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Rescuing somebody from an ice fall

Call 911, it’s best to get help on the way just in case your not able to become the hero of the day. Do not rush to the edge of the hole to attempt to rescue. This may turn into 2 victims in the water instead. When trying to save somebody else that fell into the water remember the steps  Preach, Reach, Throw, Row and Go.

 

  • Preach: Try to coach the person out of the water. Shout out words of encouragement to help them stay calm, fight and survive. Remind them to stay afloat, to never give up, that help is on the way.

  • Reach: If you’re not able to talk them out of the situation safely extend and object like rope, paracord or even jumper cables. Try to stay on the solid safe ground as much as possible, do not go any further out on the ice then what’s needed. If the victim begins to pull you in then release your grip and try again.

  • Throw: throw a line or something that can float. Try to have them wrap the line around their body before they become too weak to grasp it with their hands.

  • Row: Grab a small boat or floatation device. Row or float out to the victim or toss the floatation device out to the victim. If you’re able to grab a boat then pull the person over into the boat.

  • Go: If all else fail you’re just going to have to go get them, but it’s best to let the professionals do this. If you must approach a hole don’t walk upright, instead lay down and roll or slide to the edge. Spreading your body over a larger surface area will make the ice less susceptive to break more. But if it’s too dangerous to perform a rescue then just call 911 and continue to verbally coach the person.

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Rum and Coke

A rum and coke is a simple yet refreshing cocktail. The rum compliments the coke which gives it a nice spicy taste with an honest punch.

 

1 1/2 oz Rum (of choice)

 

4 1/2 oz Coke (can be Pepsi)

 

Afterward, pour your Rum of choice and Cola into a highball glass with ice. Stir until soda/pop (wherever you’re from) fizzes. Admire your creation and enjoy!

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Sipping on Gin and Juice!

A cocktail recommended by Snoop Dog himself. Gin and juice gives out a respectable fruity taste that won’t let you turn in your man card.

How to:

2 oz gin

 

2 oz grapefruit juice

 

3 oz orange juice

1 slice lime (optional)

 

  1. Once you have everything just put them into a shaker. Have a glass full of ice cubes read. Shake well and pour the drink. ENJOY
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How to make a Whiskey Sour

If you have ever taken a Lemon Drop shot and enjoyed it, you’ll probably like a whiskey sour then. A Whiskey Sour can be made with all different types of whiskey making it very versatile to whoever is making it.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon (preferred whiskey)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • Orange slice (optional garnish)
  • Maraschino cherry (optional garnish)

Once you’ve gathered everything put them into a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes and begin to shake.

Note: The point of the ice cubes are not only to get the drink cold but to also dilute the drink just a bit.

Afterward, pour the drink into an appropriately sized glass over ice. If it is too sour, play with the ingredients until it is to your liking. Enjoy!

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Make me a Mojito!

Cuban-born, the Mojito was one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drinks. A mojito is a refreshing drink that has a tart, minty, citrus taste that’s backed up with a punch of rum. This drink is made to cool you down during those hot summer afternoons.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 oz. rum
  • 2 tsp sugar (can be less)
  • 1/2 lime
  • 12 leaves or 3 sprigs of mint
  • Club Soda

Then, combine the sugar and mint in a tall glass. Add some juice from the lime and slightly crush the mint leaves. Add the rum and ice (ice should reach close to the top of the glass.) Add club soda and ENJOY!

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Swipe Right on this Tinder!

 

To start a fire, you need a source, either from a flame or spark. Afterward, use tinder, then move to kindling. The process is simple but difficult when in a survival situation.

Tinder is very crucial and necessary to start a fire. Using our crinkle paper from our boxes will help you create a successful fire. Just put some in a ziplock bag and put it inside your camping/bug out bag.

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Five Major Terrain Features

Hilltops: This is the highest point in a rise of land. This type of terrain is great to overlook your surroundings.

 

Ridgeline: This is a sloping line of high ground composed of a series of hilltops.

 

Saddle: This is a bend or a low point between two areas of higher ground. If you are standing in the center of a saddle, there is high ground to your left and right and low ground in front to your front and rear.

 

Draw: A draw is a decrease in elevation from a saddle with high ground on each side.

 

Valley: This is a stretched out groove in the land, usually formed by streams or rivers. If standing in a valley, there is high ground in two opposite directions and a gradual incline in the other two directions.

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4 Weapon Safety Rules

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Going to a shooting range for the first time might be confusing, and even downright intimidating for first timers. So, here are a few range tips every beginner should know before handling a weapon.

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1.Treat every weapon as if it were loaded. (Keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times.)

 

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2. Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot. (It might be loaded, even if you think it isn’t.)

 

3. Keep finger straight and off the trigger, until you are ready to fire. (This is the best way to prevent a negligent discharge.)

 

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4. Keep weapon on safe until you intend to fire. (Again, this prevents a negligent discharge)

Remember, firearms safety depends on you.

 

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The Color Code System: Mental Conditioning

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Mental Conditioning trains you towards a mindful state of awareness. Thinking with an aware mind will then prepare you for deadly situations.  One of the most effective deterrents is an alert person.  A criminal would rather deal with an unaware, careless person than an aware one. Preparing yourself mentally will assist the you in preventing and defusing a situation before deadly force becomes necessary. Below are the conditions that will allow you to move from one level of mindset to another while enabling you with the ability to properly handle a given situation.

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Condition White:  Condition White is an oblivious state during which a person is totally vulnerable and is unaware of his surroundings.  DO NOT be caught in this condition.

 

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Condition Yellow:  Condition Yellow is a state of nonspecific alert.  You are aware of everything going on around you and if the need arise, you are prepared to act.

 

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Condition Orange: Condition Orange is a state of specific alertness.  You identified a dangerous situation. You have decided that a course of action is needed.  One of the rules of deadly force was met and you are prepared to respond accordingly.

 

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Condition Red: Condition Red.  Condition red is the state of being actively engaged with a specific threat. A decision has been made and a set course of action is being taken.

 

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Condition Black: Condition Black is an add-on to the white, yellow, orange, and red conditions. This is when you experience a total state of panic and denial characterized by the inability to logically think and react.  This is a condition that you must avoid.