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TIHK – Urban SlimTool

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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The creators of the Tiny Inconspicious Handcuff Key have just released a new product, the Urban SlimTool, a credit card-sized survival pocket tool which is made of laser cut stainless steel. The Urban SlimTool comes with a 4-piece lockpick set, integrated universal door jam shim, and 10 different wrench sizes.

tihk.co/collections/urban-survival-gear/products/urban-slimtool-credit-card-size-pocket-tool

Sneak Peek – Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch 1 Releases Tomorrow

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Attention all TAD Addicts, they are releasing the SERE Pouch 1 during tomorrow’s drop at 0900 PST.

The SERE Pouch 1 (SP1) is a micro tool roll engineered to provide secure and rapid access to survival, evasion, resistance and escape tools. Using vertical and horizontal compression, small tools can be secured into 5 flexible compartments or a removable micro sheath. They will offer a stand alone pouch or a loaded out version with essential E&E tools.

 

Deployment Scenarios

The SP1 is capable of providing a secure mobile workspace while still being instantly removable.

-The SP1’s vertical lashing strap is MOLLE compatible, able to be woven through a single column of PALS before being secured around the body of the pouch via an ITW G-Hook.

-To access the contents, unhook the G-Hook, pull down on the horizontal compression strap and unfold the SP1. The pouch will remain attached to the PALS platform in this open position, providing a mobile workspace to contain and organize small tools during use.

-The SP1 may be rapidly detached by unhooking the G-Hook and firmly pulling the pouch away from the PALS webbing.

Escape and Evasion Kit

Outfit your SP1 with the optional Escape and Evasion Kit designed by the experts at SEREPICK, including:

-Titanium Bogota Lockpicks
-Folding Razor Saw
-Miniature Ceramic Razor Blade
-Handcuff Shims (2x)
-Universal Handcuff Keys (2x)
-EZ Decoders (2x)
-Diamond Rod

Dimensions
-Rolled : 2.75” x 4.00” (6.99 cm x 10.16 cm)
-Unrolled : 8.00” x 7.25” (20.32 cm x 18.41 cm) 

Features
-Lateral & Vertical Compression Straps
-5 Pockets for SERE Tools
-Micro Sheath with Shock Cord Pull
-Ranger Eye

store.tripleaughtdesign.com/SERE-Pouch-1

Also, don’t miss out on their Super Bowl Sale, honoring San Francisco, the game’s host and their hometown. Savings are up to 20% off on a wide variety of TAD products.

 

Triple Aught Design has also issued a limited edition patch commemorating Super Bowl 50. You can order it now and it will be delivered in time for the game.

 

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Randall’s Adventure & Training

Monday, January 25th, 2016

  

Randall’s Adventure & Training has some great survival tools and kits.  This new model, coming this Spring, features a tin with folding lid, along with fishing gear, firestarting kit, cordage, compass, snare wire, signaling devices and a simple blade.

www.jungletraining.com

SERE – No Cage Is Inescapable

Monday, January 25th, 2016

There’s always a way out. Just ask Stoeffel.

SHOT Show – CeJay Engineering

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

This is the Neptune, a speciality light that includes dimmable constant on and strobe. Additionally, it is divable to 150 feet.

 

They’ve made some simole improvements to the light that really improve functionality.  For instance, they’ve added slits in the mounting points so it can be mounted to PALS webbing.  Additionally, they now offer models with Red, White and IR lights as well as Blue, White and IR for the dive community.  

You’ll also notice a Yellow model, recently introduced for the civilian market.  

www.cejayeng.com

SERE Pick – Black Box Module

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Assembled by the guys at SERE Pick, this custom kit was designed by Ed Calderon for use in the BlackBox Training Module. We’ve mentioned Ed’s Manifesto in the past and he offers some very interesting insight.  

Included in the 3x4in Poly Zip Bag are the following tools:
Kevlar Cordage
Hook Blade
Bogota Titan Entry Toolset
Ceramic Razor Blade
Quick Stick x2
EZ Decoder x2
Split Pawl Handcuff Shim x2
Polymer Lapel Dagger
Folding Razor Saw
1.5in Green ChemLight
Polymer Handcuff Key x2
Patch NOT included

serepick.com/blackbox

Sharktooth Utility Pendant

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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The Sharktooth Utility Pendant is a survival tool currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The Sharktooth is the one of the first designs of Archwing, LLC’s Tactical Apparel venture, a steel tool with a variety of functions, including but not limited to an arrowhead, spear point, saw, hammer punch, flathead turner, etc.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/archwingllc/sharktooth-12-in-1-tactical-utility-pendant

Channelized Terrain Tactics: Basic Navigation Training

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

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Author Dan Johanknecht has written a book titled ‘Channelized Terrain Tactics: Basic Navigation Training’. The first book in the CTT series, Basic Navigation Training serves as a navigation primer written to assist the user to learn and refresh the skills needed for land navigation with map and compass. The author has provided an excerpt from the book, which can be read below:

Fix your position

I traveled to foreign countries or into international waters for years for various contracts, and every trip reinforced the fact that my job (and maybe my life) depended on keeping track of my position as accurately as possible. Each contract required situational awareness using some sort of navigation process. Whether I was on a ship or in a crowded van, I used both technical and “old school” methods from stars to local cell phones to pinpoint my location. Once back home, I trained in search and rescue in a region that has GPS blind spots due to extremely dense terrain and deep slot canyons.

My notes led to this short book on navigation in channelized terrain – using basic methods. Channelized terrain is found worldwide, formed by plate action and erosion. It steers you–channels you–through its own route whether you are walking on a ridge top, river valley, or along the irregular ground in between.

Most Americans have a smart phone, and most smart phones have a GPS feature, but we all know batteries drain. There are even some foreign customs checkpoints that disallow individual GPS units on entry. Many well-traveled and highly trained people will tell you to bring a map and compass on your foray, but first you must know how to use them. This book will walk you through a few processes, using a Case Study method, to fix your position and prep before deploying. It’s been my experience that if I don’t practice this skill, I could forget or confuse some steps in the process of fixing my position – especially since land navigation is one of those sciences that a number of methods and tools can be used to arrive at the same answer. Land navigation is the epitome of a perishable skill – this book is my study guide on a topic, that despite all my years of intense training, I still need to study.

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