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Exotac toolROLL

If you have followed JTT for long, you know I am a sucker for pocket tool rolls and have reviewed several in our series on small tools – The EDC Tool Roll. So, I am understandably excited to see what Exotac will bring to the table with their toolROLL.

The toolROLL is designed to carry fire-starting tools, especially those offered by Exotac. However, thanks to its flexible pocket design, it should be able to carry a variety of items. It features a hook and loop closure system with wings on the side to ensure items aren’t lost from the ends of the roll. It has 5 elastic slip pockets and 5 mesh pockets.


Sneak Peek: Exotac ripSPOOL

Exotac’s newest item, the ripSPOOL, will make its debut in the May Battlbox and find its way to store shelves soon. The ripSPOOL is a sort of gear repair multitool with applications for survival and first aid as well.

The spool comes pre-loaded with 60′ of 30lb test braided line, 50″ of heavy duty repair tape, #16 sail needle, and a FireCord lanyard. There is also room for other items (not included) like #1 safety pins (2), #8 fishing hooks (5) and 3/0 split shot sinkers (2) turning the ripSPOOL into a emergency fishing kit.

Stay tuned to Exotac.com for pricing and release information.


Crowdfund This: Exotac nanoSPARK

Exotac already has a huge feather in their crowdfunding cap. Their Kickstarter campaign to launch the fireSLEEVE was a huge success. Now they are looking to catch lightning in a bottle a second time with a new crowdfunding campaign for the nanoSPARK.

The nanoSPARK is functionally similar to spark wheels included in many survival kits going back to the Vietnam war era and before. It is very much like a lighter without a reservoir for lighter fluid. The user turns the gnurled wheel which grinds against a flint, creating sparks. It’s a proven method for creating sparks in a wide variety of environmental conditions.

Exotac’s penchant for bomb-proof design, understanding of usability, and knack for building in slick features is what sets the nanoSPARK apart from other sparking devices. The nanoSPARK is machined from aluminum and has a look that fits right into the rest of the Exotac line. It is large enough to hold, small enough to carry, and weighs only .6 oz. It has on board, water-proof storage for tinder (supplied with tinder) and makes use of common lighter flints.

Check out the nanoSPARK on Kickstarter

Exotac Titanium nanoSTRIKER XL

If you asked to see my keychain right now, you would find an Exotac nanoSTRIKER and it has been that way for the last 5+ years. I have reviewed the nanoSTRIKER here on JTT. It is an excellent fire starter and while the standard version is pretty cool, a special edition titanium version is hard to resist.

Titanium nanoSTRIKER XL

Exotac machined a limited number of Titanium nanoSTRIKER XLs and they are currently only available at Massdrop. You may not be familiar with how Massdrop works but you should be because it is a neat site. Basically, it allows people to band together to combine their buying power to receive a mass purchase discount by pledging to purchase a specific item. They have items in several special interest categories including every day carry. The items offered there tend to ooze style which is why a special titanium edition of the nanoSTRIKER XL is a good fit.

You can check out the limited edition Titanium nanoSTRIKER XL at Massdrop (you’ll have to log in to view it).

EXOTAC candleTIN Nano

Candles are useful parts of any survival kit. They can be used for light, heat, cooking, and as a flame extender for fire starting. EXOTAC’s new candleTIN Nano is easy to add to any kit thanks to it’s compact size and lightweight (less than 1 ounce). In spite of the small size, these little guys will still burn for 4 hours.

In my experience, EXOTAC’s candleTINs meet their claimed burn times and are of very high quality. These are sold in packs of 3.


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