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October 28, 2015Gear Tasting

Gear Tasting 13: Muster Loadout, Water Bottles and Grappling Hooks

Gear Tasting 13: Muster Loadout, Water Bottles and Grappling Hooks


On this episode, Bryan discusses his loadout during the fourth annual ITS Muster and his thought process behind his continually evolving gear setup.

He also answers some questions over coffee, including his water bottle preference and what the things behind him that look like grappling hooks are. (Hint, they’re grappling hooks.)


London Bridge Trading –
SKD Pig Gloves –
Princeton Tec Headlamp –
ITS + Emerson A-100 –
ITS Urban Kit –
Garmin 401 –
EOG Strap –
Dummy Cord –
Mini Chem Lights –
Cejay Engineering –
Ops Core –
Sordin Ear Pro –
PDW Griffin Knife –
Pace Count Bead Article –
Photon Micro Lights –
Source Hydration Bladder –
EOG Chemlight Holder –
LokSak Bag –
Mini Survival Kit –
SOFTTW Tourniquet –
Suunto Global MC-2 Compass –
Multitasker –
Slip2000 –
Fisher Space Pen –
Rite in the Rain Pencil –
Tactical Command Industries –
Arc’Teryx Atom Jacket –
Rigger’s Rubber Bands –
Paracord Storage Sinnet –
Battle Systems Tape –
Liberty Bottles –
Skeltonized Bottle Holder –
ITS Logo Nalgene Bottle –
ITS Vapur Bottles –
Vapur Flask –

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.

For more on the gear we review, check out our GEARCOM category here on ITS.

To have your gear related question answered on an upcoming episode, tweet us using the poundtag #GearTasting on Twitter.


  • jadedtreebeard

    Two questions:
    – What’s the antenna you were running on the Baofeng (assuming that’s what it was)?  Looks like a pretty long Nagoya.
    – Is that some sort of large battery pack on there?  Looks larger than what I’m running.

    Love the series.

    • jadedtreebeard Looks suspiciously like a Nagoya NA771, very popular antenna for the chinese radios. Noticeably outperforms the stock antennas that the Baofengs ship with out in the field, can’t comment on the Wouxun’s.

  • adamcroner

    What is the battery holder you have for your CR123’s and AA’s?

    • LD

      Looks like a PowerPax battery holder.
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