e&e kit

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Back up survival .

My smallest B.U.S (Basic Utility Series ) high carbon steel knife designed to fit in the classic tobacco survival tin, seen here in neck carry role with Multi -Cam kydex sheath and 550 cord lanyard.

The Mil-spec elastic Ranger band holds a Photon freedom micro light and a 6mm ferro rod with heat shrink tubing over lay that keeps the internal jute cord tinder safe from the elements till needed .

See this post here for more info on the fire-steel / tinder http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/77576187259/advanced-fire-steel-and-tungsten-scraper and here http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/63818672043/a-6mm-diameter-firesteel-epoxied-into-one-half-of

posts on the knife here http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/64310208740/prototype-light-weight-survival-knife-this-is-a and http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/64309476430/just-a-little-idea-to-see-what-items-could-be

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The original prototype sneakyUSB Kit, and my EDC. Can you tell it gets ridden hard? I carry what I make.

So the things I added to my kit are a folded up $20 bill and a razor blade. May toss in some of my gold bullion and nab a ceramic razor, but for day to day this is a great little kit. Just a few little things that give me just a bit more back up.

With the sneakyUSB Kits, currently I am down to 1 kit in stock… yikes! I have been snoozing a bit I guess. I’ll be ordering more stock to make the picks tonight. Everything else Is good to go though. Thanks to all of you that have nabbed one, this is a fun project for me and hope to keep it going.

More developments as well, I have been talking with some sneaky sorts developing a new OS/Linux Distro that would be a perfect fit for these. This is pretty early in the game, but I’m really excited by what we have talked about so far. Keep an eye out for updates!

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Windson Low Tech

Plaus/Den Kit

An exercise in plausible deniability: We are composing a set of items that help us GTFO of urban environments should the need arise. Think HVT hostage situations or comparable in non-permissive environments. Carry everything you need in such a situation to at least get out of restraints, closed confinements, and be able to run. You will be searched; more or less cursory. Everything that can’t be explained away is out. No carbon fiber and no Zirconium dioxide. No dedicated tools. Handcuff keys? Nope.

Pictured is a sample collection of stuff that just happens to be useful, if you know how to use/combine/create further tools from the ingredients:

  • Bobby pins
  • Safety pin, large/small
  • Paper clip, large/small
  • Paper fastener
  • Plastic wrapper band
  • Electric fuse
  • P-38

Here is some tradecraft: In a suit, you won’t be able to explain away most of even these items. But in a casual jacket, you just worked on your car, house, whatever; all of that, kept loose in a pocket, doesn’t arouse suspicion. The trick is to carry it wrapped in the cloth, it’s small and light, but as a bundle, it becomes suspicious. So, whenever a potentially tricky situation is to be expected—just open the safety pin and sprinkle the contents inside the pocket. It becomes just a bunch of unrelated stuff.

Also non-suspicious:

  • Dental floss
  • An old credit card
  • A piece of leader wire
  • A couple small zip ties
  • Nails
  • CD/DVDs are nice to have, if they make any sense in a pocket dump.

That’s about it. Bring any dedicated GTFO tool or implement and you will be treated quite differently, you’ll lose any element of surprise and won’t even have left the makeshift tools above.

Rule: The more you bring, the less you’ll have left.

No:

  • Light sticks
  • Metal saw
  • Handcuff keys
  • Lockpicks
  • Diamond wire

Observe – Evaluate – Control
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Light Box Project:

After some investment in materials and some continued testing one of the ideas I had last year seems to be getting closer to a final product. When other items came along it got put to the back burner and then brought out again as time allowed. In short I was asked for a lighting method that could be turned on and off, that glowed and did not produce large volumes of light, that could be used to allow navigation and signalling as well as be Jerry rigged for other covert uses. Also it had to be totally stand alone not requiring batteries or further components adding to the bulk or weight of the item.

I had tried chemical lights in a variety of ways but its a one shot deal and you cant exactly turn them off. You can throw them in your shoe or sometimes in a pocket but that can lead to light escape from the pocket depending on what the material is. Also you need a lot of them if you intend on doing anything for extended periods of time.

After some further experiments with glowing materials from hard plastics to soft granules all the way down to dust the final product was reached. Above is the final prototype of the material to glow, without the correct top coat. The final top coat to affix it is on order and the vacuum chamber is not set up yet to remove the bubbles. The final top coat is also crystal clear and is UV stable magnifying the sunlight inbound to the particles.

What we have is a container that holds a simple to charge glowing powder that is long lasting and durable. Its sealed into the holder with a clear top coat. You can charge it with sunlight, UV light or any other form of light. The big difference is a sliding lid makes it easily to turn off or on or vary the intensity..

Once the final components have arrived and a final sample is made I’ll post some further images and some further demonstration photos. Double sided tape could allow for a permanent marker or simple velcro for fixing to a jacket, bergan, helmet etc.

More details to follow, any thoughts or views on this idea please feel free to let me know.

Pedido: Queria um imagine do Louis que ela tem uma filha pequena e ela (filha) não gosta dele por ciúmes da mãe e ele tenta conquistar ela – Anônimo

*Aqui nesse link http://hot-1d-imagine.tumblr.com/pedidos vocês podem ver quais e a ordem que em os imagines vão ser postados, se o seu não estiver na lista é porque infelizmente não chegou, vou estar sempre atualizando a lista*

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Meu namorado Louis estava vindo passar a noite aqui em casa e a minha filha Mary, estava emburrada sentada no banquinho dela com os bracinhos cruzados e com um bico grande na boca.

- Meu amor, não precisa ficar assim, você sabe que o Louis é legal – Falo me agachando na frente dela, Mary tem 4 anos e é extremamente ciumenta comigo, afinal pai biológico dela nos deixou quando ela tinha apenas 1 ano, então ela vendo que foi abandonada pelo pai criou um medo por eu abandonar ela também, o que eu nunca ia fazer.

- Mas mamãe, ele está tentando tirar você de mim – Ela diz algumas palavras erradas e descruza os bracinhos e me encarando com seus enormes olhos castanhos mel.

- Você sabe que eu nunca ia deixar você, eu te amo muito, você sempre vai estar em primeiro lugar pra mim – Falo dando um abraço e a pegando no braço.

Escuto a campainha tocar e Mary faz bico novamente e eu dou uma risada e coloco ela sentada no sofá.

Caminho até a porta e abro dando de cara com Louis me encarando sorrindo.

- Oi – Ele diz se aproximando e me dando um beijo de tirar o fôlego. Nós nos separamos quando escutamos um “eca” vindo atrás da gente e vemos uma Mary com uma cara irritada e ainda com um bico. Louis ri para ela e eu a encaro.

- Eu trouxe um presente para Mary – Louis diz para mim e eu vejo minha filha desfazer a cara de irritada e sua expressão se transforma em uma curiosa.

- Bom, entra e fique a vontade, vou só ver como está o nosso jantar, volto daqui a pouco, enquanto isso fale com a Mary sobre esse presente – Digo e saio do local deixando Mary e Louis sozinhos de propósito, me escondo atrás da parede e encaro os dois.

Mary se senta no sofá e ela encara Louis ainda curiosa, Louis caminha até ela com uma caixa toda embrulhada na mão.

- Fiquei sabendo que você queria muito algo mas sua mãe não comprou para você, então eu comprei uma coisa para você – Louis diz e entrega a caixa para Mary que rapidamente pega e desembrulha e vê um kit completo de bailarina, tem sapatilhas, tutu, collant, meia calça, saias,  acessórios para a roupas e para o cabelo. Mary ficou sem reação, ela queria muito esse kit de bailarina para poder ir pro seu ballet. – Então você gostou? – Ele pergunta sorrindo para ela.

- Eu gostei muito mesmo – Mary diz passando a mãozinha no tutu rosa – Posso pergunta uma coisa? – Ela diz encarando ele séria, nem parece uma garotinha de 4 anos.

- Claro, pequena – Ele diz e ela se ajeita o sofá.

- Você quer tirar minha mãe de mim? – Ela pergunta e Louis sorri para ela.

- Claro que não, sua mãe te ama muito, Mary, e acredite eu amo sua mãe muito, mas nunca ia tirar ela de você, você é muito especial para ela e para mim também – Louis diz e Mary sorri timidamente e cora.

- Eu sou especial para você? – Ela pergunta corando e Louis sorri e a pega e a coloca no seu colo.

- Com certeza, você é uma princesa para mim, Mary, adoro você por me ajudar a manter os outros homens longe de sua mãe – Louis diz e Mary ri quando Louis faz cosquinhas nela – E também você é especial porque eu quero ser um pai para você, quero levá-la as aulas de ballet, quero sair para comer sorvete, passear nos parque, fazer piquenique e cuidar de você quando estiver doente e fazer tudo isso junto com sua mãe, porque você e ela são bastantes especiais para mim – Louis explica encarando Mary nos olhos.

- Eu aceito você ser meu novo papai – Mary diz ainda corando e brincando com a bainha de sua blusa, meu coração enche de amor pelos dois sentados ali no sofá. Louis arregala os olhos e abre um sorriso enorme.

- Eu fico muito feliz que eu possa ser seu papai – Ele diz e deposita um beijo na testa dela e Mary o abraça.

Entro na sala e Mary sai dos braços de Louis e corre até mim me puxando pela mão.

- Mãe, Louis é o meu novo papai e olha o que ele deu para mim, várias roupas de bailarinas, olha – Mary diz toda animada e ergue o presente dela até eu poder ver.

- Que lindo filha, Louis é seu novo papai? – Pergunto sorrindo e Louis me puxa pela cintura me fazendo sentar em seu colo.

- Sim, ele é, ele não vai te tirar de mim – Ela diz sorrindo.

- Isso nunca irá acontecer- Louis diz apertando minha cintura e eu dou um sorriso.

- Bom, já que vocês dois resolveram esse assunto e já são melhores amigos, que tal irmos jantar? – Pergunto e os dois assentem e caminhamos até a cozinha e depois do jantar Mary sobe e vai dormir e durante a noite eu e Louis temos uma noite de amor.

Espero que tenham gostado, se sim, deixem uma ask me contando

*Os favoritos são importantes, então se gostou deixa seu fav lindo aí ;D

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One possible version of a PSK or personal survival kit .

 All the above items fit into a belt wearable pouch in this case a Kifaru GPS pouch , this can also then be fitted to other kit such as packs or to a larger knife sheath via the malice clip  .

My personal choices for this kit include energy tablets ,small survival tin , a Spyderco Native 5 , TOPS folding saw , Boker Ti VOX tool with bottle opener and tungsten carbide breaker .

A Leatherman PS4 multi- tool , refillable Peizo lighter with fuel window and built in red LED flashlight , Fire steel wrapped in jute tinder with tungsten carbide striker and a silver foil emergency blanket .

 Also included are a Fenix PD20 180 lumen with SOS and strobe with a 66 hour run-time on low 9 lumen setting plus a spare CR123 battery in a Delrin case, a Cyalume 10 hour Visipad , wet fire tinder and several feet of Kevlar sleeved cord from Twinlineusa.com.

 The small Tin is 11cm long x 6.5 wide and only 1.3cm deep meaning its compact enough to stash away in clothing if I need more space in the pouch .

It features a basic personal first aid kit compromising of steri-strips ,plasters , disposable gloves and a resuscitation shield and water purification tabs .

The lid features a mirror circle , 3m orange high reflective and a GITD dot , £40.00 in tenners , x3 4hour mini Cyalume light sticks and a micro fire-steel with needle .

Also included are a folding razor /saw , mini tungsten carbide saw , photon freedom with a 12 hour run -time , P38 can opener , surgical blade and a custom made fire spark'er with jute tinder wrap .

All these items can of course be interchanged with other kit depending on the carry needs and environments traveled in and would always carry a more comprehensive first aid kit as standard .

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PSK (Personal Survival Kit)

Rather than buy a pre-packed PSK you should carefully research and source the components.

These are some of the items that I have selected based on my skills, knowledge and training. They will fit in a 2oz tobacco tin or SUMA container :

○ Wire Saw - split rings removed and replaced with cord.

○ Photon Freedom Micro Light - ‘find me’ photoluminescent disc added.

○ 14mm SERE Button Compass - 'find me’ photoluminescent disc added.

○ Blanket Safety Pin, Safety Pins, Titanium Tooth Pick/Needle and Sewing Needles.

○ Water Sterilisation Tablets and Alcohol Wipes.

○ Signal Mirror.

○ Mini Light Sticks, Micro Firesteel, Ceramic Razor Blade, FireSteel and Folding Razor Saw.

○ Tornado Whistle.

○ Zero Dark Self Adhesive Credit Card, Luggage Tag with Sniper Tape and Electrical Tape.

This is not a SERE, Personal Recovery, Restraint Escape, E&E kit so you should not be packing handcuff keys, shims, lock picks etc. those items are carried and concealed on your person.

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Some ideas for EDC or survival  E&E / SERE type tools .

From locking and non locking cutting tools depending on your carry laws through to Custom and production key chain and emergency use tools  .

Personal flashlights, strobe beacons and signaling options through to fire-steel’s and fire starters, tinder and strikers there’s just something about gadgets that I love .

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Advanced fire steel and tungsten scraper .

Following on from my original wrapped fire steel post back in October http://ru-titley-knives.tumblr.com/post/63818672043/a-6mm-diameter-firesteel-epoxied-into-one-half-of .

The fire steel blank fits snug into the safety break away holder which can then be removed to strike the steel with the tungsten carbide scraper and I’ve also added a heat shrink tube sheath which can aid to protect the fire steel.

 Natural Jute cord which makes for a great tinder is wrapped around the heat shrink tube , knotted at the top but with just a dab of supper glue at the bottom leaving a short tail as extra .

 A larger bore heat shrink tube is then used to cover over the cord and the tail end tucked back up into the cavity .

This is then sealed with hot wax , which can easily be broken squeezing the  cavity and allowing you access to the tail end of the cord .

 A sharp tug should break the super glue tab allowing you to remove more tinder cord to cut what you need but remembering to cut so that there’s enough to tuck back inside the cavity again .

 In order to access the fire steel for use just a gentle turning motion is used keeping the inner sheath and cord intact ,this is a back up system for the day that you really need it rather than as a primary fire lighting tool .

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Multi -Cam kydex neck carry rig for one of my lightweight back up Survival neckers .

 This one for a US customers also features a Cyalume Cyflect small M3 marker , a technora lanyard with fire -steel toggle and a sage green elastic Ranger type band for stashing further small survival kit behind .

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I picked up this un-ground but Heat treated NC690 blade at the Wilderness gathering from knife maker Duncan from Dorset woodland blades .

 My good friend Bones then did the honors on the great full flat grind  and I then added the orange G-10 liners under green canvas micarta and an all over etch in ferric chloride .

 The removable torx bolts allow access to the laser cut  cut-outs where I ’ve stashed a micro fire-steel / needle in a para cord sheath , a 4 hour mini  light stick (recently snapped one of these and it glowed for more like 20 hours ) and a double sided cyflect  glint & glow marker  hidden in the over sized circular cut out .

 Still got to make a sheath up , thinking kydex but may be leather ???

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Secondary Function .

As with many bits of kit I always try and come up with a secondary function where ever possible .

By removing the  cyflected APALS from the prototype 3D printed holder and replacing it on a hooked tape backed Mil-spec elastic Ranger band it can then seal in small gear such as tinder circles , compass , mini firesteel in snakedr style para-cord sheath , SERE V cutter and 10 hour light-stick .

This version still needs proper testing but I kinda like the rough idea .

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My version of Molle use Ranger type bands made from Mil-spec elastic that can be made up in a variety of colors/ camo patterns .

 These ones will fit similar bore sized items from flashlight bodies and various survival tubes / containers that can mount direct to Molle vests/ packs via a Malice clip or Molle lock and can also be belt worn if ever required .

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Trompe- l'oeil or ‘deceive the eye'  because sometimes hiding in plain sight allows you to go unseen .

This prototype pendant or kit marker was made up from a small Dremel cut-off wheel .

Whilst the added SOLAS / GITD tapes may aid signaling for help in an Emergency situation their main function is to camouflage the cutting disc turning it from a tool into something casual you may not give a second thought too .

Definitely a last option cutter as they can break with excessive use it however happily cut through standard 550 para- cord , 1inch nylon webbing and plastic cable ties .

For a longer lasting cut I quickly looked into a small industrial diamond gritted cut off wheel , this too cut the same materials but will definitely outlast the lattice work grinder wheel .

Though harder to bling up with the distraction tapes I’m gonna try and drill 4 holes so it could be used as a button ,sprayed black or brown it should still possibly deceive the eye of the beholder .

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Survival Hatchet.

 Whilst I had the Technora 950 out to wrap up my AK knife I thought it may be cool to wrap up the haft of my Gransfors Bruks belt hatchet too .

The small axe lives in my Kifaru E&E pack and just wanted to see what add-ons I could add to the existing set up to make it better .

I wrapped the haft in over 200 inchs of the technora 950 cord from twinlineusa.com (many thanks Sync_below) giving a great grip but also a load of 950 lb breaking strain cord .

To the existing kydex mask I added a fire- steel toogle to the shock cord retention system , a Photon freedom Micro with 360 degree rotation and one of my Mini MK3 double sided Glint &Glow markers in 3M orange reflective and cyflect reverse .

 To the technora lanyard I added a mini Go-tube from snakeDr/ oscar delta which is perfect for stashing small SERE / E&E kit in this case a micro fire-steel/ needle  wrapped in several feet of micro cord ,  x2 swan Norton scalpels blades wrapped in waxed brown tinder paper , x2 Hammero tinder card circles, a baddest bee fire fuze sealed in heat shrink and a 10 hour red mini chem light .

 Apart from the obvious benefits of the axe with increased range, cutting/ chopping  power, use as a hammer  etc , there’s the added benefit of using the technora as a friction saw that will cut through wood , there are now also 2 ways to make fire , x5 forms of tinder and x5 lighting / signaling options .

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