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Brandon Currin

Mission 102 Brief

Mission 102 Brief

Welcome, Battlbox subscribers, to Mission 102! This Month’s Mission is packed with gear to enhance your everyday life and add to your preparations. From camp convenience to cutting tools, and even something to get you out of a sticky situation. Mission 102 is awaiting... so let’s stop the intro jibber jabber and turn the page and check out what is inside! YEEHAW!

Basic Box

SlotLock Stakes - 4 Pack

I believe we have all been in a situation where the typical stakes used for tents, tarps, canopies, etc. just don’t get the job done. Whether it’s the stake itself bending and not holding or the user’s ability to tie a sufficient knot, the experience for the most part sucks.The SlotLock stakes take care of both of these issues. Since there is no knot to tie, you get the right tension every time. And, if you do happen to re-adjust, you simply unlock, pull tight, and re-slot the rope. They’re constructed of Permalon–a premium, impact-grade, glass-filled, thermoplastic polymer that’s virtually indestructible. Oh and these are proudly Made in the USA!

 

 

Kuju Coffee - Basecamp Pour Over

A great cup of coffee is a must while outdoors. Finding one that’s easy to prepare is just as important as the quality and taste. Jeff and Justin, brothers and Eagle Scouts, developed a coffee specifically for the outdoors. While camping in Red Rock Canyon, their coffee didn’t match the majesty around them. So they created Kuju Coffee to bring high-quality coffee to those who love the outdoors as much as they do. Kuju Coffee is not only amazing to the taste buds, it’s the most convenient and efficient way to enjoy a hot cup of coffee in any setting. Simply remove from package, rip open at the perforation, anchor to your cup or other vessel, and then pour over with your hot water and enjoy.

 

 

Panther Vision Gumbi-Lamp LED Headlamp

 Headlamps are useful but there are challenges that arise with most. Straps lose the ability to stay put, batteries are a pain to replace, too many features that are difficult to deal with, they’re unreliable in harsh environments, they’re cumbersome and heavy... the list can go on and on. These Panther Vision Gumbi-lamps excel in simplicity of design. With notable features like the anti-slip and anti-bounce silicone headband, it literally seems glued to your head. It’s small, lightweight, but powerful.You can stash this light virtually anywhere and it has sufficient light for any task in the dark. This headlamp is USB chargeable and is capable of 10.5 hours of use at the lowest setting. You may receive one of four colors: Blue, Olive, Red, or Black.

 

 

Gear Aid Ni Glo

Find things at night with Ni Glo, a glow in the dark keychain and marker for keys and all kinds of outdoor gear. This rechargeable key fob is battery and tritium-free. It charges by sunlight or artificial light and glows brightly at first, then fades to a constant glow that can be seen all night. Easily attaches to gear with the included keyring, clip, and joint. Use it on keys, packs, dog collars, guylines, tent zippers, hammock clips, night fishing rods, and even scuba tanks. Charges within 10 minutes! Glowing light can be seen up to 25 ft. away. IPX8 waterproof, dust-proof, and weatherproof. You will receive one of five color options: Clear, Green, Orange, Yellow, or Blue.

Details:

  • Materials:   strontium oxide in plastic with stainless steel keyring
  • Dimensions: 2" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 0.28 oz

 

 

Advanced Box

BattlBox Onyx

A versatile fixed blade designed for any situation is a must in anyone’s pack.The Onyx is extremely lightweight and durable. Featuring an overall length of 9 inches, a 8Cr14Mov Stainless Steel 4.5 inch blade with dark stonewash finish, and an injection molded handle for secure grip. The sheath has a hole in the bottom for drainage in wet environments and can even be used to filter water in a pinch.This blade is ready for the task and I’m sure will quickly be a go-to favorite for all your adventures.

 

 

Pro Box

Rhino USA Kinetic Recovery Rope

Hey it happens... It’s also not always you. I’d be willing to bet I pull folks out of the ditch on my dirt road at least 12 times a year. Being prepared isn’t always for you, oftentimes it’s to help out others. Mud, sand, rocks, and even trail debris can put anyone in a bad situation. Having a proper recovery kit is a must in any vehicle or ATV and we have an essential ingredient for you here from RHINO USA. This 20 foot long kinetic recovery rope can and will help you quickly and easily get out of the crap. What’s so special about a Kinetic Rope? It’s the safest and most efficient way to recover a stuck vehicle. Because it’s able to stretch and store 4x more energy than a tow strap, it provides a much smoother and safer recovery. And they take up less space for storage. Speaking of storage... this rope also comes with its own heavy duty recovery bag.This not only makes storage nice, but it also keeps everything clean by not having to put a dirty nasty rope back in your vehicle after every use. This 3⁄4” kinetic rope has just over a 3 ton working load limit and minimum break strength of 19,965 lbs and is also backed by a LIFETIME warranty and world-class customer service from a family-owned company.

Pro Plus Box

A-TAC Ghost

The Ghost Folding Knife is a creation that is a perfect everyday carry for the hunter, outdoorsman, and frontline professional.The combination serrated and straight edge blade allows for both precision and aggressive cuts.This knife was designed by Adam Seegmiller. Adam actually contributed  by sending this letter of his story behind the design:

The knife design came about because of my frustration with all of the other folders I carried on deployment overseas.

The majority of the 6 years I was deployed I wore plain clothes while doing personal protection work. Often, when I would bring VIPs into various government ministries, the host nation would prohibit weapons inside so I would try to get through with at least a folder.The folders were either too big or too small.The big folders robust enough to fight with were too large and overt to get inside resulting in me getting stopped at access points or getting the knife seized. On the other hand, the small folders were easier to conceal and I could sneak them inside, however, they were too small to actually use for defense.

When operating in quasi permissive environments without firearms. I would go for a morning run and clip a folder inside my shorts. More often than not, it was an uncomfortable run as the knife would dig into my hip.

As a result of all this, I went on a hunt for a folder that was thin enough to wear comfortably but robust enough to fight with. I couldn’t find anything that fit what I needed, so I decided to create my own.

I wanted a knife that was thin enough to fit comfortably in my pocket or waistband for appendix carry.

Also, I wanted a glass break but one that wasn’t at the end of the handle of the knife like most are. This was critical for me as I wanted a knife I could grasp it in a reverse grip to be able to fight with.

I also wanted a tool with a seatbelt cutter. I was well aware that having a rescue tool on your person after a crash or IED strike could mean that difference between life and death. However, I knew from experience that most cutters built into the handle actually cut the pants pocket overtime, which is why I decided to have the Ghost’s cutter tucked inside the handle, easily accessible but not cutting pants accidentally.

When I tried the knife as a prototype, I had a few Operator buddies wear it and use it. One buddy came back and said it was the first folder he wore all day that he never actually felt in his pocket. He said it felt like a Ghost, you know it’s there, but you can’t feel it, and thus the knife was namedThe Ghost.

Details & Specs:

    • Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel
    • Blade Length: 3.25"
    • Overall Length: 7.5"
    • Weight: 4.8oz
    • Aluminum and carbon fiber handle
    • Retractable Seat Belt Cutter
    • Designed by Adam Seegmiller 

 

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