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Water Storage and Hydration Preparedness TIPS

David Burnell Preparedness

Your hydration needs are below: One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation. Children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water. A medical emergency might require additional water. If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary. In very hot temperatures, water needs can double. Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person. If you need to purify water heat until a rolling boil - let cool and drink. NOTE: Alcohol and Caffeine do not provide appropriate hydration.HOW SHOULD I STORE WATER? It is recommended you purchase commercially bottled water,...

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OPSGEAR was there - Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

David Burnell Disasters Preparedness Protectors RESCUE & Recovery

I went to Japan after the earthquake and tsunami to help the people of Japan. I packed my gear, steadied my feet and bought a plane ticket and simply went to Tokyo in an attempt to help. The 747 wide body flight to Tokyo was virtually empty and there was lots of time to think and rest before the mission would become a gritty reality. On March 11, 2011, the northeast coast of Japan was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake, the strongest quake on record in Japan. The quake was followed by a record 500 foot high tsunami which...

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Combat Shirts and More Make Perfect Tactical Clothing Gifts This Year

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If you're someone that gives practical gifts, you believe that the recipient should be able to use and benefit from the gift you give them. At OPSGEAR, we understand practicality and usability, and that's why we offer only the finest tactical clothing and gear on our site. Gifts with superfluous additions and parts that don't last will soon be forgotten about, but a piece of gear or clothing that serves the user well will always be counted upon when needed. One such example is this Propper™ TAC.U Combat Shirt. It can be worn under body armor and won't feel bulky or...

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Ward Off the Cold with Quality Military Clothing

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Now that winter weather has arrived across much of the country, it’s important that you stay warm and maintain body heat when you’re outdoors. At OPSGEAR, we know that the negative effects of cold weather can slow down your reaction time and hinder your movements. With quality military clothing and outerwear, you can keep warm and mobile, no matter what the conditions are like outside. We carry vests, jackets, and sweatshirts that will ward off the cold and allow you to stay alert. This Tru-Spec Polar Fleece Jacket provides warmth and heat retention without adding bulk to your body. It...

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My Thoughts on Veterans Day

David Burnell Military Veterans

I sit in my home at a late hour and reflect on the seasons of our country, the founding of this nation, the promises and hopes for liberty and freedom. I think of the signers of the declaration, and the blood stained ramparts which bridged a nation. It is with a humbled heart I write this hour set deep in the thought of the thousands who suffered and died so that I might be found safe, warm and comfortable in my small but tranquil room. It is with steady and flowing emotion I ponder the fields of flanders from the great...

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