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Maxpedition just released a new video showcasing its newest organizer — the TRIPTYCH series.

They come in small, medium and large sizes and range from $50 to $58.

Take a look:

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Medical kits save lives – not just outside the wire, but here every day at home. Unfortunately not everyone has access to one; fewer still know what to do when things go wrong.

Numerous options for medical preparation have become available. The D.A.R.K. kit from Dark Angel Medical itself has evolved – it has also saved some lives.

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Kerry “Pocket Doc” Davis (founder of Dark Angel Medical and designer of the D.A.R.K.) asks his students at every class to let him know if they ever use his gear or his training in an actual event. He recently announced the last two saves – #21 and #22 respectively. This is exactly why we should all have access to a medical kit, on our person, in our briefcase, in the car. D.A.R.K., MBOK, Slim Line or NOLATAC, doesn’t matter to us – and it’s doubly important (as we see it) if you carry a knife or a gun everyday.

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0910-MarinesWaterFoster2485Marine Corps Marathon officials will again allow runners to wear Camelbaks and other hydration packs in this year’s Marine Corps Marathon.

Last year, marathon officials banned the hydration packs citing heightened security restrictions following the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon.

Hydration vests and fuel belts were also banned for runners. “Runners will be allowed to carry, or wear, hydration backpacks (Camelbak), hydration vests and/or fuel belts while completing the Marathon or MCM10K courses,” MCM officials said in a statement posted on the official website. [click to continue…]

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Lee Enfield RifleThe Canadian Department of National Defense announced earlier this month that it issued a contract to Colt Canada to design and produce 6,500 new rifles for the military’s Arctic Rangers.

The unit is armed with the .303 Lee Enfield rifle bought back in 1947. The rifles have gotten so old, the Canadian force can no longer buy parts to fix the rifles that are quickly falling apart.

The Rangers are a unit of about 5,000 Reservists who are spread across the northern most territories in Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently visited a Ranger unit and was photographed firing one of the Lee Enfield rifles.  [click to continue…]

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This does look like a handy piece of kit from Agilite.

The new Mat-Evac litter is a camping/shooting mat and rescue litter in one, Agilite officials maintain.

“For Recon troops and outdoor enthusiasts, the padding in the Mat-Evac is the difference between discomfort and the ability to sleep well outdoors. In winter, the high-density Israeli-made foam inside the Mat-Evac isolates you from the cold ground keeping you warm as well.”

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Marine Combat InstructorThe Marine Corps told Marines to expect the official release soon regarding the combat instructor ribbon to be awarded to Marines who complete a 3-year assignment at the School of Infantry West or East.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus approved the ribbon last month with the Marine Corps set to publish a MARADMIN to formally introduce it in the near future. Many Marines are set to receive the new ribbon as it “may be awarded retroactively to all Marines with qualifying service beginning on or after Oct. 9, 2002,” a Marine release stated.

“In order of precedence, the new ribbon will be placed after the Marine Security Guard Ribbon and before the Armed Forces Reserve Medal,” the Marine release stated. [click to continue…]

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U.S. Army weapons engineers are developing a new 40mm grenade that is designed to explode over enemy fighters hiding behind cover.

The Small Arms Grenade Munitions, or SAGM, will be twice as lethal as the current 40mm grenade against targets in defilade, according to Steven Gilbert, project officer with the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.

Gilbert, and a team of about 10 engineers within the Joint Service Small Arms Program, is trying to replace the standard 40mm grenade with an airburst model to be used against enemy in defilade positions.

“Warfighters currently lack the ability to achieve desired accuracy and incapacitating effects against personnel targets in defilade at ranges from 51 to 500 meters,” Gilbert said in a recent Army press release.

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