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Protonex Squad Power Manager

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

When I was in the service, I used to dream about something like the Protonex Squad Power Manager (SPM). I hated seeing all of those half expended batteries in a stack against the wall doing nothing. This thing does exactly what the name says and with 6 universal outlets, you can manage power to multiple devices and well as recharge and harvest power to and from your batteries.


Capabilities include:
Manages and prioritizes battery usage
Powers man-packable gear
Recharges military and commercial batteries
Optimizes solar/alternative power sources
Monitors power sources and loads, alerting warfighter to problems
Dynamically adjusts to changing mission needs
Smart Cable ID configures ports automatically
Provides graphical display to show power trends and permits advanced configuration

These diagrams give an idea of how the SPM can be configured to power multiple devices or to recharge batteries.


Here is a short video from Warrior West on the SPM featuring Jeff Williams from Protonex.

The Protonex Squad Power Manager is available through ADS Inc for unit and agency orders.

Bastille Day Parade

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Unfortunately, we were remiss in wishing our French readers a happy Bastille Day. July 14th is their day of national independence and France was instrumental in our fight for independence. Each year the French celebrate with a large parade in Paris. Enjoy this year’s parade.

Once again, we apologize for missing Bastille Day. Vive La France!

Week Of The Dirty Bird – Arc’teryx Sale – Grey Group Training

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Week of the dirty bird

Grey Group Training is holding a Week of the Dirty Bird sale starting July 31st at 9 EST. Save big on Arc’teryx gear.

Grey Group Training – The Week of the Dirty Bird

MagnetoSpeed and PROOF Research – Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

This is Caylen Wojcik, Precision Rifle Instructor for Magpul Dynamics with a MagnetoSpeed chronometer mounted to a PROOF Research TACII in .300WM.


PROOF Research uses a patented manufacturing processes using carbon-fiber wrapped barrels to offer the disciplined shooter proven accuracy, longevity and durability. It’s pretty cool. I fired a couple of their weapons at SHOT Show 2013.

If you’ve ever used a chrono, then you know what a pain they can be. That’s why I’m so stoked about the MagnetoSpeed because its barrel mounted, right to the gun. Rather than using screens, it relies on magnetic sensors. Check it out.

KAC’s Trey Knight Interviews TAC TV’s Larry Vickers – Part 2

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Follow Us on Instagram for Exclusive Outdoor Retailer Content

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Tomorrow we begin our live coverage of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market from the Salt Palace in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. During the day, we are going to see things that won’t make their way unto SSD as an article. Those items will be shared as photos and videos via Instagram.



Kyle Defoor on the Salewa Alpine Trainer Mid

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Kyle Defoor has taken a good hard look at the Salewa Alpine Trainers and, like me, he recommends them.


Read his review at kyledefoor.tumblr.com

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


This time, it’s courtesy of Point and Shoot Media Works.