Internal frame backpacks are completely different than external frame models. The only real similarity they share is that they both hold stuff. Once you get past that, you're dealing with two very different animals. One is made to carry copious quantities of gear while the other is designed to feel like it's part of your [...]
Know Your Gear
MOLLE vest setup is a question that comes to me all the time. The fact is, it's a preference more than a requirement issue, but we're going to discuss it anyhow.
-40 sleeping bags represent the most hardcore sleeping gear obtainable, and for an expedition into the back country or mountains amidst the deep-freeze, it's extremely important to have, because isolated areas take additional time to reach, should anyone need aid - this rig could save your life. Being one of the most critical pieces of [...]
We take a look at some important considerations and suggestions
ALICE packs are the old school workhorses of the military. I personally served in the US Marine Corps using one and it was my best friend. We talk about the history and uses of the ALICE pack.
In this post, we'll be explaining the concept behind survival gear and why it is necessary to your excursions. Interestingly, survival gear isn't just for Les Stroud of Survivorman - you have survival gear in your house right now and, most of you have it in your vehicle as well.
Everyday Carry Gear - What is it? In this article, we talk about this gear and how it differs from person to person. The funny thing is, we all have it in some form or another and we'll show you examples of different setups. What are you carrying everyday?
Bug out gear is the necessary equipment that someone would need should they be forced to quickly leave an area due to natural disaster, terror threat or any other immediate safety reason. Military personnel are fully aware of potential threats and are trained for survival. They must protect themselves from hazardous weather conditions that could [...]
The MOLLE(pronounced like the name "Molly") system is designed for rough terrain and harsh conditions. MOLLE is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment. The system uses modularity with easy access points for attaching gear. The equipment is a favorite of military units, police departments and fire departments. The design for load-bearing equipment was preceded [...]
When it comes to choosing a Military backpack, you'll see lots of terms thrown around. MOLLE and ALICE are common terms used and we show you the difference between these two bags.