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Thermos – 32 oz Guardian Canteen

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

The 32 oz Guardian Canteen from Thermos brand features a tethered screw top lid. Constructed of BPA free plastic, the body is over molded with silicon.

Offered in Black, Green, Blue and White.


New Scepter Duramax Diesel Fuel Container Launched at IBEX

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

MIAMI, OKLA. – Scepter™, a leader in the fuel container industry, has introduced a Duramax 14-gallon fuel caddy meant especially for diesel fuels. Launched during the 2021 IBEX, the Scepter Flo n Go Duramax 14-Gallon Fuel Caddy features a patented pump handle that looks just like the ones used at gas stations. In addition, the dependable container has sturdy wheels, making it easy to transfer diesel fuel to any location.

The Duramax pump handle includes both a spill-proof shut-off and a child lock for added safety. The unit has a flow rate of two gallons of fuel per minute when in the siphon mode, making it ideal for transferring diesel fuel in a variety of situations.

“This Duramax container has two brass shut off valves,” says Melissa Obradovic with Scepter. “There’s one at the tank and one at the hose. This allows for easy disconnect with no fuel spillage. And, the caddy has a dependable 10-foot hose, made out of automotive grade rubber. For ease of storage, the unit also has a hose hanger.”

Holding 14-gallons of diesel fuel, the Scepter Flo n Go Duramax diesel container is ideal for refueling diesel engines in boats, farming equipment, construction and other vehicles using compression ignition engines.

“Our Scepter Flo n Go Duramax Fuel Caddys — available for both gasoline and diesel — have ergonomically-designed, heavy-duty top handles on the containers featuring extra deep handholds for transport,” says Obradovic. “And, molded-in feet keep the container off the floor for increased ventilation and stability.”

Constructed of durable and safe high-density polyethylene, the new Duramax container for diesel fuels will be available after November 1, 2021 on Amazon.com. Visit www.scepter.com for more information.

BCB Exhibiting New Patrol Ration Cooking System at DSEi

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

BCB International will be exhibiting at DSEI London 2021, where they will launch the newest product in the FireDragon range.

BCB International has been innovating and creating lifesaving products since 1854, when Dr Brown developed a cough medicine that was distributed to the British troops in the Crimean War, suffering in the trenches.

BCB International is a family-owned business and in 1949 Dr Browns Cough Bottle, or BCB Ltd was bought by Deryck Howell. In 1979, Andrew Howell developed the company further and set up BCB International which focused on designing and manufacturing survival equipment.

The company’s driving force, CANEI: Continuous and Never-Ending Innovation, sparked an array of unique survival products including shark repellent, first aid kits, ballistic protective underwear, dubbed ‘Blast Boxers’, camouflage cream and floating body armour.

FireDragon was created in 2015 by Andrew Howell to replace the toxic Hexamine blocks after two soldiers passed away from the fumes. FireDragon is a toxin free, eco-friendly, gel fuel which was taken on by the UK MOD in 2016 and is now used as their primary fuel source in the field.

The newest product in the range, the Patrol Ration Cooking system is an ultralight weight (20grams) cooker which will use varying sizes of the FireDragon, that are now available from 9 gram to 14 to the 28-gram fuel blocks.

The new cooking system is bespoke to the individuals requirements as needed by the user. Each set can include all non-food items such as water purification tablets, spork, waste bag, cooking handle, and toothpicks etc.

Due to the non-toxicity of FireDragon, the fuel can be packed within the ration kit, alongside food with no harmful effects.

As well as being eco-friendly and toxin free, FireDragon burns cleanly and can light even when wet to ensure it can be used in even the most extreme of conditions.

This year, BCB International’s primary focus shifted to develop lifesaving equipment in the battle against the Coronavirus, including an anti-bacterial and anti-viral hand sanitiser, among other protective equipment. Dr Browne’s has come out of retirement and is now the leading product in their Anti-COVID range as 80% proof hand sanitiser. BCB has been working 24/7 since March 2020, working closely with the NHS, police and, with governments around the world, suppling them with their essential PPE needs as well as donating PPE supplies around the world.

Today, BCB International supplies to mainly government departments (including the MoD, police and MoJ) and blue-chip companies in the defence and marine markets in 52 countries worldwide, with 40% exports. BCB’s retail and humanitarian sectors also continue to grow, building relationships directly with consumers and countries who need to survive in the extremes and when affected by natural disasters.

BCB International will be exhibiting a range of their products at DSEI, including but not limited to; camouflage nets, Blast Boxers, Floating Armour Torso System (otherwise known as FATS) and the boat stopping system. FireDragon demonstrations and samples of our Hand Sanitiser can be found by visiting the BCB International stand H2-600.

ORSM 21 – Ignik Fire Can

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Fashioned from an ammo can, Ignik’s Fire Can caught a lot of buzz at the show. This self contained “fire pit” features pop out legs to keep it above the ground and perforated sides to release more heat. It’s a bit heavy for carrying, so consider this for vehicle bivouacs.

While it currently uses propane, a diesel variant is under development for military use.

ORSM 21 – AcquaTap

Friday, August 13th, 2021

AcquaTap condenses up to 5 gallons of water per day from humidity in the air.

Available for pre-order from exaeriswater.com for early 2022 delivery.

ORSM 21 – Herschel Insulated Pop Quiz Coolers

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Herschel, the brand known for daypacks and luggage has entered the soft-sided insulated cooler market with the Pop Quiz line.

Offering room for a 12-pack they’ll be available in a variety of colors, including a Woodland-style camouflage.

For those of you who really love your adult beverages, there’s a 30-pack version as well.

PDW Ti-Line Multi-Fuel Survival Stove

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Compact, Titanium Stove That Uses Wood, Hexamine Tabs, Or Alcohol For Fuel

Prometheus Design Werx introduces their new Ti-Line Multi-Fuel Survival Stove for mid-Summer 2021. A compact, titanium stove that uses more easily sourced-foraged wood (biomass), hexamine tabs, or alcohol (with our optional Alcohol Burner Core) for fuel and does not use or rely on highly processed fossil fuels to operate. The Ti-Line MFSS is engineered with a unique double wall, which optimizes the air flow mix to create a hotter and cleaner burn of all fuels. A total of five components take down to easily nest inside most common 500-600ML backpacker style mini-pots. Designed to boil between 1 cup (240ML) to 2 cups (500ML) of water to match required volumes for most freeze-dried meal packs to instant noodles. 2-position pot stands fit cups to pots.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“While it’s tough to beat the convenience and expedience of a modern isobutane-propane cartridge backpacking stove, there are finite limitations to their use. Simply put, when you run out of the cartridge gas fuel, the stove becomes useless. We wanted to create a compact stove with a similar packed footprint that was not constrained by highly processed fossil fuels. A stove that uses fuel that could be easily source or foraged in the field. The Ti-Line MFSS can use biomass fuel from sticks, pinecones, to even cardboard. Hexamine type fuel tabs are also an available fuel source which pack down very small and are designed to boil 1 cup of water per tab. And with our optional Alcohol Burner Core, you can use alcohol (which you could distill at home) in its many forms, as long as it is of a high enough proof. You can use common 97%+ isopropyl rubbing alcohol to even everclear if necessary. We like the alcohol option and as a liquid fuel, it burns clean, can be used as a disinfectant, and won’t leave behind messy toxic residue like white gas. Our double wall construction bumps up the tech in this stove, creating a more efficient, hotter, and cleaner burn. With a little prep and planning, our Ti-Line MFSS can be used in a variety of conditions, and useable far beyond any fossil fuel based types of stoves. The small footprint of our stove allows it to be easily packed and stored until it’s needed. From backpacking to survival and a little peace of mind, the Ti-Line MFSS will keep you cooking.”

The Ti-Line MFSS will be available for $59.00 on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 12:00 noon Pacific via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

Esbit 1100 ml Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Weighing just 180g (pot, stove and fuel) the 1100 ml cookset is meant to be used with Esbit’a largest solid fuel, the 27g fuel tabs.

The pot is made from hard anodized aluminum with folding, stainless-steel pot handles and features a graduated base to nestle into the stove.