5 Reasons Why I Always Have A Notebook

5 Reasons Why I Always Have A Notebook
My first day in the fleet my machine gun section looked at me and asked where my note taking material was. I was confused, no one told me to bring note taking gear and I explained as such. His reply was simple, always have it in your hip pocket, in case a class starts kicking off you’ll be ready. From then on I had a notebook or some kind on me at all times. Carrying one gave me a new perspec[...]

Five reasons to always have a hat

Five reasons to always have a hat
Take a look at pictures from any time in the history of warfare and what do you see? Troops with guns, uniforms and hats or helmets of some kind. While the kevlar and ballistic helmet has replaced the uniform three corner hat for general issue you can still find troops in beanies and ball caps. Special Ops guys, in particular, seem to have a real love for ball caps and beanies. Why not? They [...]

The ankle SERE band from Krupto Strategic

The ankle SERE band from Krupto Strategic
One of our latest Crate Club exclusives comes from Krupto Strategic. This ankle SERE band is designed to be wrapped around your ankle and to carry the small tools you need to make it home. The ankle SERE band is a simple, but effective idea. It sports three pockets, one large and two small, and is designed to be super low profile. Each pocket sports a simple cover that's a lot like an AR mag [...]

The Gray Man Gun of Choice

The Gray Man Gun of Choice
The Gray man as a concept is simple to understand. It’s someone who is trying to keep an incredibly low profile, to avoid drawing attention to themselves. Throughout a normal day, a normal person doesn’t worry about this, but if you are planning to do something dangerous then its best not to be noticed. A gray man can be any number of people, from criminals to cops, to the civilians in situat[...]

Crate Club's Deadly Deck: Kill, Survive, Evade

Crate Club's Deadly Deck: Kill, Survive, Evade
Clint Emerson and his Book 100 Deadly Skills is a must-read for anyone who has an even passing interest in fieldcraft should read. It provides 100 Deadly Skills in an easy to digest format that provides vivids illustrations combined with easy to read and remember instructions. Crate Club has partnered with Clint before, but in my opinion, the Deadly Deck is my favorite collaboration. We’ve ta[...]

The ASP Triad DF Flashlight | Light Up Your Life

The ASP Triad DF Flashlight | Light Up Your Life
One of the newest additions to the Crate Club is the presence of the Asp Triad DF. Tactical flashlight is a rather generic term and often is tossed around a bit too much. Just because a flashlight has a rugged bevel and a metal body doesn't mean its tactical. Tactical is a term that should be applied to flashlights that meet a specific set of requirements. Today I’m going to talk about those [...]