By all metrics, the 2022 Sika Show was a success with record footfall and great feedback coming from the public as well as the businesses and organisations that were represented.
Here are three of our favourite products from the show.
Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately depending on which way you look at it, tourniquets were an essential item in our gear list in Afghanistan; we used Israeli tourniquets which were high quality and advanced for the time.
Simon from PRACMED is a fellow ex-serviceman, and his SOF-5 tourniquet caught my eye. PRACMED prides itself on selling only the best, proven and effective medical gear. They also provide several first aid courses including their popular ‘Stop the Bleed’ course.
All hunters should carry tourniquets and understand how to use them! They’re not just effective for stopping bleeding – they can be used to immobilise joints and make splints or even shelters in an emergency. Find out more at www.pracmednz.com
SOF-5 tourniquet Key features
• No Velcro, which is affected by sand, mud and blood.
• A true 1.5″ occlusive band that reduces direct pressure against skin, muscle, nerves and blood vessels.
• A buckle that auto locks once the windlass turns, meaning accidental removal is almost impossible!
Bootleg Jerky Co
Founder Ash Razmi started Bootleg Jerky Co in 2019 in a garage in Auckland. From his stand at the show, he managed to sell out his entire stock on the first day (Saturday) prompting a rapid resupply from Auckland that night ready for more hungry customers on Sunday. As soon as I tasted this jerky, I could tell Ash was passionate about his product.
“Unlike traditional, cheap meat snacks, Bootleg Jerky is handcrafted in small batches using only 100% prime, grass-fed NZ beef which is slow marinated in real ingredients and gently air-dried to create the perfect high-protein, lightweight snack to take on your next mission. Bootleg have just set up an export-approved facility here in Penrose, and you can grab a bag for your next mission from most supermarkets, bottle stores or your nearest hunting and outdoors store; otherwise, you can order online, and we will send it straight to your door.”
Bootleg has kindly offered our readers a discount. Use discount code RODANDRIFLE for 15% off your next order at www.bootlegjerky.co.nz
Sabre Tactical is a NZ owned and operated high quality, manufacturer of gear for the military, law enforcement and hunting and shooting community. The first piece of gear I bought for long-range shooting was their bullet wallet. I noted immediately the quality but also owner Carl’s passion for what he does – it always inspires me to see people so driven to be the best in their field. The product I most liked from their stand at the show was the Sabre Bino Harness.
Find out more at www.sabretactical.co.nz
Sabre Bino Harness Key Features
• Magnetic and zip closure of compartment.
• Pockets for inReach Mini or radio, etc.
• High quality construction.
• Slimline to be less intrusive on prone shots.
• The harness is compatible with other Sabre products.