Friday, August 18, 2017

Emergency Water Filter | Rothco Survival Hack

Camping is an enjoyable experience and a way to connect with friends, family, and mother nature.  Unfortunately, mother nature isn't always so willing to comply with what you have in mind.  Continuing with Rothco's library of Survival Hack Videos, we have put together a tutorial on how to filter water in an emergency situation.

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Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Have You Seen Our #GOTM for August Yet?

If you haven't had the chance, it's time to check out what makes our #GOTM so great. The Medium Transport Pack has many features, making it an extremely versatile and functional bag. Made from a heavy weight denier polyester material, the pack is durable, long-lasting and can brave the elements (which is ideal for camping and hiking). The extensive storage options make the pack the best for organizing your gear or filling it with supplies for your Bug Out Bag. The transport pack features one large compartment with a zippered pouch and mesh pocket, 3 additional outside zipper pockets and storage compartment; and if that was not enough storage, the Medium Transport Pack is also MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) compatible, which will allow you to attach additional MOLLE compatible pouches and accessories. It is great for all types of traveling, backpacking, or even a work bag. For added comfort, the tactical backpack has been equipped with a padded back and shoulder straps as well as a breathable mesh backing. Did we also mention that the Medium Transport Pack comes in over 15 colors and patterns?

From a day on the trail or a long weekend to building a Bug Out Bag, the Medium Transport Pack will fit everything you need.

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Monday, August 07, 2017

5 Famous Purple Heart Day Recipients

Today August 7th, is Purple Heart Day.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded to military personnel who have been wounded or killed in combat.   This prestigious honor has been awarded to many soldiers over the past 85 years.  However, did you know that there are plenty of well-known recipients from movies, television, and politics?  Here are 5 famous people you never knew had earned Purple Hearts.

  1. Oliver Stone - Academy Award winning director famous for his movies Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), and many others.                                                          
  2. James Arness - Actor most famous for playing Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV show Gunsmoke  for over 600 episodes.                                                                                                   
  3. John F. Kennedy - The 35th President of the United States and the only Commander in Chief to be awarded the purple heart.                                                                                                            
  4. Rod Sterling - Most famous for narrating the incredibly famous TV series The Twilight Zone.  Screen writer Rod Sterling earned his Purple Heart during World War II.                                     
  5. John McCain - Current United States Senator from Arizona and a former presidential candidate earned his medal during his service in the Vietnam War.        

On this day, Rothco would like to thank all the brave soldiers who have put their lives on the line to protect their country.  Their sacrifices to keep the United States safe will forever be remembered.  

- Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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