TRIP REPORT – Operation Butterfly, 17-18 September

It was a beautiful, clear sunny weekend in South East Queensland. Perfect weather for Operation Butterfly, which is a round-robin training event with a Queensland geography and history theme.

Scout patrols had to navigate to each checkpoint (aptly named after significant Queensland regions) for typical scouting activities like knotting, construction, trivia quizzes and teamwork exercises.


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TRIP REPORT – Outdoor Extravaganza 03/04 September

We had a great two part outdoor extravaganza on the the first weekend in September.


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SNEAK PEEK – Pocketup Gear Wai Pouches

Mail call from our mates at Pocketup!

We’re trying out a couple of their Wai pockets for canteen stowage.

The plan is to evaluate these Wai pouches on chest rig and pack for water stowage solutions.


Check them out at:

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Tomahawk Refurb Project

Inspiration came to me on a lazy Sunday afternoon for a new project:
Replacing the handle on my tomahawk.


The current handle is polymer synthetic, and it’s way to flexible to be useful.



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INDUSTRY NEWS – Crossfire Australia and Qore Performance

Some great news from our old friends Crossfire Australia partnering up with Qore Performance.

Here, both companies have a chinwag about their capabilities and integration of both companies equipment.

It’s a fascinating discussion. I’ll have to acquire one to try out for integrated hydration options.

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SNEAK PEEK – Wilderness Equipment Slipstream +

The next stage of my life is complete.
I’m acting in a safety/DS role for my scouts this morning as they complete a small navigation exercise.


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SNEAK PEEK – Krieger Industries IFAK Pouch

I recently acquired a mini-IFAK (Immediate First Aid Kit) pouch to carry some medical supplies whilst at work or out and about in my daypack. 


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SNEAK PEEK: Kondalilla Falls and the DG-3 Slick

Thanks to our old friends and long time supporters at Crossfire Australia, we had an opportunity to try out a new pack.
The DG-3 Slick is an internal frame, less “tactical” looking pack for those wanting to look a little bit less obvious, or just not needing external pouch capability.


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SNEAK PEAK – The Field Office

A recent discussion amongst Primary and Secondary moderators had us comparing notebook sizes.

One of the lads had a fairly decent collection of Australian issue Field Notebooks that he acquired whilst deployed and co-located with Australian troops.
It reminded me of my field notebook setup.

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Seasons Greetings – 2021

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


If you’re working or deployed, please watch your flanks and stay safe. Know that we are thinking of you in these times.

It’s still been a rough time for many out there, and it’s my sincerest wish that things get better for you and your loved ones treading those more challenging paths.

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