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Fang Clamps-Strongarm Frog

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on July 28, 2020 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (10)

I wanted to post this real fast to pass on the idea. Ive used it quite a few times w/o issues. Its proved very ergonomical and functions without burden or liability. I think owners of this knife will find the idea useful and easy to employ..The Gerber Strong-Arm is a very good knife thus far. However the belt frog it came with is an utter POS-disappointment when used on a belt rig. There is NO MOLLE on my current Wilderness Evader Rig so I was going to have to improvise...

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Evader Fighting & Survival LBE Rig

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on June 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (26)

First understand this is my plan and opinion that stands alone from those I train with and it doesn't represent anything they have conveyed to me. THIS IS MY TRAIN OF THOUGHT AND MINE ONLY. I have purposely left out the mention of the boys and operating with them after the hammer drops. They are not included in this because we have not had a conversation past Evasion survival. I cannot implicate them in my words- it's just not polite or safe.

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(3) TA: Moscow.- Final Scout

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 27, 2020 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (18)

Yesterday we were able to field all three members of the training group together. While i have had assessments and drills with both of the others individually over multiple trips, scheduling and civilized life had separated our paths from group training, however this seems to be stabilizing and schedules a...

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(2) Training Area: Moscow

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 15, 2020 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (18)

Drills will start in June so we needed one more scout of TA: Moscow and we hope to get in one more scout of TA: Rhodesian too. To kick off the GReen Season we have decided on a 3 day-2 night drills of varying tasks. The general plan is one night of a simply relaxed RON to plan the next two...

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Rucksack Changes for this Rural Evader

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (20)

A total rucksack overview is not my intent today. I'm simply passing on some ideas i think will come in useful to others looking to Evade.


As Ive mentioned time and time again an Evader is not a soldier. You have to think outside the metric machine of soldiering to be outside that box.  A ...
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Training Area- Rhodesia

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on April 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (29)

Bjorn and I have executed 3 successful trips to the wilds that were not just wasted time, but productive endeavors.

A few days ago Bjorn and myself, along with both our 4 legged companions set out to scout a new TA for use this green season. Stepping off early the we...

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You're Not Zebra & Not Soldiers...

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on April 22, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (12)

Zebra are absolutely camouflage. They all look exactly alike to blend in with one another so a predator cannot pick out one in the heard. YOU ARE NOT A FUKING ZEBRA..

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Making A Survival Smock.

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on April 14, 2020 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (6)

Above: A very old project- Replaced the orginal soup sandwish pockets with Liebermuster cargo pockest from Swiss Trousers.

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Converting a P38 Holster to a Glock Holster

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 21, 2020 at 5:10 PM Comments 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 elemen...

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DEU Fernspäher Smock (Survival Smock)

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on December 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (10)

Happy Yule to all my Site Members! And a Great 2020!

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German Buckles Made to Work .

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 30, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments 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 sl...

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Austrian/German Mess Tin

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 15, 2019 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (16)

These Mess Tins are another old world item I have used exclusively for more then 20 years, going back to the 80s.. In my experienced opinion these are the most practical design Ive ever used. Ive used quite a few others from time to time ...
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Zeltbahn Shelter

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 11, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (16)

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 n...

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G3 Battle Rifle.. Why? (PTR G3 Rifle)

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on September 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (2)

First Id like to say I am NOT a gun guy. Firearms are to me simply another tool in the survival tool box. I don't fawn over them or use them as anything other then a tool. I speak from my training, experiences and my opinions that I use to guide me in the best direction...
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Poor Mans Thermal Hide Camo..

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on September 16, 2019 at 12:25 PM Comments 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 h...

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Chi-Com Chest Rig- Final Mention

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 20, 2019 at 1:55 PM Comments 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 th...

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The Rule Of Three Blades. Marine Raider and Beyond

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (16)
The Rule Of Three Blades.
Hahaha....... No.

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 ...

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Chi-Com Chest Rig-Mini Survival/Battle Rig..2.0

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 16, 2019 at 11:40 PM Comments 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 wa...

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Leg Gaiters, Boots and Socks...

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on August 9, 2019 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (6)

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 ...

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The lie of the Gun Fighter & a "Sucking it up" Load.

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 2, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments 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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