Sunday, 28 May 2017

A GOOD Helmet Design by Hard Head Veterans

HHV's Above The Ear (ATE) Helmet
Looking around the big ol' internet for interesting gear to share and I bumped into this helmet, photo to the left.

This helmet is produced by Hard Head Veterans (www.hardheadveterans.com ), a veterans owned and operated company in the US.

This particular model, Above The Ear (ATE) is quite interesting for those who are still in the game or those who are privately employed to care. This helmet seems to have many features that would appeal to those in harms way right down to weekend warriors at the airsoft playground. It comes with a front attachment point for your AN/PVS-14's and side mounting rails for comms gear or laser/lights.

I learned about this helmet while poking around the Blog at Black Rifle Coffee Company (www.blackriflecoffee.com ) and came across their post: BRCC Skid Lids.

The primary reason I am posting this today is I want to learn more about this helmet without the testimonials coming from the company. I have read those and this is one checked out piece of kit. What I would like would be to hear from those who own or use this helmet and get their honest feedback.....no sugar coating, no holds barred. Tell it like it is. What do you like?? What doesn't work for you?? Why?? How would you make this better??

This helmet as a Threat level IIIA rating and the whole unit only weighs 2.7lbs, that is awesome. That is like half the weight of that crappy Kevlar helmet I was burdened with when I was in Yugo back in the '90's. I like where helmet technology is headed and I want to really support this piece of kit.....but, I have to do that from a point of knowledge. I am a bit short these days, so I cannot go out and invest in every cool bit of gear to test and then post on here.  Starting at $425 USD per helmet they are about half the cost of their competition, another reason why I really want to support this product and their company.

So, if you can.....please, help me out and send me some feedback. Post in the comments section below.

Together we will know more!

V.A.M.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Emergency Preparedness Week, Are You Ready??

Evenin' All,

Well, it is Emergency Preparedness Week again. Each year in Canada, the first full week of May (07-13 May 2017) is reserved for emergency preparedness. For those who are new, this is the week for education and learning new techniques or finding new gear. For those who have been at this a bit, this week is a great time to review your family emergency plan, rotate water stocks, inspect kit and run a few emergency drills. Are you ready??

In the Town of High River, emergency preparedness is the flavour for the whole month of May, each year. The largest challenge, even in locations that see an above average number of natural events that can result in evacuations or emergency response, is complacency. Once you let your guard down, that is the moment that disaster will strike. Not trying to scare anyone, just raising awareness levels. I agree no one can stay at ready level 5 all the time......but, a healthy level 2 is not going to kill you. Complacency leads to apathy and from there you are totally vulnerable to any number of situations that could in fact kill you. 

Well, over at SATAS Co, they have just opened their YouTube channel and published a couple of videos. Here is the link to the short one:


Stay ready!!

VAM

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

eBook on SATAS4.ME - The GOOD Plan in PDF

The G.O.O.D. Plan - Get Out Of Dodge by V. Andrew McMillan
Evenin' Folks.

Last night I posted that the new SATAS Co website is live. That is still true tonight. 

I just wanted to let you know that you can purchase and download: The G.O.O.D. Plan - Get Out Of Dodge e-Book in PDF format from the SATAS Co website. The cost is $10 and includes the GST.

Follow this link:


Have a great night.
V.A.M.



Tuesday, 2 May 2017

SATAS Co and SATAS4.ME Has Arrived!!!

SATAS Co Logo 
One step closer. SATAS Co is now a reality. The website is also operational, albeit still getting tweaked and fine tuned. The link to the website is here: SATAS4.ME 

Please drop by for a visit of the new site. If you notice I have missed any corrections please use the contact form on the website and leave me a message of what still needs to be tuned up. I am quite happy to make the website better, but sometimes I have been working on it so much I miss even the obvious stuff. 

I have not figured out discounts or coupons, yet. I am still quite new to this website building stuff, but for all my followers on here, if you mention that this is the site that you learned of the existence of SATAS4.ME , I will ensure you get treated well if you need any courses or services offered at SATAS Co. I will start posting coupon codes here for savings over there. (Once I figure out how to make that happen.) 

One last point, if you have a group of friends/family that want to take any of the courses offered by SATAS Co or if there are any courses you would like me to instruct to your group, please contact me using the contact page on the website.

Thank you for your support,
V.Andrew