|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on September 16, 2019 at 11:30 AM||comments (6)|
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 (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 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)|
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on March 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM||comments (8)|
(Both pics below were snatched from News Sites and not persoanlly owned web-pages)
Im of the opinion that NOT looking like a soldiers is the best idea for the Rural Evader. Not because of some social fear of " OH HORROR, WHAT WILL PE...Read Full Post »
|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 »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 6, 2019 at 2:05 PM||comments (4)|
This post isn't directed at the older folks or physically disabled. It directed at the Lip Jockey "Experts" ..
One things Alaska has shown me its what its like to have no help coming. It thoroughly sucks and its a relentless creeping feeling that is constantly there reminding me not to fuk up. If I do t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on January 2, 2019 at 12:30 PM||comments (5)|
Got this Esbit stove going with a Bic at nearly 40 below 0 F...
This is a 1950s German gasmask can. Its metal...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on December 27, 2018 at 10:10 AM||comments (2)|
Its been a very long road the past two years. There's been much contemplation and thought about the years facing me. One things was for sure, I had to get this page up and runnin...Read Full Post »