Friends and Partners of the Black Flag Outdoor Academy

The Black Flag Academy has teamed up with some amazing gear makers and training partners to bring you some of the very best equipment and knowledge to support your outdoor adventures!

Knives by Nuge

Knives by Nuge offers exceptionally well made outdoor, culinary, and special purpose knives. Each knife is made by hand by Nuge in his shop in New Jersey. Knives by Nuge is the provider of all the fixed blade knives used in our courses.

Active Carry Technologies

Active Carry Technologies specializes in make highly functional first aid and trauma kits the most reliable and quality components that are trusted by medical professionals. Black Flag Surviavl and ACT have collaborated to bring the same quality found in tactical and professional medical kits to outdoor medical kits. ACT will be providing all of the medical equipment used in our courses.

Woods Monkey

The Woods Monkey is an LT Wright brand known for the modular friction folder called the Banana Peel. This no nonsense folder is built for some serious outdoor work, but due to it’s ability to easily swap out handles or blades it is adaptable to just about any situation.

Not only does the Woods Monkey produce exceptional knives, they currently produce a wide variety of organizational gear the help you on all your outdoor adventures.


PNWBUSHCRAFT makes some of the finest Waxed Canvas Goods for all your outdoor adventures. Each piece is designed in house by true outdoor enthusiasts and is hand made from high quality materials with great attention to detail. Each one of their highly functional items has a vintage aesthetic and embodies the the legacy of Great American Outdoors people.

Knife Pivot Lube

Knife Pivot Lube makes a wide assortment of knife cleaners, lubricants, and rust prevention products right here in the USA. Each of these products is developed and rigorously tested in-house to ensure the highest quality and best results. In addition to making great products, KPL is highly involved in the community and strives to share information and promote other small businesses in the industry. Among the many resources they offer is the KPL blog where you will find monthly blog contributions from Nick as well as some other very talented writers!


WAZOO Gear has a simple mission, to create the best EDC survival gear out there; Their motto, Everyday Gear, Wild Capability is very much a reflection of this. From their line of practical pendants, to their functional fabrics and Cache Wear, each item is thoughtfully designed to not only incredibly functional, but also look good in the process. Many of these products have become a staple part of our EDC systems and you can certainly expect to see them being used in our upcoming courses and skills demonstrations.