Smock: concept overview and first modification – hood/visor

19:08 08.04.2020
Smock: concept overview and first modification – hood/visor
Smock is essentially a “soft shell” of previous days, key element of an old-school layering system. Just windproof, not warm. Rainproof a little, very temporarily and depending of the condition of waterproof treatment. Sometimes smocka are made fully waterproof, but it is an aberration from original concept. It serves as protection from harsh environment – […]

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Non-standard wide PALs

21:16 10.04.2019
Non-standard wide PALs
Sometimes I see modular platforms which include PALs loops wider than standard. It’s obviously GoRuck (1.9-2″ wide) and discontinued BOGear products (no info). I’ve always wondered if it is rational in terms of convenience. One day I tried to figure the most versatile PALs loop width with aim to attach any pouches centered – with […]

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VAC, versatile attachment cell

19:34 19.09.2018
VAC, versatile attachment cell
The necessity for a method to attach standard buckles for a PALs platform is obvious to me. So I’ve played with an idea to combine G-hook and T-shape adapter in one accessory unit. Sorry for crappy pics, as usual. Simply put, it is a wrapper around PALs loop, which is fastened with DTMF closure. For […]

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Radio related translations

14:56 29.05.2018
Radio related translations
Last year(s) I made some translations from English to Russian. I strongly believe that these materials are important and educating, so here is the list in the original language.   Emergency comms Redditnet Guide to Extreme EmComm by NS0S Emcomm AAR by ARFCOMer Planemaker   Monitoring Radio monitoring for the beginners From the beginning: communications monitoring […]

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PCB, Pack Complementary Board – concept, prototype, thoughts

13:49 14.02.2018
PCB, Pack Complementary Board – concept, prototype, thoughts
Had a boatload of things to take care of. Showing some beta-version.   Widely known pack inserts, or organisational boards, have variuous features, so I want to make one to be suited to my specific needs. I want to have a possibilities: hold A4 papers in the flat pocket attach modular pouches to the front […]

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Velcro on PALs placement – quick and dirty

11:56 10.09.2017
Velcro on PALs placement – quick and dirty
Sorry for long lack of posts, I’m still here and even reading the blogroll. I’ve seen at least two commercial solutions which put velcro surface over the PALs surface. Can’t believe it could happen. To make a single-cell wide three inches height velcro attachment point we need: strip of loop velcro 6 (six) inches long […]

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