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CanHeat Tactical Space Heater

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Every year at AUSA I keep an eye open for innovative soldier systems gear.  One item that caught my eye is the CANHEAT tactical lightweight diesel/JP8 powered space heater. 

Can you believe how compact this thing is? It was designed as a COTS replacement for the legacy Space Heater Arctic (arguably the most dangerous piece of equipment in the US DOD inventory) this unit delivers 13,600 BTU of carbon monoxide free hot, dry air into an enclosed space such as arctic/cold weather ops tents, command posts, medical aid stations, etc.  It’s simple to use as well. Just fill up the heater’s integrated fuel tank with JP8, diesel, or kerosene then connect the control box to either a BB-2590 battery, 110/240 Volt AC, or 12 Volt DC electrical power source and turn it on.

Click here for a brochure.

For more info contact [email protected]

OR Summer Show 23 – Intrepid Camp Gear

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

The Rooftop Tent Shoe Bag from Intrepid Camp Gear is an ingenious answer to the issue of taking dirty footwear into a rooftop tent, or any shelter for that matter. It zips closed to protect your shoes from the elements (and critters).

OR Summer Show 23 – GCI CoolerTop Table

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Coming next year, the CoolerTop Table from GCI Outdoor is an add-on accessory for your cooler, offering a variable height aluminum table top.

OR Summer Show 23 – Camp Couch

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Camp Couch combines the utility of a climbing crash pad with the convenience of a couch. Fold it up for transport or storage, open it up for some bouldering and then lounge at the end of the day.

Available in about one month.

Platatac – Burrow Bivi Bag

Sunday, May 7th, 2023

Platatac’s Burrow Bivi Bag is issued to the ADF and has NSN 8465-66-134-9674 (Ranger Green) but is also available in the Terra Firma 2.0 camouflage pattern. Featuring a built-in bug net, these zippered bivi bags are made from PLATATEX, a unique 185gsm, 3-layer waterproof breathable technical laminate.

A version in MultiCam is coming soon and made from Assault Quattro, a 122 gsm, 100% Nylon 3 Layer Waterproof Breathable laminate made by Brookwood in the USA.

Enforce Tac – Carinthia Poncho System

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

Austria’s Carinthia continues to introduce new products including the Carinthia Poncho System, consisting of two components (Poncho PRO-C and Poncho PRO-R) which can be used alone or in concert with one another.

The PRO-R offers rain protection while the PRO-C is for cold protection. In addition to use as a poncho and tarp, the ponchos can be configured as a sleeping bag, with or without bivy. There is a zip-on hood for the Poncho PRO-C which incorporates mosquito netting.

Seen above is a new proprietary camouflage pattern developed by Carinthia.

Coming Autumn 2023.

US Elite has begun to bring Carinthia products into the US. Hopefully, they’ll include CPS.


Monday, November 21st, 2022

BLONCHO is a portmanteau of the words blanket and poncho. It’s also the latest product from camping furniture maker Helinox. Not only that, you’ll get a free BLONCHO with every chair order, now through the end of the year.

Weighing just Uber a pound, it is 39″ x 55″ and reversible.

BLONCHO Black/Flowline will be added to every order that has a chair. One BLONCHO per order. Offer valid while supplies last, or until 12/31/2022, whichever comes first.

Duck Camp x Kammok Mountain Blanket

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Featuring a 40D ripstop, water repellant face fabric printed in Duck Camp Wetland and a fleece lining, this mountain blanket measures 84″ x 50″.

Features include a slit to wear it over your head like a poncho, flapped pocket, and a fleece lined stuff sack which can be used as a pillow.

Get yours at