Many people are quick to buy plate carriers and armor, but may not consider purchasing a helmet. Today on Gear Tasting, Bryan discusses why you might want to consider a helmet, even before a plate carrier.
Bryan also fields some Questions Over Coffee, including more details on his dislike of fleece and why he went with QD sling mounts on his precision rifle.
During the Cold War, “Steve” traveled the world serving as a covert operator for the United States. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and possessing a graduate degree in geography, he could pass as a businessman or expatriate at first glance, whether at home or almost anywhere in East Asia.
Like any good operative, he gave few details about what he actually did and why. Suffice it to say, he worked secretly to protect U.S. national interests. That work was performed quietly and undercover. “Anybody who thinks guys like me go in with guns blazing has watched too many movies,” he said.
Some pieces of gear are so rare that they might as well be a unicorn. This week on Gear Tasting Radio, we discuss some of the gear on our want list that’s unattainable; whether due to price, discontinuation or due to the fact that it doesn’t even exist.
We also tackled a question this week from a listener preparing to climb some 14’ers in the near future. Bryan gave some tips that helped him when he completed the GORUCK Ascent and offered some advice on preparing to be at altitude.
Despite being out of the Navy for more than a decade now, I still feel very at home in the water and love swimming for exercise. The recent chance to swim under the Golden Gate Bridge and raise money for a worthy cause, was all that it took to convince me to sign up for the Golden Gate Frogman Swim in San Francisco.
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