Here is a video intro into the design considerations for the Bu Tactical Combat Lanyard Identification Badge.
Bu Tactical is now offering the Combat Lanyard Identification Badge AND the Combat Lanyard as a set for $19.99. This gives the user an everyday carry option (the ID Badge) as well as a separate item of the same form factor to train with (the lanyard). Look for the Practical Lanyard Set in the Products section.
Bu Tactical’s owner, Don Alley, has an article in the upcoming Survival Quarterly Magazine. A quick and dirty how-to on basic knife movements. Bu Tactical believes that our every day tools should be able to run multiple duties in the field. Do more, carry less. The knife is one of the tools that exemplifies this perfectly.
- Identify a route that is one mile long, or use a GPS to know when you’ve walked a total of 1 mile.
- Identify the side of the Ranger Bead Survival Necklace that has 9 beads and the side that has 5 beads.
- The side with 9 beads is the 100-pace counters. The side with 5 beads is the 1000-pace counter. Position all the beads to one side of the drum lock.
- For every 100 paces walked, move one of the 100-pace beads up.
- When you get to 900 paces, continue counting the remaining 100 paces.
- When you’ve walked 1000 paces, move all the 100-pace beads back to the bottom, and increment one of the 1000-pace beads up.
- Knowing the number of paces it takes to walk a mile, simply remember that number. You can use a paint pen to mark a bead on the necklace if it helps.
- Divide the pace total by 2 and divide by 4 to understand how many of your paces equal 1/2 and 1/4 mile distances, respectively.
- Repeat the process in varied terrain to get an understanding of how many paces it takes to go one mile in variable environments.
- When in a situation where distance traveled is required to be understood, use you pace count to ascertain your travel based on the terrain you’re in.
- Alternately, some people understand how many paces it takes to go 100 yards, and use the ranger beads to count actual distance rather than pace count.
- If you want to understand shorter distances, the 100-pace beads can be used for 10-pace counting just as easily.