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30 minute warning (are you a survivor)

 

Wait.

Stop everything.

Ask yourself, at this moment right now, are you ready for disaster Randomness to visit?

This will be the perfect time to test, because you didn’t see it coming, like many circumstances in real life.  You had no warning, yet here it is with you in the cross-hairs.

This will be the perfect example for you to reflect and examine what you could have done up to this moment, and in real time present, how ready you are.  That moment is here.  In this episode of ESCAPE, lets assume disaster is upon us, so now you get to realize how well you are ready for the big moment.

You may be in your vehicle waiting at soccer practice, in you bathroom on the porcelain throne, in the kitchen, at the office, in bed, wherever…

Use your CURRENT present location as you read this.

For this to be an effective exercise don’t cheat, you will only be cheating yourself if you know what i mean.

After you go through the scenarios, reflect on how you can be pro-active in the future, and gain some insight

As you go through the examples we lay out,  consider these and other things that pertain to you:

  • Do you have an exit plan?
  • Can you be on the road / trail in minutes to beat the wave of congestion?  What alternate methods of travel do you have and do you have set way-points to meet if you are separated from your group?
  • Are you planning on staying put, or bugging’ out?
  • What do you have with or near you to help?
  • Can you contact family or friends to coordinate? do you have a contingency already?
  • What is your fuel, water, food situation for today and days or weeks ahead, and do you have an emergency means to procure them further?
  • What items, equipment, skills and knowledge have you built up?
  • What do your surrounding conditions offer you, can you problem solve creatively?

Lets Start the clock count-down from 30 minutes to minute zero when disaster strikes.  Mentally walk through what you would do if given 30 minutes to prepare based on what you have in reality.   and…Begin

(You have 30 minutes for EACH scenario below.  write down on paper or mentally walk through each scenario in real time if possible)

 

Scenario A:  A ballistic nuclear missile / Meteor / “Dirty bomb” warning is issued.  The only information you have is the pending impact will be WITHIN a 25 mile radius of your current position

Scenario B:  An aggressive microbial outbreak is finally announce when the holding area is compromised.  Insiders had no choice but to notify the public after the breach.  It was located in a nondescript facility WITHIN 3 MILES from your current location ( or in the next largest town ).  An estimated 15,000 animals are infected, ranging from birds to cats, dogs and various wild animals.  Before the report it was also estimated that at least two dozen people working at the facility had been exposed.  At minute 25, those of you within radio/device or television range are informed that the animals were quarantined due to the discovery of a new strain of Rabies.  Drug experiments backfired creating a hyper aggressive strain instead.

Scenario C:  Solar Flare ( coronal mass ejection; or CME), or a situation of massive power grid and GPS / communication outage.  Lets assume that everything will be down for a period of a weeks to 2 months.  When the grid goes off-line, normal life alters…  ATM’s, banks, food stores, communications, electricity, gas pumps etc etc.

Remember sometimes it is best to observe and react DIFFERENTLY then the herd.  If the SHTF and you plan on using the roadways it makes a lot of sense to have BOB’S  ( bug out bags, or “go” bags) and resources ready to go.  Most people are reactive, not thinking through clearly so they will be jumping into vehicle quickly.  Then there are planners who are not ready.  Time management counts, they will be well equipped but stuck with the congestion sometimes.

Then there is you;  adaptable and ready.  You have your necessities and a means to make options for yourself…  Seems like the best way to thrive and survive any dilemma or disaster is actually a quality you posses ⇒ adaptability.   Compliment this by having useful resources and you are in a powerful place.   If for no other reason then remember this;  Many times we have no idea of specific threats and conditions right away:  Who, What, Why, When, and Where.

In our opinion

The more options of resources (r) the better.  The more adaptability (a) to conditions the better  = The more resilience,  & longevity ( “x” factor ).

r + a = x

When you combine  R + A,  you have an effective force multiplier.  Like a game of chess with more individual moves and combinations than the stars in the night sky

Great.  So OK, disasters are a fact”  of life.  they show up with and without warning.   Monday through Sunday.  And so does real life.   The real best part of it all is this:  These same ideas and perspectives are easily applied to real life scenarios EVERY DAY…  Be ready to adapt during your interview, on the job-site, in your home.  What you become is an asset, someone to be looked up to.  A person with use, knowledge and purpose, or an effective guardian or leader, not to mention you can handle things and make the best of a given situation.

What are your resources specifically and what do you use or want?   They can be knowledge, tools, skills, gear etc. :

( Our Generation II pack and satellite pouches are en-route soon, another new innovative and useful product designed and built by ACW tactical USA! )

 

Comment with us and the community on how well you think you would do and why.   We are all in this together, even if only some of us get it.

  • What would you like to see that you don’t have?
  • What is in your kit?  What would you recommend to be ready?  Your favorite items and gear?
  • Do you have a vehicle EDC, personal EDC etc?
  • If you have an ACW kit, how have you used it to get you out of a jam?  E-mail Pictures, or post to Facebook  stories of real life use of our gear, and we will slot you if for a possible replacement of the item for FREE as thanks.

 

Lastly, on a different note… What would you do in a morale dilemma?

The scenario:

1.  A train is coming down a tunnel at high speed.  The track comes to a “Y” in front of the train.  On one branch of the “Y” is 3 strangers.  on the other is one stranger.  Neither can escape if a train comes down their track.   You have control of the lever.  What way do you send the train?

2.  The same train is on a single track, with 3 strangers about 300 meters down track.  You are 100 meters away down track from the train, and 200 meters up track from the group.  There is one person in front of you on a shallow ledge, if you physically push them off they will be struck and cause the train to stop due to the train’s safety mechanism.  What choice would you make?

3. Using the above 2 examples, what would you do if you knew the group? if you knew the single person?  What if either or was very close to you ( a parent, sibling or loved one)?.

Thanks from the ACW team.   help us continue to support our members the way it should be done!  great items, resources and unyielding care and service!  ( the purpose we are here ).  Keep spreading the word, join the website, check in on Facebook!

All interested in the New ( arriving soon) Gen II Macgyver packs, and modular “Satellite” pouches ( great standalone or attachable to Macgyver pack/other gear )  Just drop us an > email<  with a few words and we will hook you up at the existing  price.  And as always our team members ( you guys who have purchased gear and signed up as members) pay no further shipping for life.

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ACW “MacGyver” pack: generation II is on it’s way…

Well, almost have them finished but want to give some of our members a first view of the latest prototype of our Macgyver pack.

The ACW “MacGyver” pack: Generation II variant

Any feedback or comments via E-mail or in the comment sections are very welcome as we aim to please and support the best way possible… In the last several months we have been considering options and listening to our team-mates / members for input.

Our latest design is an improvement on an already great pack.

Here are a few shots for now…

Back view

Bottom view

Front view

Here are a few Notable adjustments and additions to the Gen II ACW Mac pack:

  • More “D” rings for more options to the end user ( straps, leg rigs, tie-offs etc )
  • Removable carrying handle that has 2 specially designed straps for strapping gear or the bag itself to items in different scenarios.  Also handy for a variety of applications and options you may think of.  Hey our middle name is variety when it comes to options.  The more possibilities the better
  • Removable back panel “stiffened” for more effective use in the field
  • MOLLE loops on sides and bottom for even more options.  Best yet is what we are designing to be able to utilize these as an option ( our SAT pouches, or Satellite pouches), more on that later, but they are stand alone pouches that can strap to the new Mac pack for extra options !  Not only that, they can be quickly removed with our custom designed webbing for lighter travel and mission specific roles when the entire pack is not needed.  The Generation II Mac pack can carry up to 5 of these pouches for a fully loaded system of goodies…
  • Overall size has a very slight increase.  Just enough to barely notice visually, but enough to make a difference in ease of use and storage
  • Webbing clips for optional shoulder strap or other gear
  • Front Velcro Tie down tabs for loading options, including the SAT pouches
  • minor interior adjustments and more

Note:  New available colors will include Black!

We want to give you all a chance to reserve the new pack, at the old pack price,  so we can forward a promo code when the new gear is ready!

Just drop us an email if interested

 

‘’ It is not the strongest that survive nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change ”

Cheers from the ACW team!

 

* We will update on info regarding our SAT pouches ASAP…

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Now what?! Doors get stuck, broken, locked. ACW “In the field” documentary

Well you either broke it, or it stopped working… either way you need to get in that room

By: ACW Tactical usa. Offering support & capability via useful gear & resources…for life’s adventure

Here we encountered a problem door.  Place:  Interior room of an older house.  Conditions:  This handle became in operable, rendering the door stuck.  The room was the homes laundry and bathroom facility and utility closet so it’s kinda bothering the owners after 2 days of the door being stuck closed….

 Click here…  This post will be linked to a previous post on door entry as there are obvious similarities. 

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Useless info that is useful. Benefit yourself and others with knowledge.

Knowledge is power, and a pretty convenient way to be useful to yourself and others.

Not to mention it can give you an edge at trivial pursuit!  Stuff some in your Brain.

Art by Cargen

We here at ACW have a great sense of purpose and playfulness by being able to share and support our members or anyone else.  By offering our specially designed and made products that are one of a kind and supporting our community with literature, info and support.  Support done the right way is the main drive and at the heart of it.

Continue reading Useless info that is useful. Benefit yourself and others with knowledge.

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Opening the locked door

Every Day Life Survival Resources & Tips

It’s happened to all of us.  I know in our travels we have been in situations where we need to enter a door, but have not a key.

ACW tactical is about tools, gear, kits, and how to use them and how they can supplement you along with your greatest tool.  Your mind.  Any support or informative resources we can provide is our pleasure and what we do.  Our compact reference manual is worth checking out if your interested in a neat booklet of facts and fun regarding everyday survival, useful facts and tips and general helpful information.

So… You locked yourself out.  Continue reading Opening the locked door