|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on February 26, 2020 at 12:50 PM||comments (16)|
Step off time was 0700/7AM before sun up. The expected temperature was about 10F but much to our surprise it was every bit of 20 below 0F. We un-assed our kit, strapped on our snow shoes, wrapped ourselves in our webbing and slipped our rucksack over our heads. Then with kit sorted and weapons in hand we gingerly followed a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 21, 2020 at 5:10 PM||comments (2)|
I thoroughly believe there are few products that come off the shelf that will adapt -as is- for the Evaders needs. The more you train and use your kit the more you will bend and adapt to simply modifying kit to be functional, accessible and to balance that with protecting it from the elements to minimize the necessary burden of kit maintained. A sound, protective...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 3, 2020 at 2:45 PM||comments (10)|
"The buses with prisoners from the gun round up in Winchester will be traveling east on RT50 at 1800, here..."
All jokes aside ppl preparing to throw down about this one possible outcome to the VA situation need to stop talking about it in public unless its about political channels and political change.. You wouldn't tell the bad g...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on December 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM||comments (10)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on November 14, 2019 at 4:25 PM||comments (4)|
Warning.. This is pretty boring but a necessary update..
This is just a quick reminder before I get started on this blog post: You CAN NOT script a survival situation anymore then you can script a car crash, train wreck, sinking boat, hurricane, tornado, flood, or control the will of men bent on spreading evil and creating destruction. ! Simply p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 30, 2019 at 11:50 AM||comments (8)|
For years now Ive been using US issue sustainment pouches in one form or another on various rucksacks and rigs. I hate them. IMO they are sloppy, , floppy, unstable, narrow mouthed, thin skinned and the lid is an utter POS with a crappy draw string cinch closure design. Sadly...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 15, 2019 at 7:40 PM||comments (12)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 11, 2019 at 5:05 PM||comments (13)|
One of my first serious uses of a Zeltbahn shleter back in thye 90s. These are Austrian Zeltbahn- IMO some of the best around. This is about 6 buttoned together to make a shleter large enough for 4 men and all our kit with lots of room for Admin and living. It rained for 3 days. A HARD autumn rain and we never saw a leak.I was using ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 5, 2019 at 9:40 AM||comments (11)|
(Video link at the bottom)
Out there un-tethered.. The struggle is real..
September was a month of scouting. Lots of it. The main shelter in Ft Wilderness was destroyed by a bear assault a while ago. They climbed ontop and totally broke the spine of the shelter. It was done. I needed a new home to train and i needed to find one...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on September 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM||comments (2)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on September 16, 2019 at 12:25 PM||comments (4)|
Im guilty of forgetting about the thermal threat. Visual CAMCON is something im VERY good at. However the thermal is a real danger in many situation..
This was sent to me by my pal who was a well seasoned and experienced US Army Sniper..Staying hid kept him alive so Ill take his word over anyones. It was inspired by some topics float...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on September 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM||comments (4)|
I still get weekly question about this. I managed to dig up the text from this site...Bear in mind this was before I adopted The Olaf..
My kit layed out before I stepped off. Ready for a day of learning... Little did I know..
Well Sunday July 28th 2013, a bear and I ended up in each others AO..Bad day for us both... I stepped off ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 20, 2019 at 1:55 PM||comments (2)|
As I mentioned in part one of the Chi-Com Mini Survival.Battle Rig I wanted to replace the utility pouch that was a stand in as an Admin pouch. I did that with much better results. Its a simple Admin pouch made by Condor. Their "Sidekick Pouch". Condor makes some great products. All that I have used were made better then US military kit of comparable utility and design. I have no iss...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM||comments (16)|
Ive seen more then a few guys in the "Survival Community" talk shit about the old adage: " One is none- two is one". Mostly from people who just don't understand because they're stuck in their ways ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 16, 2019 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
The quest for a suitable Mini Survival and Battle Rig marches on. The current version I was happy with-but just. The weight was right, the length was somewhat right, functionality was right, mag changing was easy, the ergonomics were right a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 9, 2019 at 12:20 PM||comments (5)|
For you Rural folks.....
This is a dude I use to go out to the wilds with. He thought trash bags would protect his feet.. he was very wrong..Dont be the trash bag dude..
.One thing I can say about my feet is they are pretty tough. Ive had one real foot problem in my 11 years in the wilderness here and that was from the boots i chose that partic...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on June 15, 2019 at 1:45 PM||comments (6)|
"Id bitch slap the last can of cat food on earth right from my Gran...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on June 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM||comments (4)|
(The Forest Is My Sanctuary)
For those that didnt know I was hospitalized a couple weeks ago. I came home and started to get better. Now I'm truly getting better and Im back on my feet since Wed. Nice being off the sofa. Getting PT back in line isn't easy .. I decided to have a hike back to the original shelter....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 2, 2019 at 11:45 AM||comments (6)|
(Not Me Below)
This is a great picture of a US Army OPFOR soldier preparing to train but make no mistake this will not be you hauling an RPG-7 and kitted up to save the day from Tyranny the day the hammer drops.
(Not me Below)
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|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on April 17, 2019 at 10:25 AM||comments (6)|