Always looking for new and improved ways to distribute the weight of my gear for every day use, as well as how to get the most out of my E.D.C. Check out the mods, and gear options listed below for some great ideas on how to mod out your gear with some of these ideas.
Let me tell you from the get go, some of these are just plain genius, while others are just scratch your head and get you thinking types of videos.
Hardtack (or hard tack) is a simple type of cracker or biscuit, made from flour, water, and sometimes salt. Inexpensive and long-lasting, it was and is used for sustenance in the absence of perishable foods, commonly during long sea voyages and military campaigns.The name derives from the British sailor slang for food, “tack.” It is known by other names such as pilot bread, ship’s biscuit, shipbiscuit, sea biscuit, cabin bread, sea bread (as rations for sailors), brewis (possibly a cognate with “brose”), or pejoratively “dog biscuits”, “tooth dullers”, “sheet iron”, “worm castles”, or “molar breakers”.
Yeah you read that right, many survivalist/preppers love to boast about their ultra super high level of OP-SEC. They even capitalize the term to give it (and themself) even more (self)importance. Loving to boast about how no-one for X miles around knows of their survival retreat location or even their presence there. They revere the ‘Loose Lips, Sink Ships’ slogan. At the very same time they fail to realize how nearly impossible 100% op-sec in a TEOTWAWKI [SHTF] type of event.
They simultaneously boast of the resilience of their retreat and then turn around and refuse to disclose even the state it is located within. They glow with pride about how carefully they’ve chosen their retreat location, and its remoteness from main roads and likely off-road flows of people too. They mutter about ‘OPSEC’ meaningfully, and talk about keeping an ultra-low profile, and won’t even tell you what state it is located in. It truly makes me feel a bit like vomiting, when I see people quoting military terms, that they necessarily don’t know what they really mean.
Even worse is when they misapply them, or using them in the wrong context, or as a ‘magical invocation’ to give them powers of invincibility – as if merely saying the term is all they need to do in order to secure the knowledge of their retreat.
Without a doubt, single parents often have to learn how to make do with what they have, which at times isn’t all that much. Partly due to less money coming in as there is only 1 source of household income, and partly because one person can only be in so many places at once!
Single parents have to learn skills that parents that have support from second parent may not have to. As a result, single parents tend to be nominally more self-reliant and crafty with their time and resources. Continue reading →