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.

“After the entire debacle at the Insurrection base with the whole squad being captured, everyone agreed to train and take measures to ensure something like that would not happen again. The squad had split off to take different tasks on to prepare for their next mission. Alyson and Lindsey took up to putting together a new SERE kit that they would take with them whenever they deployed. The contents of what the kits contained would remain a secret to everyone else but the squad.”

“Ok, this should just about finish our new kits,” Alyson sighed after working long hours to put the new SERE kits together.

“These supplies should make sure that what happened to us doesn’t happen again,” Lindsey replied.

“That was absolutely embarrassing for all of us,” Alyson said.

“Yeah, but now we are ready, right?” Lindsey asked.

“I hope so, a large portion comes down to all of you getting your training down pat as well as me being able to lead and teach you girls at the same time,” Alyson answered.

“Hey, don’t be hard on yourself ma’am, you’re a good teacher, it’s just we didn’t fully listen until after what happened occurred; but you did mess up by going out by yourself,” Lindsey cut in.

“I realize that now, but at the time I was just frustrated with being a teacher and a squad leader simultaneously, it’s no excuse but sometimes emotions take over,” Alyson mused.

“Well, this female squad is going to show that we are not simply rookies anymore,” Lindsey remarked.

“Let’s hope the rest of the team is doing the exercises they said they were doing,” Alyson replied.

Another great picture by @bravo44. The story is mine. Make sure to send the good praise to Bravo for his amazing work. There will be more of this short story to come so be ready.

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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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

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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.


Camo EOD tanto sorted for a US LEO .

6MM thick 01 tool steel American tanto style tip with camo laminate G-10 scales and torx chain ring bolts .

The customer requested I add a matching fire steel loop to the kryptek Highlander sheath with one of my slimline army sized fire-steels and a long malice clip for pack carry .

 My original intention had been for small of the back scout carry with 2 Blade tech IWB loops which I could then run a Tactical Tailor Molle mag pouch off to carry key survival / SERE kit in .

 Kit contents include an @oscardelta mini Gotube with Photon Freedom micro , @topsknivesofficial folding hacksaw ,cyflect pimped APALS Britestrike strobe , baddest bee fire fuses with tinder paper circles and fire-steel toggle , a spool of nano cord with mono filament test fishing line core , GITD SERE compass and a mini  Leatherman tool .

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EDC / Active Shooter Backpack with a Tactical Spin by 20$Bandit

I decided to take a break from the chaos and lay down a vid showing my favorite EDC Rucksack or Backpack the GORUCK BULLET RUCK 10L. The pack easily converts…

Great video by 20dollarbandit detailing his EDC bag and the many uses of his Mini Kit MK-7 pouches. Our Micro SERE Kit makes an appearance at the 6:55 mark. Thanks for the mention!


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 . 

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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.


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

 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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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

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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 .


Advanced fire steel and tungsten scraper .

Following on from my original wrapped fire steel post back in October .

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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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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