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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...

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...

The Emerson CQC-7 BW - SEAL Approved

The Emerson CQC-7 BW - SEAL Approved

Is there a more classic tactical knife than the Emerson CQC-7 (And the CQC 6 by relation)? The CQC 7...

The Emerson Mini CQC-15 - The best of Both Worlds

The Emerson Mini CQC-15 - The best of Both Worlds

The Emerson Mini CQC-15 exists in an interesting place in the Emerson CQC realm. Obviously its a smaller variant of...

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...

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...

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...

The Gerber StrongArm - The Adaptible Fixed Blade

The Gerber StrongArm - The Adaptible Fixed Blade

I’ve owned and abused a Gerber StrongArm for over a year now. The finish is worn, but the knife itself...

The Gerber Sharkbelly - A Thick Skinned Slasher

The Gerber Sharkbelly - A Thick Skinned Slasher

The Gerber Sharkbelly is a knife that combines a number of features that differentiate the knife from other traditional pocket...