Earlier this month, the U.S. Army agreed to drop quite a big chunk of change ($461m to be exact) on 423 M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicles (ASV), made by Textron Systems.
Watch this video tutorial to see how to make a ghillie suit, cheap and easy. But wait, what's a ghillie suit? A ghillie suit, or yowie suit, is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. It's 3D camouflage, primarily used by military snipers and hunters, or to hide from terrorists. These camo ghillie suits include burlap and natural vegetation. Pull tall grass out, break down trees, hide yourself. Grab the burlap for less time consuming ghillie suit construction.
As sports fanatics, we know how central instant replay is in professional sports. The NFL proved it to any non-believer many years ago. Now the rest of the world is playing catch up. Yes, I am pointing my fingers at the FIFA idiots who run the World Cup. (UK was robbed against Germany). And baseball... Selig should apologize to Armando.
How is it possible that Iron Man is not yet a reality? DVICE reports that super-powered exoskeletons are indeed within our grasp (if not quite as flashy as Hollywood SFX just yet). Real life exoskeletons fall into the realm of not-too-distant futuristic warfare.
Learn how to make a simple Ghillie suit in easy steps. 1. First find out some burlap bags and cut them up. 2. Now dye your burlap by choosing the proper colors that are suitable to the environment you are going to be in. 3. After selecting the dye color, soak them in it, let it dry and string it. 4. Now attach a netting to your selected base and then tie on the dyed burlap strings to the net. 5. Finally make any changes if needed and then test it out to finish.
You will need a penny, a roll of caps, and a seloptape to make an impact cracker with a penny. First take the roll of caps and rip off of the beginning and end parts that are without caps. Then divide the roll of caps in half and take one half of the roll and start folding it in half all of the way from the beginning to the end. Then take your penny and wrap the caps around the penny, the penny should be off center. Then wrap your wrapped penny in seloptape to finish. Make sure that all of th...
This video demonstrates how to make a variety of ghillie suits. You can adapt your camouflage to many different environments to make yourself more invisible. Additionally, this series shows you how to make multiple types: rifle covers, partial suits, equipment covers, etc.
Another elegant and informative infographic (previously, The HowTo Behind an Exploding Grenade). This news graphic was created by Megan Jaegerman, while working for the New York Times in the 90's.
This is a government video issued to teach the correct way to conduct a strip or visual search in prison.
Below, learn to detect the markings of a Satanic cult member. Hard to believe, but yes, this is a bonafide HowTo (truly, it's on the FBI's official list of resources on “Beheadings & Ritual Murders").
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wear a gillie suit. Start out by wearing the suit and looking at yourself in front of a mirror. Take a friend with you to the field and have them take multiple pictures of you at various scenes. Have them make notes about what's good and bad about your efforts in the suit. Place some vegetation around the head and shoulder area and position yourself to be unseen. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy hunting, and would like to learn how t...
In order to make a ghilli suit from burlap, you will need the following: fabric glue, a jacket and trousers, burlap, spray paint or dye, netting, and scissors.
Although this may not be the most likely disaster you will deal with, it never hurts to be prepared. Knowing what to do and where to go after a nuclear bomb has exploded will give you the best chance of surviving the radiation .
Rescuing wounded soldiers in a war zone is extremely dangerous. Again, (previous entry, Futuristic Warefare), the Pentagon turns to scifi technology and robotics for the answer. The current solution is to develop robots that perform as "combat casualty extraction system[s].” And not just one robot to go in and save the day, but an "autonomous EMS crew, complete with an unmanned ambulance and robodocs, who can aid fallen troops 'with minimal intervention by medic or other first responder opera...
Nuclear engineers at Texas A&M have attached radioactivity sensors to the backs of cockroaches, making them remote-controlled. For what purpose? Not necessarily spying, like the cyborg beetles DARPA has developed. Apparently these little suckers are quite well suited for locating nuclear material.
Chemical engineers at Cornell have created a small device that may one day turn troops into real life spider-men. The device would cradle in the palm of the hand, allowing troops to scale walls. It uses an adhesive inspired by the Floridian leaf beetle, an insect that "can adhere to leaves with power 100 times stronger than its own body weight".
A little grim, but perhaps useful. HowTo: be smart, make it out alive.
Whether you, or someone you're with has been shot,stabbed, or are facing a life-threatening wound, HOW TO SURVIVE instructs you to lay down and be still, keep breathing, and control bleeding to stay alive. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to survive after being shot, stabbed or wounded.
In the case of a biological or chemical attack, quick thinking can keep you safe. HOW TO SURVIVE advises moving cross wind out of the area, decontaminating, and minimizing contact with others in order in order to survive. Watch this video anti-terrorism tutorial and learn how to survive a biological or chemical attack.
Domestic and foreign kidnapping is on the rise, and when in captivity, there are a few things that will keep you alive. Nearly 8,000 citizens are kidnapped each year, so while it may not feel like a likely possibility, protect yourself. Watch this video survival training tutorial and learn how to survive a kidnapping.
Check out this video for a tutorial on how to make a durable long lasting ghillie suit. A ghillie suit, or yowie suit, is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage.
Here is the training video used to teach soldiers how to use the M-209 portable, mechanical cipher machine unit.
This video will show you how to put on a Norwegian style gas mask.
Watch a 13 year old girl use a 10,000 year old tool to out strength a brand new army style camp cot. Check out this video to get some tips on how to do it on your own.
This video shows how to safely and carefully load and unload wounded patients into and out of the M997 High Mobility Multi-Wheel Vehicle.
This video teaches a combat medic how to send radio messages using AN/PRC-77.
Where's the best place to take a bullet? Probably not something you want to experience, but if you have to ask to be shot in the arm. Head, stomach, crotch, leg are all worse ideas and could cause greater vital damage.