EKS/SCMM 2018, Part 5, Team Leka Final march exercise
Training rehearsal and recon mission 6-8.4.2018. Our march is approaching and the demands put on us by our training have grown. This time we rehearsed our march and did a little recon where this will all take place.
EKS/SCMM 2018 Team Leka Introduction, Part 1
How to spend some quality time with the colleagues? Well, taking part into demanding military patrol competition, instead of drinking beer at cozy Sotima bar. But such is life at Varusteleka…
EKS/SCMM 2018, Part 2, First March Exercise
We held our patrol group's first training march on 12.12.2017. The purpose of this training march was to try operating as a group, as well as to test the base levels of the group and the equipment. The mission was a light 15 km evening stroll that took us from Varusteleka - the top of Malminkartano - Paloheinä - the top of Paloheinä - Varusteleka.
EKS/SCMM 2018, Part 3, TCCC
Preparation for SCMM continues. Our goal is to refresh our basic soldier skills, and this time we were focusing on Tactical Combat Casualty Care basics. We managed to get ourselves a really good instructor. This individual has trained TCCC for the Finnish Border Guard’s Special Forces and he has a degree in trauma care, as well as plenty of experience.
EKS/SCMM 2018, Part 4, Team Leka Fitness
Our team continues training and this time we had scheduled some physical training at our gym. Coach for this session was Petteri Kantola. Petteri is officer (ret.), assumingly gentleman as well, martial artist and damn good personal trainer. Due to the fact, that Petteri has first hand knowledge about coaching soldiers, we were sure that this evolution will be highly beneficial for our military march project.
Paracord bracelet instructions
Be ready for the situation where you might suddenly need a short length of string, line or cord - for example pitching a tent or to replace a snapped shoe lace - by wearing a paracord bracelet. By following these instructions you will get a paracord bracelet, that contains 2,5-3,0 m long piece of paracord always with you. No extra part, for example buckles are necessary.
Varusteleka's brands 12 month warranty
On top of our regular 100 day returns policy all our Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä products have a 12 month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The 12 month period stars on the day the customer receives the product.
Varusteleka photograph contest 2010
The winners of 100 euro gift cards Jyri Kaasinen – Hello, I'm from the internet Do we really even need to explain this? Good job Jyri!
Varusteleka Profit Report 2017
We have crunched the numbers, and our results from 2017 are in. Here’s a little recap of everything that happened last year.
Varusteleka´s in-house brands roadmap
Varusteleka's own in-house brands Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä play a key role in our plan for Total World Domination. Here you will find a constantly updating list of our upcoming releases. Last update: 8.6.2018.
Särmä TST backpack use as daypack lids
Särmä TST day/combat packs are designed to enable attachment onto the Särmä TST RP80 recon pack for use as daypack lids. In this tutorial we present two ways to manufacture the necessary adapter straps, using a Särmä TST DP10 Roll-Top daypack as example. The same basic idea and adapters will also function with numerous other daypacks and rucksacks, feel free to experiment!
This article is written from a Finnish viewpoint based on the Nordic climate. And since we are utterly commercial the clothing presented is based on Varusteleka's sortiment.
Washing clothes and other textiles sometimes raises questions. We try to give care advice on each product page the best we can, but a separate article still defends its place for spreading knowledge on the subject.
Särmä TST RP80 recon pack assembly and adjustment
RP80 components A: Pack bag B: Frame C: Shoulder harness D: Hip belt E: 4 pcs carbon rod F: 1 pcs long turnbuckle (hip belt) G: 1 pcs short turnbuckle (shoulder harness) Hip belt Wrap the hip belt (D) around the bottom of the frame (B). Place the turnbuckles's (F) ring ends into their respective slots as pictured. Install the carbon rods (E and E) into their respective slots so that they run through the ring ends of the turnbuckle. Attach the bottom straps (1 and 2) to the lowest horizontal support pipe of the frame. Attach the top straps (3 and 4) to the upper horizontal support pipe of the frame. Finish off by tightening the turnbuckle (F). Shoulder harness Wrap the shoulder harness (C) around the frame (B). Install the carbon rods and short turnbuckle (E, G and E). Attach the wide bottom strap (1) to the frame's (B) horizontal support pipe. Do not tighten the turnbuckle yet at this point, that will be done after height adjustment.
Private Military Contractor - Operation POLAND
Poland. Damn it, I'm in Poland again. A year back I and a few friends of mine went to explore what sort of experiences the Polish Euseca's (European Security Academy) Close Protection Basic and -Advanced courses could offer us. Well, the course was a proper "no bullshit" experience and ever since I've longed to return to Poland one day.