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Tru-Nord Compass | The Most Durable Button Compass

The Tru-Nord compass is a precision instrument, specifically designed for use in wilderness areas, day or night where an accurate, dependable quick reading compass is essential. Some assume that the higher grade button compasses – AA – mean higher quality, but that’s not necessarily true. They are generally plastic and give a general direction for […]

SFAS Getting Yourself Ready (Part 2)

Read Part One HERE So, you’ve volunteered to be in Special Forces and you’re getting ready to go to SFAS. This is the time to prepare yourself for the grind that is to come. There are certain tips, such as the PT program which will help you attain the level of physical fitness that you’ll […]

Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter

Note: I would like to introduce a new guest writer to The Loadout Room, Andrew Ready. Andrew (AJ) Ready served in 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Since graduating Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE level C) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he has been testing and improving his survival and outdoor skills. AJ spent over seven years of his […]


The Data Book by MOS Tactical is a good addition to anyone’s kit bag. Obviously it has military applications but it can be used for civilian excursions as well. This would have come in handy for me and my pal nearly 15 years ago when we got caught in an unpredicted huge storm that came […]

SIG SAUER Announces New Website

SIG SAUER, Inc. announces the launch of its new world-class website, sigsauer.com. Though SIG’s online presence is not new, this newest site was built from the ground up with a significantly improved user experience, expanded product information, and an exciting new look that reflects the company’s identity as a complete systems provider. The site has […]

Rifles & Optics of the European Best Sniper Squad Competition 2016

(Article originally published on The Firearm Blog) TFB’s Pete recently wrote about the European Sniper Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army in Germany. The competition included competitors from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The squads were tested during four days, with 30 different […]


(Article originally published on Pack Config) I can’t deny, I really like cool gadgets. So when Patrick announced his PDW wrist watch compass I knew I had to get one! The first batch of the silver one sold out within minutes and unfortunately I was not lucky enough to get it. So with the second […]


A lot of people have asked me about how they could increase their survivability in an active shooter situation. The reality is sometimes you can’t win and that’s something you should be training for. Train for the worst day of your life and hopefully when it happens it’s nowhere near the level you trained for. If […]