Maxpedition Survival Tips: Building an A-frame Shelter with Thomas Coyne

Maxpedition Survival Tips: Building an A-frame Shelter with Thomas Coyne

Maxpedition Survival Tips is a series that provides expert survival instruction by trained professionals. In this episode, Thomas Coyne of Coyne Survival Schools teaches how to build the A-frame or tripod shelter. When constructing the shelter, he wears the Maxpedition Rollypoly® MM Folding Dump Pouch for storing and easily accessing his knife, gloves, etc.

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*6 Years of Fire/Rescue Experience
*Former Firefighting Helicopter Crew Member (HELITACK)
*EMT *Helicopter Rescue Team Member
*Helicopter Rappeller
*Search & Rescue Technician
*Fire Crew Squad Leader
*Confined Space Rescue
*Techinical Ropes Rescue
*Swift Water Rescue Technician
*HAZMAT Operations
*Dunker trained (emergency aircraft underwater egress)
*Member of the helicopter rescue team for the first civilian space shuttle launches (X Prize Launches, 2003)
*Trained in the ICS & NIMS Disaster Management Systems
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