|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on June 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM||comments (16)|
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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|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 27, 2020 at 11:15 AM||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 are coupling so I suspect for the most part you'll see us together over the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 15, 2020 at 12:25 PM||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 days and night but on the second night the plan is to do a tactica...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on May 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM||comments (18)|
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.
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on April 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM||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 weather was brilliant as were the atti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on April 22, 2020 at 5:25 PM||comments (12)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on April 14, 2020 at 11:55 AM||comments (6)|
Above: A very old project- Replaced the orginal soup sandwish pockets with Liebermuster cargo pockest from Swiss Trousers.
The point of this post is not whether or not I will replace any smock, or to shine a light on anything I am using at t...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 December 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM||comments (10)|
|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 (16)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on October 11, 2019 at 5:05 PM||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 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 (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 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)|