From my account of our night on Gobbler Ridge, you know I have kicked Alice to the curb. So I have been on the lookout for a new pack, and while I dont mind paying a premium for quality gear that works, I’m also half Scot so thrift runs in my blood.
Enter the surplus Swedish 35L rucksack. Obviously its a 35L ruck in size (2135cu) So its about the same volume as a medium Alice, but numbers can be surprising. The shape of a pack will dictate how much you can actually get in it. In the case of the Swedish ruck, I would say 15-25% more useable volume. Our SOP calls for a ruck to be between 1700 and 2500 cu in. for long scouts of up to a week. For an overnight scout you can get away with much less.
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Our Company of Scouts is dedicated to replacing gear with skills and when gear is needed, finding the most adaptable and multi use stuff out there, be it ultra modern or from the Colonial era. Skills of course have zero weight! Continue reading →
Know WHO YOU ARE and WHO YOUR PEOPLE ARE, your survival depends on it….and besides that it’s just a damn good song. Continue reading →
What is really happening in Ukraine from Nazar Bartosik The reasons at first glance will appear different but in the end it will come down to FREEDOM Notice the reports of all of the Joe Average folks lending vehicles, comms and medicine to the struggle. Nice thing for the Ukraine is that they are a […] Continue reading →
This gives me a quality firearm that is legal nearly anywhere, that I can hunt, defend and survive with. It is mechanically simple and easily repaired, parts are everywhere and so is ammunition. In fact, during the absolute height of the ammo drought last year, I could buy 12 gauge nearly everywhere. THis one time expenditure also gives me not only a small stock of survival ready ammunition for hunting and defense but enough for practice at the range which will give me a level of comfort and knowledge on my new survival tool. Continue reading →
Your mind wanders and pebbles crunch under your feet as you walk across the parking lot, your purchases in hand. The long day and drab weather have you distracted, and you fail to notice several young men follow you out. Fumbling with your bags and keys, you feel something blunt shoved into your ribs […] Continue reading →
We lost all of our Post. If we can get them back we will start to Put them back up. Continue reading →