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March 17, 2016Gear Tasting

Gear Tasting 30: Muddy AAR, Battery Clips and BUD/s Prep

Gear Tasting 30: Muddy AAR, Battery Clips and BUD/s Prep


This week, Bryan showcases gear used during the testing of MAXTRAX Recovery Equipment, including Boots, Overboots and Gloves. He also discusses Battery Clips and his experience in the Navy at BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL) training. There’s also one book he recommends for anyone heading into the SEAL pipeline.

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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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  • Allwet

    MAXTRAX work very well…..while tree branches work in a pinch(make sure you put’em under all the spinners as you lose a lot traction on the front if you’ve got some incline at work between front and rear drives) but there are not always handy, or of sufficeint configuration to work.Velocity is your freind in mud, and ALWAYS check the depth of that “little mud hole” first, or run the edges……

    MAXTRAX are a heckuva performance for the ratio, and will work in all but the most ridiculous of situations……but lookin’ before you leap is your first option.If you get frame deep, well, hey , things down fast from there…

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