The equipment of Vietnam War MACV SOG

Found this on ARFCOM - impressive amount of ordinance, including a claymore necklace...water, poncho and a whole lot of go boom gear.

1st Line: Watch, pocket knife, compass, signal mirror, pen flare gun with extra flares, emergency radio, strobe light, pen and paper, signal whistle, matches, signal panel, and water purification tablets.

2nd Line: Carbine with 21 magazines, six M67 frags, three mini grenades, poncho, two 1-qt canteens, smoke grenade, gas mask, 1911, and bandages.

3rd Line: Explosives, detonators, machete, Claymore mine, smoke grenades, one gallon of water, zip ties, alice pack.

Photo caption: Explosive Laden: RT New York One Zero John St. Martin carried a claymore mine in his chest pouch and a chain-like detonation cord covered with steel washers for quick explosive ambushes.

Photo insert: Golf ball-sized V40 mini grenade.


Go tube escape kit...

Some tools of the trade shared by Ed - some supplied by yours truly, in conjunction with blog friends OscarDelta and sponsor Vigilant Gear.

Good to know the loot is being put to good use!

via Edpoint

Christmas Gifts for Survivalists - 2014 Edition

The Christmas season is one our favorite times of the year. Time off work, good food, giving and receiving of gifts.

For whatever reason, it seems that we survival/prepper types can be difficult to shop for.

Back in 2009, we started up an annual "Christmas gifts for survivalists" series to help you guide friends and family in the right direction for their gift giving.

For 2014, we're continuing that tradition, breaking down a slew of stocking stuffers and affordable gift ideas that fit any budget. If you order quickly, most of these should make it to your door by Christmas without issue.

$10 and Under

ResQMe Keychain
These lightweight little tools combine a window punch and seat belt cutter in one compact little package. Hope you will never need it, but have it on hand just in case. Link


BugOut Maps

Via Black Scout Survival:

Cool product - gets you a really nice custom lightweight map for your bug out needs.

Never hurts to have a map on hand, even just as a backup.

Available on eBay.

Mad Max: Fury Road Full Theatrical Trailer

A sneak peak of this movie took Comic Con by storm, and the full length thing just gets better...pumped to spend some more time in the wastelands with Max!

Some friggin' insane practical car 'sloding effects in store...


Reminder: Survivalist Garage Sale, Shop

Wanted to put a quick plug in for the garage sale from a while back - still have some nice pouches up for grabs.

Also - patches and stickers still in stock in our store. Grab some for holiday stocking stuffers. We'll be closing up shop for the holidays a week from today (Tuesday, 10/16), so act quickly.