This is so damn cool…
Legacy Expeditions, a veteran-owned extreme expedition company, is raising awareness and inspiring action to support the Folds of Honor Foundation through their upcoming global expedition, Triple 7, in January 2023. The seven-day, record-breaking skydiving adventure includes seven skydives across seven continents to raise $7 million for educational scholarships for military families. We thank you for any contribution made. To donate, please visit – TRIPLE7.givesmart.com. The expedition, supported by Complete Parachute Solutions, begins at the bottom of the world at Union Glacier Camp, Antarctica. Then travels to Santiago, Chile; Egypt; Perth, Australia; the United Arab Emirates, Barcelona, Spain; ending in Tampa, Florida, home of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
Through this arduous journey, Dr. Kirk Parsley, Navy SEAL and Navy Doctor (ret.), will be monitoring the skydivers to assess the impact on the performance and physiology for future research on the body’s wellbeing under extreme conditions. Legacy Expeditions, sponsors, and partners believe in the concept called Post-Traumatic Growth – that combat made us more respectful, kind, and empathetic to our fellow man and fueled Global War on Terrorism veterans to live life to the fullest.
Triple 7 will:
• Attempt to raise $7M in donations and awareness for Folds of Honor.
• Highlight the incredible accomplishments of US Combat Veterans from the Global War on Terrorism by sharing positive stories about resilience, learning, and growth from combat.
• Elevate our sponsors’ commitment to the nation’s veterans and their families. Current corporate sponsors for Triple 7 Expedition are Frog Fuel, Black Rifle Coffee Company, Men’s Journal, Complete Parachute Solutions, Ventus Respiratory, Resco Instruments, Talent War Group, Salomon, and Fieldcraft Survival.
If interested in sponsoring the Triple 7 Expedition, please contact Legacy Expeditions at @eventures.com. – Lay the groundwork for future extreme expeditions facilitating the mental and spiritual reawakening of the countless veterans in need. A documentary crew will follow the expedition team led by the famous writer, director, and producer of The Blair Witch Project, Dan Myrick, and Kristian Krempel, a film and entertainment industry executive.
Legacy Expeditions was co-founded by former Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf. I’ve mentioned his Cleared Hot podcast here before. I really like and respect this guy.
I think a donation of a pack of plews is in order for this worthy cause.
Clan Cornelius doesn’t have a list for Badass Santa this year — we’ve put our plews into experiences, and invested in some quality gear for winter adventures. But that doesn’t mean I can’t put together a little list of items that a Frontier Partisan might find pleasing. I mean, who doesn’t want a modern Howdah?
This takes us right back to that sleigh gun concept. The Howdah was a big bore pistol — initially often a sawed off rifle like a .577 Snider — handy for imperial shenanigans like protection from big, pissed off cats. You probably remember the Howdah as the sidearm of Remington in The Ghost and the Darkness.
And my time in the woods of New England running with Captain Benjamin Church has made me pine for a good cutlass/hunting sword. This one from Old Dominion Forge in particular:
I mentioned experiences…
Sisters Folk Festival is bringing the magnificent Hanneke Cassel to town for a Christmas concert on December 15. What a privilege to see her in an intimate venue in this season.
Effervescent and engaging, Hanneke Cassel’s music fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations. She has performed and traveled across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Cassel’s music is a blend of the contemporary and traditional, described by the Boston Globe as “exuberant and rhythmic, somehow wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness.”
A native of Port Orford, Oregon, Hanneke started out as a Texas-style fiddler and went on to win the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, which awarded her the opportunity to study with 2022 Sisters Folk Festival performer Alasdair Fraser and introduced her to fiddle camps and the folk community – both of which continue to play an integral role in her life.