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Mountain Khakis + VSSL Collaboration

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Two of my favorite brands have announced a collaboration to offer the VSSL Camp Supplies model.

This waterproof, baton-style container houses over 70 items which can come in quite handy in the outdoors, including a compass and light at either end.

9″ long, 2″ diameter
4-Mode LED light (high, medium, red and SOS)
Impact resistant
Oil filled compass
4 hour pure Canadian beeswax candle
First aid supplies
Marine grade rope
Razor blade
Wire saw
Tinder Quick fire starters
Waterproof matches
1 Liter water bag
6 Aquatabs water purification tablets
Multi-purpose tape
Fishing gear
Misc. gear tin
VSSL priorities of survival instructions

OR Summer Market 19 – VSSL First Aid

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

VSSL has added a first aid kit to their line of waterproof tubular gear kits. They are pretty handy, and can be kept in vehicles or pantries, or even carried an impact for hiking.

They’ve created a roll up insert which keeps the gear organized and allows you to either customize or restock specific items. The other side of the insert features instructions.

And, like every other VSSL Kit, the end cap features a flashlight. In this case, the other end is a compass.

Here you can see the entire contents.

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Hill People Gear x Solkoa – Slot Pocket Survival Kit

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Hill People Gear teamed up with Solkoa to offer the TSA friendly Slot Pocket Survival Kit. Tge suze was intended to fit a slot pocket on a pack or even a pant pocket. It features a survival instruction sheet by Solkoa which is written in order of priority.

In addition to the instructions, the kit contains:
? Signal Panel, Compact, Orange / Silver, Reflective, Metallized Polyethylene, 21” x 56”
? Signal Mirror, Day/Night, Featherweight, Retro-reflective Tape on back, 2” x 3”
? Whistle, Emergency Signal, Twin Chamber, Pealess, 120dB SOLAS Approved, ACR®
? Light, LED, White, Pinch-Style, Momentary and Slide Switching, Photon II™
? Compass, Emergency Backup, Mini 14mm Button, Liquid Dampened, Luminous Marks
? Paper, Note-Taking, Waterproof, (5) Mini-Sheets, Rite-in-the-Rain® with Pencil
? Magnifying Lens, 4x power, Fresnel, Compact 2” x 3”
? Metal Match, FastStrike™ Ferro-Rod, 6mm x 3” with 3” Hacksaw Striker
? Fire Tinder, Emergency, Fastfire™, (2) Mini Cubes, Water & Wind Resistant
? Fire Accelerants, Waterproof Kindling, (3) Rubber Sheets
? Water Storage Bag, Roll Top, 1L capacity
? Water Purification Tabs (6), Chlorine Dioxide, 1 per 1L water
? Cordage, High Strength, 400lbs test, 15ft., Technora® (NOT FOR CLIMBING!)

You’ll notice it doesn’t include a knife. That’s because they expect their customers to always have one on them.

Rampart Range Day 19 – BCB Fire Dragon

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Fire Dragon is a green and clean solid cooking fuel from BCB International. It will ignite even when wet and produces little smoke. A magnesium stick easily set it alight.

products are available in Canada from Rampart International.


Sunday, March 31st, 2019

The EXOTAC ripSPOOL is a lightweight field repair kit that can also be used for multiple survival and bushcraft tasks, such as first aid, fire starting, fishing and navigation.

It incorporates 60ft of 30lb Test Braided Line, 50in of Heavy Duty Repair Tape, #16 Sail Needle and is Attached via 550 Firecord Lanyard.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – E&R Waist Bag

Friday, March 15th, 2019

This Friday we are taking a look at the E&R Waist Bag from FirstSpear. Designed with state of the art materials to decrease weight and increase functionality, you will find a variety of uses for this premium “Fanny Pack”.

The E&R Waist Bag features a removable and adjustable low profile waist strap for easy on and off at the range or on a hike. Also included are SR buckle retainers that can be used to clip in to a plate carrier, backpack, or straight to a belt. Shock cord on the top is especially useful for securing a TQ, water bottle, gloves and more.

Made in America with American Materials. That’s as Berry compliant as it gets.

Shomer-Tec Escape & Survival Module

Saturday, March 9th, 2019


The Escape & Survival Module was developed for a US military unit, but it also can be a lifesaving device for those who travel in harm’s way or in dangerous regions. This kit provides effective tools to enable escape from captivity and subsequent survival. It’s all contained in a special o-ring sealed module which was designed to provide maximum concealment options when capture is imminent.

Despite its small size, it includes all of the following components: 4 lock picks, handcuff key, 2 styles of lock shims, Kevlar® escape saw, diamond rod saw, ferrocerium fire rod, 3 waxed jute fire starters, and ceramic razor blade. Even the module itself is a working component – it’s milled from magnesium and can be shaved down with the back edge of the ceramic razor blade for fire starting. Also included is a small packet of petrolatum (does not fit inside the module), for uses that include first aid, fire accelerant, etc.

Government contract over-runs, so quantities are very limited. Dimensions and weight (w/o petrolatum packet): 3.2” length x 0.7” diameter, 1.1 oz.


Thursday, February 28th, 2019


The new S3/HPG JFAK is available on the website in both military and civilian versions. Packed is the Hill People Gear Kit bag which allows to be worn with all gear including plate carriers.