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Warrior Expo – All In, All The Time Foundation

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

There are seven non-profit organizations at Warrior West. All of them are great but my heart remains with All In, All The Time Foundation from my local area, the Virginia Tidewater. Created in honor of Tommy V, a fallen SEAL, this 501(c)3 raises funds for an interesting niche. Lots of organizations do a great job helping out for immediate needs and for supporting the education of family members. AIITT helps fill the gaps for those needs of families that aren’t covered under other programs. They work on a case-by-case basis to tailor their support. They also facilitate support between multiple organizations helping families find the correct programs.


One of the ways they raise funds is to sell some really cool items including these t-shirts and branded Patagonia laptop bags.

Live Fire Gear – 550 FireCord On Kickstarter

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014


550 FireCord is a project currently up for funding on Kickstarter. It consists of 550 paracord with the inner core replaced with a composite that functions as an fire starting material.

FireCord is completely functional in all the same ways that standard 550 paracord is: it can be made into lanyards and zipper pulls, used as a survival material, etc. While the composite is encased in the paracord sleeve, FireCord is no more volatile than traditional paracord. Outside of the sleeve, the composite ignites with ease, burns very hot, features a long burn time for its volume, and is completely waterproof. Of course, the paracord sleeve is still functional even after the composite core is removed.

BLACK The Webseries – Season 2

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Black Season Two

A successful crowdfunding venture led to the creation of BLACK, a webseries about the formation of a covert team in response to a direct attack on the CIA on American soil, staring former U.S. Navy SEAL Mikal Vega. Now, the creators are back for a new crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for BLACK season 2, looking to make at least 5 times the funding goal of the previous season. Various funding rewards are being offered, from morale patches and apparel, all the way up to an invitation to the cast and crew premiere.

In case you’re not familiar with the series, you can watch the the entire first season here.

Spam Can “Hook & Loop” Patches

Sunday, April 13th, 2014


Gunwebsites has designed 7.62×39 and 7.62x54r spam can Velcro patches, yet found the borders were “off” and decided to gauge interest “as-is” by holding a funding campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign was successful enough that they even expanded the line to include a 5.45×39 spam can patch. Although the campaign has reached its funding goal, there are still backing rewards available for those who are interested.

Darkhorse Benefits & Tempur-Sealy Announce Special Operations Forces-Support Program

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Founded by a former 160th member, Darkhorse Benefits was created to find meaningful employment for SOF Veterans. The name “Darkhorse” comes from 2nd battalion, 160th SOAR(A) which founder Rob Mott served with in the US Army. Darkhorse Benefits is a 501(c)3 non-profit that focuses on awareness, training and integration into the workforce in occupational sectors that provide the largest capability for injured or disabled veterans to participate, future earning potential, geographic location and long term career advancement. The goal is to match Special Operations Veterans with civilian jobs that leverage the skills in Adaptability, Stress Inoculation, Force Multiplication, Mission Improvement Processes and “Lessons Learned on Target” that they learned while serving their country.

Darkhorse Benefits

Tempur-Sealy has stepped up to the plate in a big way offering a total of $1,25 Million in donations and support.

  • Over the course of 3 years, they pledged to hire 300 SOF warriors into management positions by waiving the Bachelors degree and 4 years of business experience requirements.
  • They are working with SOF units to donate over 150 of their highest quality mattresses to active Operators, that have sustained orthopedic or other injuries, to assist in rest and recovery to return to their SOF career.
  • Darkhorse Benefits and Tempur-Sealy

    (Click on image to view PDF)

    LifePods Survival Kits

    Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


    LifePods is a survival kit currently up for funding on Indiegogo. The kit starts with a ‘basket’ woven from 80 feet of paracord, which can be utilized as needed. The kit also comes with:

    - 11 in 1 multitool card
    - Compass
    - Fishing line w/hook
    - LED Flashlight
    - Foldable water bottle
    - Mini carabiner
    - Matches
    - Plastic Bags

    Additionally, LifePod is also benefiting Blood Water Mission, an organization dedicated to providing clean drinking water to the people in sub-Saharan Africa. Every LifePod surival kit sold goes to providing a full year of clean drinking water for two people.

    The BulletSafe Bulletproof Backpack Panel

    Friday, March 7th, 2014


    BulletSafe is currently running an Indiegogo campaign for soft armor backpack inserts. Based on custom inserts made by BulletSafe president Tom Nardone for his children’s backpacks, these panels are constructed from the same material as the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest, and offer NIJ level IIIA protection. The panel runs 10″ by 12″ in size, and can be utilized as additional protection in packs, bags, briefcases, and more.

    Panteao Launches IndieGoGo Campaign For Alexander’s Bridge Independent Film Project

    Monday, March 3rd, 2014


    Columbia, SC, March 3, 2014 – Panteao Pictures announces the launch of an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign for the upcoming independent film, Alexander’s Bridge.

    Alexander’s Bridge is a science fiction/action film about an elite team of US Army Delta Force Operators accidentally sent back 150 years to the middle of the Civil War. Finding themselves where a battle is about to take place and where thousands of Federal and Confederate soldiers will be killed or wounded, they must decide what to do. Can they make a difference? Who will they try to help? Will they get back home?

    Alexander’s Bridge is not a film with a political agenda. It portrays both sides of the battle in a neutral a manner. It is a story about the soldiers themselves having to work together, similar to Band of Brothers.

    Filming of key footage for Alexander’s Bridge was already completed during the recent 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Chickamauga where thousands of reenactors took to the field. To add to the quality of the production, Panteao chose to film Alexander’s Bridge in digital 4K resolution, a much higher video quality over films shot in HD or 2K resolution. Behind the scenes footage is also being shot while the movie is made with interviews with the cast, crew, and reenactors.

    Panteao has gone to great lengths to keep the level of authenticity of the film as high as possible by working closely with retired military personnel and Civil War reenactors. In addition to subject matter experts, companies like TNVC, MSA, Velocity Systems, Safariland, Hatch, Twin Industries Water Transfer, Henry Repeating Arms, EOTech, Viking Tactics, Tango Down, Surefire, Nightforce, Gerber, Remington, Advanced Armament, Smith & Wesson, Winkler Knives, SOD, SUUNTO, and Salomon have all stepped up to help Panteao with making sure the gear used in the film is spot on in accuracy.

    Panteao has been self-funding Alexander’s Bridge, already having filmed key scenes for the movie and is commencing the remainder of filming in September. In an effort to not cut corners or compromise on the quality of the film, Panteao has turned to crowd-funding via IndieGoGo in order to raise additional funds for the project. Every penny raised from the campaign will be spent on the production of the film. Supporters of the campaign will receive items ranging from PDF copies of the script to movie t-shirts, posters, challenge coins, DVD of the movie, and even a chance to visit the set and be in the film.

    For more about Alexander’s Bridge and to become a part of the film, visit the IndieGoGo campaign at:

    Teaser video:

    An Homage To Kilroy

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

    My friend Dave Hall and artist Elwood’Woody’ T. Risk pay homage to Kilroy as they raise money to film the documentary ‘Until It Hurts‘ about this unique piece of art of the same name.


    On September 11, 2012, a Navy SEAL Sniper (SOCS Dave Hall, USN, Ret.) fired a .308 Remington 700 custom built for him by another former SEAL Sniper (SOCS Chris Higgins) at a humanoid target from 911 yards. The goal was to strike the black (scoring) part of the target 79 times (once for each fallen NSW member since 9-11). ‘Until It Hurts’ is the result of that effort.

    A print of the original hangs proudly in my home. Visit to see how you can help.

    Hot Shots Calendar – Casting Call for 2015 Models

    Saturday, February 15th, 2014

    Hot Shots Casting Call

    Hot Shots Calendar has issued an open casting call (ladies only please) for the 2015 edition. The actual photo shoot will be in June, here in the US, but they are looking for models from both the US as well as the UK. This is a pretty big deal because up to now, all of the models have been British. Proceeds from Hot Shots Calendar supports such charities as Help For Heroes which offers practical, direct support to the UK’s wounded as well as the Special Operations Warrior Foundation here in the US.