|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 »
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on December 26, 2018 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
And the start of a new era...
|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on December 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM||comments (9)|
What a great compliment and a great reason to post my first post of the new site.