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Sparrows Ranger Set Available in Kryptek RAID Camo

Monday, November 20th, 2017

With two different carry options the Ranger case is a versatile set that can be adapted to your personal carry or operational needs.

The set can be carried by duty belt or mounted with Malice clips to your Molle compatible gear.

The Ranger case has two parts the holster and a removable tool case that is held in place by a large Velcro swatch. The ability to remove the tool case from the holster allows for a larger selection of tools to be carried and the ability to quickly remove and pass the entire tool set to another team member. With its increased capacity the ranger case also incudes a compartment for padlock shims or other small bypass tools.

Ranger Set Contents

6 x Picks with thermal handles
1 x Level 1 Wrenches
1 x Padlock shim set
1 x Wafer keys
1 x SHANK
1 x Mini Jim

Available in Kryptek RAID, Black and Green.

DOES NOT INCLUDE BELT

www.sparrowslockpicks.com/product_p/kranger

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.

OR Summer Market – Self Reliance Outfitters

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Self Reliance Outfitters is the retail arm of Pathfinder School LLC. Dave Canterbury is the principle of Pathfinder School. You may recognize his name from the show “Dual Survival”.

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Dave has written a new book called “Bushcraft 101” which ships the second week in September. I asked Dave about the book and he said he wanted to focus on bushcraft and the outdoor living skills that keep you alive. His is a no nonsense approach that focuses less on gadgets and more on skills. The book covers the 10 Cs with special emphasis on the 5 Cs of Cutting Tool, Combustion Device, Container, Cover and Cordage. If you’re not familiar with these items and how they relate to survival this is a great book for you.

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Dave Canterbury can also be seen on the new Hunt Channel show “Pathfinder Outdoor Journal” which is a historical look at how outdoorsman have lived and what they carried over the centuries. You can see past episodes at huntchannel.tv.

www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com

OR – Adventure Medical Kits – All Weather Fire Cubes

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

All Weather Fire Cubes from Adventure Medical Kits are tasteless, odorless, non-toxic and individually packaged with an 8 year shelf life.

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A kit will retail for $10.00 and comes with 6 FastFire cubes and a sparker. The full cube will burn for 12 minutes and you can cook atop it, but you can also shave off some of the material to start fires. Additionally, the sparker is good for 1000 sparks.

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www.adventuremedicalkits.com

TacCraft – “Covert Rural Surveillance”

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Due to several decades of operational application during “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, the British developed an excellent standard in covert rural surveillance. CROPS UK offers a manual on covert rural surveillance.

Covert Rural Surveillance

“Covert Rural Surveillance” is a tradecraft manual dedicated to modern military techniques and covert tactics for rural surveillance operations. With over 560 pages, in excess of 1500 color images and diagrams, it offers unrivaled insight and quality to this unique subject. This manual has been designed, to enable the reader to carry it under the ‘top flap’ of their CROPS Bergen or other pack for immediate reference should it be required. It also contains a number of blank documents such as: Surveillance Logs / Reconnaissance Report Template / Replenishment Cards / Sketch Sheets and File Notes used on operations that can all be photocopied and used during your surveillance.

The rural environment is by far the most challenging, requiring the utmost of personal discipline and the aim of this manual, is to make your operations successful every time. The content of this manual has been taken directly from the author’s Covert Rural Surveillance Course syllabus.

Subjects covered:
• Introduction to surveillance
• Planning & Preparation
• Clothing & Equipment
• Rural communications
• Navigation
• Field Craft
• Patrol Skills
• Rural hide construction
• Logging & Reporting
• Triggers (static follow)
• Sketch Maps
• Panoramic Sketching
• Observation Skills & search
• Close Target Reconnaissance
• Methods of Resupply
• Digital Still & Video Imagery
• Deployment of Covert Camera Systems
• Eavesdropping
• Operating from Buildings
• Winter Operations
• Law & Legal Issues

Covert Rural Surveillance is a highly recommended tradecraft manual, which is currently been used by a number of overseas specialist units as the comprehensive training guild for this subject available anywhere.

www.crops.uk.com/training-manual

How to Fold a Topo Map by Pro Guiding Service

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Topo maps come in flat sheets that aren’t prefolded. Guide Martin Volken shows you the best way to fold it for handy use.

Hat tip to Outdoor Research’s VertiCulture.

5.11 Outdoors Part III: Wayfinding

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Since I’m at a Scout Leaders training program this weekend I thought it was appropriate to share this video from 5.11 Outdoor featuring SGM Kyle Lamb (USA, Ret) as he discusses Wayfinding. As this is the third video in this series, check out the others on their YouTube channel.

TacCraft – Footprint and Gait Interpretation from TTOS

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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