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SHOT Show 2007 – We Need Your Help!

Equipped To Survive coverage of SHOT Show, with our focus on the latest Knives, Flashlights and interesting new Gear, has been one of our most popular efforts (see last year’s report), generates a lot of traffic for ETS and we often scoop everyone else with our timely coverage. This year SHOT Show is in [...]

Homeland Security Launches New Emergency Planning Ads

The following Media Release was issued about a new series of Public Service Advertisements promoting Family Emergency Planning. That’s a good thing that I can support as the majority in this nation are still ill-prepared for any widespread emergency situation, natural or man-made.
You’ll find the new PSA’s here
Homeland Security Launches New Ads to Demonstrate [...]

Whatever Happened to…?

I often have the opportunity to interview survivors, but usually that’s the end of it. Every once in a while, however, I do hear from one of them and it’s always interesting. Back in 2002 at the Rotor & Wing Emergency Response Conference I interviewed a 55-year old grandmother, Sharon Zambrzycki, who had [...]

Rescue Laser Flare Records Another Save

I received the email below from Jim O’Meara at Greatland Laser who invented and manufactures the Rescue Laser Flare distress signaling devices. While it’s a business, like many of us Jim got into this business to save lives, so an email like this is the sort of thing that makes it all worthwhile:
(An old ETS [...]

Doug Presenting at Copperstate EAA Fly-In

I have been asked to present “Equipped Yourself To Survive – Survival Gear for Pilots” at the Copperstate EAA Fly-In on Friday, October 27, 2006, at 10:00 AM. I’ll be in Tent #5 (if things go as planned – note their schedule has not been updated as of this post). This year’s Copperstate is being [...]

Doug’s AOPA Expo Seminars Could Save Your Life

I will present three seminars at AOPA Expo in Palm Springs that could save your life some day. I am also offering over $4,600 worth of the very best survival gear as door prizes from sponsors to make these seminars even more enticing, because my goal is for all pilots to be “equipped to survive.”
I [...]

Two Thumbs Up for The Guardian

The U.S. Coast Guard has always gotten short shrift in the movies, but The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher in the lead roles, makes up for that big time. The Guardian opened nationally last night and we had a small Guardian party. We had a personal interest in the movie, not only [...]

McMurdo wins PLB contract with US Coastguard

McMurdo won an order from the U.S. Coast Guard worth up to $7,500,000 over 5 years to supply 406 MHz FASTFIND PLUS Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) equipped with integral GPS.  This represents an upgrade from the standard FASTFIND PLB, a similar quantity of which was supplied to the U.S. Coast Guard over the past 3 [...]

Doug on Xplore the Southwest on Sunday, October 1

Jim Solomon has invited me to be his guest on his Xplore the Soutwest radio show (heard on KDUS 1060 AM in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area or go to xplorsw.com and click on the “Listen Live” button in the right column) on Sunday morning, October 1 at 7:00 AM. Listen as we discuss [...]

Local Government Passes Law to Seize Your Preparedness Supplies

OK, let me see if I have this right. You invest in being prepared, taking responsibility for yourself, not depending upon government to take care of you. This is supposed to be a good thing. Then, things go bad, the local government decides it’s short of whatever supplies and gear it needs to [...]