Being ready is about having the right gear and mindset to tackle any situation you may encounter in your daily life. If your line of work has you patrolling the streets or if you’re a prepared citizen, every piece of gear is hand picked based on your experience and duty. Share your loadout with us and help inspire others who are crafting their own new kits or perfecting existing ones. What’s in your #loadout?
Posted May 11, 2016
UCR Slingpack Loadout
The UCR Slingpack is ambidextrous and serves as an EDC pack or a professional medic’s bag. We’ve kitted it up for a medic here. Note: if decide to carry a tourniquet or a decompression needle, be sure to seek proper training with a professional emergency specialist before adding these to your kit.
Posted April 29, 2016
RUSH72 – Ready for the Range
Tip: A tool kit is a must-have every time you head to the range. It doesn’t have to be much more than a set of allen wrenches, a small crescent wrench and a good multi-tool. Don’t forget the staples when you walk down to the line! I always use the longest staples I can find and prefer 9/16″ (14mm) length as they’ll go through stacked cardboard and paper targets. – SGM (R) Kyle Lamb, Viking Tactics
Posted April 22, 2016
RUSH12 Roadside Go Bag
Customize your contents based on your environment, average drive distances and seasonality. 5.11 Packable Jacket for an easy extra layer of protection from light rain. If you have to deal with ice and snow, add a scraper, a box of kitty litter and some disposable hand warmer packs.
Posted April 14, 2016
Old Fashioned Recipe – Galls Limited Edition “Rocks” Glass
Try this classic Old Fashioned recipe and let us know what you think!
(If you’re under 21, hold it right there, butterscotch. This one’s not for you!)
1. Place 1/2 tsp of loose sugar in the bottom of an Old-Fashioned glass
2. Add two or three healthy dashes of Angostura bitters and a tsp of water
3. Muddle until the sugar is dissolved
4. Add three ice cubes to the glass
6. Add 2 oz straight rye or bourbon whiskey
7. Stir again
8. Twist a thin-cut swatch of lemon or orange peel over the top
9. Add a stirring implement
10. Let sit for one minute
Each month in 2016, Galls will be offering a limited edition set of 2 Rocks Glasses with the purchase of $135+ in 5.11 Tactical apparel and gear. Each set features a different patriotic quote from an influential person in American history. The glasses are available exclusively through Galls and Quartermaster online.
Posted April 5, 2016
RUSH Delivery: Messenger-Style EDC
The RUSH Delivery series is designed to hold a tablet or laptop, EDC gear and our TacTec holster. Available in three sizes: Mike, Lima and X-Ray (M, L, XL).
Posted March 22, 2016
Loadout: RUSH 24 Day Hike
This RUSH 24 pack is ready for a day hike — even if things take a turn for the unexpected.
Posted March 16, 2016
Andy Stumpf – Wingsuit
From Andy Stumpf’s Man on a Mission world record-breaking wingsuit flight.
Posted March 10, 2016
For the woman who carries a concealed firearm or the female officer conducting plainclothes operations, the Lucy Tote is a secure and low profile option for carrying a weapon. With plenty of internal and hidden pockets for daily essentials or mission critical gear, the Lucy Tote is ready.
Posted March 2, 2016
MOAB 10 Firebase CSG Loadout
Have a PACE plan: PACE stands for Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency. If your Primary communication device is your cellular phone, what happens when the towers are down due to unforeseen circumstances? Having an alternate and/or layered approach, sets you up for success.
– Gator, 5.11 Ambassador and Director at Firebase Combat Group
Posted February 24, 2016
Havoc 30 “Anywhere EDC”
Consider common items that can easily be explained but can also double as a defensive tool like a roll of quarters, a padlock, or a small screwdriver. Tuna packs are a great source of protein and don’t take up any room, back them up with a pack of gum.
— Greg Thompson, 5.11 Ambassador, Trainer and Global Traveler, Special Operations Combatives Program
Posted February 17, 2016
5.11 Ignitor Pack for Hunting
We worked with Robb Wiley of Non-Typical Outfitters in Alpine, WY for a recent trip and photo shoot in the Jackson, WY area.
Robb offers this advice: A good attitude is the single most important thing that can make or break any hunt. Sometimes I see hunters that are so focused on the kill, that they forget to enjoy the hunt. We all hunt because it is our passion, we do it because it is fun, we need to focus on that.
Posted February 10, 2016
John Wilson, CBL Tac Trainer and Adventurer: RUSH24
John Wilson, owner and primary instructor at CBL Tac offers this advice:
Test your gear every chance you get, then test it again. Better to know it doesn’t work when you have an easy out than when you have to rely on it for survival.
Keep a checklist of your gear, note the in-service dates and usage.
Posted November 25, 2015
UCR IFAK Pouch Loadout
Keeping a blowout kit and medical essentials within arm’s reach and easily accessible is a good plan for anyone who carries a firearm for work or as a CCW permit holder. This kit attaches to a vehicle’s headrest or any MOLLE / webbing system. Note: if you’re going to carry a tourniquet or a decompression needle, be sure to seek proper training with a professional emergency specialist.
Posted November 13, 2015
Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car Driver
Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car Driver for NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T Team, track day loadout.
Posted October 10, 2015
Greg Thompson, SOCP Instructor
Greg Thompson, 5.11 Ambassador and SOCP Instructor, shows his everyday go bag #loadout.
“I’ve been carrying a go bag for over 25 years. I used to use camera cases and Candace small tool bags. Wherever I go, I have it in a central location — primarily a vehicle. I often pull stuff out and carry it on my person depending on where I’m going and the need of the situation. Sometimes when traveling abroad I have to leave the handgun behind. I don’t always carry a small umbrella, but I normally always have an extra Glock mag 40.
My Go Bag for EDC — or as my wife calls it, my man purse.”
Posted October 7, 2015
Tony Schumacher, NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Driver
Tony Schumacher, driver of the US Army Top Fuel Dragster “The Sarge,” travels light with 5.11 gear.
Posted October 1, 2015
Nissan GT-R LM NISMO team Mechanic
Keeping the basics within easy reach when on the road, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo team holds it all together with the 5.11 Rush 24 pack.
Posted September 30, 2015
The All Hazards Backpack started as an idea that Officer CH had, based on real world experience from active shooter events, disaster response, and time spent in the military. Officer CH vetted the idea with fellow officers and response teams. “Everything is about adaptability and being able to fight from your back or treat casualties on the field instead of going back to the car. You can set it up to your individual preference or for the mission at hand.”
This #511loadout based on real world experience from active shooter events, disaster response, and time spent in the military.
Posted September 29, 2015
UCR Thigh Rig Loadout
Built for carrying 1-2 blow-out kits, some essentials and a pair of AR magazines. Note: if you’re going to carry a tourniquet or a decompression needle, get proper training with a professional emergency specialist before adding these to your loadout.