Choosing the Right Belt for You

If you’re in the market for a new tactical belt, then you’ve probably noted how many options you have to choose from. At first glance it may seem overwhelming to sort through different sizes and styles of belts and decide which one is most suitable for you. But once you’ve answered a few questions, you’ll find the process of choosing the right belt for you can be very simple.

 

First: Determine what the use of your belt will be. While all Wilderness Tactical belts are durable and suited for the toughest lines of work, there are some belts in the line of products that are more suited for certain jobs than others.

 

Before you get to choosing, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you work in law enforcement?
  2. Do you often carry belt-mounted holsters and firearms?
  3. Does your line of work require you to use harnesses or scale high altitudes?

 

If you answered yes to any of these, your best bet is the Original Instructor Belt or the Titanium Instructor Belt.

 

If you don’t often use a belt-mounted holster or firearm and you are looking for the same weight-bearing quality and durability, you should consider looking into the Easy-Fit Titanium Instructor Belt.

 

If you answered no to these questions, fly frequently and/or you are looking for an everyday use, lightweight belt with great durability, the Frequent Flyer Belt may be a great fit for you.

 

OR take a look at the full selection of belts here.

 

Second: Choose your stitch. The stitch determines the stiffness of the belt. Choosing between 3-stitch, 5-stitch and a CSM comes down to how rigid you need your belt to be for your everyday use. We recommend a 5-stitch or CSM for heavier load-bearing.

 

Third: Choose your belt width. You can decide what width would work best for you by measuring your pants’ belt loops. Keep in mind there may be some that won’t be ideal for the size of your belt, but it’s best to choose the one that matches the majority.

 

Fourth: Measure. And measure accurately. There are plenty of things to keep in mind when measuring for your new belt, so we recommend watching our Belt Sizing video and paying close attention. Remember to use a tape measure and do not assume your current belt size is the size you should order.

 

 

 

Phoenix-based Tactical Products Company Makes New Addition to Its Leading Line of Tactical Belts

Wilderness Tactical Products releases its newest addition to the Frequent Flyer line with enhanced, Multicam Edition Belt.

Wilderness Tactical Products recently introduced the newest member of the Frequent Flyer Belt Family, the Multicam Edition Belt. The new belt featuring Crye’s Multicam pattern is designed to suit frequent flyers traveling through airport security as well as those using the belt for everyday use.

The newly designed belt is made with the same technology used in traditional Frequent Flyer Belts but with the Multicam style including its signature trim and Velcro and is currently available in 1 ¼” and 1 ½” widths to s

The Multicam Belt is the third in the line of Frequent Flyer belts joining the original Frequent Flyer Belt and the Easy-Fit Frequent Flyer Belt.

With every product that Wilderness Tactical Products puts out, the company hopes to continue bringing quality and complete satisfaction to those active in the hunting and shooting community and everyone else who relies on quality tactical products for everyday use. Wilderness Tactical is excited for the release of its newest high end belt and hopes to continue bringing great products like these to its loyal customer base.

With every branded product proudly manufactured in the USA, Wilderness Tactical Products’ complete line of tactical equipment can be viewed and purchased online at http://www.TheWilderness.com

 

About Wilderness Tactical Products:

Wilderness Tactical Products, LLC was founded in 1981 to fill the needs of people who demanded durable, high-quality equipment. Their products have been tested from the icy mountain peaks of South America to the blistering Sonoran desert for more than 30 years and they have proven themselves time and again. Wilderness-branded products have consistently been favorites of serious outdoors people, mountain climbers, search and rescue, American Pistol Institute and Gunsite personnel, as well as armed military, intelligence, police, instruction and civilian professionals around the world. For additional information please call 1-800-775-5650 or visit www.TheWilderness.com

 

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Business contact:

Joan Holzhaus

602-242-4945

 

Media contact:

Jason W. Jantzen

Phoenix Marketing Associates

602-282-0202

Your Child’s First Hunting Trip

For many parents who are avid hunters, the question of when the appropriate time to take their children hunting for the first time is an important one. While some parents prefer to wait until their children are older, others think it’s an excellent way to get kids acquainted with nature and teach them about the value of the sport. While many argue that it isn’t a good idea to take young kids along for these trips as they can be traumatizing, only you can decide on what you think is appropriate for you and your family.

 

Decide if they’re ready:

A lot goes into gauging if your child is ready to come along on their first trip. In order to determine if they’re ready, you should first ask yourself (and them) a few questions:

1. Have they been exposed to hunting before? (i.e. seeing you prepare a kill)

2. Are they familiar with the concept of life and death?

3. Do they understand the value of the life they are taking?

4. Do they have the proper discipline to be in a potentially dangerous environment?

5. Do they want to go?

 

Decide what their role will be:

Unless your child is older, you probably wouldn’t and shouldn’t consider letting them fire a gun on their very first trip. If they’ve never witnessed a hunt or seen you prepping or firing your gun, it’s a good idea to first take them out to a safe location where you can teach them more about your firearm’s specs. Depending on how ready you think your child is, decide if you think they’d be a better helping hand or bystander on their first trip.

 

Make sure they’re prepped with the right gear:

Even though they probably won’t be shooting anything on this trip, make sure they are equipped with the right gear. Depending on where you will be hunting, choose the right camouflage gear, pack a proper safety kit, adequate shoes, food and plenty of water. They may only be standing by on this one, but they need to understand the importance of preparation on this and every hunting trip from here on out.

 

Explain why hunting is important to you:

Whether it’s to bond with your buddies or to catch some fresh meat for dinner, explain to your child why hunting is important to you. If they understand the meaning behind it, they are more likely to appreciate it as much as you and perhaps even develop the same respect and excitement for the sport as you!

 

Why Buying American-Made is More Important Than Ever

In the past decade, America has become increasingly dependent on foreign-made products. The exploding demand for smartphones and other hand-held technology has created many jobs overseas and left the U.S. without some much-needed employment. But technology isn’t the only area of business that’s been a key player in outsourcing. The clothing and food industry have always helped contribute greatly to this discussion.

 

Many argue that oversea production creates jobs at home, but aside from this benefit, there are many other reasons why it’s important to keep product manufacturing in the States and continue to support companies that manufacture in the U.S.

 

 

  1. Working Conditions- Any small amount of research will show you why this is such a heated debate. While the U.S. is fortunate enough to have regulations that enforce safe working conditions for employees, not every country does. Many of the countries in which oversea products are made do not protect the rights and well-being of their workers, thus leaving many working in unsafe, unsanitary and grueling conditions.

 

  1. Overseeing Quality- Domestic production allows companies to keep a closer eye on the quality of the product that’s being made and correct any issues quickly and in the most efficient way possible.

 

  1. Environment Protection- The U.S. imposes rigorous standards to meet environmental protection requirements. When it comes to its companies here at home, the country can have a say in their practices and intervene if they are harmful to the environment. When it comes to countries overseas, there’s not much we can do.

 

  1. Keeping Dollars in the U.S. – One of the benefits of buying American-made is helping U.S. dollars continue to circulate within the U.S. economy. When you buy products made here, your dollar is going to the citizens of the U.S. who work hard to produce these products.

 

Standing Up to Child Labor- Not every country has as harsh of child labor laws as the U.S. One of the sacrifices of outsourcing is that companies often turn a blind eye to unethical practices that go on under the roofs of their factories overseas. One of the most common unethical practices of factory jobs is the overworking and exploitation of children. Buying American-made products helps ensure that you are not supporting child labor and the mistreatment of kids here or anywhere.

Indoor vs. Outdoor Shooting Ranges

Besides the obvious, there are many differences between indoor and outdoor shooting ranges. While they both provide a safe and exciting environment for shooters, each experience is different from the other and each includes its own set of pros and cons. The only sure way to find out which one is the best fit for you (in case you’re new on the range) is by trying them both on for size.  In any case, it’s good to have an idea of what each does or doesn’t have to offer, so we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of each.

 

Outdoor Ranges

 

The Pros:                                                                               

–          Open space

–          Fewer restrictions on firearms

–          Allows for movement

–          Fresh air

–          More realistic environment for training

–          Open space lessens noise

 

The Cons:

–          Weather restrictions

–          Usually out in rural areas

–          Limited rental availability depending on the range

–          Do not usually sell firearms

–          Close earlier due to lighting

 

Indoor Ranges

 

The Pros:

–          Open later

–          Offer variety of rentals and ammo sale

–          Weather-proof

–          Proximity to populated areas

–          More comfortable shooting environment for training

 

The Cons:

–          Firearm restrictions

–          Sound amplified by contained space

–          Smoke can linger

–          Very limited movement

–          Enclosed space

 

Are you a big shooter?  Check this out.

Effective Camouflaging Techniques for Hunting

Animals, in many cases, have extra-heightened senses in comparison to humans. While humans can be skilled hunters, animals have been conditioned through thousands of years of survival and evolution, leaving them with some of the best senses of smell, hearing and sight there is. A great part of the thrill of hunting is knowing you’ve mastered the ability to disguise yourself and camouflage into your surroundings in a way that not even such skilled senses can detect. Not only have found your kill, you’ve outsmarted it.

Hide your scent

The first step in disguising yourself in the wild is hiding your scent. This is an important step as it’s one of the biggest giveaways for animals of imminent danger. While you may perceive yourself as scentless, it should be very clear that you’re not. Think of when someone enters your home, you most likely can smell their unique “home scent” even if they can’t. The same rule applies when you enter an animal’s territory. So then what are your options?

–          Wash your clothes in scentless detergent

–          Don’t smoke

–          Use odor-free shampoos and body washes

–          Rub acorns, pine leaves and other natural scents (from the site, this won’t work if you bring your own as they carry different smells) on your clothing

*Keep in mind that while these methods will help reduce your scent, they can’t eliminate it completely.

Hide from sight

Once your scent is out of smelling range, you can proceed to worry about disappearing from sight. This part of the camouflage process is very dependent on what you’re hunting. Get familiar with the animals of the area. Some would argue that camouflage clothes aren’t as dire if you’re hunting deer, however, keep in mind that much of this is relative to where you’re hunting. If you’re around younger and less experienced deer, it’s probably not as big of a necessity, but when in doubt, come prepared. So where do you begin the camouflaging process?

 

–          Wear camo clothing

–          Camouflage according to where you’re hunting

–          Cover up hands and face, especially if you are hunting in snowy areas where things particularly stand out against the snow

Be still

And finally, remember that scene in Jurassic Park where Dr. Grant tells Lex that the T-Rex can’t see them if they don’t move? Well, hunting non-giant lizard kings doesn’t quite work like that, but remember, eyesight across the animal kingdom has developed to immediately spot movement and identify it as a threat or non-threat. So your best bet? Get ready to be very, very still.

New Walkabout Pack the Perfect Accessory to Reach Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

Wilderness Tactical Products introduces new “perfect sized” carry-all for fitness enthusiasts or anyone on-the-go.

Phoenix, AZ— Modern day life is hectic and people have more gadgets and accessories than ever before.  For those who lead an active lifestyle or for those who want to “walk off the holiday pounds,” the question often arises: “Where do I keep all my stuff?”  The answer lies in Wilderness’ new Walkabout Pack.

Available in two convenient sizes, medium and large, (because according to fast food joints, there is no small) the Walkabout Pack features an intentionally brightly lined interior which provides a handy backdrop to your keys, phone, wallet or even a pistol for personal protection.

As with all quality Wilderness Tactical products, the Walkabout Pack is proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. and is built to last a lifetime. Currently offered in Black or Marine Blue and featuring an adjustable shoulder strap, the Walkabout Pack is perfect for that brisk walk after dinner or hike up your favorite mountain.

Our new Walkabout Pack is actually a seasoned idea we’ve had for quite a while. In fact most of our Wilderness staff has had one for years, so we decided to introduce it to the public,” explained Ralph Holzhaus, founder of Wilderness Tactical Products.

About Wilderness Tactical Products:

Wilderness Tactical Products, LLC was founded in 1981 to fill the needs of people who demanded durable, high-quality equipment. Their products have been tested from the icy mountain peaks of South America to the blistering Sonoran desert for more than 30 years and they have proven themselves time and again. Wilderness-branded products have consistently been favorites of serious outdoors people, mountain climbers, search and rescue, American Pistol Institute and Gunsite personnel, as well as armed military, intelligence, police, instruction and civilian professionals around the world. For additional information please call 1-800-775-5650 or visit www.TheWilderness.com

 

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Business contact:

Joan Holzhaus

602-242-4945

 

Media contact:

Jason W. Jantzen

Phoenix Marketing Associates

602-282-0202