Skip to comments.You’re a SEAL Stranded in Hostile Territory: What’s in Your Survival Kit?
Posted on 02/27/2013 7:59:14 AM PST by LibWhacker
SEALs arent supposed to find themselves in trouble that they cant get out of. Thats why the Navy is seeking to buy 300 new survival kits for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, sometimes known as Navy SEAL Team 6.
Theyre the guys who raided Osama bin Ladens compound in May 2011 and sent him on an all-expenses-paid trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Save for the downed stealthy MH-60 Black Hawk chopper, the mission was a grand success. But, being military men, they have to prepare for worst-case scenarios. Thats where Wednesdays solicitation for what they call Personnel Recovery and Survival Kits comes in.
The Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) has a requirement to procure personnel recovery and survival kits (part number 0293-D) on a brand name or equal basis, it says. The brand name is SOLKOA [visit their website here]. If quoting an equal product, vendor shall provide all salient characteristics in order to be considered for award.
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“of course an espresso machine “
What’s wrong with an espresso machine? My Breville is awesome!
But I wouldn’t expect a SEAL to take one on a mission.
Don’t forget the wasp spray
>> “ Ya need a real tang into the handle. IMHO” <<
Most of those knives are made from solid billets, and are strong enough to use as crowbars.
Doubleplusgood when trapped in Chocolate City and/or Chicago
Before the whole Rambo craze, I had a guy who lived in my neighborhood who was a knife maker. His survival knife was a 10” pipe that he had heated and hammered 1/2 of the knife into a blade and then welded on a guard.
Ugly thing and heavy but it worked though.
A good knife, a full lighter, and stout clothes will get you a long way.
The Seal I knew in college in 1972 was given a knife.
Bandages can serve as mini-pads, so there’s no reason women can’t do this.
Unless it is a Glock, which is sometimes called a crow bar that is a knife.
But aside from trivia, your point is correct, a knife needs to be checked for a full tang.
If you just stay in a safe zone, no need for the other things is there?
Good kit for off the shelf, but this is old stuff to units that operate behind the lines, and depending on the theater and season your survival kit may be more like a butt pack.
The idea is that if you have to drop your 150 pound pack to flee from the enemy, such as from hunter/killer teams looking for your team, then you still need to retain enough to live on and to survive on and to E&E with, which could be really tough in harsh winter conditions.
How in the world did that post come out colored red?
It wasn’t intentional. I must have hit some odd keys.
It’s getting seriously bashed & insulted.
Good example at: http://cafe.comebackalive.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=56628
A survival kit for this side of the line should include the newer MH-47s helicopter designed and outfitted for special operations, avoid the CH-47D, rated as one of the least capable Chinook helicopter variants. See SEAL Team VI Family: 'Obamas Rules Are Getting Our Warriors Killed'
Some people even wonder if perhaps those Seals and others were sacrificed in a manner reminiscent of the move "Fail Safe" where a fictional president ordered a nuclear attack on a major U.S. city to placate the Soviets and avoid MAD.
Get real, Special Operations did not murder their own.