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December 21st is drawing near! How many of you are prepared for the Mayan Apocalypse? Here are the top 10 bug out bag essentials you will need to survive the Mayan Apocalypse!
First off, you’re going to need one of our tactical backpacks to store all of your survival supplies. We recommend the Advanced Mountaineering Tactical Backpack, made out of tough ballistic nylon and features two aluminum frame stays for added support when carrying heavy loads. This mountaineering bag is MOLLE compatible, so all of your essential gear can be attached to the outside of the pack.
Now, what do you need to go inside that awesome tactical backpack?
You’re going to want a versatile knife to add to your survival kit; this Ka-Bar Companion Drop Point Knife is the perfect one. Made from 1095 Cro-Van steel with a drop-point blade, the Ka Bar utility knife can puncture and slice, whether you’re hunting, chopping, or slicing material. Made in the USA, the Ka-Bar Companion is a quality blade, with an overall length of 10.5 inches, and a blade length of 5.25″ inches. The drop point blade of the Ka Bar tactical knife is just about a quarter of an inch thick, for a smooth and effective cut.
A survival fire starter is another great item to throw in that tactical backpack. This Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter features watertight construction that keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust it.
Water filtration will be key to surviving the end of the world. This water filter allows you to filter water from any bottle, water bladder, cup, or directly from water sources. Lightweight, portable, and easy to use, this is the one to throw in your survival pack.
The Survival Pod Paracord Zipper Pull is functional while also small and easily attached to your survival backpack.The paracord survival pod is made with two 4 foot strands of paracord that can be untied for use in times of need. The survival pod does not stop there. Inside the paracord pod are more tools to help you survive, making this superior to other paracord products. The 550 cord key chain features a 1 inch sharp eye hidden knife on the inside of the pod, perfect for cutting. The pod also features a 1 inch fire stick flint and a 6 inch jute firestarter. These compact tools will allow you build a fire to keep warm or to signal for rescue. The jute firestarter can also be used as tinder. The final piece to this survival kit is a 3-inch strip of duck tape. We all know that duck tape can fix anything!
This fifteen piece first aid kit features a Gerber miniature multi-tool with needle nose pliers, wire cutters, fine edge knife, serrated knife, Phillips screwdriver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener and tweezers. The first aid survival kit comes in water proof bag with miniature lights, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball, fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit and sewing kit.
This survival blanket is waterproof, windproof and compact enough to roll up into your bag. The emergency blanket provides comfort and protection from the elements, including moisture and water resistance.
The Six-function Whistle has six survival tools that are essential. Besides a signal whistle, it has a compass and bright LED light. Also included in this one fantastic space saving tool is a thermometer and signal mirror. There is also a convenient lanyard and clip so the whistle is easy to carry with you. Batteries are included for the long life LED flashlight.
The five-in-one tool is constructed with heavy steel, and includes attachments for a directional compass, an interchangeable shovel, a saw, an axe, and a pick. The set is black in color, and comes with a sleek nylon carrying case, that is attachable to your belt.
Last but not least, you’ll need a light source to add to your survival pack. This solar powered lantern made to work when no other source of energy is available features both solar power charging and hand crank power. The 36 super bright long life LED lights in this crank powered lantern can be powered for 2 hours after 8 hours of exposed sunlight or up to 20 minutes with every minute of using the hand crank. The solar powered lantern has two lighting modes, one with 18 LED bulbs to save energy, or all 36 LED lights for maximum lighting.
NASA may have debunked the Maya Apocalypse theory, but here at Harry’s Army Surplus, we think it’s good to be prepared just in case. Even if nothing happens on December 21, 2012, we always have to the approaching zombie apocalypse to prep for!
Are you still searching for a gift for your soldier? Well, look no further; Harry’s has you covered. We carry such a wide range of products; you’re bound to find the perfect gift! Some of our favorites include the Seirus Original All Weather Black Lightweight Glove. This glove is perfect for the cold weather coming our way! It’s a slim fit glove that keeps cold out and keeps hands warm. At $34.99, this is more than affordable.
Another option for this Christmas is going to help your soldier keep time; The Smith and Wesson Tritium Soldier Military Watch. With the ability to read time in low light conditions (even in total darkness), resist water up to 100M/300 feet, and featuring a scratch resistant mineral crystal face, this watch is a great buy! This watch is on sale right now for $89.95!
If your soldier is handy, either on the job or off, you may want to consider a multi-tool like the Leatherman Rebar Multi-Tool. This is on sale now for $46.99 and is made of 17 different tools! The best part is that it is a full size tool that can be closed to a compact size of 4 inches long that can easily fit in a pocket. Some of the tools on this multi-tool include pliers, screwdrivers, and wire stripper. While you’re on our website, be sure to look around, we’re sure you will be able to find many more great gift ideas for everyone on your list!
Take a knee and drink water! Stay hydrated! Drill Sergeant yelled this to us more times than I can remember. This advice is too important to overlook. It is really easy to succumb to heat illness and drinking plenty of water is one of the easiest and best ways to stay cool and safe, especially in the record-breaking heat a lot of our country has experienced this summer. Hydration packs are excellent for soldiers, hikers, fitness enthusiasts, or anyone who is looking for a hands-free way to deliver that delicious H2O. Harry’s Army Surplus has a great selection of hydration packs with awesome features. We have packs with MOLLE straps for attaching your gear and even packs with extra storage and pockets so you don’t need to lug anything else on your back. Bite tubes make it easy to drink without worrying about opening and closing the tube with your hands. We stock packs in different colors and patterns, so you are sure to find something to strike your fancy. In store in Metro-Detroit or online, check out our selection and Stay Hydrated!
The importance of being able to defend yourself is more apparent each day. Learning self defense is something that everyone in the family can participate in and there are classes happening all across the country for entire family.
Self defense classes will give you a good base knowledge of how to ward off an attack. This will deal with what you can do to disorient an attacker and give you enough time to make an escape. These are great strategies, especially for children. They might not have the strength to overpower an attacker, but they might have an opportunity to put them out of commission for a few minutes to make an escape.
This kind of training will also pertain to using the force of the attack against the one who is assaulting. Being able to turn the tables quickly and think clearly is something that can rarely be done without training in doing just that. In many cases these attacks are swift and very unexpected, so being able to immediately assess the situation and turn that situation against the attacker can save your life.
As the head of a household, this kind of training can also be valuable as no one is safe from things like burglary or muggings. However, as this head of a household, it is also your responsibility to arm your family with the self defense knowledge that can keep them safe even when you happen to be away.
These courses for self defense will cover all kinds of scenarios, offering solutions for attacks and assaults from virtually any angle. This means that with enough time and focus, you can literally be prepared for nearly anything. Not only this, but this is a great way to bond with your family while expressing how much you care about them. Showing such a personal interest in the safety of all of your family members can have a lasting impact on the people they become later in their life.
Self defense courses should be available in your town, or in a city near to you. Looking online should be a good way to determine the closest courses to you, and when they are starting up classes for new participants. Remember that you are able to arm yourself with a strategy to save your own life, if you take the steps to learn this strategy.
Moisture wicking fabrics are being used in all sorts of clothing items lately, from moisture wicking t-shirts to sports bras to moisture wicking socks. Do these fabrics really help keep you dry? Absolutely! While no fabric will keep you perfectly dry at all times, moisture wicking fabrics are significantly better at keeping you dry compared to traditional natural fibers like cotton.
Moisture wicking fabrics are created from synthetic fibers that are hydrophobic, or water-hating. These fibers do not absorb water but instead repel it towards the surface, allowing for fast evaporation and drying. Synthetic fibers such as polyester and polypropylene are used in these fabrics. Natural fibers like cotton are hydrophilic, or water-loving. Natural fibers are great at absorbing moisture but do not evaporate as well, leaving you feeling damp longer. Blends of these fibers create an excellent moisture wicking material that creates a “pull/push” effect, pulling the moisture away from the skin and pushing it to the fabric surface to evaporate. Since the wetness pulls to the surface of the fabric, the skin stays considerably drier than with pure cotton. Poly/cotton blends are highly breathable providing air circulation and added comfort.
Cold weather clothing is also an important use of moisture wicking fabric. Since the fabric dries much quicker, there is less chance of moisture freezing and causing hypothermia or cold weather injuries like frostbite. No one wants to sit around in cold, soaking wet clothing!
Lucky for you, Harry’s Army Surplus offers a variety of moisture wicking items. Even if you are not able to stop in our Metro-Detroit location, check us out online!
The military parachute bag is one of our most popular military bags. It’s great for travel and transporting heavy items because of the heavy duty materials. The heavyweight canvas makes this
parachute cargo bag extremely durable. Good for packing more than just parachutes, this bag measures 24″ X 15″ X 13″ and can fit all sorts of goodies. The reinforced web handles go from top to bottom and
the full length zipper is covered by a snap flap. This bag can withstand most anything you throw at it. This parachute bag is available in olive drab, black, navy, and coyote.
Buy your bag online at Harry’s Army Surplus in Metro-Detroit or online!
- Knives up 70% off
- Boots & Shoes up to 50% off
- Shorts up to 30% off
- All Airsoft guns 20% off
- Tactical Gloves by Ringers and Rapdom 25% off
- Zip off pants 24.99 reg $49.99
- Military Theme Baseball Caps $8.88
- Military Printed T-Shirts buy one get one half off
- All 5.11 Tactical Clothing 15% off
- Military Style Jungle Boots $19.99
- Moisture Wicking ICE Polo’s by Propper 25% off
In Store Only! So If you’re in the Metro Detroit Area, drop in and pick up some of these great savings for Dad.
On this memorial day, we’d like thank all of the Veterans who gave their lives to maintain our freedom here at home. You live in our hearts and minds. We’d also like to thank their families who have sacrificed so very much.
In addition though, it seems important that we remember those who are still alive and have come home to us somewhat worse for wear from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We honor your sacrifice and hope that your burden will be lifted with time.
We ran across these videos that we feel honor the true spirit of Memorial Day (click here)