Category: kit

  • Going to Your First Rendezvous Kind of an odd post for Orion, but this is an email I threw together explaining what kind of kit you really need when going to your first WFT (Western Fur Trade) event. Just some basic info, piggybacking off of my articles on buckskinning.org, but a good summary of how to not overdo it at… Continue reading ""

  • The iPod – a crucial part of your . . . . arsenal? It looks like iPods have finally come to their own with the tactically-minded set – and I don’t mean the ability to bring up “Welcome to the Jungle” every time you find yourself in the middle of a fray. A company has designed an application for the… Continue reading ""

  • McGyver’s Tactical Knife? I saw a new Swiss Army Knife (SAK) in the pages of the most recent Field and Stream that looked like a pretty significant departure from their usual offerings.It’s called the One Hand Sentinel and it looks almost more like a Spyderco-style knife than a SAK. It is an upgrade to their standard Sentinel knife. I still… Continue reading ""

  • Enough on politics . . . Here is a picture of Ranch Style Beans – the official food staple of all Orion Woods Brigade events. More on everyone’s favorite “Husband Pleasin'” bean.

  • Jack Bauer Bag Bonding Coming out of one of our favorite little breakfast joints in San Antonio, an older man walked over to compliment us on our baby. I immediately noticed he was carrying the Jack Bauer “24” bag and mentioned to him that I have the same one. I started getting the words out of my mouth , but… Continue reading ""

  • The World’s Most Tactical Jacket? I got this message from sc0rpi0n earlier today: Not sure if you ever watch Mythbusters on Discovery Channel or not, but one of the guys on that show (Adam Savage) sometimes wears a jacket that looks really cool. I was inclined to visit the interweb and try to identify just what it was. I tracked… Continue reading ""

  • BMF Knuckle Guard Fun with nylon 550 cord. Still can’t figure out what to do with the two loose ends.Here’s the instructions.

  • How to be Batman Finally, the career guidance I need. There is a new book coming out in October about what it would take to be Batman. The book is called Becoming Batman: The Possibility of A Superhero and details what exactly someone would have to do to become Batman (be rich and train for 18 years), how long you… Continue reading ""

  • Great Customer Service from Cheaper Than Dirt I just bought a few more items for my kit from cheaperthandirt.com and had a great customer service experience with the company. I needed to add an EMT pouch to my SAR rig and also wanted to pick-up a radio pouch for my medic vest, where I wouldn’t be able to use the… Continue reading ""

  • More Bug Out Bag Goods – The Battle Bag I was searching around for some info on different BOB options and came across this little gem. The actual article is from 2005, but the info is still very useful. The author talks specifically about a ‘battle bag’ – that is a ready-packed bug out bag that is specifically designed for… Continue reading ""