Celebrate Hunting Season, an American Tradition

BuckStopsHereNew hunting themed t-shirts from Erazor Bits are here, just in time for hunting season. The line includes two deer-hunting shirts, the “Buck Stops Here” motif shows a 10-point buck against an American Flag background, celebrating the heritage of this great American sport. The Bow Hunter t-shirt features a camouflage-clad hunter and several mature bucks.

Also in the Erazor Bits Wicked Hunt line are shirts celebrating hunting dogs, turkey season and duck season. These join the popular line of fishing t-shirts debuted earlier this year.

All Erazor Bits T-shirts are printed on pre-shrunk, heavy-weight 100% cotton t-shirts and are available in sizes small to 3XL.



Free Shipping on Boots from Original SWAT and Belleville

If your boots are worn, or you’ve been thinking about getting a waterproof pair for the winter, don’t miss our free shipping offer on every boot from Original SWAT boot or Belleville — including the very popular Tactical Research line.  This sale ends this sale ends Friday, October 31.

Original SWATWe’ve been selling the Original SWAT line of tactical boots for more than a decade and they are very popular with our EMT customers who require composite safety toes.   Known for their comfort, Original SWAT boots sell from $69.95 to $129.95, with quite a few in the $80 to $90 range. Most of them have side zippers and a few feature air sole technology.

Belleville is best known as a supplier to the Department of Defense, and many a soldier or airman has deployed wearing their trusty Belleville boots. We sell their military line, including desert tan, coyote tan, and sage green boots. They offer everything from a hot-weather boot to flight deck boots to the rugged USMC Mountain Combat Boots.

Several years ago, Captain Dave’s was among the first to offer Belleville’s Tactical Research line of boots, and we’ve outfitted everyone from local law enforcement to federal agents in these high-performance tactical boots. Over the past year or two, we’ve really seen their lightweight and minimalist boots, the Flyweight and the Mini-Mil trending upwards. Their new Chrome line is also proving to be very popular with law enforcement.

BellevilleBootAll of our boots are available in a wide variety of sizes, often from 5 to 15, in both regular and wide widths.  Since these are men’s boots, we recommend that women order two full sizes smaller than they wear in women’s sizes.

Here’s the only complication related to this offer: To get free shipping, qualifying boots must be the ONLY thing in your shopping cart. So if you want another item, you’ll need to buy it separately.

Of course, we cannot make a special offer without small print: Free shipping via the ground method of our choice (usually UPS or Fedex) is available to the lower 48 states only. Adding other items to your shopping cart will incur shipping charges. Void where prohibited. Purchases must be made at http://shop.captaindaves.com during the promotion. May not be combined with other special offers. Not valid for prior purchases.

Brown is the New Black

BrawnyBrownRothco has introduced a new color to their line of popular Brawny flannel shirts, and it is available at Captain Dave’s: Brown and black plaid joins their traditional red and black, blue and black, green and black, white and black, and yellow and black color options.

Also new for the 2014/15 winter season are solid olive and solid black flannel shirt that offer the warmth and softness of flannel without the outdoorsy look of the lumberjack plaids.

In whatever color you pick, you will find that these thick, 100% cotton shirts are soft, warm and comfortable. Be sure to buy a size larger than you normally do because they shrink a bit when washed.

Also available in our store is the Brawny sherpa-lined flannel jacket. Designed to provide extra warmth, these flannel jackets are an excellent exterior layer for those who work or play in the great outdoors during the cooler months. When worn over some of our thermals, they help you stay toasty warm even when the flurries are flying.

BrawneySherpaThe Brawny shirts and jackets are such popular Christmas gifts that several sizes and colors sold out last year. To be sure this popular item is under your tree, we recommend you get an early start on your holiday shopping.

Just in: Edge Eyewear Tactical Sunglasses

Captain Dave’s is proud to offer Edge Eyewear’s line of tactical sunglasses. We are now stocking 20 different styles, all of which meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1+2010 and Military MCEPS GL-PD 10-12 standards for impact resistance.  As you can see in the accompanying videos, these polycarbonate lenses are pretty tough!

Most of their glasses are priced from $30 to $50, making them an excellent option for someone who wants a distinctive pair of shooting or tactical glasses but isn’t ready to step up the premium Wiley-X line. Even their polarized glasses are just $69.95.

Edge also offers their Blade Runner frames in an XL size guys who find the tight fit of traditional tactical glasses too restrictive. They offer some frames with thinner temples for greater comfort when worn with a helmet, headset or under ear protection.

See our full line of sunglasses and goggles, including classic aviators, the pilot line from American Optical, Voodoo Tactical goggles, and a range of styles and colors from Rothco.


MultiCam Arid and Tropic Camouflage Clothing Now Available

TRU pants in MultiCam Tropic

TRU pants in MultiCam Tropic

We just received new Tactical Response Uniforms in MultiCam Tropic and MultiCam Arid, designed for jungle and desert or plains environments, respectively. These new TRU pants, combat shirts, jackets and boonie hats are all from the Tru-Spec line and join our current line-up of uniforms and gear in the original MultiCam pattern and MultiCam black.

We now offer clothing traditional patterns like woodland camouflage, the new Kryptek camo patterns like Typhon and Mandrake, military patterns like MARPAT and ACU, subdued digital camouflage, and fashion camo in bright colors like purple, sky blue and orange.

Visit us online or in person and make Captain Dave’s your camo headquarters.

A Tractical Response Uniform shirt from Atlanco in MultiCam Arid

A Tractical Response Uniform shirt from Atlanco in MultiCam Ari

Captain Dave’s Now Stocks Merrell Boots and Shoes

We are proud to announce that our store, Captain Dave’s Army Navy & Outdoor Adventure Gear, is now stocking Merrell footwear. Or initial order is in house for immediate shipment and we expect more styles and colors in the future. To celebrate, we’re offering free shipping of Merrell items to the lower 48 states.

Merrell Boots and ShoesFor those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of slipping your feet into a pair of Merrell boots or shoes, come check out what you have been missing.

If you already have a favorite Merrell hiking boot, trail runner, slip-on, or sandal that we do not stock, we’ll be happy to order it for you, and chances are that we can save you money over what you would pay at a big box store, or even Amazon. Stop by and try a pair on or call us at 919-384-9760 (or toll free 877-41-DAVES) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ground Beef Hits All-Time High — Buy Canned Beef Today

This article is a nice little follow up to our earlier coverage of emerging inflation in the U.S.  Prices for ground beef have risen 81 percent in the past five years, and we predict the price will keep going up due to the beef shortage and rising inflationary pressures.

Canned Beef for Long term StorageThe U.S. herd of beef cattle has not been this small since the early 1950s,and you can bet there are a lot more fast food restaurants serving hamburgers today than there were then. The cold winter and deep snow killed some cattle, but the extreme drought conditions in Texas and parts of the west have been even worse for cattle.

Speaking of the beef shortage, our supplier for the Survival Cave long term canned foods has informed us that orders for their beef cans are taking an average of three weeks to ship because of supply chain issues.  If you were considering adding any of their canned beef to your long-term storage food program, we suggest you order soon.  It does not look like the supply of beef is going to loosen any time soon.