• REVIEW: First Spear ACM Hooded Field Shirt

    22. August 2019 by

    When it comes down to Baselayers, Merino Wool has become my first choice for a long time. The pros, compared synthetic fabrics are on hand. Merino wool is antibacterial, so it doesn’t smell, even after days. It insulates even when wet. And it is inherently no melt no drip. Woolpower was my long time favorite… Weiterlesen

  • REVIEW: Snugpak SJ9 Insulated Jacket

    18. August 2019 by

    Today we will take another look at a product from an UK based manufacturer. The Snugpak SJ9 Jacket. Snugpak is well known for their Sleeka line of insulated jackets that kept and keeps soldiers warm for decades. During my actice duty time I privately purchased their Sleeka jacket and it simply worked. With more and… Weiterlesen

  • Exercises – Hexbar Deadlift Squats – Jack Of All Trades

    17. August 2019 by

    When asking people for their favorite exercises to build power they will answer a wide array of exercises ranging from benchpress over squats to deadlifts. It’s allright to do varied strength exercises. But when you try to build a baseline consisting of power, speed, calisthenic endurance and cardiologic endurance you might look for an exercise… Weiterlesen

  • TACHACK: Organize Your Gear… With Homedepot Zip Ties!

    14. August 2019 by

    Looking at some of the higher end gear manufacturers like Crye, Velocity Systems or LBT everyone is using more and more Velcro OneWrap for comms and hydration routing these days. That’s just because Velcro OneWrap simply works. But many pack and gear manufacturers didn’t jump on the train and still use elastic or even worse,… Weiterlesen

  • REVIEW: Karrimor SF Sabre 35

    11. August 2019 by

    Today we will take a look at a great daypack, manufactured by Karrimor SF, an UK based backpack manufacturer with a long history. Karrimor is well known for high quality internal frame packs at a great price point. As always we will take a look at the category of gear this particular pack is based… Weiterlesen

  • TACHACK: Thigh Pocket IFAK

    10. August 2019 by

    Today’s TacHack is just a hack for those that didn’t serve in any European military. For those that did this is just a deep thought. IFAKs have become an essential part of any soldiers kit for at least 15 years. By saying IFAK I mean the whole individual first aid kit containing gauze, emergency dressing,… Weiterlesen

  • REVIEW: Velocity Systems Jungle Kit

    9. August 2019 by

    Platecarriers, vests, chestrig and low profile. The Global War on Terror changed the look of the soldier of the 90s we are all familiar with drastically. Reasons for this are on hand. Vehicle borne operations, IEDs as a major threat. Cover and concealment werent the main concerns of military operations in the past two decades.… Weiterlesen

  • Combat Fitness – Archieving the Baseline

    8. August 2019 by

    No matter if you are military, security contractor, LEO or just responsible civilian. You need to be in shape. In shape means that you have to be light but yet strong, agile, fast and enduring. Additionally you need to have above average cardiologic scores. When it comes down to most PFTs or selection programs you… Weiterlesen

  • AMBLE 2019

    7. August 2019 by

    During this year’s IWA we were approached by some friends from the industry, inviting us to the maritime SOF industry show AMBLE AMBLE is short for Amphibious live exhibition and offers maritime SOF elements from all ranks to get in touch with major players from the industry. We will be there with a booth representing… Weiterlesen

  • IBC 2019

    7. August 2019 by

    From 20th – 22nd September 2019 we will be at the international Bodyguard conference in poland. At the IBC participants will have the opportunity to Train with five top instructors from five different countries. We will not only be attendees but we will also exhibit some of our tried and tested gear. You can still… Weiterlesen

  • TACHACK: The DIY Survival Kit

    7. August 2019 by

    You can find a shitload of tactical and civilian survival kits on the market. They come in various forms, ranging from tins to plastic bags or bottles filled with whistles, tape, fishhooks, firestarters and other more or less „useful“ pieces of kit. Learning more and more about the Military/SERE Approach to Survival I reviewed some… Weiterlesen

  • REVIEW: Snugpak Jungle Bag (The Woobie on Roid Rage)

    7. August 2019 by

    There are two pieces of sleeping equipment every operator literally needs in his kit. First off, a summer sleeping bag and also a woobie/poncho liner. They are not just essential for sleeping outside. They are also essential for sleeping in the camp, in the vehicle or just getting that extra bit of warmth or and… Weiterlesen

  • REVIEW: Mayflower 24h Assault Pack – Fixed Shoulder

    6. August 2019 by

    Intro: Every Soldier has one thing in common. He gets issued a ruck. Sometimes two. Load carriage is a critical skill. During my basic training and during exercises in my unit we always had to hump massive loads in massive bagpacks. Those backpacks ranged from 40 to 120 litres. Mostly the basic ruck started at… Weiterlesen

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