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Hi my name is Dave and I am a military SERE (survival) Instructor. I have over 14 years of SERE experience and have taught everyone from aircrew to engineers to life support equipment guys to Special Forces from all arms of the military and several foreign armed forces. I have practical and applied knowledge in Desert, Jungle, Temperate, Urban, Coastal and Sea Survival as well as fast jet ejection drills and helicopter underwater escape training (the Dunker).

I have several other unique skill-sets to draw upon such as Team Medic, Combat Recovery, search and rescue, conduct-after-capture, fieldcraft, survival planning, Joint Personnel Recovery (JPR), combat first aid, evasion, resistance training, unarmed combat, psychology of survival, advanced driving/riding, Police Response driver, scuba diving, threat evaluation, intelligence preparation, electronic warfare, private pilot and many other niche areas.

I am a prepper, but rely more on knowledge and skills as my default setting, anything else I can buy to help me then my default position should the SHTF will be much more comfortable. I plan for the worst but hope (and prep) for the best

I intend to contribute as much as I can over the years by utilising my experience, knowledge and in-depth research with references for any opinions I have.

I have a dislike for the following -

- Celebrity survival 'experts' who either make things up, are down right dangerous or spend the night in hotels after filming. If you talk the talk, then you have to walk the walk!

- People who will not change their opinion despite overwhelming proof to the contrary.

- Bullies or intimidating those less able to look after themselves i.e. children, animals or vulnerable members of society.

- Racists, bigots, various flavours of 'phobes' or downright ignorant people. The world is full of unique people who are all different, this doesn't make them bad or lesser, just different. And no, I am not a 'snowflake' or liberal!

- People hiding behind a keyboard and using that disconnection from real people to exercise their stupid gene. If you wont say it in front of the person, don't say it. It's just plain cowardice!

- Politicians. No matter what flavour they are, they are all taking away liberties, raising taxes and making deals with the devil to further their own ends. The 'system' is built on inherent corruption, no matter what country you are from.

I have a love for the following -

- Healthy debate

- Being challenged

- Learning new skills/information

- Teaching

- Constructive criticism.

- Understanding that people who hurt, are normally hurting. Showing a little bit of empathy and understanding can work wonders.

That's is me in a nutshell, please reach out and give me a shout if you have any questions or thoughts.

Chat soon

Dave
 

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Welcome to the club, . . . pull up a spud shovel, . . . and empty orange crate, . . . lets dig spuds for the winter.

Ohio guy here, . . . just trying to have enough in reserve to get me through the next one, . . . whatever it proves to be.

May God bless,
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Well damn Dave you have quite the resume. Welcome! I believe I'd enjoy sitting down for a beer with you just to hear your stories. I bet you have a few.

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Welcome. If your half of what you claim, you’ll fit it great however, I speak for most of us when I say we are skeptical of someone who not only plugs their own website on the first post, but infact uses it as there screen name...
 
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Well, you might be alright.
You'll see, we are kinda leary of new people, but, we do open the doors.
Sounds like you are gonna fit right in.
Mind if i ask what state you are in?
Just helps, and by your post, you seem pretty seasoned, so I'm guessing 35 ish?
Not that it matters, what really matters is prepping, surviving, teaching, learning, and having a good debate every now and then.
Welcome from New Mexico, from a southern boy. D
 

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Welcome, I Survived, most of the training I had US Army was pretty straight forward and tailor for the theater we were deployed to.
 

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Welcome from Seattle. Your experience sounds incredible. I look forward to learning more.


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Well, you might be alright.
You'll see, we are kinda leary of new people, but, we do open the doors.
Sounds like you are gonna fit right in.
Mind if i ask what state you are in?
Just helps, and by your post, you seem pretty seasoned, so I'm guessing 35 ish?
Not that it matters, what really matters is prepping, surviving, teaching, learning, and having a good debate every now and then.
Welcome from New Mexico, from a southern boy. D
That's cool, I get why people are dubious of newbies, time will tell how I am viewed, my intentions are honorable and no harm intended.

I intend to contribute a lot of value as and when I can and hopefully help those who want it. I am 40 so have been in this game for quite a while.
 

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No. I am not sure if that is a god or a bad thing though :)
Welcome. My last few years in the military was AF Reserve. Where did you instruct?

You've made two errors. First, your board name is a url. That is a violation. Second, you plugged your site in your post. Those two are usually grounds for immediate banning.
I can fix the post, but @Cricket will have to fix your name.

Being many of us are vets, we tend to give allowances if we can. After all, we can't give you a 10% discount as we don't sell anything.
 

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Welcome. My last few years in the military was AF Reserve. Where did you instruct?

You've made two errors. First, your board name is a url. That is a violation. Second, you plugged your site in your post. Those two are usually grounds for immediate banning.
I can fix the post, but @Cricket will have to fix your name.

Being many of us are vets, we tend to give allowances if we can. After all, we can't give you a 10% discount as we don't sell anything.
Website address removed now, wasn't intended to offend, sorry.
 
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