Firelighting

On a weekend when my girls were over, we did a camp fire to roast some marshmallows.

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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.

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Check them out at:

https://pocketup.net/?product=wai-bottle-pocket


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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.

https://youtu.be/gbw4Iytxmu4

https://www.qoreperformance.com/


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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 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

MANUFACTURER: AttackPak

DESCRIPTION:

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

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