TT Modular Pack 30 Product Review

The Tasmanian Tiger TT Modular Pack 30 is a Robust and Comfortable Everyday Carry and Hiking Backpack. I had planned to undertake a field test of Tasmanian Tiger TT Modular Pack 30 earlier this year, but like many peoples plans COVID put paid to mine. The first modular style rucksack I ever used was a modified Northern Ireland Patrol Pack, which I picked up secondhand while I was in the

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TT IFAK VL L Product Review

The TT IFAK VL L is truly the next generation of IFAK pouches that is able to be deployed up to 8 seconds faster than conventional IFAKs. Since the Global War on Terror began, pouches used by military personnel to carry Individual First Aid Kits, have come a long way. For instance, when I joined the British army over 17-years-ago, our IFAK’s were far removed from what they are today.

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TT Raid Pack MKIII

The TT Raid Pack MKIII is a robust, comfortable, and slimline rucksack which is ideal for all types of outdoor activities and thru hikes. Throughout my adult life I have used a wide range of different rucksacks, for various purposes. Some were issued to me while I was in the British army, which were designed to carry a lot of gear but were so uncomfortable, it was ridiculous. While others

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Holtzman’s Bloodline Survival Knife Review

The Holtzman Bloodline Survival Knife Scored an overall 8/10 during the Product Testing. Several weeks back, Nathan Holtzman of Holtzman’s Gorilla Survival Gear asked me to review one of his company’s newest products, the Holtzman’s Bloodline Survival Knife. Being a survival instructor and small business owner (Texas Adventure and Survival School), I was more than happy to help a fellow small business within the same sector. However, I had never

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Snugpak Sleeka Elite: Product Review

The Snugpak® Sleeka Elite is a robust and highly effective insulated jacket, which has been proven to withstand the test of time and the battlefield. Product Overview The Snugpak® Sleeka Elite, or more affectionately known within military circles as the Softie jacket, is the third generation of the famous Snugpak® Sleeka Jacket range. Originally designed in the late 1980’s for use by a wide range of military units, it has

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Buyer Beware: The Real Cost of Survival, Prepping, Tactical, and Outdoors Equipment

Would you trust your life to a piece of survival gear that costs less than $8.00 to manufacture, but you paid over $70 to purchase? No, not many people would. But many do on a daily basis, and they simply do not realize it. Authors Note: I wrote this article for two reasons. The first is simple, I am sick and tired of seeing companies price gauge people who purchase

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Land Navigation – Route Cards

Route Cards are a simple yet effective navigational method, which allows you to plan and study your route, as well as allowing you to use a route card along your journey. With the rapid decline of navigational methods and skills, due to the widespread use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), one method that is quickly becoming more obsolete than any other is something called route cards. In short, a route

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Distress/Survival Signals

Distress/Survival Signals are vital to aid rescuers in pinpointing your location in an emergency situation. Cell Phone Coverage in the US – white areas show no cell service in that area. I am continually asked why I still teach survival/distress signals on my Basic Survival and Bushcraft Courses, when most people these days carry cell phones with them venture out into the wilderness. The reason is simple, in survival situations

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Quick Release Shelter Lines

Quick Release Shelter Lines are a quick and effective alternative to conventional string lines when erecting shelters and tarps. In addition, the QRSL can also be attached to bungees to give greater length when required. Quick Release Shelter Lines Like many people who enjoys spending time in the outdoors, the cold and wet is one of the times where I do not relish going outside to hone my skills or

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The Survival Mindset

The key to surviving is not only having the right skills and knowledge, it is also down to your mindset and how you think. The mind is a powerful thing, and how we think and what decisions we make influences our every action and affects the outcome of the situations we find ourselves in. Like Newton’s third law of motion states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite

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