5.11 ATLAS Boots | Combat Boots Redefined | Gear Review

5.11 ATLAS Boots | Combat Boots Redefined | Gear Review
Shopping for new boots is tricky. I love my Merell MOABs, but their mid-length design is better for hiking than the work I was putting them through. I needed a new set of full-length boots that I could use to hike, and climb fences, but which would also provide protection from fire and excellent ankle support. Early in my search, I found the 5.11 Atlas boots. They were at SHOT 2020 loud, prou[...]

Survivor Filter Squeeze kit - Purify It

Survivor Filter Squeeze kit - Purify It
Size and weight is always a massive concern when it comes to survival gear. When it comes to packing a bug out bag the old maxim of Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain is quite true. At the same time, you want enough gear to get you through whatever shit situation you find yourself in. This is where the gear from Survivor Filter comes into play. Crate Club has secured both the Survivor [...]

Special Forces Survival Kits Improved

Special Forces Survival Kits Improved
During the course of my career as a Green Beret, I was issued many things, some I was made to turn back in to the Army and others I was allowed to keep. My Pelican 1020 Survival kit was one of the items I was allowed to keep: originally intended to keep a soldier alive during an escape and evade situation, it was rendered obsolete by a more modern idea, leaving it to a list of items that the [...]

Gatorz Eyewear Magnums: Duty Approved

Gatorz Eyewear Magnums: Duty Approved
It’s no secret that the guys at Crate Club have a good relationship with Gatorz. This isn’t just a business relationship, but a relationship we’ve built by using their products. A lot of us used Gatorz in and out of our military service. Why? Because they’re strong, dependable, and stylish. They avoid the overt 90s look of most Eye pro, but still offer the protection to keep your eyes in your[...]

Stop the Bleeding, Save Lives, Carry a RATS Tourniquet

Stop the Bleeding, Save Lives, Carry a RATS Tourniquet
Tourniquets save lives. That’s one of the first things I heard from “Doc,” during my first Combat Lifesaver course in my first year as a Marine. As my time went on we drilled, and drilled, and drilled with tourniquets. We learned how to apply them under stress, with a fighting patient, with one hand, with our offhand, and eventually, everything culminated with live tissue training and some he[...]

Every Day Gear Checks

Every Day Gear Checks
In Afghanistan I was mostly at a pretty remote patrol base in the Sangin river Valley, we stayed condition one with our weapons all the time even though at most of the FOBs in the area insisted that you pass by the clearing barrel and show clear once entering. Before stepping out on patrol, although I knew my weapon was loaded I still did a brass check before leaving friendly lines. So what i[...]