And he found trying to sleep more exhausting than staying awake.
Meet Paul Kern
Paul Kern was a Hungarian serving in the First World War. During his service, he was shot in the head and survived the wound.
After having part of his frontal cortex removed, Paul lost the ability to sleep forever.
Stunningly, he lived this way for 40 years.
Paul was shot on the Eastern front while fighting with the Hapsburg Army.
Paul felt no need to sleep.
In fact, it is said that the lack of sleep never even affected his quality of work as a Pension Clerk after the war.
He is quoted saying that he tried for two hours to sleep each day, yet found that MORE exhausting than just staying awake.
Doctors speculate that his brain was able to rest well enough during this time to function. It is also speculated that Mr. Kern could have possibly fallen asleep for a few seconds at a time, many times a day.
This behavior was never witnessed, however.
We in the modern age are constantly looking for the extra time in the day, and the tools to remain aware during that time. Here at Venture, we can’t help you if you are snoozing on your watch.
We CAN however help you stay awake and alert on your watch with top of the line NVG Accessories.
2 Pack, PEQ-15 Carry Pouch, Black$14.99 Add to cart
5 Pack, AN/PEQ-15 Pattern Generators$24.99 Add to cart
5 Pack, AN/PEQ-2A Pattern Generators$24.99 Add to cart
AN/PAS13(C) V2 V3 Battery Cap Cassette M/HWTS Tray 8418859-2$34.99 Add to cart
AN/PAS13(C) V2 V3 Battery Cap Cassette M/HWTS Tray 8418859-2
- Battery Cap Assembly Fits the AN/PAS13(C) medium V2 and heavy V3. Does not fit the V1
- P/N: 8418859-2
- NSN: 6160-01-529-3942
AN/PEQ-2A Safety Knob$6.99 – $9.99 Select options
AN/PVS-14 & 7 NVG On/Off Knob$14.99 Add to cart
AN/PVS-14 NVG Close Focus Stop Ring$9.99 Add to cart
AN/PVS-14 PVS 7 14 Shuttered Eyeguard, Eye Cup$14.99 Select options
AN/PVS-4 Adapter & Rail Grabber$29.99 Add to cart
AN/PVS-7 Battery Cap Assembly$14.99 Add to cart
AN/PVS-7 Demist Shield, A3144263$9.99 Add to cart
AN/PVS-7B/D Wired Housing Assembly$149.99 Add to cart
Army Night Vision (NVG) Skull Crusher Headset Assembly$19.99 – $34.99 Select options
Army Night Vision (NVG) Skull Crusher Headset Assembly
$19.99 – $34.99
- Army Surplus, Military Issue
- National Stock Number (NSN): 5855-01-246-8266
- Part Number: A3144268
- Headset Assembly
- Used inculdes with a new, sized medium, brow pad
Eagle Industries Protective NVG Insert$7.99 – $14.99 Select options
Eagle Industries Protective NVG Insert
$7.99 – $14.99
- Eagle Industries Protective NVG Insert
- USGI, Military Surplus
- Interior dimensions: 5” Tall x 4” Wide x 3” Deep
- Exterior dimensions: 5” Tall x 5” Wide x 3.5” Deep
- Fits AN/PVS-14 and similarly sized night vision
- NSN: 8415-01-529-1510
- MPN: PI-MS-KH
ITT Carry Strap for NVG PVS-7 & PVS 14$5.99 Add to cart
Lot of 2 Military Optical Infrared Equipment Case, PVS AVS, Night Vision NVG Carry Pouch$9.99 Select options
Lot of 2 Military Optical Infrared Equipment Case, PVS AVS, Night Vision NVG Carry Pouch
- Army issue
- Soft Case, AN/PVS-7B/D & AN/PVS-14
- Equipment case
- NSN: 5855-01-398-4284
- Standard mil-spec accessory
- Dimensions: 12 in (length) x 8 in (width) x 3 in (thickness)
- Lot of 2
Lot of 2 Used AN/AVS-6/9 Low Profile Battery Pack Tray$14.99 Add to cart
Lot of 2 Used AN/AVS-6/9 Low Profile Battery Pack Tray
- AN/AVS-6/9 Low Profile Battery Tray
- NSN: 6160-01-372-5994
- Hold 2 AA batteries
- 2 Battery trays needed for operation in battery pack
- Lot of 2
Military IR Flag Patch$9.99 Select options
Night Optics NVG J Arm, Swing Arm for Rhino Mount$24.99 Select options
Night Vision Objective Lens Cap Dust Cover Daylight Filter PVS-7 / 14, A3144318$4.99 – $7.99 Select options
Night Vision Objective Lens Cap Dust Cover Daylight Filter PVS-7 / 14, A3144318
$4.99 – $7.99
- Night Vision Objective
- Lens Cap Dust Cover
- Daylight Filter
- Compatibility: PVS-7, AN/PVS-14, NQ 6015
- Genuine Military Issue (Mil-spec)
- NSN: 5340-01-397-6608
- MPN: A3144318
Night Vision Weapon J-Arm Mount for NVG PVS 14 & 6015$22.99 – $29.99 Select options
Night Vision Weapon J-Arm Mount for NVG PVS 14 & 6015
$22.99 – $29.99
- Part #: A3256348
- National Stock Number (NSN): 5430-01-446-8588
- Brand: Morovision
NOROTOS NVG Mounting Bracket, Night Vision Mount$19.99 – $29.99 Select options
NOROTOS NVG Mounting Bracket, Tan ACH MICH Helmet Mount$29.99 Select options
NOROTOS NVG Mounting Bracket, Tan ACH MICH Helmet Mount
- Genuine army issue, military surplus
- NSN: 5340-01-509-1467
- PN: A3297307
NOROTOS NVG Standard Rugged Rhino Mount$19.99 Select options
Basic Stop Bleeding Kit$49.99 Add to cart
Eagle Industries Double Mag Pouch, Kydex Insert$39.99 Select options
FirstLight Tomahawk NV Flashlight, Blue/White/IRSale!
$99.99Add to cart
GPS-02 Grip Pod System, USGI Military Vertical Bipod$54.99 – $74.99 Select options
GPS-02 Grip Pod System, USGI Military Vertical Bipod
$54.99 – $74.99
- Military Grade (Mil-Spec) Polymer w/ Steel Reinforced Legs
- High-speed Deployment by Pressing the Quick-Release Button
- Easy to Clean
- Made in the USA
- Genuine Army Issue, military surplus
- National Stock Number (NSN): 1005-01-563-8451
Halo Chest Seals (2 Per Package)$12.99 Select options
Individual Equipment Carrier Bag, M50 Gas Mask$24.99 Select options
Military Poncho Liner, Woobie Blanket$39.99 Select options
Polartec Level 3 Polar Fleece Jacket, Military Gen III$14.99 – $24.99 Select options
Polartec Level 3 Polar Fleece Jacket, Military Gen III
$14.99 – $24.99
- Full zippered Front
- Polartec ECWCS Gen III, Level 3
- Foliage Green for use with the ACU uniform
- Genuine Army Issue, Military Surplus
Quick Clot Combat Gauze, Army Issue IFAK Med Supplies, Z-FoldedSale! $16.99 – $109.99 Select options
Quick Clot Combat Gauze, Army Issue IFAK Med Supplies, Z-Folded
- NSN: 6510-01-562-3325
- Size: 3-inch x 4-yard
*By purchasing this device the user is acknowledging that this medical device requires users to have the training as (or supervision) of a medical practitioner. Ensuring this supervision and training is your responsibility.
By ordering this item, customer warrants that they have the required training and authorization to use this item. Venture Surplus assumes no liability for its misuse.$16.99 – $109.99
2 Pack Used TacMed Tourniquet Case, BlackSale!
$14.99Add to cart
Army PT Pants, IPFU Physical Fitness Training Bottoms, BlackSale! $11.99 – $24.99 Select options
Army PT Pants, IPFU Physical Fitness Training Bottoms, Black
$11.99 – $24.99
- Moisture Resistant to keep you dry in wet climates
- Drawstring makes them adjustable for perfect fit
- Elastic Waist for maximum comfort
- IPFU – Improved Physical Fitness Uniform
- Army Issue assures the highest quality
Gerber eFect Tool 30-000030, Weapon Maintenance ToolSale!
$69.99Add to cart
Gerber eFect Tool 30-000030, Weapon Maintenance Tool
- Front sight adjustment tool in 5 and 4 pin configuration, magnetic attachment can be flipped around or replaced
- Built for the M16, A4 and M4
- Pin punch for receiver pins
- Heavy duty carbon and bore scraper
- Compact size with molle sheath
- Original box not included
- NSN: 5120-01-578-4888
- Part Number: GERBER30000030
LULA AR15/M4 Rifle Magazine Loader and Unloader, BlackSale!
$29.95Add to cart
LULA AR15/M4 Rifle Magazine Loader and Unloader, Black
- Eliminates wear on feed lips
- Prolongs magazine life
- Lightweight and fits in pocket
- Reliable in all weather
- Durable reinforced polymer
- Tested and combat proven
- Universal – fits all AR15 type 5.56 metal and polymer mags
M-16 / AR-15 StripLULA 10rd Magazine Loader & Unloader, BlackSale!
$29.99Add to cart
M-16 / AR-15 StripLULA 10rd Magazine Loader & Unloader, Black
- Loads both 10-rd stripper-clips and 10 loose rounds
- A simple unloader
- Small & durable
- Weighs 41 grams (1.5oz)
M40 Gas Mask Dynamic MicrophoneSale! $7.79 – $12.99 Select options
Rite in the Rain All Weather Field Planner KitSale!
Set of 2 High Ground Gear Frag Grenade Pouches, MulticamSale!
$29.99Add to cart
Set of 2 High Ground Gear Frag Grenade Pouches, Multicam
- Instant Access Frag Grenade Pouch
- High Ground Gear
- Set of 2
- Allows for one handed opening and removal of grenade
- Grab opening tab and pull up hard and then down for proper function
Sew On Flag Patch, Reverse – 10 PackSale!
$14.99Add to cart
US Army Pistolmans Set, Multicam$9.99 Select options
USMC 100 oz Hydration Carrier, Coyote Brown, NO BLADDERSale!
$19.99Add to cart
USMC 100 oz Hydration Carrier, Coyote Brown, NO BLADDER
- Hydration System Carrier
- USMC Coyote Brown
- MOLLE II
- BAE Systems
- MPN: 2-6-0460N-CB
- Fits up to 100 oz bladder
- 4 D-rings
- Adjustable straps
- Bladder NOT included!