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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Sneak Peek – Drivers Vest

Kicking it old school.

A blast from the past, memories of my mis-spent youth.


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TRIP REPORT – LandForces Conference, June 2021

LandForces Conference was on again this year.

It’s billed as a forum for decision-makers throughout the region to enable networking opportunities between manufacturers, senior management (both civil and military), and equipment/service suppliers. This means there’s some really big international conglomerates as well as small business.


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SNEAK PEEK – Woody’s Wynda

It was at LandForces Conference earlier this year that we were fortunate to meet and have a chinwag with the team behind Woody’s Wyndas.


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REVIEW – AttackPak Defender Sustainment Pack

ITEM: Defender Sustainment Pack



A top loading, long range pack with a unique hip-loading belt arrangement.



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This is what winning feels like…

This is what winning feels like:- Quiet exultation, tinged with bittersweet sadness. 


My latest article on fighting order evoked some very interesting responses on one of the Facebook pages I posted it on. 

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Kit – Using It, Fighting Order

Fighting Order (aka Second Line).


The previous two articles in this series speaking of the general over-arching concepts (seen HERE) and our Third Line, or Marching Order (seen HERE). Now, let us continue the saga to discuss the Second Line or Fighting/Patrol Order.


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A Group Shot or…. I emptied my shed!

A challenge was set awhile back by someone who didn’t believe me when I said I have “a few packs”.

This is after doing a decent cull of the herd last year too.

So what do we have here?



21x packs of various types/sizes

1x satchel (HRO)

3x sets of chest webbing (I know there’s another set of belt webbing somewhere in the shed)

2x plate carriers


Can anyone pick what I’ve got in the line-up?

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