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MATBOCK Monday – Emergency Medical Aviator Bag

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The Emergency Medical Aviator Bag (EMAB) was developed in coordination with the aviation community to meet specific operational requirements. Utilizing MATBOCK’s Ghost material, we were significantly able to reduce weight and bulk while also protecting the contents of the bag from aircraft fluid damage.

Bag Features:
– Stowable shoulder straps to reduce snag hazards while bag is mounted to the frame.
– Reinforced carabiner attachment points for connection to aircraft
– Expandable 8” compartment to increase the volume of the bag by 920 cubic inches
– Quick access “dump pouch” for E&E situations. Quickly open, stuff flight plans, gloves or sensitive items. Additional 1,008 cubic inches
– Each zipper can be secured to the bag with tags for inventory control
– Weather resistant index card identification pocket

Without bottom section: 2180 cubic inches
With bottom section: 3100 cubic inches
Weight of EMAB: 3lbs

Without bottom section: 12.75” x 9” x 19”
With bottom section: 12.75” x 9” x 27”

PN: C1352-MC
Price: $600.00


Shomer-Tec Survival Fish Hook

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

This is an interesting fish hook for a survival kit. Utilizing a dual action hooking mechanism, they grab like a pair of pinching pliers. When the fish strikes, the line hook is pulled down into the fish, holding it securely to the bait hook. Made of stainless steel with a corrosion resistant non-reflective black nickel finish. Hook dimensions: 1.25” length, 0.63” width. Sold in packs of two.


Blade Show – EXOTAC tinderZIP

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

EXOTAC’s tinderZIP works as a zipper pull but inside it contains a fire starter. The waterproof inner Red core will burn for approximately 60 seconds.


Adventure Medical Kits – SOL Escape Bivvy

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

While there’s a very fitting definition for the acronym SOL but to Adventure Medical Kits it stands for “Survive Outdoors Longer.” And yes, I know, we traditionally use a single v when we say “bivy” but they dubbed it a “bivvy.” All of that notwithstanding, the Escape Bivvy is a nice bit of kit.

Not only will it keep you warm by reflecting 70% of your body heat back at you, but unlike other survival blankets, it breathes. Another way it is different than many other space blankets is that it Green in color. The material itself is highly water resistant so it won’t absorb water and offers waterproof seams as well as a drawstring hood and side zips so you can use it in a variety of ways. The SOL Escape Bivvy is 84″ x 31″ and weighs 8.5 oz.


Streamlight – Sidewinder Rescue Personal Distress Marker

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Streamlight’s Sidewinder is a handheld light that incorprates a 185° articulating head with a “slide-in-place” diffuser that projects omni-directional light up to 3 Km.  It offers four intensity modes for constant light as well as a strobe mode which is 120 bpm but can be slowed to 50 bpm by pushing a button.

-Four LEDs provide all of the colors you need for a distress marker – no need to use filters that can get lost or broken
–White C4® LED for bright light: 55 lumens; 1,175 candela; 69m beam distance
–Blue LED (470 nm peak wavelength ) alerts friendly forces; distinguishes strobe from ground fire: 1.8 lumens; 130 candela; 23m beam distance
–IR LED (880 nm peak wavelength) for covert operations: 25mW/sr (min) radiant intensity
–Green LED (527 nm peak wavelength ) to help preserve night vision: 4.5 lumens; 68 candela; 16m beam distance

The light uses two AA batteries and is IPX7-rated design; waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes. O-ring and gasket-sealed openings for waterproof operation. Meets MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4. It is Coyote in color and Streamlight offers the Sidewinder with a variety of carriage/attachment options.


Survival Tactical Systems and ReadyMan Team Up to Create the Cold Weather Bug-Out-Bag

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

A lot of people think of survival, they think of activities associated with warm weather – camping, fishing, hiking and such.

Truth be told most of us are comfortable in warmer weather so it’s not surprising that we tend to practice and hone our survival skills during the summer months. This can be a dangerous and even ready mistake.


When you are faced with an emergency situation in the winter and find you haven’t adequately prepared.

Nick’s Cold Weather BUG-OUT-BAG will help you be prepared.

Read about it here:

ReadyMan Wilderness Survival Card

Expedition Watch Band Compass Kit from Prometheus Design Werx With Special ITS Tactical Edition

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Multi­use Submersible EDC & Field Compass for Watch Band and More

For this Spring 2016, San Francisco based specialty outdoor products company Prometheus Design Werx debuts their Expedition Watch Band Compass Kit on Friday, March 18@12noonPST. PDW introduces an EDC and field, magnetic compass designed to be worn on a nylon NATO­ style watch band, or with the accompanying silicone carrier, can be worn on anything from a pack’s sternum strap, to belt loops, and more. Unique and notable to their oil filled button compass found in this product, is the water resistant rating to a depth of 100M making it operational on land or underwater. The button compass component is cushioned in a Glow ­in­ the ­Dark silicone gasket and housed in a Type III hard anodized 6061T6 billet case,precision milled in the USA.  

The EWBC Kit includes a complete compass and housing assembly, and a choice of one of three pictured colors in the silicone carrier. The button compass component is removable/replaceable from the billet housing and new units can be obtained by contacting the company’s Customer Service Department. This EWBC Kit will be and evergreen product for Prometheus Design Werx.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

While we can use to great effect and marvel at the products of our digital age, there is still something substantial to be respected, acknowledged and said for analog and mechanical devices.  The invention and introduction of the magnetic compass transformed the known world. Unreliant on batteries or circuit boards, a magnetic compass is the directional navigation tool in its most distilled and purest form. Our design process to create this modern classic drew inspiration from similar units as used and worn by UDTs, Combat Swimmers, Explorers and Adventurers from a different era. No less relevant today as it was yesterday, a compass that only needs the earth’s magnetic field to operate and is a tried and trued navigational device for anyone who spends time in the field.   

Each compass case is precision machined in the USA. The Black ITS Tactical model features a slot on the back that’s laser engraved with the ITS shield and slides onto most NATO-style watch straps up to 22mm.


Includes: Button Compass, Silicone Compass Gasket, Billet Compass Case and Silicone Compass Carrier.

Button Compass Specs
20mm x 8mm
Oil Filled
100m Water Resistance
Black Face w/ High Luminosity Glow-in-the-Dark Markings
Glow-in-the-Dark Silicone Gasket
User Replaceable

Compass Case Specs
6061T6 Billet Aluminum
Measures 1.063” x .455”
Slot Fits Up To Most 22mm NATO-Style Watch Band
Black Type III Hard Anodized Finish (ITS model Only)
ITS Shield Logo Laser Marking (ITS model Only)
Billet Case Machined in USA

Compass Carrier Specs
Silicone w/ UV Inhibitors
Body Measures 4.75” Long x 1.170” Wide x .550” Tall
Loop for Girth Hitching onto Straps, etc.

Everyone who ventures into the backcountry should have a compass and know how to use it. If you prefer button compasses this is definitely one to check out. It is well made and offers several carry options.

The PDW Expedition Watch Band Compass Kit will be available for purchase on Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 12 noon PST via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com. A Type III hard anodized black variant will also be available exclusively through their friends at ITS Tactical on the same date and time.  

Center Line Systems Mother Canteen Carrier

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Available from Heavy Cover Inc, the Center Line Systems Mother Canteen Carrier will carry all of your survival essentials in one bag, hence the name ‘Mother’ as in ‘the Mother of all Canteen Carriers’. As you can see, it will carry more than just you canteen.

It’s pretty bversatile and will fit the Heavy Cover Titanium Canteen and cup (with an additional slot for lid) as well as the old G.I. issue canteen, or Nalgene bottle. They’ve also incorporated two side pouches for IFAK, flashlight, knife/survival tool, cordage, food, water purification tablets/straw, etc. There is a center pouch for larger items such as shelter, bivy liner, fire starting kit, signals kit, cell phone, small child, etc. and bottom tie downs. The front and back both feature PALS webbing. Adjustable shoulder strap with removable Fastech buckles.