Sneak Peek: Crossfire DG-16

Our friends at Crossfire Australia have sent their latest generation patrol pack for me to examine.

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Sneak Peak: Camelbak Rubicon

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Thanks to our friends at Military Gear – Enoggera, we were able to briefly examine the Camelbak Rubicon.

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REVIEW – MilTemptech Mapping Templates

 

ITEM: Coordinate Scale and Protractor, and the Warfighting Symbology Stencil
MANUFACTURER: Military Template Technology Pty Ltd

DESCRIPTION:

Navigation aid and map marking stencil.

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REVIEW – OV Innovations UP Belt

PRODUCT: UP (Under Pack) Belt

MANUFACTURER: OV Innovations

DESCRIPTION:

A slimline, light-weight pants belt intended to integrate with equipment worn over the top, such as a pack harness.

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REVIEW – SORD SIP CHEST RIG

ITEM: SIP (Specialist Insertion Platform) Chest Rig

MANUFACTURER: SORD Australia

DESCRIPTION:

A low profile, narrow faced chest-rig intended for use during specialist insertion (or extraction) methods then discarded for mission equipment.

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REVIEW – Mystery Ranch BASE Frame

ITEM: BASE (Body Armour Support Equipment) Frame

MANUFACTURER: Mystery Ranch

DESCRIPTION:

An accessory for combat body armour that adds comfort and safety by converting a shoulder load into a hip load, thereby increasing comfort and safety of the wearer. IMG_2126 (more…)


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TRIP REPORT – Land Forces Conference, Sept 2014

Land Forces Conference is the newly renamed Land Warfare Conference which I have attended previously.

It is an opportunity for industry supporting the defence force to showcase their efforts, and allow demonstration some of the other capabilities and toys they have.

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REVIEW – Mystery Ranch Komodo Dragon

ITEM: Komodo Dragon Pack

MANUFACTURER: Mystery Ranch

DESCRIPTION:

A scaled-up version of the classic tri-zip 3 Day Assault Pack, for slightly larger loads, or longer periods out in the wilds.

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REVIEW – Crossfire Dugout Bivvy

ITEM: Dugout Bivvy Bag

MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia

DESCRIPTION:

A single-person, single-skin tent or bivvy bag made of breathable laminate eVent material.

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REVIEW – Mystery Ranch Pack Accessories

ITEMS: SpadeLock and Stick-it Pack Accessories

MANUFACTURER: Mystery Ranch

DESCRIPTION:

Accessories to aid in external and internal organisation of a Mystery Ranch backpack.

The SpadeLock system allows internal organisation whilst the Removable Stick-It aids in external stowage.

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