Kalau sebut pasal pisau dan parang kat Malaysia, memang sah ada banyak peminat. Tak kiralah, pisau jenis apa dan dari mana, asal tajam, nampak cantik…memang ada saja peminatnya. Wak sendiri pun gila pisau. Koleksi tak banyaklah tapi boleh gagah la orang kata. Yang bestnya, baru baru ni Wak terjumpa satu siri video dalam Youtube dibintangi saudara Azam bertajuk ‘Sembang Pisau’. Bangga rasanya ada seorang anak Malaysia yang berpengetahuan buat video berkongsi ilmu dan pengalaman dalam internet. Yang lagi best, video yang dibuat boleh kata kebanyakannya dalam Bahasa Malaysia.
River frogs are a good jungle bug out food…if one knows which one that is. They are relatively easy to catch and only require good pair of eyes and reliable waterproof (and maybe floating) torch. I have not done this before in Malaysia, so I decided to get an indigenous man to show me the how. It was pitch dark…cold and a long slimy night.
Wow…I never thought I was still keeping this US Army issued Tactical Tailor pouch. I got it from a friend many years ago who was serving the in the army. It has probably accompanied him on a few deployments. I was going through my stash of pouches to look for an EDC-able unit for my bits. Of all the pouches in the stash, this probably comes the closest to what I need.
If it is all down to a choosing an Everyday Carry (EDC) folding knife, then I would have to go with the Benchmade Triage. For someone who spends 90% of his time in the city, I can’t think of anything else that delivers the functionality and practicality of the Triage. To me, it is a purposed driven folding knife that offers capabilities that suits a city dweller.
I had the opportunity over one weekend to try out my LBT 2165A Geronimo pack (jumpable). Man…I gotta say this….LBT packs don’t come cheap and they sure as hell are not made to look pretty. But what they lack they make up with no nonsense, serious hardware, well built packs. Just the way I like it.
Here is a quick look at a Kifaru Omni Yoke in multicam I got from a friend recently. I tried to find more information about this pack on the internet but to no avail. A few threads in some forums with pictures of different setups is about all I manage to find. I am assuming that the Omni Yoke is probably one of the least popular models in the Kifaru range or simply the model that is least talked about. First glance, it looks like a pack frame with molle vest on. I had to try it. I had to.
This is my new (used) US army water canteen/ mug system I am currently using for my bug out bag setup. I have been working on my bug out kit for some time now. Still in the works and I have not really perfected it. I guess it will forever be a work in progress. The water bottle system (that’s what I prefer to call it) is an important part of the kit. I can only last 3 days (technically) without water. So, having a system to procure, purify and to contain water is important to me. Here is a recent water bottle system I got recently.
To Every Day Carry (EDC) a knife in Malaysia can be tricky. I asked friends, local shops and even a police chap about this and their advice is always the same, ‘avoid’ it…just to be on a safe side. I have gotten away from the hands of law a few times here but I am not going to push my luck too far. So…a compromise on an EDC knife VS the local law is a Leatherman multi tool.
My Felix LD22 torch definitely failed my version of water test. According to websites, the Fenix LD22 is rated to IPX8, 2 meter submersible. Well, mine did the 2 meters dunk and failed. It still works (with some minor issues) and still a good every day carry light but I think the manufacturer got to review their IPX rating.
So, what sort of test did I put it through? Unlike the usual armchair warriors of bathtubs and sinks, I took the LD22 to a jungle river wading. Yup…it was a good solid 3 to 4 hours river wading with the light hanging from my neck to about my waist. We started at about 8pm and finished in freezing cold water at around midnight. The river water level was about 1 ft to 3 ft. Honestly…there was rather limited real water submersion time.
I read about snatch theft cases quite often in local Malaysian papers, hence it is only logical that I prepare myself to respond to the intrusion accordingly. The most common victims (many were fatal cases) are pedestrians. But because I drive to work daily, I have decided to keep my screw driver within my reach. It helps that my work requires me to carry tools but if someone smashes my passenger windscreen while I am in the car, I will not hesitate to use it.
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