First Aid Kit
Rucking

First Aid Kit for Rucking

If you are participating in a ruck march training or event (like a GORUCK event) you probably don’t need to pack an IFAK or trauma kit. Why not? Because you are already going to have to pack the minimum required weight – so why add more to that? Here’s the items we recommend you have in your GORUCK first aid [READ MORE…]

Visible light green chemlight being spun for high visibility
Night Vision Goggles

IR Strobes, Beacons, and Chemlights

Got Night Vision? Then you might need an IR beacon, IR Strobe, or IR Chemlight. What are these things and what are they used for? That’s what we’ll talk about here. Why IR is used with Night Vision First of all, let’s talk about IR (Infrared) and why it is related to night vision. The “near infra-red” (NIR) spectrum of [READ MORE…]

A Simunition marking cartridge as compared to an actual 9mm cartridge.
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Simunition – Realistic Training

What is Simunition? Simunition is a specific type of training, usually used for training military and police. Humans, understandably, become incredibly stressed during firefight and live gunfire situations. Thus, practicing in the realest conditions possible will help people be more effective when in true combat. This form of training underwent prototyping and testing beginning in the 1980s. Originally, it was [READ MORE…]

Propper's Multicam OCP Scorpion Combat Uniform Coat is an example of NIR compliant clothing.
Night Vision Goggles

NIR Compliant Clothing

When researching tactical gear you will run across garments (clothing) claiming to be NIR Compliant. What does that mean? NIR stands for Near InfraRed. It is the wavelength of light from 780 nm to 2500 nm. It is not visible with the naked eye. But, it is visible with various kinds of night vision devices (NVDs), including tactical night vision [READ MORE…]

The ACH (Advanced Combat Helmet) is made from Kevlar.
Tactical Helmets

History of the ACH Helmet

What is the Advanced Combat Helmet? The Advanced Combat Helmet, or ACH, is a military helmet that is used in active combat zones. Development of these helmets began in 2003. United States Army Soldier Systems Center, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and U.S. Army Research Laboratory worked together to create this helmet. It is currently the standard issue helmet for [READ MORE…]

Night Vision Goggles will play a key role in the upcoming Call of Duty : Modern Warfare game
Night Vision Goggles

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Night Vision Goggles

The 2019 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is now for sale – and quad tube Night Vision Goggles play a prominent role in the gameplay. When you are assuming the role of “Tier 1 Operators” night vision goggles are available – you can shoot out lights and then surprise your opponents. You might be wondering – are these [READ MORE…]

Thermal imaging devices have many tactical uses
Night Vision Goggles

Thermal Imaging for Night Vision

Let’s talk about thermal imaging for night vision, sometimes called thermal vision devices. What is thermal imaging? Thermal imaging lets you use an electronic device to “see” temperature differences. Infrared radiation (IR), sometimes called infrared light, is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than that of visible light. That means you can’t see it with the naked eye. It is invisible. [READ MORE…]

Tactical Helmets

Best Eye Protection – Safety Glasses

Let’s talk about eyepro (or eye pro) – Eye Protection. We’ll look at some options that are affordable, but good. We’ll look at safety glasses meant for tactical use – meaning shooting – or being shot at. These are not sunglasses per se, but many have tinted lens options and 100% UV protection – so they are sunglasses. But they [READ MORE…]

RV - Recreational Vehicle
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RV Survival Mods for Off-Road Living

Living off the grid is becoming more commonplace these days, with more than 18,000 families choosing to live off-grid in the U.S. alone. Toughing it out in the wilderness without modern comforts is no easy task, however, especially for those who want to live the nomadic lifestyle. If you’re living off the grid in an RV, taking proper precautions may [READ MORE…]

Best Comms Setup
Radio Comms & GPS

Best Comms Set Up For Tactical Use

Let’s talk about the best tactical comms setups for tactical radio. What are the essentials that you need? You’ll need a radio, an electronic headset (ideally with noise cancellation or high sound cut-off), and a push to talk (PTT) switch of some sort. Here’s the gear we are going to explain: Here’s a comms headset with a boom mic in [READ MORE…]

A tactical headlamp with a red lens being used to preserve night vision.
Night Vision Goggles

Best Tactical Headlamp

Let’s look at the best tactical headlamp. Why a tactical headlamp? Because it gives you bright light, when you need it, in a hands free fashion. It is a lot more convenient than a flashlight – because you don’t have to hold it. What’s more, today’s models with LED bulbs are incredibly bright, lightweight, and have great battery life. There’s [READ MORE…]

Ranger Panties - the best running shorts ever?
Rucking

Ranger Panty Roundup

Ranger Panties – what are they? These are minimalist running shorts, with roots in the military. They are short (after all these aren’t “longs”). They are comfortable. They can be very revealing. But, it’s all about the comfort. By the way, these products contain some of the most entertaining questions and comments on all of Amazon. You are doing yourself [READ MORE…]

Best Ear Protection for Shooting
Tactical Helmets

Best Ear Protection For Shooting

Let’s talk about the best ear protection for shooting. We’re going to look at all the technical features you would want in a pair of passive earmuffs or active noise reduction headsets. Passive ear muffs require no batteries and protect your ears against most loud and intense sounds. But, Active Noise Reduction headsets are available that are more pleasant to [READ MORE…]

Best Shooting Targets 2019
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Best Shooting Targets 2020

Let’s look at the best shooting targets for 2019. These durable targets make shooting practice fun. How so? Because these tough steel targets make a sound when you hit them. They add some challenge and variety to any outdoor shooting range. They also sound good. Just remember: Never shoot steel core, steel jacket, solid copper ammo, or magnum rounds at [READ MORE…]

Plate Carrier Placards - Modular Front Panels
Plate Carriers

Plate Carrier Placards and Front Panels

Let’s look at Plate Carrier Placards, also sometimes called Front Panels. First of all, what is a PC placard? It’s a modular front panel meant to be quick attached (or detached) to the front of a plate carrier (or “PC”). Why modular? This let’s you quickly and easily swap load-outs. For example, you can have a placard for the range, [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Notebook 2019
Radio Comms & GPS

Best Tactical Notebook 2020

Let’s look at tactical notebooks. What’s a tactical notebook? It’s a tough notebook made for field use – like in the mud, rain, or desert heat. And to use a tactical or field notebook – you’d better have a tough pen too. Here’s the products we are going to cover today. Features of the Best Tactical Notebook First of all, [READ MORE…]

Team Wendy Ballistic Helmet - ballistic and blunt impact protection - shown here in Ranger Green
Tactical Helmets

Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet

Team Wendy makes tough milspec gear – and their ballistic helmets are some of the best. The Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet is a popular choice for a protective helmet. First off, let’s be clear – this is a ballistic helmet, not a bump helmet. What’s the difference? About $700. In all seriousness ballistic helmets are meant to protect you [READ MORE…]

Best Bump Helmet 2019 - Team Wendy
Tactical Helmets

Best Bump Helmet 2020

Let’s look at the best bump helmet that you can pick up in 2020. What is a bump helmet? A bump helmet is protective gear worn to protect your head and skull. A bump helmet in particular protects you against bumps, falls, and similar impacts. Basically, bump helmets stop your head from hitting the sharp corner of things. A bump [READ MORE…]

Casio G-Shock - Best Military Watch?
Radio Comms & GPS

Casio G-Shock – Best Military Watch?

The Casio G-Shock line of watches enjoy great popularity among people in military service. We believe that it’s important to understand exactly why military-style gear and accessories are better choices for durability, performance and expanded uses. We also believe that the Casio G-Shock is the best military watch available for the price. Shown here is the . Looks simple doesn’t [READ MORE…]

Best Hook and Loop Pouch
Magazines & Mag Pouches

Best Hook and Loop Pouches

Need hook and loop (velcro) pouches or accessories? We’re not covering mag pouches here – but just about everything else. Check out these items. Chemlight Holders The lets you keep chemlights within easy reach. It has velcro on both sides, so you can place it on your shoulder hook and loop, and then place any necessary patch over top of [READ MORE…]

Best MOLLE Pouch 2019
Magazines & Mag Pouches

Best MOLLE Pouch 2020

Let’s talk about the best MOLLE pouch. What is the best pouch? That’s a trick question. It depends on what you need it for. We’ll go through a variety of cool gear that fills a variety of roles. Consider this a “best of the best” list. Here’s some of the gear we’ll be reviewing in this article. Let’s get right [READ MORE…]

Best Hydration Bladder for Rucking
Rucking

Best Hydration Bladder for Rucking

Have you ever had a water bottle leak into your hiking rucksack, making the entire contents of the bag wet? Have you ever wished that you could have a water source available while running without having to tote around a heavy, sloshing water bottle? Wouldn’t it be simple to sip out of a straw while exploring rather than having to [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Pen 2019
Radio Comms & GPS

Best Tactical Pen 2020

Let’s look at the best tactical pen for 2020. What’s a tactical pen? It’s a pen for writing – but so much more. A tactical pen is an ink pen that has other uses too – such as self defense and survival. Every man should include a good writing instrument in his bug out bag, get home bag, or similar. [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Multi Tool 2019
Magazines & Mag Pouches

Best Tactical Multi Tool 2020

Let’s look at the best tactical multi tools for 2020. What is a tactical multi tool? It’s a multi tool for tactical situations – those involving firearms and other military equipment. And you don’t have to be an operator or a SWAT team member to make use of these. Throw one in your range bag the next time you go [READ MORE…]

Best Tactical Flashlight 2019
Night Vision Goggles

Best Tactical Flashlight 2020

Every man needs a good flashlight – it’s a basic piece of gear with immense practicality. Let’s look at the best tactical flashlights you can buy in 2020. Do you need an ultra-bright and dependable flashlight for self defense, home defense, or patrol duty? Or maybe you just want a practical Every Day Carry (EDC) flashlight that can also be [READ MORE…]