Primus OmniFuel

This review is about the Primus OmniFuel, which is considered to be one of the best go to stoves, if not the best. It is manufactured by Primus in Sweden and also used in military service (in a slight variation though). I used this stove for the past 5 years now and have therefore some experience to share.

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Ultralite Compact Trekking Poles
…made by Fizan

After my crappy trekking poles broke, I finally had an excuse to buy new ones. I was looking for lightweight and compact / multi section poles. At them time (and possible still) the Ultralite Compact Trekking Poles were the lightest on the market and also pretty cheap with a price of only 75€. They are made by Fizan in Italy. Fizan, have been making ski and trekking poles in Italy since 1947 and were supposedly the first company to use aluminum in their products.

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GCTactical High-Viz Armband


After a Month full of work, I finally could manage to take my time to write this long overdue Review.

Today I have the ultimate High Visible Armband Replica for you ALFA/FSB fanatics. The great detail makes this armband a nearly perfect replica of the SSO/SPOSN HiViz Armbands, which you crave after seeing all those sweet Pictures and Videos on Russia Today, Ria Novosti and Co.

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Morakniv Companion MG

Mora knifes
(Morakniv in Swedish) are very popular knifes all around Scandinavia, which were made by KJ Eriksson and the Forsts Knivfabrik. A couple of years ago they merged to the now known ‘Mora of Sweden‘ company.
Since Mora knifes are generally very robust, simple and fairly low priced they are also well-known among hikers and in the bushcraft community.

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Wouxun KG-UV6D
alias Maas AHT-6-UV

The Wouxun KG-UV6D or Maas AHT-6-UV, which is only a different name given by an importer, is a IP55 waterproof 2m/70cm Dual-Band hand held radio.
It offers a frequency range of 136-174 MHz (=VHF) and 400-480 MHz(=UHF). It can also receive 76-108 MHz FM. It features DTMF Encoding Function and CTCSS / DCS Scan.

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Cyclop-1 night vision
(Циклоп-1 ПНВ)

The Cyclop is a night vision series, which was produced for the civilian and export market only. It was made by Rostov optical-mechanical plant (Ростовский оптико-механический завод) or short ‘ROMZ’ in the 1980s. There is a great variety of different versions reaching from gen0 to gen1+ tubes.
The one in this review is one of the latest, with a gen1+ tube and Helios (Xeлиос) lens installed.

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R-392 Headset (p392 наушники)

This is the headset of the R-392 man pack radio. It uses a dynamic microphone, as well as a dynamic speaker. This is a typical setup for army radios, since dynamic microphones are more resistant then capacitor or piezo based ones.
However most amateur radios only work with those. So I had put in a piezo microphone, in order to get this thing running with my Wouxun KG-UV6D. The speaker is good to go without any modification.

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Assault backpack Tortilla SSO (Рюкзак боевой Тортила ССО) (Gen 4 – 2011)

After waiting month after month and dying in excitement, I finally got my hands of one of these fine Russian SSO/SPOSN (ССО – Союз Спец Оснащение) made assault backpacks.

First of all the dry facts about this versatile backpack:

  • Medium sized assault backpack with a capacity of 45 liters
  • One large chamber (accessible from the top and bottom)
  • Two side pockets and two back pockets
  • Wide shoulder straps with quick release
  • Sturdy and comfortable main belt
  • Backpack made of waterproof cordura
  • Extra straps on top, bottom and both sides for attaching additional equipment

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