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SurfCityParacord – M-550 Pro Survival Grenade

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

M-550 Pro Survival Grenade

Don’t let the look of the M-550 Pro Survival Grenade fool you, it’s a pretty extensive survival kit. Aside from containing up to 50′ of 550 paracord, along with 2′ of orange safety 95 paracord, which form the body of the grenade, it also contains the following items:

M-550 Pro Survival Grenade Item List

  • 4′ of Jute Twine
  • 30′ of Fishing Line
  • 4 Fish Hooks
  • Wire Saw
  • 2 Storm Proof Matches
  • 6 Water Proof Matches w/ Striker
  • Whistle Buckle
  • 4 Split Shot Weights
  • Butterfly Sutures
  • 2 Split Rings
  • Needle and Thread
  • Button Compass
  • Aluminum Foil Sheet
  • 2 Bobby Pins
  • LED Flashlight
  • Mini Folding Knife
  • 4 Water Purification Tablets
  • 8′ of Military Grade Trip Wire
  • Pure Napkin Tablet
  • Razor Blade
  • 2 Safety Pins
  • Universal Handcuff Key
  • Ferrocerium Fire Starting Toggle
  • Dog Tag Signal Mirror
  • Flint Striker

    Tight360 Tactical – Operator Survival Band V3.0 And Tactical Hypalon Wallet

    Thursday, August 27th, 2015


    Operator Survival Band (OSB) V3.0

    The Operator Survival band is made of MilSpec 1 in. nylon webbing with a cobra weave of 12-15 feet (depending on band size) of MilSpec Type III 550 paracord, and a 1″ Austrialpin Cobra Buckle FM. Included with the OSB is a compass, firesteel, p38 can opener, 2 fishing hooks, 2 fishing snap swivels, and 30 feet of braided fishing line. The OSB also features a 1.5 in. removable center Velcro Loop for attaching 1″ x 2″ morale patches.



    Tactical Hypalon Wallet

    The Tactical Hypalon Wallet is the latest design from Tight360 Tactical. Made of US-made Hypalon, the wallet is a bi-fold design with storage for cards, as well as four smaller interior pockets. The exterior of the Hypalon Wallet consists of Velcro loop for mounting patches.


    Exotac – tinderZIP

    Monday, August 24th, 2015

    Introduced at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market earlier this month, the tinderZIP from Exotac is a zipper pull made with Live Fire Gear Fire Cord.  The interior strands of this kernmantel construction cord can be used as fire starters when removed from the sheath.  They’ll make a great addition to jackets and other gear.


    The Peak Inc. – Level 1 Survival Lanyard

    Friday, August 21st, 2015

    The Peak Inc is run by a retired PJ friend of mine. Rod Alne runs a great program in Montana with medical, mobility, mountaineering and firearms training. There are surveyed DZs, a variety of close and long distance ranges including a maniacal unknown distance high angle course of fire. In addition to training some of this nation’s most elite, The Peak also offers open enrollment courses. They even have a few cool pieces of kit that most anyone in the outdoors can use, like this lanyard.


    Level 1 Survival Lanyard
    The level 1 Survival Lanyard is your last line of defense in a survival situation. The lanyard is designed to carry the last items required to be successful in a survival situa-tion. On your lanyard, you can place a signal device, fire starter, compass, small knife, and a light source. Plus, it has 45 ft of paracord to be used for shelters and snares.


    The Level 1 Lanyard runs $15, or $25 with items. To order, you can email

    Adventure Medical Kits – Traverse

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

    Coming January, 2016 the Traverse from Adventure Medical Kits is a container-based survival kit.

    Water Resistant Box
    Survival Instructions
    4 x Tinder Quick
    4 x Fire Lite Sparker
    Survival Blanket
    Duct Tape 2″ x 26″
    Button Compass
    2 x Safety Pin
    Slim Rescue Howler Whistle

    At $20 MSRP its worth a look.

    Adventure Medical Kits – Phoenix

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

    At the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Adventure Medical Kits unveiled several new products including the Phoenix which is an eight-in-one multipurpose survival tool.


    Serrated Fixed Blade Knife
    3-7mm Wrench
    Flathead Screwdriver
    Bottle Opener
    Tinder Box with 2 Tinder Qwik
    Retractable Flint Rod
    Striker for Flint
    Pealess Whistle
    LED Light

    Coming Jan 2016

    OR – MSR Guardian Purifier

    Monday, August 10th, 2015

    There is a lot of cool stuff coming out of Cascade Designs but this beats them all, hands down. The Guardian is not only a self cleaning water filter by using 10% of the filtered d water to comstant,y flush itself. It also meets NSF Protocol P248, used by the U.S. Military which means it will filter out viruses, bacteria and protozoa.  


    It uses a dual-acting pump head, capable of producing 2.5 liters per minute of potable water with minimal user effort. It is very easy to pump.  



    Ultrafiltration (UF) Membrane Technology
    -0.02 micron pore size provides a true physical barrier for removing all suspended solids and microbiological contaminants (viruses, bacteria, and protozoa).
    -High flow rates achieved at low pumping pressures.


    Pump Design
    -Dual-acting pump mechanism minimizes user effort but maximizes water production.
    -Self-positioning pressure relief valve protects against over-pressurization of the UF filter cartridge.
    -Ergonomic handle design has sufficient finger clearance for the purifier to be operated while wearing gloves.

    Flow Rate 2,500 mL/min
    Weight 16 oz.
    Pump Rate 80 strokes per minute
    Dimensions 2.8 x 4.6 x 8.2 inches
    Microbiological Efficacy
    Viruses > 4 log reduction†
    Bacteria > 6 log reduction†
    Protozoa > 3 log reduction†
    Filter Capacity > 10,000 L in clear water
    > 600 L per NSF P248 standard
    Operational Life 40 days based on a 15 L/day daily water consumption
    Filter Shelf Life 5 years

    OR – Wise Company – 5 Day Survival Pack

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

    Wise Company is well known for long-term food storage but they’ve introduced a 64 item 5-Day Survival Backpack.  What I find interesting about this pack is that it retails for under $70.00.

    Sure, it’s just the basics but it would be great for the trunk or closet; just in case.  You’ll probably want to add a few items like cordage and a multi-tool but you’ve got some basic food which is generally what drives up the price on these packs.

    Tactical Intent – Mykel Hawke Arrowhead Set

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015


    The Mykel Hawke Arrowhead Set is composed of five unique hunting tool accessories inspired by the cultures Mykel Hawke encountered during his service with the Armed Forces. The tools are made of black oxide coated stainless steel, featuring hollow ground edges for sustained sharpness, and can be used for numerous hunting techniques including spear hunting, trapping, and fishing. Additionally, the set comes with a small storage pouch.

    Ed’s Manifesto – A Tumblr Worth Checking Out

    Monday, July 27th, 2015