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“ACW Satellite pouches” (Sat pouches) are ready

Well, you won’t find this anywhere else…More ACW Designed and Made Gear.

Introducing our latest creation:  The ACW “SAT” Pouch ™

Compact quick release modules for stand-alone use or as “MAC” pack add-on storage. Grab-n-go capability with “ACW ®speed release system ”  [ Dimensions: 4.25” wide x 7.25” long x 1.5” thick (empty)]

Designed and made exclusively by us, here at ACW.   The “Sat” pouches are our answer to a smaller EDC module ( IFAK type size) and the latest compliment to our multi-purpose EDC “Mac” and “Mac-Gyver” packs.

Comfortably Attach 2 of these to your Mac packs on the left and right sides, for added mission capability and extended resources.

As a bonus feature, pop them off for lighter travel uses with only the contents you need.  Perfect for a grab-n-go option, adding medical/trauma gear, day hike essentials when the entire Mac-Gyver pack is not needed or whatever your fancy may be.  It is MOLLE compatible and has belt or strap options for a variety of uses.

Quickly detach a Sat pouch module and toss it to your friend, or drop it on a casualty care scene if needed.

shown below are the dummy safety cords with the MOLLE shanks.

Features our quick release system for fast removal (complete with mini cord dummy line for no losses).  As designed, the front Velcro tabs on our Mac-Gyver pack are received by the Sat side Belt loops ( left or right depending on your mounting choice).  Release these for access to the main Mac pack whilst still keeping the Sat pouch attached via the rear quick release MOLLE shank.

The Sat’s are small enough to attach to your standard gear, almost any belt due to the wide belt loops, or hung from gear with your choice of hooks using the Sat’s “D” rings on the top.  They are also large enough to fit a good amount of items, standard magazines, mobile devices, tourniquets etc.

Shown here in black

Possible load-out configurations, and what we use in our vehicles:   Mac-Gyver fully loaded pack, flanked by one Medical Trauma Sat, and on the other flank, a basic EDC Sat with essentials for day to day conveniences ( portable device charger, cord, batteries, knife, head lamp, ear plugs tape, etc).

Other team members use various configurations, for example: A custom loaded Mac pack (empty Mac-Gyver pack) with a mix of survival, EDC, and medical items, and have flanking Sat module pouches with various items tailored to the end user needs, sometimes an empty Sat pouch that can be loaded on site with items from the main Mac pack, for a mission specific use ( day hike, job site needs), where the heavier pack is not needed.

So who & what are the ACW “Sat” poiuches designed or meant for?

  • Anywhere you would use a small pouch essentially (similar size to the Military IFAK family of gear).
  • Personal or professional use
  • For a lightweight travel companion, or add-on to your existing packs and gear
  • Use as a smaller version of some of your larger kits or packs
  • For those who want to upgrade the ACW “Mac-Gyver” pack with additional storage
  • For contractors, a car kit, camping gear, Bot or Girl scout personal survival kit etc.

To see the Sat pouch product page, click here

Below diagram showing different set-ups using the Mac and Sat modules with our “Multi straps”.   2 Multi straps are standard with all new Mac packs, and are a versatile and useful feature for a multitude of uses.

This winter during a camping trip, the Multi straps were a life saver for just lashing extra gear to our main back packs, or when we needed things held around the camp site.

Check the pictures under the Sat and Mac pouch product pages for a better view of the below diagram.

(for your custom Illustrated and designed literature, contact us:

Also more exciting news, our latest greatest Compact field manual is almost ready to launch off!

Below is a little pre-press preview of the coolest little booklet in the galaxy.

the ACW compact reference & field manual, another one of a kind resource like no other.

Releasing her very very soon…

Send us your stories and ideas to be featured by us.  send us a story where you used our gear, with pictures, and we will replace any used items for free!

Remember all of our members get Free delivery for life after your first purchase!

Use promo code:     sat discount    for 25% off this pouch, for a limited time, and as a thank you for helping to support us, supporting you!

“Luck favors the well prepared”


The ACW Team

Rob, Nic, Chris, Noah & Tom

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30 minute warning (are you a survivor)



Stop everything.

Ask yourself, at this moment right now, are you ready for disaster Randomness to visit?

This will be the perfect time to test, because you didn’t see it coming, like many circumstances in real life.  You had no warning, yet here it is with you in the cross-hairs.

This will be the perfect example for you to reflect and examine what you could have done up to this moment, and in real time present, how ready you are.  That moment is here.  In this episode of ESCAPE, lets assume disaster is upon us, so now you get to realize how well you are ready for the big moment.

You may be in your vehicle waiting at soccer practice, in you bathroom on the porcelain throne, in the kitchen, at the office, in bed, wherever…

Use your CURRENT present location as you read this.

For this to be an effective exercise don’t cheat, you will only be cheating yourself if you know what i mean.

After you go through the scenarios, reflect on how you can be pro-active in the future, and gain some insight

As you go through the examples we lay out,  consider these and other things that pertain to you:

  • Do you have an exit plan?
  • Can you be on the road / trail in minutes to beat the wave of congestion?  What alternate methods of travel do you have and do you have set way-points to meet if you are separated from your group?
  • Are you planning on staying put, or bugging’ out?
  • What do you have with or near you to help?
  • Can you contact family or friends to coordinate? do you have a contingency already?
  • What is your fuel, water, food situation for today and days or weeks ahead, and do you have an emergency means to procure them further?
  • What items, equipment, skills and knowledge have you built up?
  • What do your surrounding conditions offer you, can you problem solve creatively?

Lets Start the clock count-down from 30 minutes to minute zero when disaster strikes.  Mentally walk through what you would do if given 30 minutes to prepare based on what you have in reality.   and…Begin

(You have 30 minutes for EACH scenario below.  write down on paper or mentally walk through each scenario in real time if possible)


Scenario A:  A ballistic nuclear missile / Meteor / “Dirty bomb” warning is issued.  The only information you have is the pending impact will be WITHIN a 25 mile radius of your current position

Scenario B:  An aggressive microbial outbreak is finally announce when the holding area is compromised.  Insiders had no choice but to notify the public after the breach.  It was located in a nondescript facility WITHIN 3 MILES from your current location ( or in the next largest town ).  An estimated 15,000 animals are infected, ranging from birds to cats, dogs and various wild animals.  Before the report it was also estimated that at least two dozen people working at the facility had been exposed.  At minute 25, those of you within radio/device or television range are informed that the animals were quarantined due to the discovery of a new strain of Rabies.  Drug experiments backfired creating a hyper aggressive strain instead.

Scenario C:  Solar Flare ( coronal mass ejection; or CME), or a situation of massive power grid and GPS / communication outage.  Lets assume that everything will be down for a period of a weeks to 2 months.  When the grid goes off-line, normal life alters…  ATM’s, banks, food stores, communications, electricity, gas pumps etc etc.

Remember sometimes it is best to observe and react DIFFERENTLY then the herd.  If the SHTF and you plan on using the roadways it makes a lot of sense to have BOB’S  ( bug out bags, or “go” bags) and resources ready to go.  Most people are reactive, not thinking through clearly so they will be jumping into vehicle quickly.  Then there are planners who are not ready.  Time management counts, they will be well equipped but stuck with the congestion sometimes.

Then there is you;  hopefully adaptable and ready.  You have your necessities and a means to make options for yourself…  Seems like the best way to thrive and survive any dilemma or disaster is actually a quality you posses ⇒ adaptability.   Compliment this by having useful resources and you are in a powerful place.   If for no other reason then remember this;  Many times we have no idea of specific threats and conditions right away:  Who, What, Why, When, and Where.

In our opinion

The more options of resources (r) the better.  The more adaptability (a) to conditions the better  = The more resilience,  & longevity ( “x” factor ).

r + a = x

When you combine  R + A,  you have an effective force multiplier.  Like a game of chess with more individual moves and combinations than the stars in the night sky

Great.  So OK, disasters are a fact”  of life.  they show up with and without warning.   Monday through Sunday.  And so does real life.   The real best part of it all is this:  These same ideas and perspectives are easily applied to real life scenarios EVERY DAY…  Be ready to adapt during your interview, on the job-site, in your home.  What you become is an asset, someone to be looked up to.  A person with use, knowledge and purpose, or an effective guardian or leader, not to mention you can handle things and make the best of a given situation.

What are your resources specifically and what do you use or want?   They can be knowledge, tools, skills, gear etc. :

( Our Generation II pack and satellite pouches are en-route soon, another new innovative and useful product designed and built by ACW tactical USA! )


Comment with us and the community on how well you think you would do and why.   We are all in this together, even if only some of us get it.

  • What would you like to see that you don’t have?
  • What is in your kit?  What would you recommend to be ready?  Your favorite items and gear?
  • Do you have a vehicle EDC, personal EDC etc?
  • If you have an ACW kit, how have you used it to get you out of a jam?  E-mail Pictures, or post to Facebook  stories of real life use of our gear, and we will slot you if for a possible replacement of the item for FREE as thanks.


Lastly, on a different note… What would you do in a morale dilemma?

The scenario:

1.  A train is coming down a tunnel at high speed.  The track comes to a “Y” in front of the train.  On one branch of the “Y” is 3 strangers.  on the other is one stranger.  Neither can escape if a train comes down their track.   You have control of the lever.  What way do you send the train?

2.  The same train is on a single track, with 3 strangers about 300 meters down track.  You are 100 meters away down track from the train, and 200 meters up track from the group.  There is one person in front of you on a shallow ledge, if you physically push them off they will be struck and cause the train to stop due to the train’s safety mechanism.  What choice would you make?

3. Using the above 2 examples, what would you do if you knew the group? if you knew the single person?  What if either or was very close to you ( a parent, sibling or loved one)?.

Thanks from the ACW team.   help us continue to support our members the way it should be done!  great items, resources and unyielding care and service!  ( the purpose we are here ).  Keep spreading the word, join the website, check in on Facebook!

All interested in the New ( arriving soon) Gen II Macgyver packs, and modular “Satellite” pouches ( great standalone or attachable to Macgyver pack/other gear )  Just drop us an > email<  with a few words and we will hook you up at the existing  price.  And as always our team members ( you guys who have purchased gear and signed up as members) pay no further shipping for life.


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Now what?! Doors get stuck, broken, locked. ACW “In the field” documentary

Well you either broke it, or it stopped working… either way you need to get in that room

By: ACW Tactical usa. Offering support & capability via useful gear & resources…for life’s adventure

Here we encountered a problem door.  Place:  Interior room of an older house.  Conditions:  This handle became in operable, rendering the door stuck.  The room was the homes laundry and bathroom facility and utility closet so it’s kinda bothering the owners after 2 days of the door being stuck closed….

 Click here…  This post will be linked to a previous post on door entry as there are obvious similarities. 

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