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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

Violent Little Machine Shop – Not A Survival Patch

Sunday, July 19th, 2015


Violent Little Machine Shop has released the ‘Not A Survival Patch’. Made from leather with hook Velcro backing, it’s a bit thicker than your standard morale patch, but that’s because, counter-intuitive to its name, the patch is stuffed to the gills with survival tools. To get at the goodies within, you simply have to cut it open along the dotted line, which reveals:


  • Wilderness Survival Card
  • TIHK Handcuff Key
  • Pro Knot Tying Card
  • Single Use Super Glue
  • 2 Katadyn Water Purification Tablets
  • 3 Waterproof Matches w/Striker
  • 2 Vaseline Soaked Cotton Balls
  • 10″ of 25lb Test Monofilament
  • You’ve got to visit the page to read the item descriptions which are hilarious. And, if you use anything in the patch, then tell your story to VLMS, send it back to them, and they’ll replace the used components, sew it back up, and charge you only for the replaced items and shipping.

    Warrior East – Phokus Bug Out Trauma Kit

    Friday, July 10th, 2015

    Phokus Research Group has introduced a couple of new add-on kits for their Trauma Kits.  One is the Boo-Boo with band aids and such and the other is this Bug Out Kit which offers basic survival items.  These easily accessible mini kits can be added to Phokus Research kits, other brands or just used in their own.


    C2R Fast – Multifunction Kit

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

    British kit producer C2R Fast was tasked with a customer to provide to provide several capabilities. In particular, they wanted a set of three things – lightweight shelter, thermal blanket and an air marker panel.  After some deliberation, C2R Fast decided to combine all three into one product.

    Lightweight ripstop Multicam on the outer and ripstop nylon on the reverse with a thermal layer in between, this is able to fold up nice and small but can be used as a marker panel, is long enough to become a lightweight survival sleeping bag, and with tabs and loops in the right places, as a lightweight shelter.

    Once you get your hands on a multifunction item like this, its use is only limited by the imagination.

    Operator Band – Live Fire Edition from RE Factor Tactical

    Friday, May 29th, 2015

    RE Factor is now offering a version of their popular Operator Band that integrates a line of Live Fire line running down the middle, which is a great fire starting material.


    -12′ of 550 Paracord
    -12″ of Live Fire Paracord
    -30′ of 80lb Test Spider Wire Fishing Line
    -Fishing Hook
    -18″ of 45lb test Eagle Claw Snare Wire
    -P51 Can Opener
    -Flint Fire Starter
    -Hidden Handcuff Key Buckle
    -Suunto Clipper Compass (OPTIONAL)

    Assembled in the USA. See the site for color and sizing options.

    RE Factor Tactical – Hostage Escape Card

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


    Designed as a last ditch effort kit for escaping from illegal restraint, the Hostage Escape Card is a portable, concealable tool kit made from stainless steel. It features a saw for cutting through restraints of various materials including rope and wood. A set of picks allows users to escape from handcuffs, as well as unlock pad locks and door locks, and the quick stick also functions as an unlocking tool for varying pad locks.



    – Dimensions: 3.5″L x 2″H

    – Quick Stick

    – Saw

    – Handcuff Shim

    – Rake

    – Tension Wrench

    – Stainless Steel

    – Made in the USA

    The Hostage Escape card is sold by RE Factor Tactical, who have included a RE Factor branded carry sleeve which can double as a wallet when the card is not in use.

    Blue Presents – USAF Arctic Survival School

    Monday, March 30th, 2015

    BLUE: Arctic Survival from Nick Kurtz on Vimeo.

    Make Ready to Survive: Suburban & City Environment

    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015


    Panteao Productions is happy to announce the release of the next video title in the new Make Ready to Survive instructional video series.

    Suburban & City Environment is now available streaming to Panteao subscribers. The DVD versions will begin shipping next week.

    The instructors in the series include former US Army Delta Operator Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury from the Pathfinder Self Reliance School, US Army Special Forces Green Beret Kyle Harth, disaster preparedness consultant and author Jim Cobb, and NE MacDougald, who started his career in Vietnam with the 519th Military Intelligence Bn (MACV), and today is an author and consultant.

    Make Ready to Survive: Suburban & City Environment
    Suburban & City Environment addresses medium length events like prolonged power outages, snow storms, hurricanes, and other localized damage due to a disaster where food, power and fuel are not readily available. Specific considerations are given for folks living in the city as well as suburban settings. Instructors Paul Howe, Jim Cobb, Kyle Harth, and N.E. MacDougald walk you through the medium term survival budget, bugging in, home security and lockdown, communications, getting from work or play to home during a crisis, advanced first aid, identifying hazards and hazardous areas, quantity and types of food to have on hand, workplace survival gear, and more. Localized rioting and civil unrest, power outages or a natural crisis can be dealt with and managed when you are prepared. We help you to get to that point of being prepared.

    A total of 13 videos have been filmed in the Make Ready to Survive series. More info on the series can be found on the Panteao website.

    SHOT Show – S3 Solkoa Survival Systems

    Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

    PR experts Solkoa have transitioned their survival modules to the commercial market. Developed for military survival kits, the modules combine items to conduct various survival activities into single packages such as signal, shelter, medical, etc.


    Additionally, they offer full kits such as the Core Kit shown below. Everything in that display case is contained within the kit seen at bottom right.