You’ve seen them in busses, on the subway and even shopping at malls. All decked out in camo jackets and combat boots. Always with a duffle bag slung around their shoulders, with “who knows what” inside. Well, you may look at them kinda “funny” when they pass by, but when the unexpected happens – like when you lock your car keys inside or the lights go out, chances are that the “nut job” will have a Swiss Knife or Tactical flashlight that saves the day! Luckily TacPack members can be prepared without drawing attention when walking around town.
Tactical Gear 101
Tactical gear can range from assault rifles and stun guns, to flashlights, CB radios and multi-purpose Swiss Army knives. Most ordinary individuals however won’t need high-powered rifles or battering rams to tactfully respond to the unforeseen. But it never hurts to have multipurpose tools, wire cutters or splicing knives in your kit.
Here are some ideas for tactical gear that everyone should consider owning:
- FLASH LIGHT: Some of the most common tactical emergencies call for a flash light. Whether it’s a black-out situation or searching for something under the hood of your car, a good tactical flashlight is a must have!
- FOLDING KNIFE: A good stainless-steel folding tactical knife is an absolute essential. There are many use case scenarios for possessing one, like jimmying a window to get indoors when you’re locked outside. But if you ever have a hiking or camping emergency, your tactical knife can be a life saver!
- TACTICAL JACKET: A good tactical jacket can save you from a number of situations – some expected and some not. Wearing one when stepping out in a snowstorm, or having one in the trunk of your car in case of a breakdown in winter, makes great tactical thinking
- TACTICAL BOOTS: You don’t need to a Marine or on a SWAT team member to appreciate a great pair of tactical boots. Chosen well, your tactical boots can pass for most ordinary wear. But if a tactical situation does confront you – like an unplanned long hike or a walk on difficult terrain, those tactical boots will sound like a great thing to have worn!
Having the right tactical gear is all about being prepared. While no one can prepare you for every tactical situation under the sun, you can take steps to enhance your readiness for many an unexpected scenario that you may encounter.
Emergency Readiness with TacPack
At TacPack, our members will never be unprepared to respond to the unexpected. Each month, they receive a range of gear to add to their TacPack. This assortment of tactical gear, survival gear and EDC gear consists of a select list of items that can be used in any number of unexpected situations.
The best part of being a TacPack member is that you don’t need to go out and start thinking of what to put into your Grab Bags. Every month, you get tried and tested tactical and survival gear from our reputed partners. All that’s then left is for you to act when others are still figuring out what to do!