sere kit


Always be prepared .

Great things can come in small packages like what you can stash in a Go -tube

 Contents dry after 2 hour submergence test include in the larger CF version, Latherman style multi tool , Silva SERE compass ,ferro rod toggle , handmade spark fire wheel wrapped in jute cordage and heat shrink  , mini MK3 double sided cyflect location marker and x3 tinder paper circles .

 Smaller mini go -tube has x6 10 hour mini chem -lights , micro ferro rod with needle in gutted 550 cord sheath , x2 tinder paper circles , x2 surgical steel blade wrapped in flamable brown waxed paper .


The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword:

Some things are designed to remain Hidden In Plain Sight. Its an ethos we adopted and pushed for some time. This Sharpie still writes, for a short while at least and once you pick it up most people don’t notice the very slight change in weight and dismiss it instantly.

Pull the cap off, carefully pull the nib section out and inside is a selection of lock picking tools designed to help with most common locks. Its a simple package that means you can carry it anywhere you go and have not everything you need perhaps, but a good all refined selection of essential items on hand just in case and without attracting attention. 

We were thinking of offering these as a limited run to see how people like them. Cost is £22.50 for preorder early takers (£30 later on). Do you think this would suit your needs? Reblog and let us know, if we get enough feedback we will do a run of them on pre-order basis. Contains 4 carefully crafted lock picks with 5 tension strips.

Picks are Made From High Grade Steel and will not rust.


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.


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

Observe – Evaluate – Control
[Windson How Tos] | [Limited Edition Patches]


Prototype Cyflect pouch’s

Just a rough idea but certainly will look into getting some proper versions made up as these were just stitched together about 30 mins ago .

2 sizes of Glint &Glow Cyflect sew on material with Velcro hook &loop closure with technora pull tabs .

The large was sized to take a DPX Gear Danger Tag , and the small x8 10 hour mini chem-lights  the bigger can also take several other similar sized items and the small fitted both a Photon freedom and a universal cuff key . 

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from


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 and here

posts on the knife here and

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from


Latest bit of DIY - small 500D cordura pouch for SERE kit.

Simple pillow flap design with good overlap: silent, non-metalic, simple and secure.

Small enough to palm, tuck into sock / shreddies / where ever. Big enough to hold what I need and maybe a little more for trip specific items (1g gold, local currency, meds)

£20 in tenners
Red Photon LED
SERE cutter
Bobby pin (hair grip)
Mini hacksaw blade
Emergency numbers
Mini glow stick
Needle (taped to glow stick)
2x safety pins
1m kevlar thread
2x Oasis water treatment tabs
Sticking plaster
Cyflect glint/glow material

Not weighed it but kit in a mini ziploc was sub 30g! No reason not to have it with you.

submitted by Thomas C

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This kit was built to slim down my every day carry load. It consists of 50% everyday tools and 50% outdoor survival. It carries 4 of my credit cards, so the kit is always with me.