The Honda Ridgeline is the pickup truck built for how we actually live our lives, not for how we think we live our lives. If you live in a densely populated urban area and live an active/outdoors lifestyle, this is the truck for you. This article is a full review of the truck EDC items I keep in my truck to be a responsible sheepdog living in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Shawn Walchef and Derek Marso as a guest on their Behind The Smoke podcast in San Diego, CA. Listen to the episode below to learn how Otter Pops, manhunts, the Army and chicken sandwiches started a revolution in body armor and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) cooling/heating: Behind The Smoke Podcast Enjoy!
Body Armor Cooling: Reducing Risk, Improving Performance for Body Armor Users (Soldiers, Marines, SOF, Sailors, Airmen, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS)
Heat casualties are a critical problem for body armor users. The military has been trying to solve the problem of cooling soldiers efficiently for several decades. The insulating properties of protective body armor increase the risk of dehydration, heat stroke, and performance loss for those who wear it, as their bodies cannot offload the heat trapped by the armor. Typical cooling mechanisms require power or add significant weight to operator kit, making them ineffective and impractical. Thus the US military spends hundreds of millions of dollars in hydration bladders and bottled water to replenish and rehydrate operators in the field after they have already begun to experience dehydration. However, coupled with the extreme temperatures of modern conflict areas, rehydration is insufficient. Operators working...
The National Tactical Medicine Competition hosted by SOARescue is a world class event drawing competitors from a diverse range of backgrounds. For 2018 there were teams from throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia (who won the competition their first year attending). They were faced with multiple complex stages and brutal heat and humidity.