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The IKEA Day Pack

Friday, August 9th, 2019

My friend Dan Matsuda has been a gear designer for decades. He recently whipped up this day pack using an Ikea tote.

He previously created a pack from a rice bag. Check out the video.

TacHacker – Clothing Mods by WNDSN XPD

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

WNDSN XPD recently shared this TacHack on Instagram. They do some cool stuff so we thought it was worth a share. It’s written from their perspective.

In the spirit of the old Wndsn Tumblr how-tos and as an exercise in #HOBOTACTICAL gear mods, here is a simple enhancement to your typical field jacket:

Install a rectangle of velcro (the loop side) ON THE INSIDE of the jacket, above the inner chest pocket; I used a 4 x 6″ piece in the example.

Now you have a versatile PLATFORM for any piece of gear that comes with a VELCRO (hook) back; of course, you can just as well wear your morale patches in this COVERT way, but we can make it even more useful.

I enjoy my smuggler’s jacket from @edsmanifesto and the many pockets and storage options it offers, including the dump pouch. I have found that sometimes though, I’d like to have that pouch higher up, and even when loaded, hidden within the jacket. A piece of hook velcro installed on the back of a drawstring DUMP POUCH, and we can use the newly cretaed platform to attach the dump pouch high up and have its contents out of sight, within the jacket. Compare the pictures. ENJOY!

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Kit Badger – 1″ Webbing Strap Management

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Ivan shared this handy hack for dealing with 1” webbing. He says he’s used duct tape and electrical tape in the past but it always turns into a mess. This stuff works great and can be used as emergency fire starters. And it is free, bonus.

Polymer80 – SubCompact Frame

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

During my recent visit to the IWA Outdoor Classics in Germany I ran into Polymer80 in the Brownells booth. Imagine seeing them in Europe, considering our perception of their gun laws.

I hadn’t talked to them in awhile, so they showed me their new 80% Sub-Compact Frame.

The PF940SC will allow you to build a G26-style pistol.

TacHacker – Kitbadger Hacks The Micro Fight Chest Rig

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Kitbadger hacks the Micro Fight Chest Rig by Spiritus Systems to work as a Binocular Harness.

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TacHacker – “Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects (Think, design, create)”

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

No matter if you call it 90 Mile-an-hour, LAPES, or Duct tape, it’s an essential tool in any repair kit. You can also create stuff with it. That’s where the book, “Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects (Think, design, create)” comes in.

Author Lance Akiyama offers 14 projects, with step-by-step instructions on how to design, sculpt, and build backpacks, kayaks, catapults, a queen-size bed, and even a writing desk and chair with duct tape.

Get your copy at Amazon.

TacHacker – SureFire DG Switch Hack by Kitbadger

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Kitbadger shows us how to reinforce the SureFire DG Switch for use with a Kydex Holster. As I’m sure you’re aware, it can get chewed up pretty badly from abrasion caused by the holster.

Kickstarter – PACE Lid

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Military guys will recognize the acronym. PACE stands for Primary, Alternate, Contingency, Emergency and that’s exactly what inventor Chris Way had in mind when he developed this waterbottle compatible lid.


The idea was to probide a handy place to store things like survival gear, or just mundane every day items such as keys and spare cash in an item that is regularly used. For many, that is a water bottle.


The water tight PACE lid is designed to attach to wide mouth Nalgene, MSR, and Klean Canteen bottles and is currently U.S. patent pending.

To learn more, visit