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Meeting Mora knives in Malaysia

nora knife in Malaysia
Mora has a new guy in town and he reports directly to Sweden. Whats in the pipeline?

I got an email invitation to meet the official representative of Mora knives in Malaysia recently. Thinking it was a prank email, I had to double read the email address of the sender. It actually had a ‘@morakniv.se’ extension. That intrigue me a lot. So, a few weeks later, we met up over a cup of coffee.

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Prepping Malaysia- storing water in Klang Valley

prepper storage water Malaysia
Water is essential in any survival situation…here are some of the ways my prepping friends are storing their stash of water in Malaysia

If you are prepping in Malaysia, you need to know ways of storing water.  Those who work and live in Klang Valley especially knows water disruptions and rationing all too well. The weather, particularly the rain cycle is somewhat all messed up. On top of that, we are still cutting down trees and turning important water catchment areas into development projects. The population keeps increasing, hence the demand for clean water too. So…how do you store water as a prepper?

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Mana nak beli wisel (whistle) untuk aktiviti hiking

sesat di cameron highland

Laporan Astro Awani bertarik 20 Feb 2017– wanita sesat di Gunung Irau lebih dari 40jam 

Anak saudara Wak mula bergiat dalam aktiviti hiking, maka Wak pun bertanya kawan mana nak beli wisel (orang putih cakap whistle) di Malaysia. Terbaca kes-kes orang sesat masa kegiatan hiking ala ‘outdoor’, Wak pun risau pasal anak saudara sorang ni. Ada kawan cakap beli je yang murah-murah, ada pulak yang cakap belilah yang bagus. Alah membeli, menang memakai prinsip Wak.

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Sarung pisau kydex oleh 362 Custom Kydex

sarung pisau kydex di Malaysia
Antara pisau-pisau yang disiapan sarung kydex oleh 362 Custom Kydex

Baru-baru ini, Wak sempat melawat workshop sarung pisau kydex yang dikedalikan oleh 362 Custom Kydex. Bagi Wak, Peter dari 362 Custom Kydex adalah antara tukang kydex terulung di Malaysia. Ketekunan serta komitmen beliau menghasilkan produk berasaskan kydex (sarung pistol, dompet kad, sarung pisau dll) membuatkan beliau terserlah berbanding pembuat lain. Disini, Wak kongsikan pengalaman Wak melihat Peter bekerja di workshop beliau.

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The North Face Escape & Evade pack?

The North Face classic pack
This is an old… perhaps classic even. I would call this The North Face Escape & Evade

Check out this The North Face Escape & Evade pack (that’s what I call it anyway). I pulled this pack out after having a chat with the folks at Malaysian custom pack maker Garrison Packs. We we talking about pack designs, copies and pack concepts. I am not for 1 to 1 copy but adopting concepts I am fine with. Here is an example of what I think would be a shared concept.

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New knife pouch for a classic knife

 

Solingen Germany knife
An old classic Carl Schlieper folder with wooden scales

I finally received the custom made knife pouch from Garrison Packs for my old Carl Schleiper knife. Together with this knife, I would usually carry a Fallkniven DC4 sharpener. Knife was given to me some time back while the DC4 I purchased from OGM.  This combination isn’t really my EDC but they have been my constant travelling companion, especially to places that would not welcome the Benchmade Triage.

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My new EDC kydex wallet by 362 Custom Kydex

EDC kydex wallet
Finally I got my very own EDC kydex card wallet by 362 Custom Kydex

 

I was really intrigued with the EDC kydex wallet by 362 Custom Kydex after seeing pictures as posted by Wak.  I placed an order for a unit a few weeks ago when I was overseas. Upon my return, a Poslaju package was already waiting on my desk. Here are some pictures of my new EDC wallet in kydex made by 362 Custom Kydex.

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GP-Kedai membaiki backpack di Selangor

Membaiki backpack Camelbak di Malaysia
Wak mencari mereka yang boleh membaiki backpack HAWG dengan betul

Sudah lama Wak mencari kedai membaiki backpack Camelbak Hawg yang ada sedikit rosak. Memanglah banyak kedai yang boleh repair bag tapi Garrison Packs (GP) yang disyorkan si Mystrm memang arif dalam kerja membaiki, modifikasi serta kerja-kerja tempah khas bag, terutamanya untuk activity lasak dan juga kegunaan ketenteraan.

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Knife and titanium anodizing services by Fadzrill Omar

Fadzrill Omar of District U5 EDC Gear putting on details on a knife he was working on

Fadzrill Omar’s District U5 EDC Gear offering  of knife and titanium anodizing services has certainly stepped up the ante in the Malaysian knife and EDC gear gadget scene. Fadz’s workshop is located in Shah Alam, Selangor and shares the same roof with knife maker Fursan Blades. I recently visited their bungalow workshop for a quick tour.

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Kedai lampu camping & Ganzo di Selangor

Pelbagai jenis lampu camping LED, bateri, pengecas, pisau dan aksesori berkualiti dijual di kedai Radiant Den

Minggu lepas Wak berkesempatan melawat kedai Radiant Den, pakar lampu camping, lampu suluh LED dan batteri di Ara Damansara, Selangor. Pasangan Dannie & Diane sudah lama berkecimpung dalam perniagaan lampu suluh LED, pengecas (charger) bateri, bateri kapasiti tinggi dan juga aksesori yang berkaitan. Ini lawatan Wak kali pertama ke kedai mereka.

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