5.11 ATLAS Boots | Combat Boots Redefined | Gear Review

by ben burckhalter
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[...]

Win this Vertx sling with custom Crye Precision armor insert!

by the crate club
Win this Vertx sling with custom Crye Precision armor insert!
In a day and age where a threat can lie behind every corner, it's time we take security into our own hands. That's why we're giving away the Vertx commuter sling bag with our custom Crye Precision 3A ballistic insert. The ultimate CCW weapon bag that now comes with enhanced protection. Don't be a victim, enter now to win. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="28959,28958"] RULES: NO[...]

5 Reasons Why I Always Have A Notebook

by travis pike
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

by travis pike
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

by travis pike
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 [...]

Survivor Filter Squeeze kit - Purify It

by ben burckhalter
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 [...]