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Its easier than ever to look the part. What is the term tacticool all about and why would someone actually want to look like they were fighting a war? Perhaps its the idea that people always want to be tougher than they are.
However, it’s one thing to be a gun advocate and put your time in at the range. What if I told you this movement towards being the toughest looking guy or gal in the room is actually making you more of a target? It’s not something you should take lightly.
Remember the Grey Man?
What happened to that theory. Now its arms of tattoos, gun hats, shirts, tactical patches, beards, and sunglasses. There is no guessing who might be carrying a gun anymore, with some of these people. Here are some tips that might save you from your current trajectory.
Avoid Tricked out Everything
From weapons to bags, keep it simple. Don’t waste your time or your money on tricked out stuff. Unless you are just in love with sights and lights and everything in between, well, learn that weapon inside and out, then worry about lights and sights.
Don’t wear it all on your sleeve. Consider how you dress and the tale it tells to the world. Do you want to be the guy the bad guy’s target first or the first to target the bad guys. This comes down to what you present in the world.
Practice, Practice, Practice
If you are truly enthusiastic about shooting and tactical maneuvers, prove it. You do what matters. If you hit the range once every three months, well, it’s not what matters to you and that might be fine. You can train every day of the week and not show or tell anyone. That sounds more like tacticool.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.