|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 December 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM||comments (10)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 30, 2019 at 11:50 AM||comments (7)|
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 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 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 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)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on March 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM||comments (5)|
One of the most common misconceptions about my area of Alaska is that I need heavy arctic kit to keep warm. At times I use some heavyweight cold weather kit but generally the temp falls no colder then 20 below 0 in my area, though I have been out in 30 below. My go 2 hand protection against the cold is a simple OLD SCHOOL OD Green wool liner inserts. I say old school beca...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on March 8, 2019 at 11:50 PM||comments (4)|
My very first Survival smock. Made from a standard S95 Rip-Stop Smock. This served me from 2004, to many countries in Europe, the East Coast US, Canada- just recently here in Alaska. Ive used a lot of smock but this o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on March 6, 2019 at 1:15 PM||comments (9)|
This Kayak was produced by Mainstream in 2004 and it was their camouflage "Patriot" model. I think its since been discontinued so I'm giving information from memory as I couldn't find reliable information on the net. But that strategy of going waterborne to escape is the point here, not really the K...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on February 9, 2019 at 11:10 AM||comments (4)|
Much has changed since my last video. Familiarizing myself in the wild with the G3 and new Marine Patrol pack has taken new turns, welcome turns.. I showed a Frankenstein Rig I made for the G3. Simply put it was what I had at the time and I made do. It served it purpose, however short a duration it was. Recently I walked into a local Surplus Store and happened upon a Marine issue ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 31, 2019 at 4:00 AM||comments (5)|
Ive never cared much for these nylon butt-packs that hit the scene in the 90. They were meant to use with the LBV88. They were saggy, thin and worst of all they were way to engineered with loads of useless straps to stow, cut or tape up. I never seemed to have a use for the congression of loose straps that were provided so they were either cut off of taped up. Whats more is witho...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 23, 2019 at 10:50 AM||comments (3)|
This is also a basic rundown of Patrol/Scout Rucksack content..
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments (8)|
Yesterday was one of the coldest times Ive had out. I expected it. Warthog Valley holds no pity for anyone. Its one of the hardest valley to contend with in my experiences. On one trip I saw 70F, snow, sleet, blazing sun and killer winds in the span of a days trek through this valley in July.
Here is the link to the original video abou...Read Full Post »