If she is wearing a top that reveals her shoulders you should definitely run your hands along them. Just take off your top and throw it away. When chatting on internet, or texting via phone, it will be hard for your partner to understand whether you're being serious or not. Decide when to move to the next step in making eye contact. This is how to be able to hold her hand(If you don't know when or afraid to). Don't ask her what she wants to do. If you tell him what you think you can Black Dating maybe talk things out. Well lets solve your problem! When the conversation lulls, ask your boyfriend if he's heard of what you read or saw recently. Maintain neighborly proximity. Your partner will think that you're arrogant and just a bit boring. Be natural. It's always nice if you can strike up a conversation about something she has interest in. Ask about topics that you know he finds interesting. G., a sense of humor that rises to the surface. (A friend of mine answered a question about his strengths this way: I am responsible about refilling the Brita pitcher.
Sooner or later you will get hurt. And if it’s not you, it will be someone in your party. Therefore be smart and self-reliant and always have some medical capability integrated into your systems. Here I cover my first option to do just that, a “Level 1″ First Aid kit of my own construction. Siding with the emphasis on “Mobility”, this kit doesn’t contain supplies to handle every medical emergency. It is designed to handle most of the medical problems I’ve encountered in my adventuring. And at just 5.5 ounces and being very slim in profile, it is designed for high-speed outdoor, backpacking, tactical, or Xootring adventures (to be explained).
This Level 1 kit has an emphasis on stopping blood loss, disinfecting wounds, minor pain stoppage, and bandage exchange. Components of the kit and some of the POU involved are explained; your preferences and needs may vary. Additional Level 1 kit items that I sometimes integrate include: sharp REI tweezers, surgical gloves, moleskin, Gorilla-brand duct tape (unless carried elsewhere in system), superglue vials (for wound closure), ACE bandages, salt and/or electrolyte drink mix (to revive dehydrated hikers), needles, and a scalpel. Integration of these items in the desired Level 1 size and weight constraints may be difficult however and is they are needed than maybe portaging a “Level 2″ (more complete) kit would be warranted.
I do not use “QuickClot” in a Level 1; too heavy and bulky and not necessary. Compared to even a quality first aid kit, like ones from “Adventure Medical Kits” this version has more depth. It is difficult for makers like AMK to make kits to this level because of the elevated cost in doing so (and then they wont sell well). Handling medical emergencies on your adventures is your responsibility and help may be far away. You will also find that few people even carry a First Aid kit with this much capability and you will be the on-site medical expert since you’re prepared (been there!). Having such a kit will minimize pain, injury, and maybe even save a life possibly yours.
I purchased a pair of Blackhawk waterproof tactical boots a couple of weeks ago from OpticsPlanet.com’s daily special website Dvor.com. The site had them for under $110 with shipping. The boots were delivered in a few days and I strapped them on my feet right quick. At first they were a little tight. I wore them for a full day to let the boots form to my feet. After 12 hours I did not have any blisters or hot spots and I did not even notice I was wearing new boots.
I’ve been wearing the boots not stop for three weeks now. They became even more comfortable as time went on. I’ve purchased other high end boots over the internet but I’ve never been satisfied with the quality or the fit of the boot. I usually wound up returning the boots or giving them to a family member that is not as picky as I am. The Blackhawk tactical boots exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them.
I just purchased a 5 inch D&L Sports Heavy Duty Service Knife. D&L Sports is a custom gunsmithing and manufacturing shop in Gillette, Wyoming. I initially started looking for a heavy duty knife that has a sheath that can be worn in the small of the back. I found a lot of places that make custom knives but either they were back logged for up to a year like Crusader Forge , they were not available like Scrap Yard Knife Co. or were expensive but exquisitively made by knife maker extraordinaire Jay Fisher.
I’ve purchased products from D&L Sports before and I was very impressed with their quality. So I felt very comfortable purchasing a knife from them. I went with the 5 inch D&L Sports Heavy Duty knife because it was reasonably priced compared to its competitors, had a Kydex sheath and most importantly was available. Here are a couple of pictures.
The knife comes with a Kydex sheath that you can mount on your belt horizontally. In order to mount it vertically I cut 4 pieces of Velcro that were 1/2 wide and ran it around the horizontal belt loops. This provided me with an extraordinarily sturdy vertical belt loop without any modifications to the sheath. I can take off the Velcro at any time and mount the knife horizontally. I used 4 pieces of 1/2 inch Velcro instead of just one 2 inch wide piece for redundancy and flexibility. The chances of one 2 inch wide piece of Velcro failing or tearing off is slim but 4 pieces of 1/2 inch Velcro doing the same is extremely unlikely.
I will be carrying this knife while hiking in the woods or camping. If I were to be wearing it in combat or life critical situations I would recommend riveting each piece of Velcro in the center or if that’s not available use a heavy duty stapler from one of your S shops.
Back With Velcro Belt Loop
Knife on Hip
My impressions of the knife are that it is really well made. The craftsmanship is superb, the micarta handle is beautiful and the Kydex sheath is almost perfect. I have a couple of minor issues with the knife as well. I would prefer the website not be emblazoned on the right of the knife blade. A better location would be on the bottom of the tang between the handles. The second issue I have is that I would like the hand guard to be a little wider so your hand could not slip onto the blade. The knife is really sharp and while practicing some basic knife moves my pinky slipped against the knife blade and got cut. In the future I will be wearing my Kevlar gloves. The last issue I have with the knife is that out of the box it only mounts horizontally. This issue is easily resolved with several strips of Velcro.
It’s Really Sharp
Overall I am very happy to have purchased this knife from D&L Sports and look forward to many years of using this fine piece of equipment. If anyone has any questions feel free to leave a comment.
I purchased a Kelty Redwing 2650 backpack several months ago for my GO (GOOD) Bag. I needed a bag that was good quality and big enough to carry the bare essentials in a survival situation. After I started packing I quickly realized that the 2650 was just a little too small for my needs. The items that took up the most space were sleeping bag, MRE’s, the first aid kit and the water filter. Four things that I wouldn’t skimp on in quality or amount. The Kelty Redwing 2650 held everything that I had but it was almost busting at the seams. I decided to upgrade to the Kelty Redwing 3100 so I could have a bit of room in case I had to pack additional items before I left or if I found additional supplies along the way.
One of the reasons I decided to go with a three day hiking backpack is to blend in. In any major city you have a constant stream of people with a variety of backpacks. The Kelty Redwing wasn’t too different than the rest. If I wore a giant week long technical backpack then I would stick out like a sore thumb. My goal is to blend in as best as I can and present a low profile to people around me.
After years of wondering the mountains and hills of the United States I developed some of my own habits and ways of going about enjoying the wilderness. It’s a hodge podge of what I learned in the US Army, reading books and trial and error. I never thought it was the wrong way, just my way. A little while ago I started thinking about getting professional training in regards to being outdoors. After a bit of searching I found this excellent non for profit that teaches people of all ages. It’s not cheap as these thing usually aren’t. The name of the organization is NOLS – National Outdoor Leadership School.
I’m thinking about taking the Rocky Mountain Lightweight Backpacking course next spring. Aside from being expensive it will be physically grueling. I haven’t had to walk 10 – 12 miles a day with a 30 lb backpack since the military. For the full course description click here and for the equipment list click here. Here is a short expert from the NOLS course description.
Features Of This Course:
Hiking route: 80-100 miles
Average hiking day 10-12 miles
Average group size: 8-12 students / 2 instructors
Average pack weight: 25-30 lbs. (includes food, water, fuel, group and personal gear)
Minimum age: 23
Average age: 35
On and off-trail hiking
Field days: 13
Travel near or above tree-line
Elevations of 8,000’- 12,000’
In order to get ready for this I’ve decided to start getting back into shape. My goal is to be able to hike 12 miles twice a week by the New Year. I started going to the gym earlier this week to get my body used to excercising again. I’ll keep everyone updated as I make progress.