Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Up In The Clouds - Overnight Adventure

Thank you for for joining us for our Overnight Adventure.
Enjoy.  This is Up In The Clouds - Overnight Adventure.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Up In The Clouds - Overnight Adventure - INTRO

This is the INTRO for Susan and I's most recent Overnight Adventure!  The Actual Adventure will be live soon.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Up In The Clouds - Overnight Adventure - Gear Loadout - HIS

Today we are taking a look at all of the gear that is to be used with our next Overnight Adventure, 'Up In The Clouds.'  There are two parts to this loadout, the gear that I will carry (HIS) and the gear that my wife will carry (HERS).  Both parts are available today to watch.

Thank you everyone for voting on the gear we will use for this trip.

Up In The Clouds - Overnight Adventure - Gear Loadout - HERS

Today we are taking a look at all of the gear that is to be used with our next Overnight Adventure, 'Up In The Clouds.'  There are two parts to this loadout, the gear that I will carry (HIS) and the gear that my wife will carry (HERS).  Both parts are available today to watch.

Thank you everyone for voting on the gear we will use for this trip.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Czech Military M85 Shoulder Bag - Preview

It's military surplus Wednesday and we are looking at the Czech M85 Bag with Shoulder Strap.



This is the m85 bag, not to be confused with the m85 backpack.

The Czech M85 bag is a medium sized shoulder bag that was issued to soldiers in the Czech Army. We were told these were intended to be gas mask bags, but that soldiers found them so useful they became an all purpose transport bag.

The Czech M85 bag is one of those military surplus deals we love. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you get a military grade shoulder bag that no commercial bag can compete with. Order one today and you'll be hooked on military surplus deals like this for years to come.


Water resistant exterior
Multiple internal pockets and dividers
Large adjustable shoulder strap
Top flap seals using two adjustable straps
Name tag window
1990s manufacturing date
Dimensions: 10.5" W x 9" H x 5" D
Military Origin Czech


Monday, July 21, 2014

Snow Peak Titanium Spork - Preview

Today we are previewing the Snow Peak Titanium Spork.


.5oz on my scale

A little shy of 6.5 inches long.

With this spark I selected this color for my wife as she is interested and wishing to join me more on my adventures.  Since she is all girlie I've been hooking her up with all sorts of gear that matches her favorite color, Purple.

Number of different colors : Purple, Silver, Green and Blue.
Twice the weight savings--not only is titanium light, but this is the only utensil you will need

Designed deep enough to function as a spoon but with four prongs for normal fork functionality

Titanium leaves no metallic smell or taste and will not rust
Non-paint electric ionization process creates a spork with a safe vibrant color

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Quick Response - Final Cut Pro X

Five Minutes or Less!  This is a Quick Response video in regards to the software that I use to edit my youtube videos;


Friday, July 18, 2014

Rothco Tactisling Transport Pack - Preview

We're taking a look at the Rothco Tactisling Transport Pack.
Link :


MOLLE Compatible
Heavy Duty Military Backpack With Heavy Zippers
Water Resistant
Extremely Durable, Lightweight & Comfortable
Many Compartments & Pockets For Multiple Items

There are smaller versions of this package available so when you go looking make sure you are getting the large size if that is what you are going after.  This pack is 20" x 12.5" x 5"

The front utility pocket .
The next pocked is a 3/4 zip offer a horizontal document sleeve along with accessory pockets and key hook.
The largest compartment is also 3/4 zip.  Multiple zippered pockets.  2 sleeved pockets as well.

It has a grab handle on the top and a swing handle on the side.
Molle on the pack allows for additional attachments and there are velcro placements for your patches.
Front y strap for compression and use to hold down possible outside carry items such as a jacket, layer, etc.

Designed to access the pack from the front or the side.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

East German Gas Mask Pouch - Preview

Today we are looking at the East German Gas Mask Pouch.


The East German Gas Mask Pouch is a piece of field gear that was issued to NVA soldiers. Designed as a gas mask pouch, you can easily re-purpose this pouch to carry a wide variety of items. The large belt loops makes this bag ideal for carrying tools, extra magazines, or shotgun shells.

The East German Army (NVA) gas mask pouch is a large pouch that has plenty of internal storage space. Every single East German pouch we've imported has sold out and customers always impress us with new and interesting uses for these military pouches.


East German Rain Drop Camo Pouch
Three Internal Divided Sections
Small Exterior Pocket
Large 2" Belt Loops On Back
Dimensions: 10"L x 3.5"W x 12"H
Surplus Unissued Condition
Military Origin Germany
Construction Polyester Blend
Condition Surplus Unissued
Weight 1.3lbs


Monday, July 14, 2014

First Aid : Treating Cuts, Scrapes and Lacerations

I crashed and burned recently while out mountain biking and today we are addressing/caring for the injuries with items that are typically found in most first aid kits.

Friday, July 11, 2014

SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Socks - Preview and Field Test

Today we are looking at SealSkinz Thin Midlength Socks.
$30 - $40

lightweight mid length
waterproof sock.
Merino wool lining

When purchased directly from SealSkinz you receive a 2 year warranty.

44% Acrylic
41% Wool
14% Polyamide(Nylon)
1% Elastane(Spandex)
98% Polyamide(Nylon)
2% Elastane(Spandex)
SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Socks

SealSkinz Thin Mid Length Sock Features:

Thermal Rating: 2
Anatomically designed mid-calf length fit.
Close fitting knitted construction.

Product Data
Mens: Yes
Ladies: Yes
Road: Yes
Waterproof, Breathable Technology
Sealskins products incorporate a unique, seamless three-layer technology.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Winner Announcement - French Canvas Water Bucket - Giveaway

It's time for another Military Surplus Item Giveaway. Let's Pick the Winner:

Preview Video :

A special thanks to


French Canvas Water Bucket $4.95


Original vintage French Army Canvas Water Bucket. These are designed to allow troops to easily retrieve over a gallon of water from streams, lakes, or rivers. Heavy water tight canvas construction Wooden circular top and base Collapsible design for easy storage
Wooden insert in carry handle Holds over 1 gallon of water Hang to dry when done.


Monday, July 7, 2014

RAVPower Duo 7800mAh Charger & Lantern - Preview

We're taking a look at the RAVPower Duo 7800mAh Charger & Lantern.

$30 on amazon.

A 7800 mAh high capacity gives you 6 extra hours of juice for your iPhone 5, 15 hours of extra talk time, and 60 extra hours music for most mobile phones.

8 LED lights can act as an outdoor camping or flashlight. It bulbs can last for more than 72 hours without charging other devices in full power. It's a great safety feature when you find yourself without light.

Camouplage Patten, perfect for outdoor. 4 LED Intelligent status led lights indicate the current battery status

Input: 5V 1.2A; Output: USB DC 5V 1.2A; Input charging time: 7-8 hours via AC adapter (not included)

Package contents: 1 RAVPower 7800mAh External Battery, 1 USB power wire, user manual.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Viewer's Choice Overnight Adventure - Vote Now

It's time to vote on the gear for our next Overnight Adventure.  Vote NOW!


Voting Overnight Adventure :

Packs :
Mammut Creon Light 32 liter
Gregory z65 packstorm
Black Diamond Axis 33 Backpack
Black Diamond  Speed 55 Back
Zpacks Arc Blast 50l
Golite Jam 70L
Osprey Atmos 65
Camelbak TriZip
Arc'taryx Echo

Tents :

Improved Combat Shelter
Granite Gear White Lightning Shelter - 10x12'
Hyperlite Mountain Cuben Fiber Flat Tarp with bug mesh
Nemo Losi 2p
Black Diamond betamid
REI Cirque ASL 2p
Golite Shangri-la 3
Marmot Titan 2p

Sleeping pads:

Nemo Zor sleeping pad
Thermarest Xtherm
Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC
Thermarest ridge rest solar
Big Agnes Double Z

Sleeping bags :

Marmot Minimalist Aspen 40 degree
Jacks are Better Shenandoah quilt
Thermarest Tech Blanket
Simple Fleece Blanket
Columbia Sportswear Omni-Heat Sleeping Bag Liner - Long Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner


Friday, July 4, 2014

Arc'teryx Echo Pack - Smaller Civilian ILBE - Preview

We're taking a look at another rare pack which was modeled after the ILBE pack.  This is the Arc'teryx Echo BackPack.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Czech M85 Backpack - Military Surplus Giveaway

Enter now to win the Czech M85 Backpack!

Want to know more about the M85 pack?  Check out this preview video. :


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