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May 5, 2019

The best thing that could have ever happened to the Tactical/shooting world is that medical skills ‘almost’ got as cool as burning lead and looking cool.

Almost, because nothing matters more than looking cool, even medical...? 

So what’s an IFAK? The term IFAK or Individ...

May 4, 2019

Disclaimer:  This is by no means a political post or fear mongering in any shape or form.  This is purely an informative article to help you and your family prepare for an emergency.

What is bugging out?

The term bugging out refers to an individual or multiple indiv...

December 30, 2017

There are very few topics in first aid as controversial or abused as the Tourniquet.  A recent push in awareness by various organisations and the widespread visibility in mainstream media have made the Tourniquet, dare I say…Cool? Don’t get me wrong, it’s about freakin...

December 7, 2017

In the previous installments of this series, we looked at some of the basic equipment requirements to conduct Rural/Counter poaching patrols, from uniforms to Load Bearing Equipment.  In the Level 3 we will be looking at the extra equipment that you may need to carry,...

December 2, 2017

Level 2 kit is the next layer of equipment and clothing that is required for basic operations. This will contain the equipment needed to “fight, fix and communicate”, from weapon and ammunition to individual first aid kit.


This is not a new concept and I am...

December 2, 2017

So...Asking questions like what is better Baretta or CZ (obviously GLOCK!) in South Africa can be more dangerous than kicking a hungry leopard in the dangly bits!  When it comes to equipment choice there are more experts from all around the world than you can shake a s...