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 [...]

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[...]

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[...]

Crate Club Tac Pen - Stab with Style

Crate Club Tac Pen - Stab with Style
The Benchmade SOCP changed the knife realm a bit. It wasn’t a huge influence on the tactical world overall but created a completely new genre of tactical knives. The close quarter's tool was developed as the last line of defense for extremely close quarters combat. It’s made to be used when grappling on the ground when fighting over your weapon, or in any situation where things are too close [...]