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Mix Tape Stickers

Our delectable Mix Tape Sticker Treats are packaged cold and are guaranteed to arrive fresh.
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All Star Stickers

Meticulously designed and printed to perfection in several sizes...Grab a few and add a little All Star sticker sass to your swaggie repotoire.
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Anger & Caffeine Hats

Made from original family recipes, our head gear is irresistable. Sugar-free, gluten-free,& dairy-free options available upon request.
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Creating gourmet swag for quite a while...well, just about a year or so, however, we've been doing very cool rescue related things for waaaaay longer...so, there's that..Don't judge.

Made from original family designs and passed down from generation to generation. (or will be passed down, as soon as we've been around for that long.)

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Latest Blog Posts

 

    

Bag Load-Out Methodology- I

So here is Bag#1 As the PDF states, these bags are basically portable lockers for responses (“Build-A-Kit”), training gigs, FMP’s, or recreational vertical movement across the spectrum (urban, canyoneering, mountaineering, etc).  When we get to location, we assess the operational needs, requirements, constraints , & environmental pathology - then pick and grab from the bags.  Each bag in these videos contains its own framework / character for inclusion / exclusion of contents (and we tend to alter / evolve contents pretty regularly).  

We then load / pack-out our operational pack (we usually have a few different options of empty operational packs to chose from when we get at location - depending on context & projected needs - IE, weather, manpower, organic assets, severity of rough terrain evac, ambient light, potential duration of operation (Access, Assess & Stabilize, Extract, Evac).  The operational bags are loaded in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd order of accessibility / availability.

The Fallout of CBRN Exposure: A Cosmology Episode

During this webinar, A key member of our syndicate & podcast hosts, Jon Johnson (JJ, or, JJ the Land Pirate) delivered his full presentation of “The Fallout of CBRN Exposure: A Cosmology Episode” which was cut short during SOMA.  Dr. Mike Shertz of Crisis Medicine & Sean McKay provided commentary, and sometimes, a little playful banter.  Many Lessons learned, which go way beyond just the topic of CBRN…to include Risk vs. Uncertainty Mitigation, Deliberate Heuristics, Avoiding Blindspots, Resilience, and Mindfully seeking the Novel & switching your brain to what is salient.

Bag Methodology and Concept- Build A Response Bag: I

I keep my “Build-A-Response” kit(s) & components divided into two bags - which are usually thrown in my truck.  These carry my 90% solution to a response or training - THESE ARE NOT MY “CARRY ON ME” RESPONSE or Mountain / Canyon Mobility / Training BAGS. These are what I build my “carry on me” bag from.  I pull my gear / components from these bags based on what I’m doing, where I’m doing it, and the context of the situation (fast & light movement, rescue - potential complexity / manpower / organic team assets / environmental pathology, etc).  So there is urban, canyon (dry & wet), mountain…with some swift-water gear sprinkled in....Although most of the gear we use is adaptable and can permeate into full-spectrum vertical utilization.  As far as the bag we carry the components we pull from these bags, we utilize an ass-metric ton of various bags of various sizes and capabilities…more to follow on that one…
 

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