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Camping Tips

Camping is a great recreational American pastime. I have always looked at it as a proving ground for survival skills and SHTF practice. From this I have come up with lots of creative ways to make the experience easier and more fun. Working smarter by finding multiple uses for my gear, while lightening and reducing…

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Tactical Beard Owners Club

The tactical Beard Owners Club get an honorable mention today in an article on the Guns and Tactics website by author Joshua A. Haarbrink. The culture of Beardliness and it’s strategic alliance with Manliness has a long and distinguished history together as explained in this story. The SPIKE TEAM Headquarters is also host to the…

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A tale of two preppers

Having a plan and working with others will make all the difference is a survival SHTF situation.  SPIKE was designed based on the Green Beret mission of training and organizing others to become a unified force with a focused mission or goal.  This article from the Daily Sheeple gives a great comparison of how things…

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How to change a watch strap or band

From www.gearpatrol.com If you are going to sport the most manly of man bling, you should possess at least the most elementary of skills associated with owning a nice watch.  Growing up the son of a clock and watch maker, I learned these skills early on.  Now it’s your turn. http://gearpatrol.com/2012/04/10/timekeeping-how-to-change-a-watch-strap/  

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Setting up a tactical Medical Bag

Here is a great video on setting up a tactical Medical bag for a small to medium sized group.  This video was posted on Youtube by AnalyticalSurvival. If you’re not familiar with his excellent contributions to the survivor/preparedness crowd, you will want to subscribe to his Youtube page and review his past videos and follow the new…

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The Gentleman’s Timepiece

The gentleman’s timepiece has long been a symbol of knowledge, adventure, status and perhaps even wealth.  The military man, aviators, auto racers and the seafaring man could portray their spirit of adventure and bravery with dirty hands and boots while sporting a $5000 Rolex to express their style and status among men.  The high-end watch…

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A Manly “Call To Arms”

From the start of planning this website I knew it was important to have a page dedicated to being manly. While I have many reasons for doing so, some people were so concerned about me offending someone’s tender sensitivities.  If you know me, you are aware that I am not a person that has any…

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DVM Old School Man Goes on a Bender

Death Valley Magazine (DVM) is a blog that gets updated when James G, the Founder and Editor in chief of DVM feels the need to add something new.  Targeting the military man and civilian contractor crowd, DVM does not cater to Metro-man or those from Venus.   Colorful and politically incorrect DVM offers some advice and entertainment to…

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Flag Dedication

It is with great honor that I share with all of you this American Flag.  Presented to SPIKE-TEAM on Wednesday April 17th 2013 by the United State Army Special Forces Command and the Men of ODA 381 3rd BN 3rd Special Forces Group.  This flag was flown in battle over A-Camp Span, Balkh Province Afghanistan…

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