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IWA – Helikon-Tex Swagman Roll

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017


I really like the Bushcraft line from Helikon-Tex and at this year’s IWA they introduced the Swagman Roll which was developed by the Polish survival training company Survival Tech, who created this video to go over its features.

Look for the Swagman Roll at www.helikon-tex.com.

SSD Saturday Night At The Movies Presents: US Air Force Training Film TF1-4716 “Evasion: Avoiding Capture in Enemy Territory”

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Thanks to Eggroll for this great vintage training film.

HPG Longhouse – Practical Firecraft

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The Hill brothers are skilled outdoorsmen who create great videos to share yheir wealth of knowledge. This episode shows the pros and cons of using a wood fire in the backcountry and offers a demonstration of how to start and maintain one in the most efficient manner.

Uncharted Supply Co – The Hideaway

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

The Hideaway from Uncharted Supply Co is a ripstop nylon windbreaker with a twist. It incorporates panels throughout the Jacket which are designed to accept dry insulation such as newspapers, leaves, etc.

People have been doing this very thing for years, but I’ve never seen anyone build a jacket designed specifically to accept natural insulation. It’s a simple idea, but I’d say that the Yellow color would be best kept for survival situations.


Rogue Stash Tag

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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.

Available in Black or Grey from Rogue Dynamics or in Grey from GRYlife.

Fieldcraft Survival – Signal Whistle with Compass and Thermometer

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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.


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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

MDM – SERE Industries OM27-S

Friday, September 30th, 2016

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.