Enjoyed my time off over the weekend and I needed the time off. Did not accomplish a whole lot. My wife and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. I am not one that makes a big deal out out of my own birthdays and anniversaries. I should. Guess getting a little older I could care less about my own birthday.
I also picked up a new cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I don’t care much for Apple products though I know they are ultra reliable and work perfectly most of the time. I have a Blackberry for work but picked up the Note 4 to stay better in touch with readers and be able to connect via social media a bit more.
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There are some common things we can do every day to help ensure our survival….like chewing our food.
I was out with a couple fellow group members – we’ll call them “Rick” and “Ralph”. I was stuffing my face and ended up getting something caught in my throat. I tapped on Ralph and pointed to my throat and he jumped into action seeing it was obvious I could not breath. He performed the heimlich and the food was dislodged from my throat.
Embarassing? Yes – but a lesson learned. Ralph is an EMT but the heimlich is something everyone should know how to do.
SHTF Knife Contest Results: This contest which ran from Feb 1st through yesterday showed some pretty cool choices and the diversity to everyones thinking. It was not very easy to choose just one – but my favorite was……Entry #13 The Perry Blade!
Let me touch on why Entry #13 was my favorite. First off – I mentioned that I was looking for entries that were unique in some manner. Entry #13 stood out in not only how the knife was displayed but the objects and environment around it.
To the left is an AR with a couple of 30-rd magazines connected in some manner. To the right is what appears to be a bug out/get home bag. Likely it contains an assortment of supplies to help the user get to where they want to go – and survive. And then there are the railroad tracks. Possibly they are being used for traveling or maybe they were just come upon. Then again – maybe this specific spot is a way point or meeting spot. Who knows?
Point is – there is a lot in this picture besides just The Perry Blade.
Appreciate all the entries. More contests coming soon!
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Hope everyone has a great week.