Monday, October 27, 2014

GEAR Fast SETs-Up+ BREAKs Down-Outdoor Retailer SS/2014


Pineview Reservoir/SLC

Part 14

nothing like competition…fast tent set-ups x-pole design-or using trekking poles-ultralight and portable…more space and user friendly…

One of the easiest-fastest and lightest tents for those on the trails-MSR's single walled FlyLite™($350)…made of tough and durable DuraShield™ coated fabric, taped seams and reinforced stress points.

Lightest full-protection shelter for one or two humans, this ultra minimalist tent clocks in at lb.9oz-pitches quickly with two trekking poles-earning MSR's greatest volume to weight ratio with vertical walls and ample head (44") and elbow room (29sq ft floor space), a large vented door, covered entry.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knives-epitomize compact multi-functional gear…set-up/break down is merely pulling out a tool-that folds right back in.

one of four new handle designs-the Evogrip….contoured ergo handle that offers non-slip grip. Pictured the Evogrip S557-21 Implements/21 Functions

New -the Délemont Collection a complete new line of multi-tasking Swiss Army knives-with unique styles, tools and features-across 52 knives…designed for specific activities.


Pre-packaged survival-first aid kits are served up by several entities. One of the most impressive we have ever seen is offered by USA military veterans…SOLKOA™ survival systems modules…that takes a layered approach to offer rather nifty flexible and functional refillable components as part of its purpose built adventure ready, convenient-super portable kits available to the general public.

contents of FRONTIER KIT

heat reflecting blanket, waterproof bag, nylon paracord, duct tap, bug repellent w/ DEET, SPF30  sun protection, Eye Pro 100% UV block, 100% silk headgear, instruction guide, stuff sack-SHELTER 
more S3 SOLKOA kits- Navigation, Tools

Food, Water

Take a grab and go approach…use several of these targeted kits for long adventures…or keep in car just in case or as part of household readiness.
Made of solid, lightweight hard anodized 6061 aluminum -rubber gasket keeps stuff out-moisture out, secures via Velcro One-Wrap straps, crush proof  for cooking holds tools-can also use to dig dirt, melting ice, boiling+purifying water…available in 2 sizes  small (inside 3 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 1 3/16”, outside – 4” x 2 3/4” x 1 5/8”)
and large (4 3/4” x 2 7/8” x 1 3/8”, outside – 5 1/8” x 3 1/4” x 1 7/8”)-made in the USA too
original FastFire™ product-now greatly expanded non-fire survival products

 FYI: The name intrigues-this veteran owned company-SOL from Latin SOLUS (of people-means alone, isolated-of places refers to uninhabited regions, wilderness) KOA from Hawaiian/ancient Polynesian word for warrior (perseverance in the space of adversity, personal strength, agility and confidence). Together links up two distinct geographic locales=global focus of Personnel Recovery (PR) Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape (SERE).

3 colors-Brilliant Blue, Flaming Orange, Graphite-four sizes $280-$320 weight ranges 4lbs1oz w/o backpack straps-5lbs 5oz 
We almost think the engineering brains over at EAGLE CREEK™ personally took a peek at our jam packed closets-when conjuring up the amazing patent pending EC LYNC™ System-of ultralight, compact, durable and easy to store backpack/luggage.
stores into this...

on the left-stores this way drawstring closure-with built-in durability
stuff sack with its own grab handle (handy)…on the right-easy multi-step numbered set-up results in a roller bag
inside the sack-the metal spine/frame and durable luggage part 
 ExpandStand™ hinged foot, bumper protection, sturdy wheel housing and reinforced bartacks

frames sets up in secs=

attachment frame-bag---are as easy as clicking together…and numbered in order of what to do=Connect-IT™ technology

attaching wheels to pack/luggage

removable backpack straps on padded back for carry options-the rolling part frame- is removable-in 3 easy steps.

telescoping-retractable handle
many storage options including roomy front  stash pocket, multiple ex-interior zip organizer pockets

top pocket with key fob, #10 lockable zippers, multiple grab handles, interior/exterior compression straps, reflective pops

BIG PLUS: No Matter What™ Warranty---and a great holiday gift. Delivers December 1st, 2014.

Part 1 Manly Snacks