Rogue Dynamics has introduced the Rogue Stash Tag, a keytag design with hidden compartment they shared with their friends at GRYlife.
Its Velcro shell allows the user to attach morale patches or other identifiers. It also sports a hidden compartment to store a wide variety of items. While the guys have carried all kinds of cool guy stuff in there, I like the idea of a backup $100 bill.
Fieldcraft Survival offers a 3-in-1 whistle which incorporates both a compass and thermometer.
I picked up one for myself as well as for each of my sons, who are in Scouts. Granted, it’s an emergency compass, but I used a button compass when I participated in Ridge Runner about 20 years ago, so it’s better than nothing.
If you’re looking for a low-cost Christmas gift or stocking stuffer, this is a really good idea.
I saw a lot of interesting gear at Modern Day Marine but the OM27-S from SERE Industries stuck out for a couple of reasons. First off, is the obvious; it’s a multi-functional tool, but creator Tim Langan is also a Marine Corps Veteran and based the design on need. Items built fulfill an operational need always garner my attention. Langan says, in addition to its use a tool, the OM27-S can also be used for fitness applications. Those of you who participated, may recognize the tool from type US Army’s 2016 Advanced Warfighting Experiment.
The OM27-S consists of the OS-100 Operational MultiPurpose Support Bar which serves as the tool’s shaft, OG-1 MultiPurpose Survival Tool which resembles the spearhead, M5 MultiPurpose Utility Handle which looks like a hammerhead, CCW-101 Cervical Counterweight and MutiPurpose Shovel which is the hexagonal item, and the Tactical Survival Bag/Field Litter-Splint.
The SERE OM27-S Survival Tool is a one-of-a-kind hybrid multi-functioning tactical tool designed for infinite combinations of use and brings the individual a system of over 50 solutions for a variety of operational applications in multiple threat environments in 7.7 pounds.
There’s a lot of capability here. I’m going to try to purchase one to enhance the BII for my Pinzgauer. The SERE Industries OM27-S is available for unit and agency purchase through Federal Resources.
The term survival is often used in reference to immediate life threatening danger, or the fear of. Rudy has faced adversity and has had to find was to overcome and survive in extreme situations his entire life. In Rudy’s case, his survival is a result of perseverance, determination, and focus. While these values are the foundation for Rudy’s survival, they also parallel as the foundation for success in all pursuits of life.
Portrait of a Survivor is Rudy’s story of survival amongst the background of Iceland’s baron wilderness.
Pretty much everyone wears a belt, so it’s a good platform to integrate survival items. Wazoo Survival Gear gave us a preview of their Cache Belt during OR and now it’s available on Kickstarter. It has a hidden pocket which can be used to carry a wide variety of items as simple as currency or as complex as a SERE kit. Although, the most useful thing for many of us may be the integral bottle opener.
The Cache Belt is available in three comfigurations; Minimlaist, Essentials and Adventure, each packed with additional survival items. Although the Cache Belt was funded within two hours of launching, there are still some Early Bird pricing options to be had.
ITS’ Kevlar Escape Laces are, according to the company, the first 100% Kevlar footwear laces on the market designed for escaping illegal restraint. They are made of 100% Kevlar, with 360 lbs. of tensile strength, and due to their material composition are fire and chemical resistant. Naturally, the laces are designed to be used in a saw-like fashion to cut through restraints such as zip ties, although their durability also makes them excellent as laces for anyone in professions involving flames and sparks, such as firefighters, welders, and construction workers; they can also be used as a bow drill fire starter line that won’t melt due to the friction.
The ITS Kevlar Escape Laces are available in 54″, 60″, and 72″ sizes, and are made in the USA.