Soldier gear throughout history

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A recent Telegraph.co.uk article shared images of soldiers’ gear kits from wars between the years 1066 and 2014. It’s a fascinating look at how gear has changed over time–and in some cases, how it hasn’t changed much at all. The photographs, taken by photographer Thom Atkinson, capture gear, armor, and weaponry used by warriors during…

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Participating in an online gift exchange

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I recently participated in the Reddit EDC gift exchange, where Redditors are matched with another Redditor and exchange items. I’ve heard the stories of people getting matched up with Bill Gates having made a donation in their name and other philanthropists bestowing gifts. Being this was my first time participating in an exchange online there…

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The pros and cons of ready-made survival kits

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Ready-made survival kits, in theory, seem like a smart idea. Usually created by established companies to appeal to the layperson or an amateur survivalist, survival kits are intended to be a one-stop-shop for everything you need in the event of a disaster or emergency. Common pre-made kits include first aid kits (FAKs) or bug-out bags–some…

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