My skills are many and long. 14 years serving in the US Army most of which was in Special Operations. Retired in 2008 for the fire and ems service; 28 years as a fire fighter and 23 years as a paramedic. Have gone back to work volunteering in Emergency Management as a Team Leader and Instructor. Other stuff along the side is ham radio operator and emergency coordinator for the county. Have been reviewing different threads on other boards about Homemade MRE's and Bug-Out-Bag gear and so I will be changing my gear and food selection for BOB. Most of my knowledge, skills and abilities have been gained from working for Uncle Sam and so I see things in a different light from civilians.