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Zip Bags, Overwhites and Choosing Survival Essentials – Gear Tasting 99

Zip Bags, Overwhites and Choosing Survival Essentials – Gear Tasting 99

Organization takes effort and today on Gear Tasting, Bryan showcases some new sizes of our ITS Nylon Zip Bags that make organizing a breeze. He also offers a look at a new Canvas Zip Bag colorway and hints at some new nylon products coming in the future.

During Questions Over Coffee, Bryan tackles camouflage during the winter and what items he’d choose as a contestant on the History Channel’s show, Alone.

In each episode of Gear Tasting, Imminent Threat Solutions Editor-in-Chief Bryan Black answers your gear-related questions and shares his insight into what we’re currently evaluating at ITS HQ.

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Discussion

  • T$

    You really need to watch the show… It’s more about bushcraft and wilderness living than you seem to think. Two weeks?!? In the current season, it took 8-9 days for the “hiking” teammate to find their partner. If they made it at all. A lot dropped out quickly. Last season (season 3), the winner lasted 80 days! I recommend watching the 3rd season if any of them where they were in Patagonia and it was individuals, not teams. They get dropped off on a beach with their clothes, ten items and camera gear and who ever lasts the longest wins. Water comes from streams or from rain, which it does a lot. For your items, you have to think long term, multi-use items. Building a decent shelter is priority for both mental and physical well being. Lots of curious predators lurking. Fire is huuuge. Food is not as ‘abundant’ as you say (see attached image) but fish present the best opportunity so fishing gear is a must. Whether you go gill net or line is up for debate. Line is multi-use but gill net is ‘set it and forget it’. They do provide a tarp to cover the camera gear, so another tarp may not be necessary. I personally still would bring one after seeing how much it rains though. Cameras also have night vision so you can see at night somewhat. I don’t know where you think you’ll be “moving at night”. There is nowhere to go and you’ll likely get injured or eaten. None of the contestants have been very successful at trapping but they also haven’t put in a very good effort. You can also use whatever you find on the beach or wherever. Plastic bottles, fish nets, etc. The one time you hope there are a lot of litter bugs in the world. Anywho, a lot more than I planned on typing and there is way more that could be typed. Bottom line up last, watch at least a few episodes. It’s a pretty good show but hope it doesn’t turn into a “reality show” which is the direction it seems to be heading with the ‘teams’ now. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d60c42a3ca397e22a082aafd3c3a69faa65d35bf74120e8d3bd20ef121ebf2f3.jpg

    • In each episode of Gear Tasting, Imminent Threat Solutions Editor-in-Chief Bryan Black answers your gear-related questions and shares his insight into what we’re currently evaluating at ITS HQ.

  • R711

    As to the winter whites, they actually work better when they are dirty. Pure white stands out against snow. I used to spray paint dots of OD green, tan and an occasional sky blue on them. It sounds weird, but it works. For sizing in the video yours are to small, you always need a size up ie small, should have mediums. This is because winter gear is bulky and you don’t want the whites to compress the layers which will make you colder. Plus, they also prevent snow from sticking to you.

  • Gray

    Buffs are like head overs. Come in lots of colours. Usually people who run ultras wear them.

    Flannel; not sure if you were not awhere of what it is, it’s small towel.

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