Co-opted by two great veterans organizations, Irreverent Warriors and Triple B Adventures.
We are looking to make this the biggest silkies hike to date! We need your help! We want to have 2000 attendees! That’s right! 2,000 veterans in short green shorts walking down the middle of Oceanside! Come be apart of history! It will be remembered for years to come and you get to be apart of it!
The hike date has been approved by the city but all other details will follow soon. RSVP yes to stay up to date.
THE ACTUAL HIKE ITSELF IS FOR VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, AND RESERVISTS ONLY. Participants hike 22km (13.67 miles) while carrying 22kg (48.5lbs), wearing silkies, combat boots, and a ruck - 22 representing the 22 military suicides a day.
The Irreverent Warriors silkies hikes are a series of events across the nation designed to PREVENT veteran suicide by bringing veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war through therapeutic events and entertainment.
Irreverent Warriors is PREVENTING veteran suicide through the use of unconventional therapy. Veterans are different, and therefore use different methods of coping. In the face of tragedy, a veteran is more likely to use humor and camaraderie as a coping mechanism than anything else. Civilians are not allowed to hike but are welcome to volunteer and/or meet us at the bar stops along the way!!!
Triple B Adventures combats the common issues that plagues the veteran community through the outdoors by hunting, hiking, camping and fishing. Each Month Triple B Adventures takes veterans on camp outs across San Diego. By doing this we re-ignite camaraderie, brotherhood, and fellowship. All veterans, male and female, from across all branches are welcome!!
The mission of the Silkies Hike is to bring veterans together with laughter and camaraderie, create a support network for veterans, and provide a day of therapy. These hikes support and spread our bottom line: "put the gun back on safe, put it back on the nightstand, and stick around a bit longer."
Please meet us for the initial festivities and also advance to the locations if you'd like to receive your veterans with cheers, hugs, kisses, photos, videos, screaming, yelling, and excessive PDA.
Backpack - The 22 kg is optional
Snacks - Nuts, bars, food that will fuel you throughout the day
Camelback with water
Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock.
Headgear - hat, kevlar, stetson, beret
Eye Pro - Sunglasses, goggles
Vaseline and Moleskin
Tennis shoes, Boots and shower shoes
WHAT TO BRING:
ID - we will be checking ID's ** In order to be served at the bars you MUST be wearing the Irreverent Warrior wrist bracelet that you will receive at registration - this includes volunteers and drivers as well as participants
WATER - we will have water on our support vehicles but you are encouraged to have your own as well.
CASH - we are asking everyone to pay cash at the stops - this will help get faster service and one of the conditions we've arranged for drink specials.
TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY: Drive yourself in, but we recommend you get a ride home if you have been drinking, there will be lots of it.
LEGAL STUFF: No open containers and don't be "that guy"
Don't bring any weapons, weapon accessories, magazines, ammo, flashbangs, grenades, nuclear devices, WMDs or other illegal arms.
We will be going into public venues, so even if you are licensed for concealed carry - leave it.
Public drinking is illegal - there we said it.
Do "check-in" on Facebook as we progress through the hike.
Do whatever it takes to help a fellow vet out
Do mumble the words "I love you" to a bunch of dudes/dudettes you've never met.
DO bring moto shirts and everything you own that is red, white, and blue.
MORE ABOUT IRREVERENT WARRIORS:
The Silkies Hike is not about awareness, it's about PREVENTION because the connections and bonds that we make during the hike will become our support network for the rest of our lives. In order to prevent suicides, we have to support each other. This hike facilitates veterans bonding, connecting, and supporting each other.
If you would like to help us prevent veteran suicides through our veteran’s therapeutic events and entertainment, please donate to the Non-profit, Irreverent Warriors Inc. via www.irreverentwarriors.com/donate to donate using PayPal. We are incredibly grateful for your donations and support, and we will express our gratitude by using your money to keep veterans alive and well. They are a California based public charity, with 501(c)3 tax exemption. Your donations are tax-deductible and the tax ID number is 47-4789126.
Co-opted by two great veterans organizations, Irreverent Warriors and Triple B Adventures.
LAGUNA MOUNTAIN RENDEZVOUS.........60 DAYS AWAY
We are T -60 for the Laguna Mountain Rendezvous at the fabulous Mataguay Scout Camp in Santa Ysabel. We will be updating this page continuously as we go forward from here.
A brief but important note. If you are a dues paying member of the Laguna Mountain Rendevous group, and you pre-register prior to October 1, 2018, there is a 10.00 discount for camping fees. This policy was adopted by the Board of Directors and will be in place for all of the sponsored Laguna Mountain Rendezvous events in the future, including Manzanita and the proposed Family Camp Rendezvous scheduled for June of 2019.
Join us for our “PAWS for Patriots” gala aboard the USS Midway Museum! It will be an evening of elegance on the legendary warship this Sept. 30, 2018. Come celebrate in the company of war heroes on a ship rich with American history!
You’ll help us keep more military families united with their pets just by indulging in fine dining and a hosted bar with a beautiful backdrop.
It will be complete with a tribute to our troops, a raffle, a silent and live auction. Please help us give back to the brave men and women who have given so much!
What: PAWS for Patriots
When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: The USS Midway Museum
Attire: Formal Wear suggested
Why: To support our mission of Helping Vets by Saving Pets!
Levels of support:
- $125 Individual tickets (for a limited time)
Single ticket includes entry, dinner and a hosted bar.
- $1,000 Three Star Bar Sponsor
Includes entry, dinner, a hosted bar for you and a guest. Help sponsor the hosted bar, and we’ll promote you/your business leading up to and at the gala!
- $2,500 Four Star Dinner Sponsor
Includes entry, dinner and a hosted bar for you and a guest. Help sponsor the catering, and we’ll promote you/your business all year!
- $5,000 Five Star Military Table Sponsor
Includes entry, dinner and a hosted bar for you and a guest. When you sponsor a military table, you’ll also be treating war heroes, Wounded Warriors, standout troops and Helping Paws recipients to the gala! We’ll promote your generosity at the event and on all marketing platforms all year!
If you can’t attend but have something to donate, we’re always accepting items for auction!
MVP's mission is to match up combat veterans and former professional athletes together -- after the uniform comes off -- to give them a new team to tackle the transition together. MVP shows them they are NOT alone.
It’s that time that we bring our friends, family and loved ones all together to share an amazing day out with Merging Vets and Players. Please use the following link to reserve your free plate of food from Bastards Canteen.
Who: MVP members, family members of MVP members, supporters and any one in the community. This is open to anyone and everyone!!
What: Hike at Inspiration Point Trail in the Pacific Palisades area followed by a catered event from Bastards Canteen at American Legion Post 283 in Pacific Palisades.
When: September 15th at 9am
Where: Inspiration Point Trail at Will Rogers State Historic Park (The loop to Inspiration Point is 2.25 miles long with 325 feet of elevation gain. The gradual hike delivers far reaching views from Santa Monica Bay to downtown LA).
After the hike we’ll all head over to American Legion Pacific Palisades Post 283 for food, socializing, and fun. Address listed below.
15247 La Cruz Dr
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
**Since it is a State Park, there may be a $12 parking fee if you choose to park in the parking lot, there is very limited parking on the street. As a veteran you may go to Big 5 and get a day pass to park at the state parks. Only certain Big 5’s do it. You can also visit the California State Park website and sign up for a lifetime free pass if you are over 50% disability.
Why: We want to get all of the friends, family, supporters and anyone that may be interested in learning more about MVP and/or the American Legion together.
WHAT TO BRING:
9am - Sign in/hangout
9:30 - Stretch out by Riviera Fitness
9:45 - Safety Brief
10am - step off
12:30pm - Pacific Palisades Post 283
1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
To donate please visit https://merging-vets-and-players-inc.networkforgood.com/projects/25073-merging-vets-and-players
This event is being structured so that anyone can attend without worrying that it will be too basic or too advanced.
This is a perfect course for the entire family!
Gear requirements: (Message me if you don't have/can't acquire everything and we can help you out)
Bandoleer/side saddle/belt pouch for shells
Hearing and eye protection
Weather appropriate clothing
Closed toed shoes (no sandals)
Bring a lunch, some snacks, sunscreen,extra pop up shade if you have one, and bottled water in a cooler in your vehicle.
I hope to see you there with us!
This is a public facing 'event' listing for sharing outside the Training Group. Anyone wishing to attend this event will need to apply and be vetted into the Training Group prior to being given payment and location details. Please message me if you have any questions about this.
Apply to join the training group @
*Legal Disclaimer* Our events are open to all individuals who are legally able to own firearms and are LGBT friendly. Social media marketing pictures are taken at all events. Legal liability at training events rests with the instructors/business'/property owners we work with, their waivers, their insurance etc.
We are very fortunate to have the opportunity for 6 Vets/Active Duty to stay at the Yuma 10’s (If you don’t know who this is you need to come out to more camps) house for the opening of Dove Season (there is a pool). This is our first time out there so we are open to suggestions on where to hunt.
You will need to plan on being self sufficient,
1. Active AZ Hunting Lic
3. Air mattress/ Sleeping Bag
Plan on hunting and BBQing all weekend...
Join us in Santee at the new VFW and American Legion Post for our East County VETogether.
D.j. Rausa will be our guest speaker at this event. Come by to listen to what he has to say and Network with other VETrepreneur's. It's always a great time and fun meeting new faces.
The VFW/American Legion has a full assortment of beverages available for purchase. Food will also be available for purchase.
See you soon, Feel free to invite other Vets!
We are back to our monthly campouts! This month we will be up in beautiful Mount Laguna at the Mount Laguna Community Gardens and Charities cabin. We have done a lot of work on this property and proud to call it home. Because of our hard work, Nica, who runs the Pine House cafe affords is the opportunity to use this beautiful place. The property contains showers, bathrooms, cabin and bunk house. Bring your own food, water, sleeping bags and tents.
As part of our community service will be moving some wood away from the cabin for their inspection the following weekend. Saturday evening we will do an evening hike up to Monument peak to the radio towers back on the PCT and back to the cabin. You will not want to miss this hike
Still unconfirmed but there’s a possibility a production company will be coming out to do a documentary to be put on the Mike Huckabee show about what Triple-B Adventures does for veterans
We could use some extra hands or as many hands as possible for community service part
We hope to see you all up there
Come out for the this annual dinner that raises money for contribution to the Yacht Club’s for Wishes event featuring The Amazing Race for Children’s Wishes in which NYCSD, CYC, and CCYC join forces to make the wishes of young San Diegans with life-threatening conditions into realities.
This year the dinner features pulled pork and brisket made by our own Director and avid racer Dave Ray! Come out and join us for this delicious meal, good cheer, and that inescapable feeling of bettering humanity!
The dinner will begin at 1900 as the racers come back in from an exciting night on the water.
Triple B Adventures was born in the desert. We are going back home for our 1 year anniversary. Situated next to an old Native American village once used for thousands of years by the Kumeyaay peoples as their winter camp to escape the harsh conditions in Mount Laguna.
This spot is special to me as this is the first place I ever camped in Anza borrego and has always been my favorite. I have taught classes here and camped with many friends and shared many beers.
Bring gloves because we will be doing bouldering and scrambling as the decomposed granite provides a perfect place to rest your skills and adventurous spirit.
You won’t want to miss this trip!!!
We always welcome kids for our trips but we highly discourage them for this one.
You will be able to drive up and camp either in your vehicle or where ever you like with exception of inside the village itself. Pack out what you pack in, and as always bring your own water, food and beer.
We can’t wait to see you then. We are excited to celebrate our one year
Trout fishing begins at Lake Wohlford in Escondido, they will be planting 6000 lbs of trout that day. Will need a fishing license and day use pass. We will be fishing from shore using power bait. Good time to relax, catch some lunch, and share some stories with the bros!
Meet at the lake wholford cafe to buy a day pass
We will head down around the across the street to the gate, there we will hit the docks and the shoreline.
Im not sure what time they stock it if you want bring cat fish bait
Around 10:00 we will head back for lunch or breakfast at the cafe.
At 11:30/12:00 we will head back to the shore and fish until dusk
Im leaving by 11:30 to head home to watch my daughter
You may stay as long as you like
In cooperation with Pine House Cafe and Tavern, and the Navy MWR, we will be putting on thanksgiving dinner for our veterans and active duty military brother and sisters. It’s a weekend up at the cabin with the Triple B Family. Lots of hiking, camaraderie, camp fires, great food by an amazing woman, Nica Knight, and her son Jon Knight. We are will be able to serve 15 people who want to spend Thanksgiving with a great family.
RSVP HERE https://www.facebook.com/events/137559706887070/ or send us an email!
Come out for our next VETogether!!!
VETogether is a networking event by Veterans for Veterans.
This month we have packed evening! November's VETogether will be sponsored by Buy a Home Save a Vet.
Buy a Home Save a Vet is a company which allows you to go out and buy your dream home and then choose a Veteran Owned Non-profit to recieve a donation on your behalf. The donations go toward helping fellow Veterans recieve some of the most groundbreaking treatments available to help battle their demons.
Buy a Home Save a Vet helps your donations go to the following Veteran Owned Non-profits:
Healing By Water - https://www.healingbywater.com/
Irreverent Warriors- http://www.irreverentwarriors.com/
Warriors on Track- https://warriorsontrack.org/
All Eagles Oscar- https://www.alleaglesoscar.org/
Mission Volant- http://missionvolant.org/
Triple B Adventures- https://www.tba.vet/
The Guest of Honor will be U.S. Army Veteran Tom Woods , who is representing Warriors on Track. On top of our Guest of Honor, we will have special appearances by Healing By Water's Spike Bywater, Triple B Adventure's Brady Pesola, and special Guest Comedian Candiss Veree!!!
Stay tuned for more information!
Alone and Unafraid American Clothing Company and The High Dive Bar and Grill have joined forces again to support Veteran owned businesses and raise money for a great Veteran Charity Triple B Adventures
This time we're in a race against the clock to float three featured San Diego craft brew kegs. We're upping the ante with a menu of featured drinks each one representing one service and spiked with local San Diego distilled craft spirits. Its a battle to see which service is crowned king of the party. So show up and watch the coasties and flyboys cry on eachother's shoulders and the Navy crush the Army while the Marine Corps runs away with the crown. Don't believe us? Show up amd prove us wrong. Souvenir glasses with the purchase of a featured beverage, beer or liquor.
All proceeds from the featured Kegs and Cocktails will be donated to Triple B Adventures a verteran charity getting Veterans in front of PTSD and outdoors with eachother.
Alone and Unafraid will he on site with special deals on our full catalog including the yet to be revealed full fall/winter line. We will also be featuring a brand new design to add to our Patriot series t-shirts.
Come have some fun, drink some great drinks or beer, and raise money for a great cause!!
Tactical Fest is an annual festival bringing together active brands, outdoor gear, technology and strategic activities, all to benefit the military.
Brought to you by Clever Talks, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Tactical Fest brings tactical companies and organizations together. From virtual reality to outdoor adventure, we feature tactical organizations working in land, sea and air.
TIME & LOCATION
• Date: Saturday, September 9th
• Time: 11AM - 5PM
• Address: 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
TACTICAL FEST INCLUDES:
• SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES
• EDUCATIONAL PANELS
• CONTEST AND PRIZES
• TACTICAL ACTIVITIES
• BEER GARDEN
• FOOD TRUCKS
• SWAG BAGS
• AND MORE
If you have a tactical company/product and you want to feature it at Tactical Festival:
Contact: hillary (at) clevertalks (dot) com
CLEVER TALKS™ IS A 501 (C) (3) NONPROFIT THAT FEATURES EMPOWERING SPEAKERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD TO BENEFIT ACTIVE DUTY AND TRANSITIONING VETERANS. OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE LIVES THROUGH IDEAS. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
We are putting on a mini event, an appetizer if you will, for our main event in October called the Modern Mountain Man Rendezvous or 3MR (www.3mr.vet). While Triple B usually does veteran only events, 3MR events are always open to the public.
This event is for all to enjoy! Families, non military, veterans, active duty are all welcome!!!!!
So what is Beers and Backpacking? It is a small event at a veteran owned and operated brewery called Spec Hops in Vista, and have a few beers while Veterans, survival instructors, outfitters, and other outdoor experts spend the day enhancing your knowledge of the outdoors, and teaching you new ones.
For every pint sold, a dollar goes back to Triple B Adventures, a 501c3 that takes veterans outdoors to hunt, hike, camp, fish, and do community service.
This event is free of charge!
This is a family friendly event! Be aware that there will be drinking, so use your own discretion...
Front Country Packing
Back Country Packing
Search and Rescue
Come out and talk about hiking, get some free survival classes, drink some beers and support veterans!
This event is made possible by:
San Diego School of Survival
Kit Fox Outfitters
Shade Tree Leather & Glass
Alone and Unafraid
Spec Hops Brewery
The Law Offices of D.J. Rausa
Come on out for the very first VETogether!
The Guest of Honor will be Brady Pesola. If you don't know Brady, he is a Veteran Entrepreneur who has his own company called San Diego School of Survival as well as Nonprofit called Triple B Adventures.
Follow the links below to see what they are about:
Come on out and raise a glass with fellow Active Duty Personnel and Veterans for an evening of camaraderie and networking at SpecHops.
*RSVP ON FACEBOOK- This is lead by Gary Patterson, a Triple B Adventures member.
I am inviting anyone and everyone who would like to join me on a great overnight hike in the Warner Springs area. This is an easy hike, and a great chance to spend an evening under the stars with some like minded people.
We will meet up in the parking area on the west side of Highway 79 just south of the gliderport at 6:00 PM on Friday 7/14. I will attach an image of the meeting place for this event as well as an overview of the hike.
It will be a 5 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to where we will camp overnight in the Agua Caliente Creek valley. In the morning we will begin early (in order to beat the heat) & hike back out to the parking area.
I am planning more trips lik...e this for the upcoming months, while the summer weather is upon us. I would like this event to lead into some more trips this fall, and then maybe even this winter. I would like this to become an opportunity for people to network, exchange ideas, become familiar with different gear/environments/skills, and overall get people outside and into the great hiking areas surrounding San Diego.
The gear list, an important part of the pre-trip planning. Some people just stuff things into a pack and head out on the trail. But I have found that making a simple list of the core items you will need, helps keep your pack weight lighter. I have a list of items that I take on every trip, and I modify it while I am packing with items that may not be on the list, but I want or need for the specific trip I am going on. Below is an example of a list containing core items that one should take on every trip at a minimum:
• Back Pack
• Ground Tarp (I recommend the Grabber All Weather Blanket available at KitFoxOutfitters.com)
• First Aid Kit
• Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Hat)
• Food (Freeze-dried backpack meals are light weight but require boiling water, beef jerky, sausages, cheeses, and other packable meal items are available at grocery stores or even World Market)
• Water (The amount depends on the individual, but I recommend at least a gallon for an overnight trip, and if you know that water will be available in the area I recommend a water filter like the Sawyer Mini Squeeze to help keep your pack weight lighter)
• Sleeping Bag (Remember that a sleeping bags temperature rating means it will keep you alive at that temperature, not always comfortable)
• Underwear and Socks (1 pair worn, the others in your pack)
• Jacket (This is optional during the hotter months, but remember temperatures drop at night even during the summer)
• Headlamp or Flashlight (Headlamps are great, they keep your hands free)
• Wet wipes (cheap and have multiple uses while hiking and camping)
• Small Shovel (If nature calls, you will need this to bury your mess)
• Garbage bag (Always a good thing to have on hand. Has more uses then just carrying your trash)
The items listed above are just ideas of what should go into your backpack, but you should also plan out what you will be wearing on your trip. This will depend on the environment that you are adventuring out into, but should include some of the following:
• Shirt (long sleeve or short. There are plenty of shirt types available, but the most important thing to take into consideration is the material the shirt is made from. Cotton material will absorb your body’s sweat and will get heavier as you hike. Wicking materials allow your sweat to pass through the fabric and evaporate, keeping you dry)
• Pants or Shorts
• Socks (Should be comfortable and well padded. I replace my hiking socks every 6 months to ensure I have plenty of padding for my feet)
• Hiking footwear (boots or shoes, it all depends on the hiker preference and environment)
• Knife (always a good item to have, very useful)
• Trekking Poles (These poles help distribute the weight you are carrying between four points of contact with the earth, and increase your stability while negotiating terrain)
• Hat (Sunburn is not fun)
Feel free to tailor this list as you see fit.
I look forward to meeting you all out there for some fun and adventure. Feel free to PM me with any questions.
Join us for the San Diego release of the 4th beer in our conservation series with Pacific Plate Brewery; The #PangolinDefender!
The #PangolinDefender, a "California Common", will raise funds for #Pangolin protection & conservation efforts with every pour.
The event starts at 4pm and the event will include a GCF & Pangolin conservation presentation, a silent auction filled with awesome art and an epic raffle.
The full Global Conservation Force merchandise line will be available for purchase at the event.