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 [...]

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[...]

Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag

Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag
*Courtesy of the Disaster Information Management Research Center The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content. They are developed to run on specific mobile platforms, such as iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, or Blackberry. We went through the entire list and highlighted, below, the apps we thought would be most beneficial. To browse the entire [...]