Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting
Learning the proper way to start a fire is a critical survival skill. The Marine Corps teaches this valuable skill to Marines attending both the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA and the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa Japan (I was lucky enough to attend both). Fire as you probably know is not very ‘tactical’ for military operations. I remember being out on a field [...]

Watch: Basic Compass Use for the Weekend Hiker

Watch: Basic Compass Use for the Weekend Hiker
With all the modern technology available to us for outdoor adventures we tend to forget the basics. We have become reliant on technology and have forgotten the skills of the past. This is especially true for navigation and using a compass. GPS technology has become a staple in our lives; from our smart phones to wrist mounted GPS watches for running and hiking. What happens when the batteries[...]

Watch: Vertx EDC Commuter Sling Bag

Watch: Vertx EDC Commuter Sling Bag
In this video I go into more detail about the <strong>Vertx</strong> EDC Commuter Sling bag and how to manipulate the bag for an active shooter situation. This bag was just one of the items in our latest Premium Crate. You can get this crate if you <a href="https://www.crateclub.us/">sign up to the Premium Crate club before May 14th here.</a>

Stress Testing the Rhino Boot Laces

Stress Testing the Rhino Boot Laces
In this video I take a set of Rhino boot laces and put them under some stress to see how they perform. Check it out!   Check out the Crate Club to get a monthly crate of quality gear that's hand-picked and tested by Special Operations veterans.

Crate Club Review | Zippo Hand Warmer

Crate Club Review | Zippo Hand Warmer
Sadly, we've created and now live in a disposable world. Use it up, break it and throw it away. Disposable razors, disposable diapers, disposable camera, disposable lighters, water bottles, etc. Fortunately, there are still a few manufacturers that pride themselves with not going down the "disposable" road. Zippo is one such company. Founded in 1932 by George G. Blaisdell, Zippo produced its [...]

Crate Club Sneek Peak | Vertx EDC Commuter Sling Bag

Crate Club Sneek Peak | Vertx EDC Commuter Sling Bag
We are approaching the time for the 2017 Q1 Premium Crate to ship out to the subscribers. Typically the contents of our crates are kept a secret until you receive them. We are going to give you a preview of what one of the items will be in the upcoming Premium Crate. One of the Premium Crate items for quarter 1 is a Vertx EDC Commuter Sling bag. Watch the following video to see Drew Dwyer giv[...]