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Chocolate Is A Fighting Food

Thursday, January 28th, 2016


Strike Force from MATBOCK

Monday, January 11th, 2016


So what is Strike Force. It’s little packet but packs a huge strike…(cough) force! This packet contains the same amount of energy as 2 Redbulls but is sugar/calorie free. A StrikeForce box holds 10 packets (picture) and retails for $10. MATBOCK also offerS 100 qty boxes as well.

I’ve tried it several times and I like the taste. What’s more, this liquid can be added to any potable water so there’s no need to transport loads of energy drink cans.



Comment If You Ate Thanksgiving Dinner Served From One Of These

Thursday, November 26th, 2015


Field Gourmet – Operational Rations of the Department of Defense

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about DoD’s operational ration program, including menus,  is available in this manual produced by Natick.


(Click cover to open PDF)

Jetboil Genesis

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Jetboil fans rejoice. At OR Summer Market they released a new double burner basecamp stove for the field gourmet.


The Genesis uses a butane cartridge to offer 10,000 BTUs per burner although I’d say that the 9 lbs 14 oz design is better suited to vehicle operations.

The system comes complete with double burners, butane connection hose, windscreen, ceramic coated frying pan, 5 liter pot with Flux Ring which really speeds up boiling, pot lid, and carrying case. Notice, there’s also a standard size burner attached via hose for coffee.


OR – OXX Coffebox

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

The Coffeebox is a 120v K-cup compatible is the world’s first ruggedized coffeemaker.  It brews a hot cup of coffee in 90 seconds.  Designed for use in rigged environments, it’s crush proof as well as impact, water and dust resistant.


Prometheus Design Werx Versa Bear

Friday, June 19th, 2015

From Prometheus Design Werx comes the Versa Bear, a happy bear-shaped, re-usable, TSA carry-on approved, food grade, 2oz, silicone, adventure & travel squeeze bottle.  I’ve got to say, it’s s rather unconventional product but definitely an interesting design exercise.  

Save the Honey Bee
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the Versa Bear is donated by PDW to various wildlife conservancies and to help saving the Honey Bee.

“No-Drip” – Resistant Cap
Prevents spilling during normal usage and while packed away

Allows for contents identification and volume level

2oz Size
Meets TSA requirements. Good for 2-3 day trip

Travel Size
Easily packable in your pack, shoulder bag, lunchbox, carry-on, and more

Versa Bears are available as a 3-Pack for $20.00.


Kate’s Real Food Bars

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Kate's Real Food

Kate’s Real Food Bars are a line of energy bars made from all-natural, organic ingredients. Having tried several sample bars, we can definitely attest to the quality. Their Tiki Bar, for example, tastes great, with a mellow coconut flavor accented with cashew, and a slight hint of mango. The bars are also guaranteed to remain completely edible even when cold, and after having stored one of the bars (Handle Bar – dark chocolate, cherry, almond) in the fridge for an extended period, we’ve found this is true. Although it did stiffen, unlike other food bars, it was still easy enough to break apart and chew.

You can either order Kate’s Real Food bars online or find them in many outdoor stores.