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thank you what's going on guys black Scout survival today's video is going to be about me I never wanted to make this video black Scout survival was never ever meant to be about me that's why.
I've never done this in the past I thought one day that I may have to address this as I've been increasingly interested in politics and you know running in politics Plato said um that that one of the pencil penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by inferiors.
But I'm having to make this video earlier than anticipated and uh because lately I've been relentlessly attacked and accused of many things and in case you were wondering the photo on the thumbnail where I'm wearing a play care with a CIA patch I was actually a photo shoot for HRT tactical and you know we were supposed to.
Actually do a big photo shoot with them later on but the pandemic wound up hitting um but you know this lifestyle braining that's kind of what they do lifestyle branding means that you kind of build a certain environment and this one was that uh it was like a paramilitary pillar paramilitary photo shoot.
No operative whatever we're a CIA patch on their chest um and you can go look on their page and see that they use that in their marketing and if you don't you know if you don't believe me um but you know any Undercover glowy the last thing they would do is uh wear a CIA patch I would that would be a.
Terrible agent right if you're trying to if you're a CIA or FBI fed boy or anything like that but uh you know I started black Scout survival back in 2012 and we started as a survival and Tactical Gear Company after a few months of the company my partner said that I should make video videos on YouTube to demonstrate you know what um.
The products our usage and uh you know just additional content that people may get value from I was immediately totally opposed to the idea because I never wanted to be in the public eye and uh you know being an online personality was never a goal of mine I made the decision to never disclose my personal information and to.
Use a pseudo name this was for security guys got a family um you know I I don't I never wanted to be in the public eye and uh most but but most everyone in the industry um uh you know knows my real name that they all know it um you know pretty much everybody I've ever done business with most all other YouTubers they all know.
That I use a pseudo name and they know my real name um but from online presence I use the name Jack Richland um and and I will continue to do so the entirety I'm online you know I actually have a legal DBA that's a means doing business as um in for that name Jack Richland and uh.
If you write me a check that says Jack Richland I can go cash it at the bank I actually have credit and debit cards with that name on it so I'm legally allowed to use that name and this is actually a common practice with YouTubers instagrammers and actors you know for example Jamie Foxx's real name is Eric Bishop and John Wayne's.
Name is Marion Morrison um the name Jack Richmond does have special meaning to me though um back um Jack was Jack was my dog this is him here his ashes uh back in 1999 on Camp Lejeune I actually bought Jack from the pound it wasn't bought you donate a bag of dog.
Food and you you'd get a dog um he was a Jack Russell so I didn't really think very hard on the name I just chose Jack um but he lived to be 18 years old and and he was with me during my hardest times guys like the depression I faced after I got in the military.
Um leaving the Marine Corps after eight years he was there some of my darkest days you know but but that's a story for another day Richland was actually the county that I was born in and uh you may also be surprised to hear this that me and my partner um we also work full-time jobs um we are in the same industry actually.
And uh we're passionate about these passionate about these careers um that's why still after 17 years I'm in it um I also worked black Scout full time and uh I have a ton of passion for survival tactical and the community it brings I work very long days I mean I work 12 to.
16 17 hours a day and I work seven days a week uh you know during you know during my time in my professional career I've had some exceptional people work for me and one of those was a guy by the name of Kyle Carpenter who is a a former Marine and a marijuana recipient I grew very close bond to him you know and my wife and I.
Actually attended his boot camp graduation he contacted me a few years ago after he had worked for me and went in the Marine Corps received the Medal of Honor and he actually contacted me and told me he was writing this book you were worth it and uh he said he asked me.
Um could I could he talk about me in this book and and obviously I mean a Melbourne recipient wanted to write about you in a book and and uh so I thought it was incredible you know I mean my kids read this you know my son and you know he wrote here Rodney thank you for your love support and friendship you have shared with me over.
The years I appreciate it it is an honor and privilege to call you a friend and fellow Marine sincerely with respect Kyle and so a metal loan recipient man a medal of honor what honor is uh wrote about me in a book and he actually was on a few podcasts I'm going to play a clip of those uh one of those being Joko.
Will link and I'm gonna play that first and let him just you know you can hear uh what he has to say about me and then you also start getting some leadership skills here I also gained an import an important Mentor in my supervisor Rodney Taylor he was in charge of of Sanitation for the plant and a leader like none I.
Had met before he was rough around the edges and authentic he rolled up his sleeves and worked alongside his team whenever an extra set of hands was needed he wasn't above Grime or hard work since workers at the plant were from various walks of life he learned to relate to his people in order to be able to communicate effectively with them.
Rather than getting frustrated at the differences in everyone's backgrounds he believed that his workers would respect him more if he was able to connect with them directly he also believed that they would do their job their own job more efficiently if they weren't afraid to ask him for clarification.
That's a little decentralized command you know hey boss why are we doing this can you explain this to me yeah oh absolutely and by the way I'll communicate to you in a way that's respectful that you'll understand that you can relate to these are these are really good lesson learns from the chicken factory yeah and uh also two.
More things he had this guy that worked under him kind of his right hand man and I although I did see him get out get dirty you know get down on his hands and knees work show us how to do certain things and supervise for every one time he left his office you know that guy his right hand man came in 15 20 times a day.
And so now after earning that title becoming a Marine seeing how the Marine Corps military is as far as effective communication and delegating I see what was going on there now and also a big.
Portion of the workforce at that chicken factory was from the Hispanic Community Mexican Americans and uh after he got that position he would bring his workers in while he was working on learning Spanish himself bringing them in all day just asking.
Them questions you know how do you conjugate this how do you say this and he got to where he was completely fluent and he did that now I realize because he needed the most effective communication he didn't need anything he couldn't afford to have anything Lost in Translation just because you know and learn a second language I mean it's no.
Joke uh of course he could have got you know his right hand man in there got you know any number of people out of the plant to help him out with that but he wanted to do that he wanted to take ownership of that position and those under him and so uh through that and and just those simple lessons and him telling me.
Just stories which now don't seem anywhere near as uh crazy but stories from his service and many of them were but just you know things that unless you enter our world um you know on the other side of it are not only powerful but incredible to listen to to think about to try to even.
Though I don't think you effectively can but to try to you know visualize or put yourself in those situations like oh damn you jumped out of a plane and broke your leg and picked your shoot up and kept you know running to your objective like what are you talking about right now but just things like that that.
His leadership along with those stories of um of you know perseverance and just aggressiveness and determination all of that you know together made me not only realize what a leader could be but also.
Um uh you know planted that seed started that fire and kind of gave me that burning of of of knowing that there is more out there and and seeing what maybe with hard work and dedication I could become not him specifically but.
Just how he carried himself and that the way he you know even as sanitation supervisor at a poultry processing facility you know that leadership that he brought every day and how all of those under him were not only structured but extremely effective and I never I hung out an office a lot probably because I got so many cool.
Stories but you know I never and maybe they wouldn't have come in and reprimanded him or talked to him about business in front of me anyway but you know always heard about issues with QA with you know go down the list of all the pieces that help make this company but it was never.
Hey we need to start from the beginning sanitize the plant again everybody knew what they were doing how to do it and they knew that they worked hard and did it right and had that effective communication that everyone was going to not only complete the mission but hopefully get out of there at a uh a decent time but.
Were you conscious of these things as it was happening or is this you look back and you go wow I learned this there and I learned this there or at the time were you saying hey this guy's a good leader uh definitely at the time but I think like with most things I realize a lot more now looking back than I did at the time.
But I knew that uh it was a special and different and it was unique what I was experiencing and learning at that time and he was prior military Marine Corps oh dang yeah okay yeah so now we start putting the pieces together oh yeah and also where the uh most creative swear.
I've ever heard comes into play so a little shocking to your ears yeah my little baby 18 year old ears yeah that's awesome some people can do it pretty well and you can definitely get a good background in Creative swearing in the United States Marine Corps I was impressed and yes you can he had a PhD I think I'm just uh you know.
Maybe a bachelor's or Master's level but um uh I never sworn so yeah um uh I got another podcast I want to show you from Mike Ridley and I don't know maybe see all that commonal podcast with but you hear there that I.
Was uh known to have a doctorate in cursing so yeah I can do it well and uh some of you guys know that from a few days ago uh so anyway I'm very very good talent not a good talent to have I guess I guess there's other better talents to have but however um I'm going to uh show you real quick uh the Mike ritlin uh podcast as well.
And I worked two summers in the chicken plant where my dad worked and uh very difficult job was already just because my dad's work I was already very appreciative for the food that we had and got and that was plentiful and on the shelves for everyone to have.
But working in that facility for those two summers just took that to the next level and Beyond um it was a very good hard learning field summer job and uh at that summer job I had a he was essentially my boss and he was a former infantry Marine and anytime that.
I got done working I would go sit in his office and talk to him mostly because anyone else kind of in management was more on the office side he ran sanitation for the whole plant which is you know you think it's just washing down the machines and okay all good but when USDA is inspecting you.
You can't have a speck of anything on the machines and I mean these shifts run for eight hours and they shut down the first shift of the day you have sanitation for I think four four to eight hours and then you have that second night shift and so you have birds I mean hundreds of thousands per shift you know up to 500 000 or more.
A day and so to get inspected you obviously have to pass because if not that entire money filled you know the birds are ready to go second shift of the day will be delayed if not canceled if this isn't taken care of.
Well so a high responsibility job but beyond that you know when I would sit in the office with him the way he communicated with his workers with authority but also as an equal I guess you could say he took the initiative to learn Spanish on his own.
To make communication more effective he was always teaching me whether it was survival you know skills or whatever it was he was always teaching me something he was always reading trying to learn and just a leader that I was exposed to that really struck me because he never had to say anything about.
Leadership it was just there I could see it I picked up on it and it was kind of one of those I want whatever he has and so slowly the idea of of the military kind of evolved for me towards the end of high school.
So tell me is on the uh you'll put us a lot complete video I can speak Spanish I talk I'm self-taught um anyway uh I hate to like like do a like a name drop type deal but the amount of character assassination I received lately I felt like it was warranted one of the other accusations that that I received or we've receive it.
As a company is that we sell mostly Chinese products and that could not be further from the truth actually for eight years we only sold American-made products only that's why we had such a small product line many of those being sourced from fellow veterans and uh sources from or sourced from American small business and we continue to do.
That we work with a lot of veterans and a lot of small businesses um we've also been suppliers to various military units most of them in the Special Operations realm and when you uh Supply government agencies or military agencies you have to be very compliant meaning that your products that they get has to be American made or there's other.
Stipulations but basically that's the just of it um the the problem we would run into though time and time again is that you know we we uh we're also wanting to provide customers with certain products that they could depend on.
Or it just wasn't made in America we couldn't find certain things made in America at all but we're a survival company we wanted to offer certain things so we had to make that sacrifice you know but I also wanted to offer uh affordable options you know of products that people can depend on you know.
Things that I test make sure it's quality um for example you know we had people complaining about American-made folders I think last year we actually had some made by a U.S marine veteran they were handmade from high quality materials and they were about 575 dollars each we got a slew of emails and and nasty.
Comments about charging so much but the problem is when you're small business you don't have that buying power to compete with mass production and so we created something offshore like that that's sfsf one and that is an offshore folder but it's only 65 but it's very high quality it's something you can depend on.
We've had we've sold hundreds of them and people love them um when you purchase a product with a black Scout Crest on I want you to know that you can depend on it we've always been 100 honest where our products come from with our followers and what is uh American or what's been.
Outsourced overseas um you know we've actually been accused of copying a fair Rod by sending it to China to be replicated but but in fact the true story is we actually reached out to that company first and uh for whatever reason they didn't want to work with us you know and uh it just so happened.
During that time a lot of companies dropped affiliation with me and black Scout survival because this is when I started talking about politics and I started taking political stances obviously people want to shy away from that because they don't want to lose business um so you know um I may have you know.
Assumed that was the reason whether that was a reason or not whatever it is they chose not to work with me um I found another company that just so happened to already have a fair run with a similar design and actually um I asked him you know he had a capsule.
Held more tender I had a pair cord Loop and I asked him could I co-brain with them like I was going to co-brown with the first company co-brand means put your logo on a product that already exists I didn't design this product we didn't design it at black Scout it was already existed the company already sells they still sold to this day we.
Just sell a version with our logo on it just like we sell uh coffee mugs and and uh things like that but water bottles are already on design they just slap our logo that's called a co-brand uh so they were they were on board and as a survival company I wanted to offer a fair Rod you know and uh I actually felt this product was Superior than the first.
One um you know some companies will falsely claim that their feral rods are made in America that's dishonest because no fair rides are made in America period if you don't believe me use your Google food um their raw materials can only be found in.
Mexico Austria and China and with 95 of all fair rods being the the raw materials being made into a Ferro Rod okay so they have the raw materials in the country but they may not be made into Fair other things so you should not trust any company that says they have a American-made Fair Rod because it's an absolute lie.
Um assembly of a product in America or partly made in America is not American made it's being dishonest and it's not true um I do this job more because I enjoy it and I want to provide my military experience and skills I also never wanted to you know say these sort of.
Things because I think you should never boast about who you are or what you're doing I never like to give out resumes and stuff like that I actually to test one when uh bro vets give out their resumes and things like that I can show you better than I can tell you right if you see my skills obviously to put in time and work and effort and get.
Training in these skill sets you can't just make them up appear like you know wake up like Jason Bourne one day um but you know just so you know um and I never wanted to say this kind of thing because I think you should never boast about these sort of things.
And the Bible tells you specifically not to do this but again my character has been under a scrutiny and assassination lately so I feel like I have to do this um but just so you know um I donate half of my black Scout salary half.
And every year half of it a donate it's a homeless veterans mission a donate to several missionaries I helped build a church I support several underprivileged children continuously every month I give them money.
Um us also give money to persecuted Christians in other countries I've also sent money to followers whenever I would see them post on Facebook because I have a jack Russian Facebook and I would see you know sometimes someone running in the hard times and I would send them money based.
On get their account information from previous orders and I'll send them money without the masking and without me even ever saying anything I mean they would know it came for me but I would just never make a a big deal out of it I did not I did not want recognition for any of this and I don't even now I don't want you to give me.
Recognition because I believe the Lord has blessed me with the ability and skill sets to do these things to do what I love you know and uh and I can also provide for my family and I feel like I should you know help people in return help his kingdom and all these sort of things also donate my time with several Retreats uh with I'm sorry with survival.
Retreats for Youth and Men uh Youth Boys and Men um and I have for several years I'll take them on a three-day survival trip and uh for free and uh you donate my time and give them that but I'm sorry I had to lay these kind of things out you know I just want you to.
See um what type of person I am what type of man I am and what I actually value and hold dear in my life um you know I've been accused of a lot of things um that are totally opposite for what I truly am in the past few weeks and also I want you to know where your money goes.
When you support me or black Scout survival things I was called things like a shield a commie that was greedy that I was a glowy um that I'm not a Christian but I hope my actions prove otherwise you know Judge Me based off a long history of actions and not off one mistake I may have made losing my temper.
Um the people who know me and the people who have supported me over these past 10 years um know my character and that's all that matters to me um you know people who have built their platforms on harassing other companies uh harassing me should be ashamed of.
Themselves it's childlike is immature it's an embarrassment to our community and I'll just leave it at that anyhow guys remember to stay frosty stay strapped stay dangerous all right so now that we got that out of the way let's get to the brass tacks the brass tax is I was called fat and.
Turkestral don't work okay this is me two days ago with a six pack I am 42 years old stop drinking out of plastic water bottles and go get your tricesterone from the link below it's uh code black Scout for five percent off good night
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