Source Hydration Systems and LBT Hydration Pouches, a Winning Combo

Date October 17, 2011

Arguably one of the best Hydration Systems on the market comes from the Israeli based company Source Vagabond Systems. A great place to buy any of the Source Hydration products is Tactical Distributors.

Source provides many hydration products for the Military, Tactical and Outdoor communities. Their products used to be solely for the Israeli Army but have now found their way into military units worldwide. For the past two decades Source has been providing an excellent range of water and hydration bladders that have been developed using only state of the art technology and design.

ITS TACTICAL has a very good review of the Source Hydration system that you can find here.

You can find another very good review of the Source Hydration System here.

Phosphor World Time Curved E Ink Watch with Black Polyurethane Band

Date October 17, 2011

The Phosphor World Time Curved E Ink Watch looks cool so I thought I would give it a shout out here on Gear Thread.


Phosphor World Time Curved E Ink Watch with Black Polyurethane Band
The new World Time Curved E Ink digital watch offers the ability to select from 24 time zones for one display mode, while optionally displaying a second time zone simultaneously . The dual time zone display can also be configured to simply display the time of day or both the date and time in either over-sized or conventional-sized segments.

These unique capabilities are packaged in a sleek, ultra-thin, curved case only 9.3mm thick. Incredibly versatile, the new World Time gives you an assortment of different functions and display modes. Stay ahead of the curve with the new ultra-thin World Time watch today.

* Please note that the band is integrated with the World Time watch case and is non-replaceable.

Affiliate Partnership with SKD TACTICAL

Date October 16, 2011

We are happy to announce a new affiliate partnership with SKD Tactical.

We have personally used these guys and they are great to work with. You really should check them out. Give them a look when considering your next gear purchase.

From SKD Tactical’s Site:

Our Mission: Provide the best gear available to the best customers anywhere.
Our Values: Treat customers the way we would want to be treated.
Our Strategy: Hire NINJAS that kick-ass and take names and order details.
Our Products: Selectively stock only the best items from the best brands in the industry.
Our Results: Your order for a competitive price in 2-3 business days for $5 shipping*.

We wont bore you with the details of our humble beginnings, but we’ve been doing it this way since 1999. What we will say is that if you haven’t tried the SKD experience, give us a chance and you’ll be happy you did!

Any online operation can take your money once. We are determined to earn your lifelong trust with hard work, an unapologetic commitment to quality products, and a tireless dedication to service. If you see it on this site, you can expect it to work under real-world conditions. There is a lot of crap floating in the tactical waters out there, and you can steer clear of it by ordering from our selection.

We thank you for the opportunity to serve your needs for Hard-Core, NO-BS Gear™. We’re proud to be considered by many to be our industry’s best when it comes to online gear operations. If this is the first time you are ordering with us, we’re sure it won’t be your last.

Water Purification with SteriPEN

Date October 15, 2011

SteriPEN has some of the most innovative products when it comes to water purification.

SteriPEN harnesses the brilliant power of ultraviolet light to make water safe to drink. It’s the same technology used by leading bottled water manufacturers, as well as major cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia to purify water.

Extensive testing has proven SteriPEN to be safe and effective, eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness. SteriPEN has earned the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, certifying its effectiveness.

One of those innovative products is the SteriPEN Adventurer Opti and Solar Charging Case Pack Water Purifier.

The SteriPEN Adventurer Opti and Solar Charging Case Pack Water Purifier gives you the peace of mind to drink safe on or off the grid. The Adventurer Opti has a new feature for the SteriPEN line; in addition to destroying waterborne contaminates, the Opti has an integrated flashlight mode as well.

The Adventurer Opti is a light-weight ultraviolet water purifier that destroys waterborne bacteria, viruses and protozoa (giardia) in seconds.When the battery is fully charged it provides 60 half-liter doses. The Adventurer Opti purifies two amounts of water, 16 ounces (0.5 liters) in 48 seconds or 32 ounces (1 liter) in 90 seconds. The optical water sensor provides a bonus LED flashlight.

The rugged SteriPEN Solar Case clips to your backpack and charges one double-cell CR123 rechargeable Lithium battery (7.2V) in 2-5 days or 4-6 hours with included 110V/240V wall adapter. SteriPEN Adventurer Opti operates with one double-cell CR123 battery or two single-cell CR123 batteries and can purify up to 8,000 liters (2,000 gallons) of water with the 8,000 treatment UV lamp.

Video: Dave Canterbury on Water Purification Techniques

Date October 15, 2011

In the following video, Dave Canterbury covers Water Purification Techniques.

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CamelBak Podium Big Chill Water Bottle – 25oz

Date October 15, 2011

The CamelBak Podium Big Chil Water Bottle is a new favorite for insulated hydration. It’s light, flexible, spill proof, and will keep your drink cold for some time.

Zero spills, twice the chill.

  • Self-Sealing Jet Valve directs water into your mouth for each refreshing sip
  • Better-taste polypropylene lets you taste your water, not your bottle
  • HydroGuard inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria, which could hinder your finishing times
  • 100 % BPA-Free
  • Double-wall construction keeps water cold twice as long, while the innovative Jet Valve™ ensures you’re drinking the water, not wearing it
  • Lightweight, easy-squeeze bottle delivers the right flow to quench your thirst
  • Also keeps warm beverages warm

Video: A Common Man’s Grease Lamp — Dave Canterbury

Date October 15, 2011

In this video, Dave Canterbury of The Pathfinder School, demonstrates how to use a cheap hair care product as fuel for a make shift lamp. This is something you may want to add to your kit.

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Exo Tube Survival Capsules – Titanium

Date October 15, 2011

If you like Titanium gear you need to check out the “Exo Tube Survival Capsules” made by Esteban at Ti Survival.

Ti Survival specializes in custom titanium survival products, such as titanium waterproof capsules, firepistons, kubotans, lighters, spectra spools, ferrocerium firesteels, and knives. Ti Survival products are made with one thing in mind, to last a lifetime.

Check these guys out for some great gear

Viper Headwear — Made in the USA!

Date October 15, 2011

Viper Headwear has introduced the “Quiet Professional”, a fitted Multicam cap for operators.

Constructed from genuine Crye Precision Multicam® (also known as OCP) 50/50 Nylon/Cotton Cordura® material, this cap has 2″x3″ Velcro® loop material on the front for rank insignia, flags, team/unit patches, or your favorite morale patch and 1″x4″ Velcro® loop material on the back for nametapes.

I really like the fact that Vipor Headwear was founded by an US Army Special Operations veteran. All Viper Headwear products are “proudly crafted in the United States of America, and will always continue to be.”

Mission Statement from Vipor Headwear’s web site.

Our mission at VIPER HEADWEAR is to provide the market’s best quality headwear for tactical operators at a reasonable price. We refuse to subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” concept of many in our industry. All of our products are proudly crafted in the United States of America, and will always continue to be. We know our customers. We have nothing but the highest respect and admiration for their sacrifices and unwavering dedication to protecting our freedoms. Every member of VIPER HEADWEAR will ensure that our customers receive the workmanship and customer service they truly deserve.

Regarding the Label

Look at the label in your favorite teams’ fitted baseball cap. Chances are it was made in China. All VIPER HEADWEAR products are cut, sewn, and manufactured in the USA. Your purchase will not be funding any new stealth fighters for the “other guy”.

Related Link: Gadsden and Culpeper have some great flags, patches, decals, and apparel that help you display pride in the good old USA.

The Ready Store — Emergency Preparedness Solutions

Date October 6, 2011

I am happy to announce we have established an affiliate relationship with

About The Ready Store

At The Ready Store we offer emergency preparedness solutions to individuals, families, businesses and communities at prices you can afford.

Who we are:
Rooted in the foothills of the rugged Wasatch Mountains, The Ready Store’s mission is to bring peace of mind to our customers by helping them prepare for emergencies and disasters. We have been in the preparedness business for nearly a decade and hope our experience and our selection of products will help you and your loved ones prepare for life’s many and unexpected emergencies. We believe in taking a measured approach to preparedness. Our motto is: Do what you can, but start today. People put off getting prepared for many reasons, but mostly it is just because they feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Browse our website or give us a call and we can help you get prepared today. We are here to help.

What we do:
We specialize in offering emergency preparedness products that meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses, government agencies, schools and community groups. We offer a wide range of survival kits, food storage and emergency food & water and many other emergency preparedness essentials that meet your needs. Buy online or give us call and we are certain to be able to meet the needs of you, your family or organization.

How we do it:
At The Ready Store, we focus on the Big Three: Great Products, Unbeatable Prices and Service that is second to none. We have many return customers and customers that were referred by a friend or family. In addition, we have worked with many businesses large and small (including Fortune 500 companies), government agencies all over the country and many other groups and institutions. We take care of our customers, from the individual to the large corporation with same the courtesy and professionalism. No one gets overlooked.h