Monday, December 1, 2014

The Escape & Evade® WarFighter (TM) Tactical Survival Kit (VCM) was designed to provide the tactical operator with a compact and lightweight survival solution that they could take anywhere at any time. Weighing just over 13 ounces, the kit covers all priorities of survival with certain redundant systems in case of injury or loss. The only difference between the VCM model and the VM model is that the VCM model does not have infra-red components, which are ITAR restricted. The exterior pouch is the same durable Mil-Pak pouches used for MREs, but with a clear window on one side so that you can see the contents and know it is a survival kit. The interior of the kit includes a second pouch made of water resistant coated ripstop sil-nylon, which is used to contain the kit contents once the main pouch has been opened. That way, the operator can use the Mil-Pak pouch for other duties, such as water collection, etc. All of the priorities of survival are addressed in this unique kit developed specifically for tactical operators, no matter where they are sent, to fight and survive.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Escape & Evade SERE II Tactical Military Survival Kit (EESSK2)

The Escape & Evade SERE II Tactical Military Survival Kit (EESSK2) from Survival
Click Here to View:   This kit brings a full complement of survival equipment into a tactical carry configuration that the operator will be familiar with. Small enough to attach to load bearing equipment such as chest/belt rigs and plate carriers using the standard MOLLE attachment webbing, yet full of gear to meet the priorities of survival with this 45 piece equipment set. Designed to address the operator’s priorities of survival in either a tactical or non-tactical position, and in either an urban or wilderness environment: Shelter, Signaling, Water Collection and Purification, Fire Building, Navigation, and Trauma. The survival tools included enable all vital survival tasks, and each tool was selected for this kit for its purpose and proven record of performance. Multiple systems were incorporated for several tasks to greatly increase the operator’s survival metrics no matter where they are, and under any conditions.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Beyond 2012 Survival, Trauma, and Disaster 2 Person Escape Kit:

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 You may be among those who believe some cataclysm awaits us in the not-so-distant future, based on prophecy, religion, or other sources. You may be among those who think all of that is just a bunch of bull. One thing we know is for certain: calamities and disasters, whether environmental or societal, can and do happen with traumatic results for the victims. Unstable regimes and economies, warfare, civil strife, hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. These are nothing new and happen no matter what we believe.

Your best bet in these scenarios is to be prepared, and be ready to leave in an instant if that proves to be the best way to safety. The hazards in these scenarios present similar needs: shelter, water, food, heat, signaling, and first aid. Other events need additional protections, such as radiological (nuclear) events and airborne viruses. And, consideration about maintaining a low profile, versus a high profile, depending on the civil conditions at the time may be necessary.

This is where the Beyond 2012 Survival, Trauma, & Disaster Two Person Escape Kit comes in to play. Addressing all of the core needs of typical survival scenarios, but adding additional protections for radiological events and airborne viruses for two people. All the while enabling you to maintain a lower profile if needed, but able to signal for aid readily. Small enough to take anywhere, and just under 3 pounds. On a long enough timeline, all of these events may occur in your region. The question is only: when? Make sure you are ready if that day is sooner rather than later. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The New Escape & Evade Tactical Military Survival Kits Are Available

Our new series of Escape & Evade Tactical Military Survival Kits are available! After receiving much input from military and contracting sources, we have developed a series of E&E kits for various mission types and climates. Check out our Military and Tactical Section at to see our entire line.

The Operator, both the VCM and VM models (VCM is for Civilians & Military, and the VM models are for military and government operators only) is the premier version. Adaptable to any environment, and containing redundant systems in the event certain are lost. Other models include the E&E Desert, Mountain, and Recon models which bring other elements into the kit design to attack certain survival needs attributable to the environments, and in the Recon's case, to the mission and skill of the user.

We also have developed a new series of Professional, Mountain & Desert Survival Kits for civilians and other adventurers located here:

The Professional Survival & Medical Combination Kit: is for any individual who needs to be prepared for any survival contingency, anywhere in the world. Comprehensively designed to address the priorities of survival: Shelter; Water Collection & Purification; Fire Starting; Navigation; Signaling; Medical Tools & Supplies, and; Survival Tools such as items for fishing, snaring, cutting and sawing, and much more. Each item was chosen for its purpose and proven performance. All items listed below fit into the included 7.5 in. x 7 x 3.75 in. silicone impregnated rip-stop nylon carry pouch with waterproof zipper. The entire kit weighs only 2 lb. 2 oz. Redundant systems enable the user to accomplish survival tasks in the event an item is lost. Of note is the inclusion of both the SOL Bivvy (sleeping bag) and two person survival blanket, which can be used to quickly create overhead shelter while using the bivvy for heat retention and prevention of hypothermia. This in turn allows more fuel resources to be allocated for fire building to maintain warmth, and for signaling. The kit is designed to be used for all situations that may present an unexpected turn of events; such as a simple dayhike, hunting trip, summit attempt, etc. The small size and low weight enable the kit to carried with you during any outing, excursion, or long trip. Make sure you or someone you know have the tools they need to survive anywhere, at any time, with the Professional Survival and Medical Combination Kit.

Mountain environments often create a higher potential for hypothermia and limb trauma injuries. The Mountain Survival & Medical Kit Combination Kit accounts for these aspects of mountain travel, and all other essential survival tasks in mountain environments. At the center of the survival kit is the Blizzard Survival Jacket: a triple cell layered core insulator that also grants insulating head cover, and also covers the arms for wind and rain protection. Extra long fit means that the individual can retain body heat from the majority of the body area. The jacket is wind and waterproof, and while small and compact, it expands to open the ReflexCell material to trap air for maximum heat retention. The Two Person SOL Survival Blanket can be used to quickly create overhead cover by its effective use as an A-frame or other type of shelter. This combination of jacket and shelter components greatly reduces the potential for hypothermia related injuries. The medical components allow for treatment of traumatic bleeding wounds, and for creating splints for injured limbs; a typical mountain injury. Essential survival tasks such as fire building, signaling, and navigation are covered with a solid complement of survival tools; many of which have redundant systems in the event a critical piece is lost. Small and lightweight enough to carry on every excursion, ascent, or simple day hike, yet packed with everything you need to maximize your survival metrics in any mountain environment.
Survival in desert or arid environments often requires more careful preparation than other climates. A chief concern is water collection, which can prove difficult in these areas. This can often be mitigated by carrying a collection of vital survival tools to increase your survival metrics. The Desert Survival and Medical Combination Kit presents a comprehensive approach to all survival task areas, giving special emphasis on water collection. A well known technique to exploit water resources involves the creation of a vegetation still to extract potable water from surrounding plant life using transpiration bags. This kit provides three high density, 25 gallon transpiration bags for the survivor to use for this purpose, in addition to other water purification and collection tools. Less energy is required to use transpiration bags than digging a traditional solar still. Thus, the survivor is less likely to be at risk for losing more water than can be gained by the creation of the still. Having three of these means the survivor can set up passive stills at good locations, while searching for primary water sources. As with all our kits, the essential survival task areas of shelter construction; fire building; navigation; trauma treatment (medical) and signaling are equally addressed. A useful tool that is included in this particular kit is the Photon Scorpion-Finding Light, which can provide you with the ability to locate scorpions at night in order to avoid injury, or for a food resource (with proper training).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Drug Expiration Dates - Do They Mean Anything?

With a splitting headache you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin only to find the stamped expiration date on the bottle has passed - two years ago. So, do you take it or don't you? If you decide to take the aspirin will it be a fatal mistake or will you simply continue to suffer from the headache?
This is a dilemma many people face in some way or another. A column published in Pyschopharmacology Today offers some advice.
It turns out that the expiration date on a drug does stand for something, but probably not what you think it does. Since a law was passed in 1979, drug manufacturers are required to stamp an expiration date on their products. This is the date at which the manufacturer can still guarantee the full potency and safety of the drug.
Most of what is known about drug expiration dates comes from a study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration at the request of the military. With a large and expensive stockpile of drugs, the military faced tossing out and replacing its drugs every few years. What they found from the study is 90% of more than 100 drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, were perfectly good to use even 15 years after the expiration date.
So the expiration date doesn't really indicate a point at which the medication is no longer effective or has become unsafe to use. Medical authorities state expired drugs are safe to take, even those that expired years ago. A rare exception to this may be tetracycline, but the report on this is controversial among researchers. It's true the effectiveness of a drug may decrease over time, but much of the original potency still remains even a decade after the expiration date. Excluding nitroglycerin, insulin, and liquid antibiotics, most medications are as long-lasting as the ones tested by the military. Placing a medication in a cool place, such as a refrigerator, will help a drug remain potent for many years.
Is the expiration date a marketing ploy by drug manufacturers, to keep you restocking your medicine cabinet and their pockets regularly? You can look at it that way. Or you can also look at it this way: The expiration dates are very conservative to ensure you get everything you paid for. And, really, if a drug manufacturer had to do expiration-date testing for longer periods it would slow their ability to bring you new and improved formulations.
The next time you face the drug expiration date dilemma, consider what you've learned here. If the expiration date passed a few years ago and it's important that your drug is absolutely 100% effective, you might want to consider buying a new bottle. And if you have any questions about the safety or effectiveness of any drug, ask your pharmacist. He or she is a great resource when it comes to getting more information about your medications.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Israeli Bandage (Tactical Trauma Dressing)

Tactical Trauma Dressing, Israeli Bandage, 4 Inch (#FCP-01)

The Leader in Traumatic Bleeding Arrest:
Developed for the military and used extensively by the U.S. Army (also known as the Israeli Battle Dressing or IBD, and used in U.S. military IFAK kits), the Emergency Trauma Bandage represents the cutting edge of traumatic wound control, and has features that are combat proven.
This 4" wide, all-in-one bandage consolidates multiple first-aid devices such as a primary dressing, pressure applicator, secondary dressing, and a foolproof closure bar to secure the bandage in place.

Secure, water-resistant pressure applicator and closure bar.

Immediate direct pressure: The pressure clip creates direct pressure applied to the wound.

Quick and easy self-application (one-hand application ready)

Vacuum-sealed packaging

Versatile and X-Ray friendly

Size packed: 3 in x 1.25 in x 6 in.

Weight: 2.5 oz. (70.9 g)

Color: olive

NSN#: 6510-01-460-0849 / NATO#: 6510-13-116-2452

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