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Flying Tigers Motorcycle Helmet by Buco

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Japan’s Toys McCoys Store is offering an A.A.F. Flying Tigers Motorcycle Helmet made by Buco which takes its design cues from classic 60s motorcycle helmets.

I don’t even own a motorcycle, but I want one.

Woobieland of the Pines

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Woobieland of the Pines offers the Woobie Robe and Smoking Jacket.

Offered in four camouflage patterns…

And three solid colors.

Be aware, they are in high demand so expect delays once you’ve ordered. Get in the queue at woobieland.com.

Congress Clears 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that Leverages Model Maintenance Code to Improve Conditions in Military Housing

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Defense separately updated its building standards to the most recent international building codes 

Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, the Senate approved the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020, clearing the legislation for the President’s expected signature. The measure,  which authorizes appropriations for the upcoming year and sets forth policies for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) programs, requires that privatized military housing meet or exceed requirements set by a nationally recognized, consensus-based, model property maintenance code, such as the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), by February 1, 2021.

The IPMC, developed by the International Code Council, regulates the minimum maintenance requirements for existing buildings and establishes minimum standards for basic equipment, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety. It is used or adopted in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The maintenance code requirement is part of a broader effort within the NDAA to improve the oversight, accountability, management, and, most importantly, quality of privatized military housing following several reports detailing substandard conditions.    

Separately, DOD recently updated its building code, the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), to use the 2018 International Building Code, 2018 International Existing Building Code and 2018 International Plumbing Code. The UFC had previously required using the 2015 versions of these codes. The UFC establishes  common requirements for DOD construction activities, and addresses safety, functionality and durability.

“Setting maintenance requirements for military housing will help ensure our service members and their families are afforded access to the well-built, well-maintained, housing they deserve,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “The Code Council very much appreciates the leadership of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees in addressing these issues. By working to bring uniformity in building standards to our military housing and other Department of Defense facilities, we are helping to contribute toward the safety of our servicemen and women.”  

To view the 2020 NDAA Conference Report, please click here. The UFC Building Code and UFC Plumbing Systems requirements are available here and here, respectively..

Draft Top Can Opener Now On Kickstarter

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

The Draft Can Opener removes the entire top from an aluminum beverage can, in a similar manner to a can opener for canned goods. Except, the edge is left smooth so you won’t cut yourself.

Why bother? How about a smooth let and faster pour or drink? How about feeling like you’re drinking from a cup?

It has a swing out arm to accommodate a variety of can diameters. The Draft Top can be used on most 8-19 oz beverage cans. 

www.kickstarter.com/projects/drafttop/draft-top-and-drink-topless

Mission First Tactical Introduces New Decorated Wallets and Dump Trays

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Upgrade your wallet or dump tray with stunning imagery from MFT’s new decorated lineup.

Horsham, Pa. (October 2019) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to announce its Wallets and Dump Trays have been added to its new Decorated Products line up. Designs are chemically bonded to MFT’s Wallets and Dump Trays to ensure wear, scratch and chemical resistance. Express yourself with MFT offerings or let MFT place your unique image on any of our wallets, dump trays, magazines and more. Every week, MFT will be offering a limited-edition design as a giveaway and a limited-edition sale only available through its social media channels. Follow and like MFT’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter platforms to find out about each week’s giveaway and sale.

Securely store and easily access credit cards or business cards with MFT’s Decorated Wallets. Handcrafted from Boltaron material in the United States of America, MFT Wallets are available in either an eight credit card (15 business cards) or 15 credit card (25 business cards) wallet configuration. MFT image offerings include American Flag M1; Blue Line American Flag 1, Flag 2 or Flag 3; American Flag Vintage; Redline American Flag; Betsy Ross Flag; MFT Freedom Fries; Gadsden Flag; Join or Die; Liberty or Death; Punisher Skull Splatter White; Punisher Skull Oversize; or Team MF’ER Supreme. MSRP $24.99.

MFT’s Dump Tray provides a convenient place to drop all your everyday carry (EDC) items when you walk in the door or sit down at your desk. The small compartment is designed for your phone or small items with a larger area for everything else. The Dump Tray measures 8.2” x 11.2” with the small area measuring 3.5” x 7” and the large area measuring 6” x 7.” Handcrafted from Boltaron Material in the United States of America, the Dump Tray’s are available in the following MFT image offerings: American Flag M1 or M2; American Flag Punisher Skull; American Flag Punisher Skull MultiCam; Blue Line American Flag 1, Flag 2 or Flag 3; Redline American Flag; Betsy Ross Flag; Gadsden Flag; Join or Die; Join or Die MultiCam; Liberty or Death; Liberty or Death MultiCam; Punisher Skull Splatter White; or Team MF’ER Supreme. MSRP $39.99.

For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

Just The Thing For Your Junior Trooper

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Whether it’s a day in the field l, training with mom and dad or a cool Halloween costume, Trooper Clothing has got you covered.

They offer a variety of uniform and accessories in several color patterns including M81 Woodland.

Outfit your Trooper at trooperclothing.com/product-category/trooper-tactical.

Kitanica – Magnum Shirt

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Inspired by Hawaiian styling, the Magnum Shirt from Kitanica is a more muted version of tropical wear.

Designed to be worn tucked or untucked, this button down front shirt includes a chest pocket as well as pleated back. Made from 4.3 oz 65/35 poly/cotton and offered in Grey or Diamond Plate Grey in sizes Small – XXLarge.

Made in the USA!

www.kitanica.net/THE-MAGNUM

Burly Brush – A 30 Second Out Project

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Scrub those hard to reach places with Burly Brush. Made from Bamboo, it’s naturally resistant to bacteria. It also features medium soft bristles so you won’t tear yourself up, but you’ll still get clean.

Get yours at thirtysecondsout.com/products/the-burly-brush.