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Lifestraw Universal

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

We have some better photos of the Lifestraw Universal which will be making its debut tomorrow, at Outdoor Retailer.


This is the packaging for the water filter, designed to be used with many of the popular water bottles.


The 2-stage filter removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa while also reducing chemicals and bad taste or odors.


Barebones Living – Heritage Canteen

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Barebones Living was one of the vendors at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. They exhibited several items including this Heritage Canteen.

This 28 oz canteen features double wall construction to keep the hots, hot snd colds, cold. The cap doubles as a drinking cup but underneath there’s a twist spout so even without the lid, there’s no spillage.

Available very soon from www.barebonesliving.com.

Qore Performance Announces Enhanced Dealer Program With Launch Partner SOARescue

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Qore Performance, inventors of the IcePlate hard cell cooling and hydration solution, is proud to announce the release of the Enhanced Dealer Program in partnership with SOARescue who is now the Subject Matter Expert for all Fire/Rescue, EMS and Tactical EMS applications for the IcePlate. In this role, SOARescue will be spearheading the already rapid growth of IcePlate into Fire/Rescue, EMS and Tactical EMS applications where end users are in need of a powerful, portable rehab solution.


The expansion of IcePlate applications beyond military and law enforcement has been a vision of SOARescue for some time. “Environmental injury prevention and mitigation is often overlooked in our community. This has partially been due to inadequate equipment and education on the subject. We are incredibly excited about this partnership with Qore Performance, and the opportunity to close a capability gap” says Andrew Rowley, CEO of SOARescue.


The IcePlate will be able to be utilized in many facets of Fire/Rescue and Tactical EMS operations. “We foresee this being an incredible tool in firefighter rehabilitation after a working fire or prolonged extrication. This tool will be utilized under technical rescue gear keeping rescuers cool or warm regardless of the environmental condition(s). The multifunctional design of this amazing device will also allow for tactical medics and operators alike to remain cool and hydrated on extended operations, enhancing their own safety and performance in the process, without expanding the footprint of their kit,” concluded Rowley.

The key to packing all of this capability into small, deployable spaces is the combination of IcePlates and Pelican Coolers. The IcePlate is geometrically optimized for Pelican Coolers and delivers 30% greater storage density over bottled water. SOARescue will use this unique and groundbreaking IcePlate capability to help Fire Rescue EMS personnel bring more relief in less space – an efficiency that will make a difference on rigs already loaded with kit.


Additionally, SOARescue is the first Authorized Service Center for IcePlate. As an IcePlate ASC, SOARescue will be able to offer current IcePlate customers the ability to retrofit their existing IcePlates with Qore Performance’s cross-compatible Quick Disconnect, which allows users to connect their existing Source Hydration hoses and some CamelBak hoses to their IcePlate.

“We are excited about our partnership with SOARescue. They are the type of visionary, high-quality, high character subject matter experts with whom we love to partner,” says Justin Li, Inventor & Owner of Qore Performance, “we couldn’t ask for a better launch partner for our Enhanced Dealer Program.”

The Enhanced Dealer Program capabilities are available from SOARescue immediately. SOARescue stocks IcePlate in all colors and combinations (White/Clear, Desert Tan and Wolf Grey, with or without the cross-compatible Quick Disconnect). If you are in the Fire Rescue EMS space and are interested in finding out how SOARescue can build an IcePlate program for your department, contact: IcePlate@SOARescue.com, visit www.SOARescue.com , or call 1-855-4-SOARESQ and use option 2.

Sneak Peek – Lifestraw Universal

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Lifestraw will soon be releasing the Lifestraw Universal.

It’s an adapter kit that allows you to turn your favorite water bottle into an instant water filter. The kit provides caps compatible with the most popular bottle brands including Nalgene, Camelbak, Hydro Flask, Kleen Kanteen, Under Armour, and even Gatorade.

The 2-stage filter removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa while also reducing chemicals and bad taste or odors.


Yeti – LOADOUT Bucket

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Yep, it’s an injection molded 5 gallon bucket from Yeti, made from the same material as their durable coolers. It’s not insulated but what it does have, is a grippy rubber bottom and will support a load of 300 lbs. Accessories include a utility belt, an interior caddy and a watertight lid.

This is the Desert Tan version, but there are other colors will be available as well.

Coming this Fall.


No. Four St. James – M Grills C4 Portable Grill

Monday, June 19th, 2017


M Grills’ C4 Portable Grill is made of 12 gauge steel, with a 304 stainless steel handle, and is intentionally designed to look like an ammo box. Its small form factor makes it great to bring along when outdoors; camping, fishing, etc.


Aside from functioning as a grill, the C4 can also be used just as a fire pit, or even as a small storage case, depending on the user’s needs.


The C4 Portable Grill is available in two colors: Black and Forest Green.


Darley Defense Days – Pelican Products Inc

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

This is the Pelican Elite Soft Cooler. One of the things I really like about this cooler is that they’ve built and named it based on the number of cans it will hold.


This model is the 24, but there are also 12 and 48 can versions. Made from 840D double coated TPU, the cooler is insulated with 26mm of foam. It also features a leak-proof zipper, dual buckle system, steel tie down anchors, and a compression molded lid and base.


SHOT Show 17 – CMMG Tac Snac

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017


From the same company that brought us ‘Tactical Bacon’, comes the Tac Snac. The Tac Snac is high in protein, low in fat, and made of beef and pork. According to CMMG, the Tac Snac is “Perfect for camping, hunting, zombie standoffs, and end of the world scenarios”.


Aside from Original flavor, which is pretty tasty, CMMG is also offering the Tac Snac in Habanero, Peppered, and Bacon.