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Tactical Tech Power Supply Organizer

12 November 2012

Problem: When walking around the TOC, I noticed that the biggest danger to the TOC Jockeys was not an incoming mortar round, but it was all the laptop power supplies on the floor that caused people to trip and fall to their deaths. It also made it difficult for the privates to sweep up the floor. We needed a way to keep them and the power strips and supplies off of the floor.
Solution: We built just a simple power supply managment board with space for a power strip and bolted it to the edge of the desk they were working off of, and put the power supplies in the power supply pockets (*Note that pictured is a wall mount unit, but during the build, you can reverse it so the power strip is below the pockets and can create a desk mount unit)

Tactical Tech Tool Box

12 November 2012

Problem: Once upon a time, I was building up a TOC. Our equipment just got on the ground and was stored outside in a connex. During this build, I found myself going outside to the connex more than I was working because our tools were spread out between about 6 different boxes. Being that it was dark and the tools were just loosely packaged with a bunch of other stuff, they were difficult to find.
Solution: Create a tool box from a pelican case that has easy to find tools and a well organized compartment for fasteners with everything needed to support the assembly of a TOC's network infrastructure.Download the Packing List

The Practical Tactical Technician's Assault Pack

06 November 2012

toolbox1.jpgProblem: A technician sometimes has to travel with what is only on his back. Traditionally this consisted of a regular assault pack, a CD case, and an extra large Laptop bag. The CD Case was usually hand carried because it would not always fit in the assault bag, the Laptop bag had a shoulder strap that would wind up around the technicians neck along with the weapon sling and an additional sling if it was attached to the CD case, causes several near black outs and a clumsy mess to emerge from the aircraft.

Solution: I no longer carry the large CD case or the external hard drives, but when I did, I combined the contents of the assault pack, CD case and Laptop bags into one back pack with enough space to help the technician survive for one-two days. The bag I found capable of doing all this is the TACP assault pack from London Bridge Trading Co. however, it's no longer being sold. But, here's what I did with it and maybe it will be a path to a solution for you.

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