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Triple Aught Design Brings Back The Shag Master Blanket

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Years ago, I bought a cool fleece blanket from Triple Aught Design. Unfortunately, they only made a short run of the Shag Master Blanket, that one time. I’ve been after them for years to make more and now they’ve made it happen. I’m not taking credit for this production run of this cozy blanket, made from Polartec® Thermal Pro® High Loft, and takes it’s name from their fuzzy hoodie, but it sure put a smile on my face. It’s 78″ x 54″ making it quite a bit longer than the original.

Be advised, this is a pre-order, but they are offered in three colors, Black, Eclipse and Phantom. Orders begin shipping May 29th.

Elite Survival Systems Purchases The Recon Brand From Kit Bag of Australia

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Elite Survival Systems® has recently finalized the purchase of the Recon® Sleeping Bag brand from Kit Bag of Australia.


Recon®, known for high-quality, purpose-built sleeping systems and accessories, has been on the forefront of technological innovation since 1998. Recon® is known for developing ultra-lightweight, compact sleeping systems that will withstand the test of time. Recon® bags are currently in use by the RAAF and NATO, and in use by U.S. forces, as well as other forces worldwide. Since 2011, Elite Survival Systems has been the exclusive North American distributor of the Recon® sleeping bag line. The company will continue to produce the existing Recon® line, and plans to expand the product offering.


SSD readers will get 20% off any Recon bag by using code SSD20 at checkout. Thanks Elite Survival Systems!

For more information on the Recon® sleeping bag lineup, visit www.reconbags.com or email info@reconbags.com.

NEMO Equipment – Fillo HQ

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Fillo HQ is the next logical step for NEMO Equipment’s line of comfy camp pillows. Now you can enjoy the comfort of a NEMO pillow, while flying or riding.

The Fillo HQ is 26″ long k 3″ thick, and 7″ at its widest point, and made from 50D microsuede polyester and 20D nylon.


Warrior West – NEMO Shield Tetrapod SE USA

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

NEMO Equipment has redesigned the Tretrapod hammock. It now has a symmetrical shape. Consequently, there are now four guy lines for the hammock. The top is still mosquito mesh and features a full-length zipper. Additionally, the removable fly is now integrated into the hammock’s treestraps via SR buckles on either end. Finally, it now comes with a compressible stuff sack.


Check Out BERG At Warrior West

Friday, March 31st, 2017

At Warrior West you’ll be able to check out a demo of  BERG’s 20’ expandable E2S2 Dental Shelter used in the National Guard for Periodic Health Assessments (PHA). Use of these shelters has significantly increased mission readiness and decreased the cost of outsourcing medical care. What’s more, these shelters can be setup in 15 minutes or less and are perfect for not interrupting training to conduct field maintenance or medical support.  

Generally, these are deployed in sets of four and used in conjunction with one another.

The ANG/Reserve PHA/PDA Portable Solution includes these capabilities:
1. 3-4 Dental Exam chair and stools for PDA.
2. Nomad Pro II x-ray system for PDA.
3. 1 – audiology booth for Hearing Conservation Program.
4. 2 – medical exam tables and portable desk for PHA.
5. 10 – Folding chairs for waiting room.
6. 1 – Desk and Chair for waiting room.

Additionally, BERG will feature the following capabilities in their shelter demo:
1. AMC-20CF Mobile Dental System.
2. NOMAD Pro 2 dental x-ray.
3. NOMAD MD medical and physical security x-ray system.
4. ADC-09 – Hydraulic Portable Dental Stool.
5. ADC-02CF – Hydraulic Portable Chair.
6. ADC-01CS Portable Chair.
7. ALU-40LED-CF – Portable LED Light.
8. AEU-525CF/CFH Transport III Dental System.
9. Talon Litter.
10. Litter Stand.

These shelters can be configured in a wide varieties of ways and combined to create everything from this specialized, mobile medical facility to an entire base camp complete with billets, mess, recreation and work centers.  Because these are shelters and not tents, they can be stacked as well as transported like other shipping containers, with the mission equipment safely stored inside.  

BERG will be on hand in booth #1043 at Warrior Expo West, in the San Diego Convention Center, April 19 & 20.

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.

IWA – Hilleberg Nammatj GT Tent

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Offered in two and three person versions, the Nammatj GT from Hilleberg is based on one of their commercial tents and made from 75D fabric. The tent and fly are connected so it is easier to pitch and strike. This military version features a blackout fabric fly, white guy lines (black for Green version of tent), and a slightly more durable material.

The tent has an integrated bathtub floor as well as a large vestibule for gear storage. Both doors are made from no-see-um mesh along with a standard tent fabric door. Inside are two integrated pockets as well as vents. The 2-person model weighs 4.1 kg and the 3-person model weighs 4.5 kg.


Outdoor Research – Wilderness Cover

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Outdoor Research suggests these uses for their waterproof/breathable Wilderness Cover:
1) Wear it as a poncho
2) wear it as a poncho with the bottom cord cinched up around your waist
3) use it as a waterproof bivy sack
4) rig it as a mini-shelter or tarp
5) stuff it in the included stuff sack and carry it with you to use while backpacking, hunting, hanging out at a music festival, or crewing at an ultra marathon
6) keep it handy so you can show your friends all the cool stuff it can do.

In fact, OR claims the only thing you can’t do with their Wilderness Cover is use it as a raft, but they’ve obviously never built a poncho raft.

Offered in Black and Hops (seen in photos).


Thanks JK!