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OR Summer Market 19 – Sea To Summit Watercell X

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Watercell X is made from an RF welded durable TPU material bonded to a 400D face fabric, it contains an internal baffle to retain its shape.

The multi function cap has a both large and smaller opening which accepts a shower fitting. There is also an optional hydration tube with bite valve for personal hydration.

There is also a side strap which can be used to carry or hang the Watercell.

Coming in 4, 6, 10 and 20 liter versions from www.seatosummit.com.

OR Summer Market 19 – NEMO Updates The Helio Outdoor Shower

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

NEMO Equipment has updated one of their most popular products, the Helio Outdoor Shower by turning it on its side. This makes it more stable during use.

They’ve added four feet for it to stand on. They’ve also created a new fill hole which is much easier to use and incorporates a flap which keeps the plug secure when pressurized.

Coming Spring 2020, from www.nemoequipment.com.

Darley Defense Days 19 – The Punch Hammer From Chameleon Solutions

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Behold the glory of The Punch Hammer!

I spoke with designer Martin Lambert, himself a former paratrooper and founder of Chameleon Solutions.

I originally designed this tool for some of my sniper customers. They were having trouble with noise security while setting up hide sites in high threat areas. Building those things is essentially construction work, sometimes including using a hammer and nails. The high pitched metal on metal sound carries a very long way. In addition, they often have to modify existing structures and using a normal crowbar can also be really noisy. I needed a hammer and crowbar that would be extremely lightweight and relatively small made of something that would reduce noise in normal use. Brass knuckles have a great grip and while you don’t get the long lever effect of full-sized hammers or pry bars the open construction of that style also would help to reduce weight. We added the spade and modifed the top so you can grip it in a way to do some digging for things like cat holes or buying sensors/demo rather than fighting positions that would require a full sized shovel.

With the Punch Hammer, you can hammer, dig, and pry. Granted, it’s not going to replace every piece of equipment for some applications. However, it’s inexpensive and lightweight, meaning it can be issued to more personnel. Plus, it’s more quiet than other tools.

One of the ways CDS was able to shed weight in their DZSO kit was by replacing the 5 lbs sledge hammer with the 5 oz Punch Hammer. Expect it to be the most pilfered item in the kit.

Chameleon Solutions products are available for unit and agency orders through Darley Defense.

2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo – Coolspace Evaporative Cooling

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Hot weather is coming and Coolspace uses evaporative cooling to bring temperatures down. The fan draws hot air through the device’s thick cooling media which is saturated with water. This cools the air and it’s pushed out the other side of the device. There are multiple sizes available to cool different sizes spaces.

Coolspace is an American owned company and are made in the USA. Their products are available for unit and agency orders from ADS.

2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo – Prototype Transport Cases from Speedbox

Friday, March 15th, 2019

We’ve mentioned Speedbox several times on SSD with their wheeled mobility containers, designed specifically to fit on USAF 463L pallets.

Customers have asked them if they could introduce additional case options. At the Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo, they were gauging interest in a Carbine Case and Equipment Box.

Speedbox is owned by a Special Forces Veteran who developed the system based on need. Their products are available for unit and agency orders from ADS.

ADS Offering Watergen USA’s Atmospheric Water Generators

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

The first thing I thought about when I heard about Watergen USA was Luke Skywalker from Star Wars’ Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen, the moisture farmers. They lived on a desert planet, farming moisture from the air. The scene below is science fiction. Could we actually do the same?

Well, if you’ve ever owned a dehumidifier, you know it’s possible. What Watergen has done, is make it practical.

These systems allow users to generate potable water on-site, where it’s needed, chemical free. The water produced from humidity in the air is filtered and then minerals are added back into the water, resulting in the same taste, no matter where in the world it is produced.

What I find most appealing about Watergen’s offerings is that they cover everything from an individual home or office, to a mobile system, to even larger support for a FOB. What’s more, multiple systems can be added, based on the scale of the effort. All they require us a power source and conditions of 30% or more humidity. This can be found in just over 80% of the world’s land mass. Currently, Watergen systems are not intended for use at sea but work is being completed to facilitate this application.

Additionally, Watergen’s systems do not require trained water purification specialists and can be operated by anyone who can plug in a cord, or run a generator, for self-contained systems. They can be used by individuals, local, state or federal agencies, as well the military.

Preventive maintenance must be conducted twice per year which requires up to half an hour.

The patented technology is Israeli but the three systems Watergen offers are made here in the USA.

– A small home and office water generator, the GENNY, creates up to seven gallons (27 liters) per day.

– The medium scale generator, GEN-350 can produce up to 237 gallons of clean drinking water (900 liters) per day.

– A large-scale unit can extract up to 1,300 gallons (4,921 liters) per day. It is designed to provide water to approximately 2,500 people per day.

The Emergency Response Vehicle is a self contained mobile system which can be rapidly deployed to deployed organizations or areas with no no access to potable water such as communities with broken water lines or compromised water purification plants.

The systems have internal storage tanks but can be connected to external tanks or bladders.

Additionally, Watergen’s GENNY was selected for award of a 2019 Innovation Award from the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The two larger systems are on GSA from ADS Inc. For more details, visit adsinc.com/water-from-air-atmospheric-water-generation-watergen-usa.

BioLite Launches Limited Edition “Midnight Series” CampStove 2 Bundle and SolarHome 620

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

BioLite has introduced two of their most popular products, the CampStove 2 Bundle and SolarHome 620 as Limited Edition models. The Midnight Series features an grey/black finish due to lots of requests for a more muted colorway.

CampStove 2 Bundle

• Stove generates 3W power to charge devices
• Burns biomass: sticks, pinecones, pellets, etc
• CampStove packs easily inside KettlePot
• Boil 1L of water in 4.5 minutes
• Grilltop fits up to four burgers
• Total Kit Weight: 4.96 lbs

SolarHome 620

• 6W Solar Panel Charges System in 6 Hrs Direct Sun
• Battery: 3300 mAh @ 6.5V (20 Wh)
• Control Box + Wall Light, MP3/Radio, USB Charge Out
• 3x 100 Lm Overhead Lights With Motion Sensor
• Lights Feature 18ft Cords For Multi-room Setup
• 4.78 lbs (Includes Lights, Panel, and Control Box)

Remember, there’s only 500 of the CampStove Bundles and 800 of the SHS620 so quantities are limited and they are going fast.


ORSM 18 – Camelback Mil Spec Quick Stow Flask

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Camelback showed their new Mil Spec Quick Stow Flask. It’s collapsible one-piece construction features a screw on lid with an adjustable flow rate, integrated bite valve.

Originally in their commercial line, Camelbak changed the flask film, which gives it this more subdued, Dark Grey hue.

Coming 2019 from www.camelbak.com.