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Certified yoga instructor Sarah Whisler guides you through an easy warm up, workout, and cool down in this HD video production.  We filmed our “flow” in Seaside, Oregon.  Our hope is that you use this video, and create more joy and peace in your life daily.  Stay tuned to Survival Bros, because we will be creating even better instructional routines soon.   Make yoga a part of your practice, and glow in all the benefits.  If you like the video, please share this workout with a friend.  Positive comments are also welcome.  Thanks! http://soulsearchersarahgirl.wordpress.com/

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Sarah shows you how it’s done on her yoga mat near the beach in Seaside, Oregon.

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By Cameron McKirdy

I performed a “Stress Test” on the new Coast Products HP17TAC flashlight just to see if she could survive.  The light is impact, and water resistant, so I threw it on the pavement from a moving car, ran it over, and then soaked it.  Amazingly, the light was just as bright after I put the hurt on it, and all of the functions still worked.  It boasts 615 lumens on high, and also has a useful strobe mode for signaling and defense, plus a low mode to conserve energy.

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The HP17TAC looks aggressive, and it is mean.  It’s built to take punishment, with a thick aluminum casing that is heavily knurled.  Meaning, there’s plenty of texture on the black body to maintain grip in any scenario.  I like the thickness (1.53 inch body), and I prefer longer flashlights (13.12 inches) like this so I have seeing power in total darkness.  This Coast product runs off three AAA batteries that are included, with a lengthy run time of 15 hours and 15 minutes on high.  That’s incredible.  How’s the tactical light look now?  Here’s a picture of the cosmetic damage.  Not bad considering!COAST hp17tac damage

According to their website, “Coast’s Pure Beam Focusing Optic System with Fingertip Speed Focus Control provides superior beam consistency from spot to flood, with no dark rings typically associated with focusing flashlights, and you can lock the beam focus in any position you want with our Beam Lock System.”  I found this to be true in my series of stress tests.  You can use just one finger to change the beam, making it fast, and easy to use.  Plus, as you can see in the video, changing position was smooth even after trying to get sand into the bezel.   This is a tactical flashlight you’d be proud to own, and something you’d likely use often.  It’s lightweight, durable, powerful, and with three modes of operation it will provide the best visibility for you in a given situation.  It looks badass too, even more so after you break it in like I did.  Visit COAST Products for more info on the HP17TAC and other useful gear.  

hp17 tactical flashlightThe COAST Product HPT17TAC is Survival Bros tested and approved!

Looking for a secret spot to swim? Most tourists don’t know about The End of The World in Seaside Oregon. Here’s a quick blog about training in the estuary.

To find this chill beach spot, drive down 12 Ave. and turn right on N Franklin St. Go to the dead end and park. Take the short trail North to the beach. Hidden in the grass is yet another trail to explore.

The estuary is a great place to train. I swam the last two days there. The water is so cold! Maybe that’s why we were the only ones spashing around. When we went, the current was sucking hard into the Pacific Ocean. My hommie and I challenged ourselves to go upstream. I swam freestyle, then began swim-running in the shallow water. My Marine buddy worked on his survival/combat stroke. The combat side stroke, aka CSS was developed and taught by the United States Navy Seals. He was swimming on his side, kicking, and front crawling through the current. He had a very efficient technique. Learn that.

Swimming up current is tough. Survival Bros challenges YOU to try it this summer. Plus, If you like crab, you can wade through the estuary with a rake for an easy dinner. 2 or 3 crabs should satisfy your hunger after aqua running. All you need is melted butter.

Survival Bros is all about challenging yourself. Make missions for yourself to complete. It can be anything, from an endurance bike ride to swimming against Mother Nature. Go hard this summer. You’re responsible for your health. More preparedness blogs coming soon. Best wishes from the beach.

– Cameron McKirdy

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