Sembang Pisau- bagi peminat koleksi pisau di Malaysia

Memang banyak peminat pisau di Malaysia
Memang banyak peminat pisau di Malaysia

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.

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Jungle bug out survival food; River frogs

River frogs is considered a delicacy among the local Chinese
River frogs is considered a delicacy among the local Chinese

 

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.

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My old Tactical Tailor pouch

This Tactical Tailor pouch has probably seen a few deployments
This Tactical Tailor pouch has probably seen a few deployments

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.

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Benchmade Triage; if I had to choose an EDC folding knife

 

The Benchmade Triage- functional and practical folding knife
The Benchmade Triage- functional and practical folding knife

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.

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A look at Kifaru Omni Yoke

My first Kifaru Omni Yoke in Malaysia
My first Kifaru Omni Yoke in Malaysia

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.

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US army water canteen for my bug out kit

I doubt if I can last more than 2 days without water in the hot & humid Malaysia
I doubt if I can last more than 2 days without water in the hot & humid Malaysia

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.

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Every Day Carry (EDC) knife in Malaysia

My EDC of choice in Malaysia
My EDC of choice in Malaysia

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.

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Fenix LD22 failed the water baptism test.

There’s quite a lot of water in there seriously
There’s quite a lot of water droplets in reflector

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.

Night river wading.
Night river wading.

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.

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Snatch thieves…responding with a screw driver

RM10 can buy many screw drivers and they are available anywhere
RM10 can buy many screw drivers and they are available anywhere

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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