Monday, June 30, 2014

Petzl TacTikka + RGB Preview Preview

This is the Petzl TacTikka + RGB Preview.


 There are three variants of this headlamp, one in coyote brown which you see here, one is black and a camo pattern.

The prices vary slightly on amazon for the different colors but so you're looking to pay between $41 - $48 depending on the color that you choose.

3oz even when loaded with the required 3 aaa batteries.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Czech M85 Backpack - Preview

We are taking a look at the Czech M85 Backpack.
It's Military Surplus Wednesday!


The Czech M85 Backpack is a large pack that has approximately 35L of storage capacity. With integrated shoulder straps and a small carry handle, the M85 backpack is capable of multiple carry options.

Just in from the Czech Republic, we've got brand new M85 Backpacks from the Czech army!


Storage Capacity of Approximately 35L
Integrated Shoulder Straps and Top Carry Handle
Name Tag Window
Large Internal Compartment
Two Internal Button Closed Side Pockets

Dimensions: 20" H x 15" W x 6" D
Water Resistant Exterior
Surplus Unissued Condition
These bags are really awesome! You can carry a large amount of gear and not worry about it getting wet. At the price these bags sell for, this is a great piece of gear to take into the woods with you or build your own bug out bag.

Military Origin Czech
Construction Vinyl
Condition Surplus Unissued

Monday, June 23, 2014

Outdoor Products Rafter 50L Weather Defense Duffle - Preview

We are previewing the Outdoor Products Rafter 50L Weather Defense Duffle.

Dimensions: 23.5in L x 11.5in H x 11.5in D / 2,867 cu in


• Roll top closure
• Welded seams, waterproof
• Reflective accents
• Removable padded shoulder strap
• Top carry handle
• Top compression straps
• Decompression valve
• Made from 420 Denier fabric with TPU coating


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

RaggedEdge Card Sleeve ID - Preview

We're taking a look at the RaggedEdge Card Sleeve ID.



Neon Green and Black
Red and black
White and Blue
White and Orange

Floyd, VA.


premium carbon fiber sailcloth doesn't absorb water or odors

will hold 4-6 cards, can eventually stretch to hold more

marine grade clear vinyl ID sleeve on the back

4.25"h x 2.75"w


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Czech Army Balaclava - Preview

We are taking a look at the Czech Army Balaclava.


The Czech Army Balaclava is an Olive Drab Green balaclava that was issued to soldiers in the Czech military. The Balaclava is used to protect the wearer from the elements and can also provide a method of disguise.

The Czech Balaclava is one of the newest items we've imported from Europe. Originally issued to soldiers in the Czech army, you'll find these excellent military grade balaclavas are just want you wanted.


Olive Drab Green Cotton Blend Material
Light Elastic Around The Neck
Large Eye Opening
One Size Fits All Sizing
Military Origin Czech
Construction Cotton
Condition Surplus Used
Weight 0.30lbs

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nemo Zor Short Sleeping Pad - Preview

We're taking a look at the ultralight Nemo Zor Short Sleeping Pad.

The Nemo Zor's dual core foam makes the pad the lightest and most compressible self-inflating foam pad we've tested.

Weights only 10oz with stuff sack and repair kit.

Comes in three sizes.  Short, Standard and an XL.
Weight 10 oz / 0.3 kg (Short); 15 oz / 0.9 kg (Regular)
Sizing 20 x 48 in / 51 x 122 cm (Short);
20 x 72 in / 51 x 183 cm (Regular);
25 x 76 in / 63.5 x 193 cm (XL)
Packed Size 7 x 4 in dia / 18 x 10 cm (Short); 7 x 5 in dia / 18 x 13 cm (Regular); 9 x 6.5 in dia / 23 x 16.5 cm

self-inflating foam pad


No Slip silicon strips to prevent sliding.

Minimum Temp. Zone 15 to 25F / -9 to -3C

Shape Mummy

Thickness 1 in / 2.5 cm

Insulation Type Open Cell Foam

Fabric 20D Polyester Ultralight Airlock Elite™


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mil-Tec French Army Canteen - Preview

We are taking a look at the Mil-Tec French Army Canteen!


1 quart


The French Army Canteen by Mil-Tec is a newly manufactured canteen. This canteen is perfect for hikers, campers, scouts, and any other group who needs to carry a water supply.

The Mil-Tec French Army Canteen is a 1-quart canteen made from light weight aluminum.


Olive Drab Rubberized Finish - Protects from scratches and dents
Standard 1 Quart Sized Canteen - Will fit into most canteen covers
Brand new canteen, ready to be used the first day you receive it


Monday, June 9, 2014

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad - Preview - Ultralight Summer Kit Part 2

We're taking a look at the Thermarest Neo-Air Xtherm Sleeping Pad.

 Ultralight Summer Kit Part 2

The first item from this series was the Zpacks Arc Blast 52L pack and now we are moving to the second item in our Ultralight Summer Kit and this is for the Sleeping Pad which is a
Thermarest Neo-Air Xtherm

 Sleeping Pad.



15oz which is just shy of 1lbs.
r-value of 5.7

This is more of a winter pad but for the climate where I live it's perfect for almost year around use.  The night here are typically in the 50's so this is perfect.  If you live in a hotter climate Thermarest does offer other models with a lower r-value.

Extremely Warm Four layers of reflective material recycle body heat and create air pockets that reduce convective heat loss
Comfortable 2 5-Inch thickness and patent-pending Triangular Core Matrix construction provides unrivaled stability and comfort
Highly Packable Low-bulk materials make the Xtherm mattress compact and as packable as a water bottle
Lightweight Advanced materials and a tapered design reduce weight without compromising warmth


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Quick Response : Panasonic HCV700M Camcorder

Five Minutes or Less!  This is a Quick Response video in regards to the Panasonic HCV700M Camcorder.  The exact same Camcorder that I use to shoot my videos with.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Campfire Chronicles : Episode 3 -

You're welcome to join my son and I for the first episode of the year (2014) of the Campfire Chronicles.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fjallraven Vintage 30L Backpack - Preview

We're taking a look at the Fjallraven Vintage 30L pack.

$150 retail from
But you can find them for $110 on amazon.
I personally picked mine up for $30 on Ebay, used but in terrific condition.

Backpack in retro design that is loaded from the top
Straps in real leather with adjustment holes
2 large side pockets, safety pocket in the top lid
Padded shoulder straps and back
30 Liter Bag
Comes in multiple Colors - Khaki, Navy Blue, Olive, Dark Olive, and Red.
There is also multiple sizes, the 30L as seen here, the 20L and the 13L.

Durable G-1000


Sunday, June 1, 2014