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Survival Tips: Tier-2 Kit

Survival Tips: Tier-2 Kit


Hey I’m Max Joseph. Previously, we talked
about tier-1 rural survival kits, meaning it’s actually on our body. Now I’m going to do
tier-2. It’s a little bit larger carrier and for this one, I’m using a
Maxpedition Proteus Versipack. This has enough equipment in here where
I could last for several days out in the field if I had to jettison my rucksack,
which is our tier-3 gear. So just going over this briefly, and this is by
no means complete, but this is the basics that you would want in your tier-2
equipment. On my external pockets right here, I have my flashlight which is dummy
corded in. I also had a flash on my body we talked about previously, this is
my secondary one. I’ve got my multi-purpose tool which ideally would be
dummy corded in as well. In my other pocket, I have a compass which is also a
secondary compass because I have a primary on my body with my tier-1. When
employing your compass, always keep in mind that your index finger should
be oriented straight ahead to keep that compass pointed straight in front
of you. Also keep in mind that that needle will be drawn towards any heavy
metal objects, so if you’re wearing a rifle or if you’ve got a lot of magazines in your
kit, keep it further away from your body. Also be aware of power lines and large
deposits of metal and / or metal buildings, etc. On this military lensatic compass, I have both a forward sight and rear sight. By looking through my rear sight lining
with my desired point, I would then rotate my bezel ring to line up my
north seeking arrow, keeping those two aligned I would then walk to my desired
point. External pouch out here, I’ve got a broken down MRE, and when I refer to
broken down we remove this chow from the main plastic envelope because it’s
far too bulky. We also jettison those cardboard boxes
that these individual meals come in and we just stick the individual envelopes
inside here. Inside the main pouch… the basics here, I’ve got my CAT tourniquet.
I’ve got my Israeli dressing that goes obviously right on top where they’re easily
accessible. lastly, I have my 15 foot sling rope with two locking carabiners
in case I need to negotiate any rocks or do any kind of descents. For descent
out of helicopters down cliffs, I’m going to employ a hasty ranger seat and that
is tied as follows… I get a bite in the center of my rope,
I bring the bite through my legs, bring my running ends through up and
around… cinching it down, making sure it’s nice and tight for both safety and
comfort when you break. On my left side I would then tie a square knot and I will
half hitch each side of that square knot for extra safety. At that time, I would
stow any excess in my pocket. Taking my carabiner… bring it down and through
both my ropes and rotating around so my gate is up and away. I’m now ready to
hook onto my main line and rapel with my right arm as I come out of that bird. So
if I have to drop my main rucksack because of escape and evasion reasons
or possibly I’m getting in trouble in the water where I need to get rid of
that thing, my secondary carrier like my Maxpedition Proteus Versipack here is
great cause it stays on my body but I’m not fully encumbered with the rucksack.
I’m still able to run and I’m still able to sustain myself in the field for
several days if necessary. Stand by for the next one.

2 thoughts on “Survival Tips: Tier-2 Kit”

  1. Do yall only have in black and tan? I have a large and growing collection of your pouches in foliage and would love to add this Proteus to that collection but will make black work if you dont make these in foliage…
    Otherwise, awesome video! That harness was legit!!

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