Uniform Comparison Study: Army Combat Uniform

By Charles Bausman This week, we review the Army Combat Uniform, issued to soldiers deploying worldwide. This uniform is the baseline for the purpose of the study in comparison with the Arc’teryx LEAF and Crye Precision combat uniforms. We will test along the following criteria under identical conditions as the Crye and Arc’teryx uniforms: Fit/comfort […]

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New Fire/Rescue, SWAT/SRT Plans Released

By Rob Shaul The second plans in our most recent series of base fitness for Fire/Rescue and SWAT/SRT have been build and are available this week for subscribers and for individual purchase. “Jaguar” is the second in our Big Cat series of plans for Fire/Rescue Athletes. Jaguar deploys our most recent evolution of Fluid Periodization […]

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The Best Things Come from Commitment

By Rob Shaul I end up doing quite a bit of life counseling in my job, for whatever reason. Part of the issue is the make believe world of this resort town I live in. Many know Jackson as the “black hole of ambition” – new college graduates move here right after college to spend […]

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11 Must Reads

by Rob Shaul I’m a pretty voracious reader of non-fiction, and try to read or listen to 1-2 books/week. My topic areas are wide and getting wider – everything from strength and conditioning, to business/leadership, public policy, national defense, biography, etc. Most books leave no impression. Below are 11 I’ve read over the past 6-8 […]

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U.S. Military Methods for Fear Inoculation

By Charles Bausman   Developing a soldier who is capable of overcoming fear is a problem that has presented itself to military organizations since the dawn of warfare. Fear is a inherently natural reaction to a life-threatening situation (combat), causing at best a less capable and decisive soldier. At worst, the soldier may endure a […]

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Uniform Comparison Study: Evaluating Fit

by Liza Sarychev Since July, MTI has been studying Crye, Arc’teryx, and Standard issue military combat uniforms. On the micro level we are aiming to answer the question, is the investment in an Arc’teryx Leaf or Crye Uniform worth the cost for the individual soldier. On the macro-level, we’re using this study to begin to […]

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Ultimate Gear: Sun Hoody

Mountain Athlete Morgan McGlashon talks about her ultimate gear: Patagonia Sun Hoody. Video explains why. Features: UPF 25 Lightweight Thumbholes Patagonia Sun Hoody Women’s Men’s  Link to Morgan’s Article on Clinging to Authenticity in a World Drowning in Social Media

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