Archive for the ‘Camping’ Category

BLACKHAWK Black Gorge hunting pack

July 14, 2009

This hunting pack from Blackhawk caught our eye while walking through the NRA National Meeting expo in Phoenix, Arizona. This expandable pack zips up to be a camo pack with plenty of room and many features, then when needed the BLACKHAWK Black Gorge can unzip to open almost three times its size to accommodate whatever you might need to pack back to camp. The blaze orange sides make you visible to other hunters.

This hunting pack from Blackhawk caught our eye while walking through the NRA National Meeting expo in Phoenix, Arizona. This expandable pack zips up to be a camo pack with plenty of room and many features, then when needed the BLACKHAWK Black Gorge can unzip to open almost three times it's size to accomodate whatever you might need to pack back to camp. The blaze orange sides make you visable to other hunters.

Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottle

May 22, 2009
These durable bottles have been popular with outdoor enthusiasts for years. The wide mouth works great for mixing powdered drinks and adding ice cubes. Strong transparent plastic allows the contents to be seen at any time, so how full, and what is inside are always apparent. These containers work very well with water pumps and filters too. Some small filters can fit inside one of these Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottles. First aid kits and survival kits have also been kept clean and watertight inside containers like these. We have used these types of bottle to store, mix and pour pancake batter on camping trips. A 32 ounce (one quart) bottle like this one costs less than $10 and can be re-used many times and can last for years even with daily use. Most gear manufactures make pouches and pockets of larger bags to hold the standard size Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottle

These durable bottles have been popular with outdoor enthusiasts for years. The wide mouth works great for mixing powdered drinks and adding ice cubes. Strong transparent plastic allows the contents to be seen at any time, so how full, and what is inside are always apparent. These containers work very well with water pumps and filters too. Some small filters can fit inside one of these Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottles. First aid kits and survival kits have also been kept clean and watertight inside containers like these. We have used these types of bottle to store, mix and pour pancake batter on camping trips. A 32 ounce (one quart) bottle like this one costs less than $10 and can be re-used many times and can last for years even with daily use. Most gear manufactures make pouches and pockets of larger bags to hold the standard size Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottle

Wide Mouth Nalgene Bottle

http://waterbuyersguide.com/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1239435671

Blackhawk Hydration Pack Fill Valve

May 21, 2009

We took a few photos of this clever valve that lets you re-fill your hydration pack (S.T.R.I.K.E.hydration carrier Shorter and wide) from a plastic bottle, faucet or hose

We took a few photos of this clever valve that lets you re-fill your hydration pack (S.T.R.I.K.E.hydration carrier Shorter and wide) from a plastic bottle, faucet or hose

Blackhawk Hydration Pack Fill Valve

http://gear-reviews.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1238822705

Fire Making Tools – Tinder

February 14, 2009

We review some fire starter tinder from our survival kits
Fiber tinder and chemical tinder

Check out our Survival Gear Buyers Guide
http://survivalgearbuyersguide.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net


Norin Optech at SHOT Show 2009

January 22, 2009

Quick review of the Norin Optech Binoculars at SHOT Show 2009

Norin Optech
http://www.norin-optech.com

A video gear review from Gear-Reviews.net
http://gear-reviews.net

Anything you’d like to see at SHOT show 2009 ??

January 8, 2009

SHOT Show is the big Shooting Sports / Military & Police / Hunting trade show each year

This is where the manufacturers show off their new gear for 2009

We attend as media, so we can take photos

Our crew will be there for all 4 days of the show and the shoot the day before
We’ll take thousands of pictures of the new stuff and then post the best of it all on our websites

http://www.gunshowreview.com/S…..HOT
(you can see our past years reviews here)

We always want our coverage to be better than before, so please let me know what you’d like to see
Have you heard about anything new? Want to see it close up?
Want photos of some part or function of some kind of gear?
Have questions about something? We’ll ask the manufactures for you

We missed a bunch of stuff last year and I thought I was prepared, so I’m interested in any suggestions or requests

thanks

CamelBak Mule Review

October 17, 2008

The Camelback H.A.W.G. is a good size pack for hiking and bicycling. The pack is not too large, but it is roomy enough to hold essential gear. In addition it has a pocket for an MP3 player at the top of the bag. This pack holds 100 ounces of water (3 liters) so it is a good choice for hot climates where a lot of water is needed

The Camelback H.A.W.G. is a good size pack for hiking and bicycling. The pack is not too large, but it is roomy enough to hold essential gear. In addition it has a pocket for an MP3 player at the top of the bag. This pack holds 100 ounces of water (3 liters) so it is a good choice for hot climates where a lot of water is needed

http://www.gear-reviews.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1219744195&pid=1210

Communication Sub-Pack

October 17, 2008

Many people maintain an emergency bag with essential gear. I use smaller bags inside my main emergency pack so that it is easy to find and there is less chance of loose gear falling out of the pack in the dark, on the move, etc. One of the sub-packs contains communication and signaling items. Here is a breakdown ot the gear I have selected for this pack. Inside an old military pouch I have; 1- The bag, 2- Ranger Pace Beads, 3- GI Compas Pouch (for compass and pace beads), 4- GI Compass, 5- Rhino GPS / Radio, 6- Scanning CB Radio, 7- Digital Camera, 8- NBC decontamination wipe case, 9- Pocket Police Refrence Guide, 10- CB Radio 12 volt power supply cord, 11- GI M-16 magazine pouch (For the CB Radio), 12- Light Sticks

Many people maintain an emergency bag with essential gear. I use smaller bags inside my main emergency pack so that it is easy to find and there is less chance of loose gear falling out of the pack in the dark, on the move, etc. One of the sub-packs contains communication and signaling items. Here is a breakdown ot the gear I have selected for this pack. Inside an old military pouch I have; 1- The bag, 2- Ranger Pace Beads, 3- GI Compas Pouch (for compass and pace beads), 4- GI Compass, 5- Rhino GPS / Radio, 6- Scanning CB Radio, 7- Digital Camera, 8- NBC decontamination wipe case, 9- Pocket Police Refrence Guide, 10- CB Radio 12 volt power supply cord, 11- GI M-16 magazine pouch (For the CB Radio), 12- Light Sticks

http://www.gear-reviews.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1219730257&pid=1208

PALS / MOLLE Gear Attachment Types

October 17, 2008

Modular Packs, pouches, vests, holsters and other modern gear uses strips of nylon webbing to attach to backpacks, harnesses and other gear. There is a variety of attachment methods developed by various sources including the Malice Clip, the Natick snap, and  various methods of interwoven nylon straps. This photo includes; 1 – Natick Snap, 2 – Two strips of double PALS webbing, 3 – Natick Snap, with just two rows of PALS webbing, 4 – Tac-Fit by Skedco , 5 – Malice Clip by Tactical Tailor, 6 – Natick Snap with just one row of PALS webbing, 7 – Soft Snap by Tactical Assault Gear, 8 – Annex Clips by ITW, 9 – Flex-Tab by S.O. Tech and 10 – A Generic Low End style

Modular Packs, pouches, vests, holsters and other modern gear uses strips of nylon webbing to attach to backpacks, harnesses and other gear. There is a variety of attachment methods developed by various sources including the Malice Clip, the Natick snap, and various methods of interwoven nylon straps. This photo includes; 1 - Natick Snap, 2 - Two strips of double PALS webbing, 3 - Natick Snap, with just two rows of PALS webbing, 4 - Tac-Fit by Skedco , 5 - Malice Clip by Tactical Tailor, 6 - Natick Snap with just one row of PALS webbing, 7 - Soft Snap by Tactical Assault Gear, 8 - Annex Clips by ITW, 9 - Flex-Tab by S.O. Tech and 10 - A Generic Low End style

http://www.gear-reviews.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1219307080&pid=1193

Kosmo Monut Lifeline

October 17, 2008

Kosmo Mout Lifeline features a 30 foot cord with a screw link on one end which is attached to a loop to the Soldier’s tactical vest or load bearing suspenders behind the neck. The other cord end is clipped by a carabiner to a loop inside the pouch. The pouch has a belt loop that is sewn to the pouch at the top and attached with Velcro at the bottom to attach/detach quickly from the Soldier’s load bearing vest or suspenders or belt. Another carry option is to use the outside of the pouch’s “loop” Velcro for attachment to “hook” Velcro on a ballistic “flak jacket”. There is “hook” Velcro on the front of the pouch in case the vest is equipped with “loop” Velcro. The flap at the top uses Velcro to secure the closure. The carabiner with the Lifeline cord attached is clipped into the loop inside the pouch. The Lifeline is stuffed (not coiled) into the pouch. A sliding plastic cordlock ball on the cord keeps the Lifeline in the pouch when the screw link is attached to the Soldier’s load bearing equipment top and the flap is closed.

http://www.gear-reviews.net/Articles.php?action=detail&g=content1216372149&pid=1137