If you don’t know about Skratch Labs you should.
If you don’t know about Skratch Labs you should.
The Lifesaver Jerrycan is capable of holding up to 18.5 liters of water at a time, and can produce up to 10,000 liters of water through the life of the device. The Jerrycan uses an activated carbon filter that reduces a broad spectrum of chemical residues and contaminates; a single filter lasts for 500 liters. Lifesaver’s own FAILSAFE technology deliberately increases the number of pumps required to induce water flow as the device reaches the end of its filtration capacity, and makes it impossible to flow water when the cartridge needs replacing. The Jerrycan also features a flow rate of 3 liters per minute and can be used with an optional shower attachment which plugs on and off in seconds. A 20,000 liter variant is also available.
Saw this at Outdoor Retailer.
The Grub Hub is a portable outdoor kitchen that converts from a backpack to its full size in only 3 minutes. It features an all-aluminum frame with nine square feet of table space, extendable aluminum stove support, weather proof surfaces, and tower supports for lighting and water. The main organizing space has over 4200 cubic inches of storage with adjustable shelves. The sink is collapsible and the Grub Hub comes with two dry air bags for dishes. Additional features include a spatula rack, weather resistant towel holder, and stakes for anchoring.
Stanley doesn’t want us to show you any of their new products. In fact, they were pretty rude about the whole thing.
Sure, it’s still only day 1 of OR but I’ve got to say that this is the most innovative product I’ve seen so far this year. Think of it…instant beer. Instant, carbonated beer, no less. Pat’s Backcountry Beer comes in a foil packet and its a simple process of adding water, carbonating the mixture and then stepping back and enjoying a glass of beer. The first two beers to hit the scene in September are the Pale Ale and Black IPA with many more to follow. I tried the Pale Ale. It looks like beer, smells like beer and tastes like beer. It’s beer! From a foil packet.
If there is any limiting factor, it is in my opinion that you have to use their carbonator bottle. This is because it is a pressure vessel with a round bottom like the old 2 lt soda bottles. You can attach a standard water filter to the top, but you can’t screw one of their eco2 Activator lids to a standard Nalgene bottle. Not a big deal, but its something to know.
In addition to the beer, they also make several instant sodas including Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime, Pomegranate and Cola.
Earlier today I was watching the old Jimmy Stewart flick, “Strategic Air Command.” In one scene he’s flying the then new B-47 and eating from a white cardboard box. That’s right, a Box Nasty. That movie is from 1955 and that box hasn’t changed, except for some graphics added to the lid as seen here on this fine example from al Udeid AB, Qatar. Let’s face it, it’s the meal we love to hate.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter that the wrapping is the same, because the contents, no matter where they come from, almost always lead to digestive issues. Doing a little research, (Here’s a free tip. Do NOT google ‘box nasty’ as an image search. Trust me on this one.) I found the coolest website about arcane subjects ever; the Box Nasty Hall of Shame. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been updated since 2009 but there are some awesome examples in this virtual museum.
Tell us your box nasty stories.
This story originally posted on Tactical Fanboy.
The S.H.O.V.E.L. or Semi-Horned Oblong Versatile Eating Ladle, is not just an ordinary titanium spork. It’s also has a serrated knife, bottle cap opener, and six feet of red paracord wrapped around its body. Well, all this, and it also happens to be open-source. The product page includes the data sheet and CAD files so, given the proper tools, you can make your own S.H.O.V.E.L. and even make improvements to the design.
I thought this was pretty cool. I didn’t realize that InBev was distributing the drink. Don’t forget that Kill Cliff is represented in the Tactical Market by our friends at Über Group and is on sale at the GSS Gear and Grey Group Training showrooms. I’m a fan of Kill Cliff.
With Day Two of GNC’s Franchise Show underway today, the Kill Cliff team has descended upon the Expo Aria Resort & Casino to hook hundreds of GNC franchise store owners on “The Tasty.” Initially available in a select number of GNC’s last August, Kill Cliff is now available at all domestic corporate GNC locations and at a growing number of GNC franchise locations, totaling almost 6,000 stores. Additionally, the performance product has increased its regional availability in the Southeast through the Anheuser-Busch InBev wholesaler system.
“With a strong brand following – literally and figuratively – we want to make sure our customers can get Kill Cliff anywhere, anytime,” Kill Cliff Founder Todd Ehrlich said. “Listen, you can’t stop the spread of Awesome. If Kill Cliff isn’t there today, it will be. It will sneak in, in the middle of the night, and show up on a shelf. We have store owners all over the country ordering the product where distribution is not yet in place, but consumer demand is pent up.”
Targeting independent, chain convenience and grocery stores in Georgia, Kill Cliff has tapped Atlanta Beverage Company, Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock North, Leon Farmer & Company, and Bibb Distributing Company Distributing companies. In Alabama and in Tennessee, Kill Cliff has partnered with Greene Beverage Company in Tuscaloosa and Ajax Turner in Nashville, with several other contracts in the works. These partnerships ensure increased availability of Kill Cliff at leading grocery and convenience chains including QuikTrip, RaceTrac, Tigermarket, Kroger and Publix among other retailers.
In conjunction with increased distribution, Kill Cliff is driving brand awareness through national and local advertising. At the same time, the company is running promotional programs on the product at retail and through a steady stream of social media initiatives aimed at their online following reaching over one million consumers per week. This momentum is expected to continue in the weeks to come as Kill Cliff’s summer sampling program culminates at the Crossfit Games in July where the company has a secret drop planned.
German military outfitter Bausenwein is offering brand new, reproduction C-rations.
They have the following menus:
Ham & Eggs Ingredients:
82.5% whole egg, 9.3% of pork, onion, herbs, spices, salt, E250, E621, E300/E301, dextrose
Pork Slices Ingredients:
83% pork, bacon, water, salt, spices, E250, E621, E300/E301, dextrose
Ham Slices Ingredients:
92% pork meat, water, E450, flavor, E301, lemon powder, E621
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Ingredients:
24% of spaghetti made ??from durum wheat semolina and eggs, 19% pork, onion, tomato, spices, flavoring, salt, E621, potato starch