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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.


Solkoa Introduces Medical Training at SHOT Show

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

We are entering new territory. Since 2001, deployed troops have, for the most part, enjoyed a great deal of forward deployed support infrastructure, including a vast medical apparatus with different levels of care available almost at your fingertips. As we draw down forces in forward areas, that medical support takes longer and longer to access as it moves farther and farther away from the operational space. For example, small units deployed to AFRICOM can literally be days away from definitive care due to the tyranny of distance across that vast continent with MEDEVAC requiring vehicle transit and airlift.

Solkoa recognizes these changes and is expanding over 10 years of specialized instruction experience into prolonged field care in austere environments. For some, this will be “back to the future”, reclaiming capabilities that existed in the SOF community before the current conflict. But it’s much more than that. Huge strides have been made in medical care over the past decade. Solkoa will show you how to go beyond TCCC and integrate these capabilities into the new reality of advanced remote field care.

Solkoa PFC

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If you’re at SHOT Show and want to know more about training opportunities or their full line of survival products, stop by booth #32513.

Z.A.P.S. Gear – Survival Grenade

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015


Nestled inside of 45′ of 550 cord is a slew of survival items you’ll need when the chips,are down.

Forces Focus – US Air Force Rescue in Djibouti

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

This video, “A Day’s Work” was shot on location in Djibouti and depicts the 81st, 82nd and 303rd Rescue Squadrons in action.

Meet One of USAF’s Female SERE Specialists

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014