IFAK - Individual First Aid Kit
Chest Rigs & Belts

IFAK – Individual First Aid Kit

An IFAK is an Individual First Aid Kit. An Individual First Aid Kit is intended to be used by an individual for self-aid or to render aid to a buddy (such as for TCCC – Tactical Combat Casualty Care), as opposed to a more full featured medical kit that might be carried by a combat medic. A typical IFAK might [READ MORE…]

Best Battle Belt 2019
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Best Battle Belt

A Battle Belt, also known as War Belt or Combat Belt is load bearing equipment intended to keep important equipment within easy reach. Shown here is the . This is the Viking Tactics Battle Belt as sold by 5.11. A battle belt consists of a padded sleeve with rows of MOLLE PALS webbing for attaching pouches and accessories. A battle [READ MORE…]

Suunto Baseplate Compass - our pick for premium magnetic compass for outdoorsman, orienteering, and survival
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Best Baseplate Compass for Land Navigation

An essential part of any serious Bug Out Bag (BOB), Get Home Bag (GHB), survival pack, or outdoorsman’s rucksack is a magnetic compass. Not a smartphone compass app, but a real, no battery needed compass. A magnetic compass will always work because of Earth’s magnetic field. There are two main types of magnetic compass: a lensatic compass and the baseplate [READ MORE…]

Best Budget Backpack for Rucking
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Best Budget Rucksacks for Rucking

Rucking (hiking or marching with a loaded backpack) is simple, cheap exercise. Throw some weight (20 lbs for beginners, 30 lbs for advanced) into a backpack and walk. There are many options for rucksacks, but the and the other bags in the Rush line are particularly budget friendly. These make perfectly acceptable alternatives to those expensive GORUCK bags – and [READ MORE…]

Titan Fitness Ruck Plates
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Budget Ruck Plates for the Ruck March

We’re going to look at the best budget ruck plates available via Amazon: the and the . What is a Ruck Plate? Ruck Plates (also called Ruck Weights) let you add compact, heavy weight to your rucksack. They provide a significant weight in a compact form factor. Ruck plates fit conveniently in the laptop compartment, hydration pocket, or ruck plate [READ MORE…]

Best MOLLE Clips and Connectors
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Best MOLLE Clips and Connectors

Let’s talk about the best MOLLE clips. If you’ve got tactical gear with the MOLLE system, you know it helps make your gear super-customizable and versatile. MOLLE is an acronym for MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. PALS, for Pouch Attachment Ladder System, is the official name of MOLLE webbing used for attaching pouches and other items. How do we connect attachments, [READ MORE…]