Friday, February 27, 2015

Winner Announcement : ThruNite Ti Titanium Flashlight

Today we are giving away a ThruNite Ti Titanium Flashlight.  One lucky winner.  Thank you for your support.

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Type: Key Chain Flashlight
Use: Excellent EDC Backup light

Battery: AAA

Low:.5 Lumens (115hrs)
Medium: 12 Lumens (6.3hrs)
High: 162lumens (1hrs)

Max Beam Distance: 45m

Memory: Yes

Material:Titanium Alloy (TC4)

LED: Cree XP-L V4 LED with a lifespan of 20+years of run time

Modes: Four output modes: firefly, low, high and a hidden strobe

Pocket clip: Removable

Weight: Light enough for your pocket

Waterproof: Yes ; IPX-8 2M
Impact Resistant: 1.5M

- Clip is surprisingly impressive. Strong.
- Tail stands without problem.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ThruNite T30S V2 Special Operations Flashlight - Review

Today we are reviewing the ThruNite T30S V2 Special Operations Flashlight.


T30S V2 Links :
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Amazon USA:
Amazon Canada:
Amazon Germany:
Amazon UK:
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Amazon Italy:


This light is what ThruNite is calling “Special Operations” and that’s because of the tactical features that it supports.  Available accessories provide even more flexibility for mounting the light to weapons and utilizing a pressure switch.

Available in both cool white and neutral white

Low : 5 Lumens (20hrs)
Medium : 186 Lumens (7hrs)
High : 860 lumens (110minute-Almost 2hrs)
Variable Speed Strobe : 860 lumens
W/18650 Batt.
Max Beam Distance: 288m

Waterproof : IPX-8 2m
Impact Resistant: 1.5m

single-die CREE XM-L2 U2 LED

** Removable Grib Ring

Batteries: powered by 2 CR123A batteries or one 18650 rechargeable battery.

Carry Methods:
-Lanyard: can be carried with supplied lanyard which is good quality
-Holster: can be carried with supplied holster, not the best quality but still usable
-Pocket Clip: pocket clip is great quality and the way I will carry it. At 6oz it is surprisingly comfortable to clip inside my pocket.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

London Bridge Trading Company - Modular Full Vest LBT-6034E

Today we are taking a look at the London Bridge Trading Company - Modular Full Vest (LBT-6034E)

I picked this up from eBay for $51.00 but on average these run between $70 - $140 depending on the seller.  The seller's name is lgtkit.  I’ve done business with them before and haven’t had any issues.  A link to this eBay store from which I got mine.

If you decide that you are interested in one of these, do a search for London Bridge LBT-6034E Vest on the web and on eBay.

Split front with molded 14” zipper
Full modular webbing on front and back
Two inch web adjustable shoulders with hook and loop
Side adjustment with three one inch ladder locks and one inch - One Size Fits All
web adjustments on each side
One inch tubular nylon drag handle
Six one inch webbing (with hook and loop and snap closure) belt keepers
Large interior mesh pocket on the back and three web hangers for up to a 100 ounce (3.0L) hydration bladder
Two 9” x 11” interior map pockets on the inside of the front vest.
Weight: 2.5 lbs.

These vest come in at least three colors; Coyote Brown, Green and ACU

In the Sunset Day Hike Adventure I wore this while out hiking with my wife and i was really, really impressed with it.  Super comfortable.  I didn’t even notice the hydration bladder against my back.

Monday, February 23, 2015

SmartWool - The Lid Beanie Hat - Review

Today we are reviewing the SmartWool The Lid Beanie Hat.

Retail price is around $30 but It will depend on where you look but the range average is $30.

The Colors changes season to season so I won’t be covering what is available now. I suggest that if you  don’t see the color you like, look at a different site and you will likely find it.

There are multiple versions : Fabric: 95% merino wool, 5% elastic or, 55% merino wool, 40% polyester, 5% elastane
Weight: 2.2 oz.
Lining: 100% merino wool
Care: Machine wash/dry
Made in China or Taiwan, Canada

I picked up this beanie at Sierra Trading Post and I paid $10 for it.  I used a coupon and so can you.

You will find a link in the description box if you are interested in these.   These are on closeout and you can save a good idea of money.

As for the review, I’ve been wearing this beanie for the majority of the winter and I have nothing bad to say about it.  The size for my head is perfect.

Does a great job of keeping me warm all the way down to -7F.  At


Friday, February 20, 2015

Falling Snow : Afternoon Discussion

This is Falling Snow; an afternoon with falling snow, some instant coffee, a campfire and some good old fashion conversation.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Quick Response : Military Surplus and the NSN Number

Today we are addressing the NSN number which is commonplace on many military surplus items.  What is it and what can you do with it?
Let's find out!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

SunJack 14W Solar Charger With 8000mAh Battery - Review

Today we are reviewing the SunJack 14W Solar Charger With 8000mAh Battery.

Solar panels: 14 watts of high efficiency mono-crystalline
Max output voltage/current: Two 5V/2A USB ports

Battery: 8,000mAh lithium-polymer battery

Size folded: 6.75” x 9.25” x 1.75” (17.15cm x 23.50cm x 4.5cm)
Size unfolded: 30.75” x 9.25” x 1.75” (78.11cm x 23.50cm x 4.5cm)
Weight: 2lbs (907.19grams)

14 Watts of high efficiency mono-crystaline solar cells
Wall outlet charging speeds with 5V/2A USB ports

8,000mAh lithium-polymer battery charges in 5 hours

Lightweight and durable - shock, vibration, and weather resistant

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FireBox Nano : Gen 2 Stainless Steel & Titanium Folding Stove

Today we are taking a look at and testing the FireBox Nano : Gen 2 Stainless Steel & Titanium Folding Stove.


There is a stainless steel version of this stove, it cost $40 and it weighs 6oz.  There is a Titanium version which costs $70 and weighs 4oz.

 · Multi-fuel versatility, some canister stoves and wood.
 · No assembly, hinged construction
 · Perfect for the Trangia Spirit Burner
 · Proprietary cross-feed system
 · Adjusts to fit small cups or large pans
 · Fits in your shirt pocket

Engineered and Made in the USA

Width:   3.0" (8 cm)
Height:   4.75" (12 cm)
Folded:   .25" (.635 cm)

Comes with cotton bag but there are other options available on their web site.

Fold legs in for small pots.
Fold legs out for larger ones.

Smaller wood = hotter
larger = slight less hot

2 cups of water to boil in about 3 minutes.

top feed and side feed

You can also run this stove with the plate up for longer burns.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Viewer Request : Exotac Striker Follow Up

This is a Viewer Requested video in regards to the Exotac Striker.  How does the tungsten carbide striker perform with a different model of ferrocerium rod?  Let's find out!

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Long Walk Back : Stealth Overnight Adventure

Thank you my friends for joining me for our latest trip; The Long Walk Back : Stealth Overnight Adventure.
Unseen.  Unheard.  Let's go!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

GIVEAWAY: ThruNite Ti Limited Christmas Edition Flashlight

It's time to give back to the viewers and we're giving away a ThruNite Ti Limited Christmas Edition Flashlight.  Enter Now!