Sneak Peek – AttackPAK

We’ve spoken of our friends at AttackPAK previously.
We met them a couple of years ago at SHOT Show, and they’ve done us a huge favour by sending a Defender Sustainment pack for evaluation and review.

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REVIEW – Crossfire DG-16 Long Range

ITEM: DG-16

MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia

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

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TRIP REPORT – OXFAM TRAILWALKER, JUNE 2019

So, my fellow scout leader Hawk had a brilliant thought:

We should walk the Oxfam Trailwalker.

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Oxfam Trailwalker is a challenging event that changes lives. Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane, 21-23 June 2019, sees teams walking 100km or 55km through the beautiful D’Aguilar National Park.

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Kit – Using It, Marching Order

Marching Order (aka 3rd Line)
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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 – Wilderness Equipment SAS Mk6

ITEM: SAS Mk6 General Purpose Combat Pack

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MANUFACTURER: Wilderness Equipment (WE)

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DESCRIPTION:

An 85 Litre-ish general purpose combat pack with external pockets and an internal X frame.

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REVIEW – ADA Large Assault Pack

  1. ITEM: Pack, Large Assault

MANUFACTURER: ADA (Australian Defence Apparel)

DESCRIPTION:

An external frame, dismounted combat pack. This was the pack that was selected as the winner of the latest SCE Tender (Land125-3B) held by the ADF.

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REVIEW – Denali Cargo Duffel Bag, 140L

ITEM: Cargo Duffle Bag, 140L

MANUFACTURER: Denali

DESCRIPTION:

Large capacity duffel bag that provides general purpose soft luggage use.

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REVIEW – OnePlanet Tasman Hybrid Travel Pack

ITEM: Tasman Hybrid Travel Pack

MANUFACTURER: OnePlanet

DESCRIPTION:

A hybrid travel pack that is designed to be used for adventure trekking in the wilderness, or backpacking (dare I say even “glamping”) through the urban jungle.

Hybrid packs can be stowed as “normal” looking suitcase or duffel bag type luggage, with a hide-away harness feature that allows hip loading backpack to be used for full carrying comfort. Other sites like https://planettravelerusa.com/ often recommend hybrid packs for adventures in the outdoors, so it’s not hard to see why the Tasman was designed as one.

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REVIEW – Oneiros Valley MEAN Pad

ITEM: MEAN Pad

MANUFACTURER: Oneiros Valley

DESCRIPTION: A lightweight NICE frame accessory that allows a wearer to better configure the lumbar pad on the Mystery Ranch NICE frame in order to adapt comfort levels and suitability for other worn equipment.

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REVIEW – Crossfire DG-6 AUSNICE

ITEM: DG-6 AUSNICE Infantry Pack

MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia

DESCRIPTION:

An 85 litre, general purpose combat pack with external pockets using the NICE Frame.

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