Kelmarin, Wak terima sebilah pisau dari sahabat di Kuala Lumpur. Jenama Hultafors, model Heavy Duty. Pisau dari negara Sweden ini taklah se-glamor pisau Mora tapi dalam internet banyak dibincang dan disebut juga. Pisau yang Wak terima ni pisau terpakai tapi masih nampak mantap.
I was rummaging through my store room today looking for a pack to revive my Go-Bag and found this Camelbak Transformer. I probably got this back in 2011 or 2012 as a fast pack. The pack has a smart design but a tad too small for extended use. The model name suits the pack very well. It can be adapted to various use and setup. In short, it is a multi-configuration pack.
Its 2015 today but I can’t help but reflect on all the crazy stuff that has been hitting Malaysia in 2014. Put aside the aviation tragedies (one of which is still unfolding as I write), the floods that hit many states, especially Kelantan is possibly one of the worse many Malaysians have seen. From what I gathered from friends who responded to the floods, water came too fast too much. As prayers, help, donations and rebuilding works starts to pour into the effected states, I have to say that there is much to learn from this ‘tragedy’.
Friends of mine have warned me that collapsible batons are illegal for carry by civilians in Malaysia. It is so considered a ‘weapon’ and restricted to law enforcement use only. The batons don’t look much but they can cause some serious harm. Like many things in Malaysia, the batons may be illegal but one can still buy them locally. The one in the picture above came from a Pasar Malam in Shah Alam.
In Malaysia, Surefire brand of lights is often ‘the’ go to brand. It is highly reputable, collectible and definitely sell-able. I have met a few hardcore collectors and users. I understand their passion fully but as much as I like them, I find them totally lacking in some areas. Hence, it is time I sell off my trusty Surefires.
If you are into knives and guns, you would know what a good kydex sheath is. Kydex is a thermo moulding plastic that when heated and pressed, will take on the shape of an object. It is a durable plastic which was used initially for aircraft interiors. A kydex sheath for a knife or a gun means a more secure keeping, more durable and ‘silent’ way of keeping your piece. Something that many collectors, preppers and tactical enthusiasts would appreciate. I have had my hand on kydex sheath making with little success. Someone recently pointed me to a guy in Subang Jaya that has taken up the art of knife kydex sheath making. I had to pay the guy a visit.
Kalau cakap pasal pisau survival, susah nak ketepi brand Esee. Jenama pisau berasal dari Amerika Syarikat, pisua Esee buatan Rowen memang diakui antara yang paling lasak. Begitu confident sekali dengan kualiti produk mereka, semua pisau Esee buatan Rowen disertai jaminan ‘no questions asked’. Kalau hang bai patah, dia orang bagi sebilah yang baru…tanpa soal. Nah…ini baru Wak panggil pisau survival sebenar!
There is probably a good reason why an axe is not a common tool used by local Malaysians except for the time when a tree needed to be fell. Back home, my northern neighbors swear by axes. Did not have a reason to hate them, so, I decided to get a Mora Outdoor Axe just to try it out.
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.