Archive for the ‘Ditching and Survival Gear’ Category

Ocean Testing the Switlik Immersion Suit

This is a pictorial review of Jeff Miller donning his Switlik immersion suit, hood and gloves before entering the Pacific Ocean.

Donning the Switlik Immersion Suit

Jeff Miller donning a Switlik immersion suit.

Diamond Brand Knife Sharpening Stone

On an extended stay in the wilderness a good knife sharpening stone will come in handy

Platypus 2 Liter Water Bag

Platypus 2 liter water container that can be use to store, transport or clean water.

Micropur Water Purification Pills

Micropur water purification pills clean water of viruses, bacteria, Giardia and and Cryptosporidiumj

BenchWade 4″ Fixed Blade Steel Knife

This knife can be very handy in an emergency. You may need to cut yourself or your partner out of a jammed seat belt during a ditching. You may have to break a window to let the water in to equalize the pressure.

Gerber 6.5″ Folding Saw with Exchangeable Blade

One of three knives to be carried across the North Atlantic.

Leatherman Titanium Charge Multi-Purpose Tool

The Leatherman Charge Titanium Multi-purpose tool is highly recommended by Doug Ritter of survival training fame.
It took me about 15 minutes to become comfortable with using it. Extricating all of the tools is confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it…it’s simple.
It has quite a good scissors, knives, metal and wood files, [...]

Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone works anywhere in the world.

Satellite phone makes my flight fun and always in communication with my friends and office from anywhere in the world.

ACR MicroFix II 406 MHz GPS Personal Locator Beacon

Save your life with a PLB. SAR can find you fast and launch their air rescue in minutes.