DIY Hard Copy Maps

H/T BCE

 

 

This site Lets you configure any location, and save it as a .pdf and then, download it for printing.

You can add the symbols and whatnot on the right, as well as overlay the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) on the map itself.

Even allows you to place sector boundaries, minefields, obstacles… a whole shitload of ‘stuff’ that to a veteran should be very familiar if you paid attention in training.

Download and print PAPER Maps for your entire AO

Think ANALOG all the way!

Paper don’t need batteries!

Get it printed, in color at Officemax on heavy gauge card stock, not the super heavy, but enough, then run it through the laminator.

I then add it to the three ring binder.

If I need a smaller squad map with overlays, I can have those made up as well.  It’s all about small ‘bites’ if you will.  A lil bit here and there each payday to get what I need.

Real Talk: Are Your Bumper Stickers Giving the World Too Much Info?

Real Talk: Are Your Bumper Stickers Giving the World Too Much Info?

 

I have said this many times: DO NOT put any type of political or pro-gun shit on your vehicle.

It’s crass and really DUMB.

Always strive to be the guy who they never see coming.

Most Common Blade Profiles and How to Choose the Best

MOST COMMON BLADE PROFILES AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST

Lot of choices out there for Blade types.

Just remember: A Knife is a TOOL above all else, not a play pretty or something to show off to your friends.

Choose the TOOL that is right for the Job.

My 2 cents: I have never had any luck with tanto blades for a serious work knife, be it a folder or fixed blade.

The tip is brittle and not made for serious work. Bottom Line: The design of a Tanto is made for stabbing not a work knife, so keep that in mind.

If I could have one blade type for an all around knife I would choose the Drop Point. Yeah it’s an old design but there is a reason for that: It works.

Keep it Simple.

1 Infantryman’s Survival Kit!

1 Infantryman’s Survival Kit!

 

My recent article on Camp Stoves dovetails nicely with this one.

Inventory and Stock your Kits NOW!

Prepare Accordingly.

 

The Armed Citizen Corner: The Surreptitious Draw, A Neglected Skill

The Surreptitious Draw: A Neglected Skill

 

I have long been a student of MAXIMIZING speed and efficency with weapons by MINIMIZING unncecessary body movement.

This is why I am a proponent of AIWB carry (Appendix Inside the Waistband) for both handgun and fixed blade knife.

“To draw the gun discreetly, focus on minimizing movement in the elbows and shoulders, as these movements clearly alert anyone who is watching that you are reaching for a weapon. Again, the AIWB carry position offers an advantage here as you can minimize the movement in your shoulders and elbows.”