REVIEW – Mystery Ranch SATL

ITEM: SATL Assault Ruck



An internal frame, top loading general purpose rucksack of 56L capacity.


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REVIEW – High Range Outdoors Bolt10

ITEM: Bolt 10 Daypack
MANUFACTURER: High Range Outdoors
A lightweight multi-purpose, modular daypack of 10L capacity.


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ITEM: TST Thermal Cloak

MANUFACTURER: Varusteleka Särmä


A multi-functional thermal cloak that is capable of being used as a coat/cloak, sleeping bag, tarp or emergency shelter.

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Gunfighter Shirt



A budget priced, yet functional uniform shirt for high-performance usage whilst still maintaining suitable professional uniform appearance for agencies.


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REVIEW – Crossfire DG-16 Long Range


MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia

DESCRIPTION: Modular general purpose 85L Patrol pack with external polymer frame.


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A podcast? Entering modern social media.

As we mentioned briefly in passing earlier in the year after SHOT Show, an opportunity to participate in a modcast through the Primary and Secondary Network came up. 


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SHOT Show 2018 – Part 3

Alright then, we’re up to Part 3 of my report from SHOT Show.


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SHOT Show 2018 – Part 1

SHOT Show 2018 was held in Las Vegas from the 23rd to the 26th of January this year.
As per last year, Packs and Beyond was acting as an ambassador for Crossfire Australia ( We would like to thank Crossfire Australia once more for this great opportunity.


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Kit – Using It, Marching Order

Marching Order (aka 3rd Line)
This “how-to” has been a long time coming. I had a draft, with pictures all ready for publishing, but the hard drive I store my documents on died. It’s taken me a significant period of time to get caught back up to where I’m relatively happy (or happier) with the level of detail I need for this article.


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REVIEW – Green Can Lockers

ITEM: Green Can Locker Hardware Kit
MANUFACTURER: Captain Johns Green Can Locker
Aftermarket hardware that allows a surplus ammunition liner (ammo can) to be locked up with a small padlock.


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