed” is like having an affliction. You can’t drink when you’re carrying a gun, traveling with it is difficult and wearing speedos at the local pool impossible, or at least downright uncomfortable. Uncle Ben said it best, “With great power comes great responsibility” and if you’re going to own a gun you better be responsible about it. As a child my father always kept … [Read more...] about Biometric gun safe – 4 gun management rules
There is really no such thing as “gear.” These things, this stuff, these gadgets and guns, these cords, boards and gizmos figuratively and literally represent the circumstances of which life is made up of. Nothing more and nothing less. If we get a new, full suspension, light as hell mountain bike, will we not be on the trail within a day? If we take good care of our gear … [Read more...] about Gear is life – Life is Gear
They both had that slight look of worry on their face. It was as if they had just lost something valuable, but they were not yet sure it was gone. Just finishing my run I was sweaty and shirtless, but I walked up to the ladies anyways. “Is everything okay?” “No! I just locked my keys in my car and I’m going to be late for a meeting.” The woman with the blonde hair … [Read more...] about Everyday Carry – The Basics
The Infidel is an “out the front” opening blade that requires about a ¾ inch thumb push to both compress and release its springs and deploy the blade making this weapon as safe as it is “F’ing” killer. Corpsman up! As a Corpsman (Navy Medic), I’ve seen many lacerations caused by one’s personal knife, and for the most part, these injuries occur when either opening or closing … [Read more...] about Benchmade Infidel – Merry Christmas You Heathens
Sitting in a bar in Ethiopia with my Brother when he pulled out his key chain. On it was the “Swiss Key” he and I had bought two years ago at the mall. We started talking about how useful it was and we got to talking about all of the different places and different uses between the two of us. Across the planet this thing has traveled safely on our key chain without incident … [Read more...] about Swiss Key
Fitness should be functional and there is nothing more functional than being able to move your body around, up, down, upside down and sideways. It’s time to climb. Endurance One of the beauties of climbing is that once your on the wall there’s no real way to take a break. Because of our natural desire not to fall we’ll push our bodies to its limit so that we don’t go splat. … [Read more...] about Fitness benefits of climbing
The idea of our own government spying on American citizens is a bit disturbing, and SOFREP has covered this in the past. While we can acknowledge this concern, as a society we can also learn to appreciate all of the ways our government tries to keep us safe. After spending a few years as a technical surveillance expert and over two decades as an overprotective father I've … [Read more...] about Spy kit for the average Joe
“Cotton kills fellas, cotton kills” my Third phase BUD/S instructor yelled at us as the snow began to fall on our cold sweaty bodies. The rest of the night proved to be pure misery as various levels of hypothermia swept the class. Though the experience was miserable it taught me to appreciate nice outdoor gear and the concept of layering. This topic can get fairly … [Read more...] about Layer up for the cold
At the end of March, I spent the day in Santa Ana, Calif., with Doing Good Works, a new kind of benefit corporation that merges the world of profit and nonprofit in a unique and powerful way. The executives there have figured out how to multiply and redistribute the power of capitalism into social programs, by helping to add corporate social responsibility to businesses through … [Read more...] about SEALs: Doing Good Works
Damn, it was cold. My buddy took me between his legs, wrapped his arms around me, and pulled me close—“nut to butt,” as the instructors say when they want us to line up and take up as little space as possible. I was so close that I could feel my buddy’s heartbeat, his breath warm on my neck. “I gotta take a piss,” he warned me. “Go for it, dude,” I said. “Just piss on me.” … [Read more...] about Women SEALs? It’s about time!
He was a bit weird, but quick to befriend me. And since I didn’t know anyone, and I’m a bit shy by nature, I was quick to welcome any friend I could get. However, as soon as he started talking about how to hack SEAL training (you know, get away with not doing the work), I knew I had to distance myself from him immediately. "Try not to get your greens issued to you," he told me … [Read more...] about SEAL instructor: Want to succeed? Choose your swim buddies wisely