Monday, June 29, 2020

European Military - Warrior Assault Systems X300 Backpack

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If you love military surplus and tactical gear, this is a backpack which you should take a look at! This is the Warrior Assault Systems X300 Ruck and it has some very unique features!

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Price : $319.13

Weight : 6.8lbs approx.

Colors : OD, Coyote, and Multicam

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Warrior Assault Systems :

About Warrior Assault Systems Warrior Assault Systems is a UK Company with offices in Hereford and manufacturing and warehousing in the North of England. Warrior was established in 2006 with a specific mission; to design and manufacture high quality tactical nylon products, made from the best quality materials, at prices that the average user could afford. Over the years Warrior has been used in combat by some of the best military units from around the globe.

Materials : 500D Nylon fabric features dyed yarns are inherently stain resistant and easy to clean.

Highest quality nylon threads imported from the USA which are treated against both UV and Mildew.

YKK Zippers UTX Buckles MOLLE WEBBING Aluminum frame

25mm (1 Inch ) Breaking Strain: 1200 lbs

Forward : This pack has been on the market since 2015 and has since its introduction earned a good reputation overseas for being a high quality tactical pack.

The X300 is an outstanding medium to long range Patrol Pack.

Features : The X300 was designed with specific input from SF units with a requirement for a strong yet light weight versatile pack which allowed for compartmentalized storage with top and middle opening and exceptional comfort. The requirement was for features such as removable padded belt system variable height Harness adjustment 5 external storage pouches with large main compartment. Narrow design allows for efficient movement in a wide variety of environments ( excellent in Urban Environments Narrow Streets Door Ways Houses etc ). The X300 has 3 x Man Down handles ( 1 x Top Center 1 x left side 1 x right side ) which allows for 2 man rapid extraction of casualty.

Access is via a Helmet friendly Top Opening lid with Claymore Style heavy duty zipped pouch on top side also features map style pocket on the inside. Additional access is via the large reinforced center pocket this features a heavy duty size 10 sealed seam zip which opens into a medium sized quick access pocket ( the flap opens top to bottom ) this main external pocket is lined with a heavy duty air mesh fabric which has a similar zip which opens ( bottom to top ) allowing convenient access to the middle and bottom of the pack.

The entire pack is covered in 1″ Inch MOLLE Webbing which allows the attachment of various pouches to increase carrying capacity.


Main Compartment 23″ x 11.5″ x 8.5″ (600mm x 300mm x 220mm) No 1 Outer Compartment 2″ x 11.5″ x 10″ (50mm x 30mm x 260mm) No 2 Outer Compartment 14.5″ x 10″ x 2″ (370mm x 260mm x 60mm) No 3 Outer Compartment 1″ x 11.5″ x 4.5″ (30mm x 300mm x 120mm)

Capacity : 55 – 60 Liter – To me, it seems closer to the 55L mark.


Review Pros :

I love the overall design of this pack and in fact, it makes me interested in other products from Warrior Assault Systems. It’s obvious that a great deal of thought and planning has gone into this pack and features elements which are uncommon especially in tactical levels packs.

Good looking pack

Narrow profile

Comfortable to wear; more comfortable than many military packs that I have used – I‘ve easily carried 35lbs without any issues and in fact, noticed the weight very little.

Excellent quality.

Top notch materials

Tons of webbing for customizing and expansion

Lots of pocks for organizing.

Cost in my opinion isn’t a negative as high end materials cost money. You get what you pay for.

Dual access is awesome!

Including rain cover

Review Cons :

My only con is that the waist belt hardware seems to slip when hiking and I’ve noticed that every couple of hours I would have to make an adjustment.

The pack is heavy empty especially for the size; this is because of the high grade of materials.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Taking Shelter from the Cold Rain - Day Camp Adventure Part 1

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Storms have reached the area and heavy rain is falling. The winds are blowing, it's cold and hypothermia is a real risk; thank you for joining the Lone Wolf on his latest stormy weather adventure!

This is part 1 of a 2 part adventure.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

We Can't Believe That Someone Made This For Us - Viewer Mail Episode #78

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Our incredible viewers have made some incredible gifts for us and today we are to show off a few of them including this mugs!


It is mail time once again and as always, we are so incredibly thankful for our viewers and friends who have taken the time to write and to share with us.

We appreciate you all!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Stop Ticks Now and Be Safe - This Method Works!

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These are the steps that I take to stay TICK FREE when I'm out in the forest or on the trail. An added benefit is that it also works against mosquitos, nats, and other bugs.

This process works on Skin, Clothing and Gear!

Two aspects, repellant for the skin and an insecticide for clothing and gear.

Starting with the insecticide, I use Permethrin;

Permethrin is a pesticide that you spray on clothing to kill black flies, ticks, and mosquitoes but has no harmful side effects on humans if used properly. It is the active ingredient used in Insect Shield and Buzz Off clothing and kills bugs when they land on your clothing. You can buy Permethrin Spray in liquid form and spray it on your own clothes; you can also purchase this in large amounts and dilute but for simplicity.

Supposedly permethrin is nontoxic once it dries for humans; is this true, I have no idea. What I can tell you is that it works.

As an interesting fact, Permethrin was developed by the U.S. military to protect soldiers from insects in the jungle and also, the military was the first to feature military tent bodies which were treated with permethrin to repel bugs. This is something that is becoming more and more common now with the civilian market.

With permethrin, I’ll treat all clothing; Shirt, pants, socks, shoes

If you wear a hat, treat the outside

Allow to sir dry Do not treat skin

When applied to clothing, it lasts for 4-6 cold water washings.

Virtually Odorless and colorless.

With such a product, think of it as putting a layer of protection on your clothes;

I don't put it on so heavy that it soaks through the materials - just enough to damp them. Around the cuffs where ticks can get in, I will treat those areas liberally.

Some people will literally soak their clothing and gear in permethrin but have never felt that this was necessary.

Permethrin Last for weeks and multiple washings. If I'm going out into areas which I believe will be tick heavy, I will go ahead and reapply

As soon as I get in from a trip I will shower and will wash my clothing.

..... Let’s talk about ticks and how they work for a second;

Ticks can't jump as they are crawling insects that latch on to their victims as you pass by whatever they are on. Grass, bushes, weeds, etc.

This could be your pants, latch on to your shirt, or even your shoes. With your shoes, this is why you treat your socks; once in your shoes where do they go?

Up, looking for skin.

If you don't treat your socks, it is possible to be in the situation where the treatment has worn to the point where they don't die but they don't want to be on those materials and if your socks aren't treat they will move from your shoes to your socks and then up your leg.

For the same reason, it is important to treat your skin and for this I used Off and it works well for me.

I've tried using all natural products and I have yet to see a single one that really works

Treating Gear : Here's a pro tip for you all; you can treat some of your gear with permethrin and this is a really good idea as it prevent ticks from latching on she you out your pack down on the ground or when walking passed them in the forest, field, etc.

I would highly recommend doing a sample area first to ensure that it doesn't discolor the fabric or cause other issues.

As long as you don't have issues with discoloring, you can treat your pack and even the body of your tent. I wouldn't treat the fly of your tent as it may interfere with one of it's coatings.

Permethrin can be found with numerous application types including sprays, airesols and even lotions. I haven't tried the lotions myself as my method works well for me.

Can be purchased premix or in large amounts which you will have to dilute. I prefer premixed for ease of use.

Cost : 24oz Spray bottle is around $16 - 18oz aerosol is around $15. I would go with the spray as the Nossle tends to be more reliable that the aerosol variant. Also you get more for less.

Makers : Sawyer brand is the most popular and common and is all that I have personally used. If it works, why change right? Repel has a version, Ben’s has one too and there are other companies.

Note: This is the method which I personally use to lessen the odds of issues with ticks and it had worked well for me across the country with my travels.

For anyone who is going to give this options a try, I would suggest treating an article of clothing and going out for a quick hike to ensure that you don't have any sort of personal allergies or reaction to this product. I have never heard of anyone having issues but it's the smart thing to do.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Camping in a Handbuilt Plastic Shelter Adventure : Build It Ep.1

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This overnight adventure is part of a new series which is called Build It! Combine Bushcraft skills and Survival Skills with shelter building and what you have is an awesome adventure!

Thank you all for joining for this episode....let's get to work!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Target Strikes Back at Walmart with SUPER Inexpensive Tents - Outdoor News

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Not long ago we discussed how Walmart was making major moves within the Outdoor Industry and today for this Episode of Outdoor News, Luke is back to discuss what Target is doing to combat this threat!

Things are without a doubt beginning to heat up!

Monday, June 15, 2020

OneTigris Backwoods Bungalow 2.0 Tent - Real World Agenda Free Review

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It is time for a real review of the OneTigris Bungalow 2.0 Super Shelter Tent. In this episode Luke covers all of the important areas;

the good, the bad and who this would be best for and who it wouldn't.

This is likely the first real review of this tent on Youtube and is as always, completely Agenda Free.


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Price : $120

Weight Claim : 3.2lbs

Colors : Green and Coyote Brown

Materials : YKK Zipper and either 70D or 75D Nylon - the OneTigris site states both at different points on their web site.

Dimensions : 6.8ft(L)*4.1ft(W)*3.7ft(H)/210cm*125cm*115cm Folded: 15.7”(H)*7.8”(D)/40cm*20cm

What You Get : Stuff bag, 6 Guylines, 10 Tent Stakes


Setup :

One impressive feature of this tent is that it can be setup in multiple ways;

Use stick, use trekking poles, you can setup a ridge line or you can even use trees if they are close enough.


Review Pros :

+ Overall quality is very good with the exception of some loose threads here and there.

+ Perfect size for 1 person and their gear.

+ Good design

+ Awning is excellent and it can be left open in rainy situations as long as the wind isn’t driving it

+ Multiple ways to setup this tent which translates to a lot of options

+ Bug mesh does exactly what it is meant to do; keep bugs out.

+ Good zippers; they can get caught occasionally with the door

Impressively waterproof; handled rain event after rain event including a full 18 hours of heavy rain fall which involved over 3”

Excellent value for the money

Back vent will help with condensation so if you think that you will have to seal the tent up, have it directed so that it can maximize the air flow

++++ I would love to see the back mesh being larger as there is really no reason for it no to be

Review Cons :

Being that this is a single walled tent, one needs to be prepared for condensation! In certain situations if you had to seal this tent up say for really bad weather, moisture can be a major problem.

This is compounded by the very thick mesh which is tent uses; this happens to be some of the thickest, tightest mesh that I have seen before; it keeps bugs out but also, limits airflow which is vitally important with a tent like this. The mesh that was used with this tent does limit ventilation and will increase the temp inside of the tent; this is good for winter camping, not so great for warm weather camping.

Materials will stretch somewhat so adjustments will need to be made over time.

Tent needs to be fully guyed out for the best possible shelter - this translates to a longer than average setup time

the Water repellent treatment which has been done to this tent is extremely aggressive and may need to be reapplied in the future for the tent to continue to be waterproof.

I have heard of individuals having issues with leaking; I haven’t had such an issue but even if you do, a little seam sealer will solve your problems.

Summary :

For the money, this tent offers excellent value and is a well thought out product that I have no problem recommending. There are numerous reviews on this product but I didn’t see many mentioning the most important aspects that one has to keep in mind before purchasing this product and when using it;

Condensation and ventilation.

With your setups, you will need to think about heavy rain fall and what you are going to do during such events. For an example, I would angle the opening of the tent towards the wind so you can obtain as much air flow as possible.

For stormy adventures, you may want a tarp to setup over the awning so that the tent can remain open and condensation will be lessened.

Friday, June 12, 2020

34 Miles - Overnight Hiking Adventure

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This is the Creeper Walk 2020 Adventure and Luke and Susie are facing a challenging 34 mile hike!

This adventure features snakes, lots of laughs and a lot of grueling miles!

Let's do this together!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Walmart Lithic Tent Replacement - Is It Waterproof?

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Luke just got in the replacement to the broken Walmart Lithic One Person Tent;

Will the quality be any better? Also, how does the tent fair when faced with 3" of rain?

Learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode.


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Monday, June 8, 2020

Wait Wait Wait - Golite Is Really Back - Outdoor News

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The other week I spoke of the Rise and Fall of the company known as Golite and this week there is more to tell about the story as Golite has been revived yet once again...

Golite has returned!

Friday, June 5, 2020

OneTigris Bungalow and Tangram Torture Test - Overnight Adventure

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A Major storm system is incoming which will bring flooding rains to the area; the Lone Wolf ventures to Lone Wolf Mountain for multiple days to put two OneTigris Tents to the test!

The OneTigris Bungalow 2.0. 
The OneTigris Tangram.

Will there be failures? Will there be leaks? What animal will continuously visit the camp over the course of multiple nights?

Find out now!

WHAT's IN THE BOX! - Viewer Mail Episode #77

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It is mail time once again and as always, we are so incredibly thankful for our viewers and friends who have taken the time to write and to share with us.

We appreciate you all!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

⚡TEST NIGHT ⚡Kelty Military Field Tent - How Much Rain Can It Handle?

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TEST NIGHT RETURNS with the Kelty Military Field Tent! In this episodes we will see exactly just how much rain this tent can handle while discovering its strengths and weaknesses.

Quality? Design issues? Features? Cost?

All Topics are covered!

Monday, June 1, 2020

How to Stay Bug Free With a Tarp - Shelter Options Addons

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In this episode Luke is discussing with you all how to stay bug free while using a tarp as part of your shelter system. He touches upon multiple pieces of gear which can add to your comfort and more importantly, safety!


Always : When setting up camp, take time and clear the area as good as you can; pick up stick, rake leaves as bugs will make their homes under such debris and will also use such as insulation.

Side note : This is one reason why you should think twice before using debris as insulation in a bushcraft situation or survival event. Right time and place folks. More on this in the future. Options :

Traditional Bivy – open and closeable; bivys have many pros and cons and I have a video discussing these if you are interested in learning more

Bug Bivy :

Tent Body - consisting of poles and mesh and floor inner. If you have a tent already and a tarp, you are set as you can use the body from any tent. There are some companies who make bug tents for specific use with a tarp.

Another example - Catoma Adventure Shelters IBNS (Improved BedNet System)

You may be thinking, why don’t you just bring a tent and the biggest benefit here is airflow; this is especially beneficial for areas where you have high heat and high humidity. With this sort of setup, you will be far more comfortable than being in a tent.

Mosquitoes Net : You can also find mosquitoes net online from many companies; this works but isn’t my favorite option due to difficulty of use in some areas. Being influence by the wind unless you take further action, no floor and so on.

Groundsheet which has been treated with Permethrin – this works for what may crawl its way to you but you will have to treat yourself for the flying variety. This is an option which I’m surprised to see on youtube that no one else mentions. Works very well but in some areas may not be completely bug free especially in areas where you have genetically modified mosquitoes like in Montana.

With these setups, you can piece together lightweight systems which will keep you dry, provide excellent air flow and will keep you bug free. This is more important than ever thanks to the rise of lyme disease. Lyme Disease isn’t to be messed with; you don’t want it so be smart folks!

Systems will vary in terms of weight and also price; it all depends on what items that you piece together.