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Introducing the Wndsn Telemeter Dog Tag Measuring Pendant

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Wndsn Messtechnik is introducing the next tool in their line of distance measuring and range finding instruments. The latest one is another necklace based pendant, this time in the classic military dogtag format, making it the smallest usable Telemeter so far, a tool that belongs in every instructor’s and survival kit.

The Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant is sized according to specifications and matches current U.S. dogtags. It is made from black anodized aluminum with laser-engraved scales and weighs next to nothing.

The Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant fixates the distance to the measuring scale by way of creating a necklace that is holding the scales at a set distance from the eye, thus enabling accurate measurements. The simple instructions are, as always: “Find an object of known size at the distance you need to measure and determine the angular size which you can subsequently convert to distance.”

The new Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant features two sets of scales; on the left-hand side, a standard angular size scale with a maximum of 10° graded in 0.2° increments, and on the right-hand side, a special multiplication scale that allows the user — knowing the dimension of the object to be measured — to directly multiply the value for the distance.

Further design elements and features are:

1. Both sets of scales have extra-long marks, extended from the edges to be visible with dogtag silencers installed.

2. The dogtag itself features instructional icons to create a self-contained tool.

3. The backside is intentionally left blank to either sandwich the Telemeter dogtag to the back of regular dogtags, or alternatively for the end user to add additional information, velcro, or marker tabs.

Wndsn Telemeters are wallet-size distance and altitude nomographs developed in the Wndsn applied science lab. They combine a thousand years of civil engineering, surveying, navigation, and astronomy in durable, low-tech, high utility instruments that can be brought anywhere, are self-containing, and independent of external, modern technologies.

Under certain conditions or in cases where laser rangefinders tend to fail or result in errors, Wndsn Telemeters prevail and can be used as primary or “second opinion” tools, to cross-check values obtained with different means, or in austere situations when other methods fail or are unavailable.

The Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter is made in Germany, its scales are laser-engraved and precision-cut into 1.5 mm black anodized, ultra-light aluminum. The device carries the Wndsn maker’s marks; scientific instructions are engraved and supplemented by a printed how-to in both English and German. An abridged manual is included as a PDF and a 240-page printed comprehensive manual is available separately at Wndsn or via bookstores.

The new Wndsn Dogtag Telemeter pendant is available at:

store.wndsn.com/products/wndsn-telemeter-dogtag-10×6-aluminum

USB Condoms

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Our friends at WNDSN Expedition Team have another tip for you.

On the topic of so-called USB condoms, USB thumb drive-sized devices that are designed to protect the user from malicious data traffic in and out of the device when hooking up to public or unknown USB charging outlets. They work by physically removing the ability to transfer data, and are thus quite safe in that regard. Something else that is interesting when dealing with unknown power sources, or sometimes with sketchy cables is charging speed, and actual throughput (which is often quite fragile, especially with high-powered cellphones), as well as remaining power in power banks. To combine the two functions, with the latter being surprisingly more often needed than the former, I got a USB power monitor, one from PortaPow, the other one from Drok, both of which are about the size of a thumb drive providing several measurements of electricity plus the ability to only allow power, and no data exchange. Don’t travel or commute without.

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ITS Tactical – OSS Tradecraft Toolset

Monday, September 24th, 2018

[Arlington, TX, 9/24/18] Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to introduce the OSS Tradecraft Toolset, an ultra-concealable and fully-capable covert device, reminiscent of those utilized by America’s WWII intelligence agency. It measures only 2.25” long and features five of the most effective entry/escape tools.

Removing the OSS from its half-length rubber storage sheath allows for rapid deployment of the toolset. Being bound by a rivet enables a quick selection of either the City Rake, Bogota® Triple Rake, Long Reach Hook or Escape Saw to pair with the included tensioner.

Imminent Threat Solutions provides indispensable skill-sets and products to explore your world and prevail against all threats.

For more information on ITS Security products, please visit store.itstactical.com/collections/security.

Black Scout Survival – MINI BASEPLATE COMPASS

Monday, February 12th, 2018

This mini compass is liquid-filled and has a luminous dial with a rotating bezel with degree marking that can actually be used to navigate with.

-The case is clear acrylic embossed with an inch/cm ruler.

-360 degree rotating bezel w/ degree markings

-Dimensions: 1.13″ w x 2″ long. Wt. 1/3 oz

-Includes a 34″ nylon lanyard

www.blackscoutsurvival.com/product/bss-mini-baseplate-compass

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