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Posts Tagged ‘soldier’

Reasons Why You Need a Tritium Military Compass

Proudly made in the USA, this military model tritium compass is rated as the best compass on the market! This compass was designed specifically to meet all of the needs of the United States fighting forces. This compass even comes with a carrying pouch, lanyard, and belt clip so that it is always protected and you can keep it close by at all times.

 

This compass would make a great gift for a soldier or could be used by campers and hikers while they are exploring the great outdoors. If you want to take a look at some more military novelty products, take some time to look through Harry’s and find the perfect gift!

 

The History of Memorial Day

Memorial-DayAlthough we are inundated by barbecues, annual sales, parades, and festivities in the warm weather, the true meaning of Memorial Day  is to to commemorate the men and women in the Armed Forces who have died serving our country. Memorial Day was once referred to as “Decoration Day”, a name that came from a tradition of decorating the soldier’s graves.

One of the ways that we continue to honor fallen veterans on Memorial Day each year is the tradition of placing flags on the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington Cemetery. One of the infantries of the United States Army patrol and make sure that all of the flags remain standing over the weekend. Sadly, this is one of the few last remaining traditions of decorating soldier’s graves as Memorial Day has become largely commercialized once the National Holiday Act of 1971 turned Memorial Day into a three day weekend.

We understand how easy it is to be distracted by your day off and all the fun you will have this long weekend celebrating Memorial Day, but please take a moment to think about the men and women that died to protect our freedom. This is the same freedom that allows you to wake up and celebrate Memorial Day this year however you want and we owe it all to those who served and those who are still serving. Don’t forget to thank a soldier today!

 

What’s Under the Tree for your Soldier? Christmas Gift Ideas for Military Members

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!

Watch

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!

What is an MRE?

MRE stands for “Meal Ready to Eat.” MREs are field rations for soldiers in the US military forces. MREs are designed to meet a soldier’s nutritional requirements while away from bases. Each Meal provides approximately 1200 calories. As the name suggests the MRE requires little to no preparation. An MRE comes in a plastic pouch called retort packaging. The package is actually aluminum foil and plastic layered together.

An MRE pouch contains surprisingly good tasting food these days. It might contain chili, beef stew or even chicken strips. The food is already cooked, put into the pouch and the pouch is then sealed. While an MRE may be eaten cold, a Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) which uses water-activated thermal reaction allows many soldiers in the field to partake in a hot meal.

MREs must be able to survive parachute drops from 380 meters, and non-parachute drops of about 100 feet. The package must maintain a minimum shelf life of three and a half years at 81 degrees fahrenheit and a full nine months at 100 degrees fahrenheit. This is one reason that many people prefer to keep MRE packages as an essential part of a survival kit.

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