Monthly Archives: October 2021

  1. The History of Boonie Hats in the U.S. Military

    The boonie hat we know today was introduced to the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Upon receipt, the boonies were welcomed by the troops in the field while also being generally disliked by top brass who thought the new floppy hats looked unprofessional. Let’s take a deeper look at the early days of this iconic piece of the American military uniform.

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  2. Wildland Firefighter Uniform Requirements

    All wildland fire uniforms that are certified for use by the USDA Forest Service must meet and exceed NFPA 1977 standards. Learn more about what this means and why it matters here.

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  3. What Protective Equipment Do Wildland Firefighters Wear?

    Wildland firefighting is physically demanding and exceptionally hazardous. The safety gear used and worn by these working professionals is designed to not only keep them comfortable and safe from injury - but potentially save their lives. The following is a brief overview of the personal protective equipment and wildland firefighter clothing used by the men and women on the firelines.

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  4. What Pants Do Wildland Firefighters Wear?

    Wildland firefighters wear specific flame-resistant (FR) pants made from a para-aramid blend (i.e Kevlar) fabric or meta-aramid blend (i.e.Nomex) fabrics. Here, we explain more about wildland fire pants and why wildland firefighters wear them to stay safe while fighting flames and saving lives.

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  5. How to Choose Women's Tactical Pants

    Despite the growing number of women in extreme sports and the ranks of law enforcement everywhere, women are still having problems finding the appropriate tactical clothing & apparel they need.

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  6. A Brief History of US Military Camouflage Uniforms

    When the majority of people picture members of the U.S. Armed Forces, they will usually conjure an image of troops in a certain type of gray, brown, and green camouflage combat uniform. Though a common image today, this has not always been the standard associated with the U.S. military uniforms.

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