Designed in collaboration with Orca Industries, this patch is the first in the Brick Operator series. 1.9″ x 3″, ‘Alex’ is a Velcro backed PVC patch modeled after a LEGO minifig. Manufactured by Combat Swag. Availability is limited, so get it soon if you’re interested.
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U.S. Air Force veteran Sunny Anderson and the Propane Education & Research Council team up to collect recipes and raise money for veterans in new safe grilling campaign
WASHINGTON (June 30, 2014) — Today the Propane Education & Research Council and Food Network personality Sunny Anderson announce the launch of Grilling for Heroes, a campaign to collect grilling recipes and donations supporting veterans, while raising awareness of safe propane grilling practices.
Submit Best BBQ, Grill Recipes
Now through Sept. 30, 2014, grilling enthusiasts can submit their best recipes online at GrillingForHeroes.com along with a short anecdote about what the military means to them. After the submission period closes, the top 100 entries will be compiled into an online cookbook, which will be available for download Memorial Day 2015. Anderson will also choose her favorite recipe and story submission, and the winner will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C.
“Grilling is not only an American pastime but also one of my favorite ways to prepare delicious food,” Anderson says. “The opportunity to educate my fans and grillers about basic propane grill safety while also honoring fellow military personnel and veterans is deeply important to me.”
Goodwill donations from participating propane retailers and the public will be accepted in exchange for free downloads of the ecookbook next summer. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit veterans through Hope For The Warriors, a nonprofit whose programs enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members and their families.
Top Grill Safety Tips
According to Weber’s annual GrillWatch survey, more than 60 percent of American home grillers use a propane gas grill. As July Fourth — the top grilling holiday of the year — approaches, PERC reminds grillers to follow important safety tips:
1. Follow instructions. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for assembling, using, and maintaining your grill.
2. Keep it outdoors. Outdoor propane grills should be located on a level surface at least five feet from the house, siding, outdoor furniture, and anything else that could be a fire hazard.
3. Be smart when lighting and relighting. Keep the lid open and don’t lean over the grill when lighting it. If the flame goes out, turn off the gas and refer to the owner’s manual. At a minimum, the National Fire Protection Association advises grillers to turn off the gas, keep the lid open, and wait at least 15 minutes before relighting.
4. Be present. A true grill master never leaves a grill unattended.
5. Check for leaks. Use a soapy water solution to check connections for leaks. Expanding bubbles indicate a leak. Follow this procedure when replacing a cylinder.
For more information about the campaign, for safe grilling tips, or to submit a grilling recipe and military story, visit GrillingForHeroes.com.
This 3.5″ x 2.25″ envelope-style pouch features Velcro on both sides so that it can be sandwiched in between the platform (clothing, vest, etc) and ID placards, Flags or other patches. The Patch Pouch allows you to hide small objects in plain sight.
Available in Black, Coyote and MultiCam.
This patch, currently up for sale on eBay from Oni Gear Industries, is inspired by My Neighbor Totoro and features a noticeable grenade pattern. Velcro backed, available only in Green and Grey.
For those of you who aren’t aware, there is an Airborne & Special Operations Museum located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This gallery of photos was taken during a recent visit by the Soldier Systems Daily and Tactical Fanboy crews, and it gives you a taste of what the museum has to offer. We recommend that everyone visits if they have the chance.
You can check out the entire gallery over at Soldier Systems Daily.
Gunwebsites has designed 7.62×39 and 7.62x54r spam can Velcro patches, yet found the borders were “off” and decided to gauge interest “as-is” by holding a funding campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign was successful enough that they even expanded the line to include a 5.45×39 spam can patch. Although the campaign has reached its funding goal, there are still backing rewards available for those who are interested.
The eternal question of which US Special Operations Force is better – US Navy SEALs or US Army Rangers – represented by a rap battle.
Here’s to another year (at least on the East Coast and parts further East, at the time of writing)! What’s your New Year’s resolution?
Happy Thanksgiving from Tactical Fanboy!
I’m thankful for family, friends, and having a great readership.
What is everyone else out there thankful for?
Available from Mil-Spec Monkey, the Liberty Belles 2014 calendar pays homage to US Military Special Forces with 12 beautiful women adorned in tactical gear and custom fit bikini uniforms. Covers all 12 months of 2014 plus a bonus pull out poster!
Veteran-owned business Bullets2Bandages currently has a crowdfunding campaign running on Indiegogo. They’re looking for funding to expand their product line with the Six Shooter Shot Glass. The completed glasses will come in two anodized colors: black and sliver. They’re designed as a replica of the cylinder from a Colt Revolver.
The glasses are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, and comply with U.S. 21 CFR F.D.A. Reg Part 175.300 clause C1/C2/C3/C4, meaning according to the Government they’re safe to drink from. Additionally, they can be custom laser-engraved, for an extra touch of personalization.
Bullets2Bandages is a Veteran-owned small business located in San Diego, CA, founded in 2011 by two former Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal divers. They produce accessories and apparel that aim to honor those who have served the USA. B2B hires veterans, manufactures locally, and donates 15% of profits to veteran charities.
Check out these photos from this year’s New York Comic Con, taken by our friend Dave Tejada AKA Mojo, who was also dressed as a ‘Navy SEAL’.
Visit Mojo Tactical on Facebook, where you can also find links for more pics from the show floor:
Billed as ‘America’s Greenest T-Shirt Company’, The Mountain has for sale this Combat Stryker shirt, which depicts a bald eagle in flight gear with Old Glory waving triumphantly in the rear while fighter jets climb towards the sky.
Mag Wraps by US Nightvision allow for a bit of personalization when it comes to AR-15 magazines. They come in packs of three, and offer UV protection, chemical resistance, protection from scuffs and scrapes, and are completely waterproof. The wraps are finished in a non-reflective matte outer coating. They will work with any substrate and leave no residue when removed. Mag Wraps can be placed over each other if need be for an immediate profile change. Made in the USA.
McNett is holding a fundraiser on Indiegogo for the 2013 Hunting with Heroes event. They’re looking for 10 Veterans in Skagit or Whatcom Counties in Washington to send on an all-inclusive weekend of outdoor activities including pheasant hunting and fishing. McNett is providing transportation, gear, food and lodging for the entire Hunting with Heroes 3-day weekend, October 11th-13th. The funding is being run through American Legion Post 0007 Albert J Hamilton Post, and 100% of the contributions go towards the cause. If you know a Veteran in the aforementioned counties that might be interested, nominate or send them to bellinghamlegion.com/HWH.html or contact Mac McMaster at 360-734-3110.
Due to the popularity of the Asshole Merit Badge, Infidel Caps has expanded their line of merit badges. The Asshole Merit Badge is now available in SWAT, with a MultiCam variant to be released September 6th. New badges in stock include the Green Weenie for Marines, the Master-Baiter, and the Shit Creek Survivor. Joining the release of the MultiCam Asshole Merit Badge, the Little Cheese Merit Badge will also be available on September 6th.
This is just a small sampling of Maxpedition’s line of PVC patches. The patches are backed with a Velcro hook back for easy attachment to most gear and come with a protective loop pad for storage. They are also designed so they can be sewed directly onto gear without tearing or damaging the backing. Clockwise from the upper-left, they are the Reaper Drone, Biohazard Skull, Samurai, SNAFU, Skull, and Major League Shooter patches.