Squawk Box Broadcast 010: Warriors, Simplicity and Inspiration

by July 9, 2014 07/9/14
Squawk Box Broadcast 010

The Squawk Box Broadcast aims to highlight a few of the stories that have caught our attention recently. It’s also a way to broaden your horizons and explore new ideas.

Trikos International >> Warrior Dog Foundation

“Since militaries have existed, man has used dogs to augment them in combat.” Even with weapon technology increasing on a daily basis, dogs are still relied upon by special operations units in the Military today. After serving as a multipurpose K9 trainer for U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, former active duty Navy SEAL Mike Ritland founded Trikos International to bring the best personal protection dogs to his clients. In case you weren’t aware, we’ve teamed up with the charity Mike established, The Warrior Dog Foundation, to produce a K9 Morale Patch.

Simplicity is Beauty >> A Continuous Lean

Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield Handmade Scissors

If you’re the type of person that marvels over a beautifully built everyday object, check out the video and article on A Continuous Lean. All too often we settle for something disposable simply because it’s inexpensive but we really should be focusing on quality. Ernest Wright & Son have been hand-making scissors and shears in England since 1902 and offer a life-time guarantee. While just one example, it’s eye-opening to see what goes into crafting a high quality common household item built to last.

How to Make an Improvised Rifle Cheek Rest >> Lucky Gunner

Lucky Gunner DIY Cheek Rest

We’re always interested in a good DIY and former Recon Marine Kyle Eggimann has put together a simple and effective tutorial on how to make your own rifle cheek rest. Having a solid cheek weld is important to shooting proficiency and allows you to be comfortable while observing through the scope for a significant amount of time. What’s also great about this DIY is that it’s cheap to make and easily removable without leaving any kind of adhesive residue behind.

Want to Change the World? Start by Making Your Bed >> Art of Manliness

Admiral William H. McRaven, former Commander of SEAL Team 3 and JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command) during Operation Neptune Spear, shares some incredible life wisdom to the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin. You may have never thought that by making your bed you could begin to change the world, but it’s possible.

Feast your eyes on these rare aircraft cutaway drawings >> Sploid

X-15 Aircraft Cutaway

As a kid, many of us wondered how things worked. The majority of us were most likely drawn to large and high-tech machinery, such as fighter jets and spaceships. There was no better way to gain an understanding than to see through the “skin” and take a look at what’s underneath. Sploid has put together a few aircraft, spacecraft and weapon cutaways for your visual enjoyment.

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