Operation Just Cause 1989 – Ranger kit

Originally intended as a gradual buildup of troops by the United States, Operation Just Cause was significantly changes over the course of 1989. Reasons for these changes in operational procedure came from the events that eventually led to the operation as we know it today. Relations between the US Administration and the Panamanian dictator Manuel…

Operation Eagle Claw 1980 – Delta Force kit

In November 4th, 1979, a group of around 200 Iranian college students took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran and took over 50 American diplomats and citizens hostage. The students were supporters of the Iranian Revolution and had gathered in front of the embassy to demand the return of the former Shah of Iran,…

Old School ALICE Medium Rucksack – What I carry

First, a disclaimer. This post is not intended to be a thorough look into what you need to carry nor does it represent the setup of a specific unit. As always, I have drawn inspiration and ideas from the US Army Rangers and what they carried and could have carried during their missions. This setup…

My ALICE Setup – 2018 Version

I have been talking about my ALICE setup, that I primarily use, on many posts over at Instagram and sometimes here on the blog as well. My Youtube channel began with the introduction of this same setup a few years ago and I have referred everyone to that video ever since I made it. I…

Slings – What I use and why

For a while now I have wanted to do a short post about the slings that I primarily use. You might have noticed that I have a certain trend with slings on my replicas; two-point. There are a few reasons why I use two point slings. I have tried one-point and three-point slings as well…

The M653 Ranger carbine

The third and final part of this three part series takes us back to the early 1980’s and especially Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada in 1983. During this era, the Ranger companies can be seen wearing their OD green Jungle Fatigues, which they switched to around 1982. Before this change, they were using…

Late 1980s – early 1990s Ranger(ish) reconnaissance photoshoot

A while back I did a photoshoot with the theme of old school reconnaissance. Here are some of the images that came out that day. For more, please head out to my Facebook page. Link below. In addition, please check out my Instagram and Youtube sites as well and like and subscribe! Facebook Youtube Click…

New video – ALICE setup

Yesterday I uploaded a new video to the Youtube channel. I’m talking a little about the current ALICE setup that I run and the modifications that I have done to it. A lot of the modifications, if not all, are taken from images, videos and books that I have read about old school gear that…