New Products: Blue Lives Matter

We’ve supported Law Enforcement before there were Social Media campaigns and when # was just a funny symbol on your telephone keypad. Captain Dave’s is happy to help you cut through the noise with our new products specifically designed to show your support. Whether you’re snapping selfies at the shooting range or keeping a low profile, these products will show that you #BackTheBlue with pride.

 

 

Here are our recommendations:

 

For the social media savvy: Looking for that bold, colorful, and eye-catching style? We recommend the new Blue Lives Matter T-Shirt by Erazor Bits. With the phrases “Blue Lives Matter” and “Honor the Lives That Protect Yours” stamped on the front and back, people will know exactly where you stand the second you walk in the room. This high-quality, heavy-weight 100% preshrunk cotton features a metallic American flag and police badge graphic on the front and back to ensure that your message is conveyed in complete comfort.

 

 

Bonus: This shirt is perfect for social media photos and pairs nicely with the popular tag, #BlueLivesMatter.

 

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Maximalist Footwear: Boots That Protect Your Feet & Back

You’ve heard of minimalist footwear? Well, now there’s Maximalist footwear for those of us who don’t want to run barefoot, especially on the job.

New FATT MAXX Tactical Research Boots at Captain Dave's

The Fatt Maxx line from Tactical Research by Belleville Boots is designed to maximize the cushioning between your feet and the ground, increasing both comfort and rebound when you walk, run, stand, or march. Great for the field, but also a welcome relief when you have to pull a double shift and spend most of it on your feet.

 

How do they do it? By combining the exclusive Vibram® Ballistic outsole and an ultra cushioning, shock absorbing Fatt Maxx midsole, the Maxx Series allows your foot to sink deeply into the sole and offers more shock absorbancy than other leading athletic tactical boots. For added comfort, boot-wearers with high arches or flat feet have the option to replace the top insole for the ultimate customized fit.

New FATT MAXX Boots from Tactical Research

If you are law enforcement or EMS, this brand new line is the perfect investment for those of you looking to protect your feet and back.

 

Captain Dave’s is proud to be one of the first to offer the Fatt Maxx line on our website and storefront. If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a new pair of boots, now is the perfect time to stop in and experience this ultimate performance gear.

 

New Thermals for Ajax: Our First Major Winter Storm

With the first major winter storm of the season, Ajax, hovering over the Mid-West and the Rockies, now is the time to prepare for the cold conditions and rain that will sweep across the country this week and throughout the Winter season. If you plan to work or play outdoors in the cold, be sure to layer up your clothes and cover up your extremities for optimal comfort and protection.

New Thermals for Ajax

We are offering three new styles of thermal underwear that make ideal base layers for a variety of outdoor activities and conditions. Moisture on your skin from snow or sweat will cause you to feel cold and clammy and will pull away the body heat you are trying to protect. This means that the fabric you chose in a base layer should align with your level of activity.

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Dave’s Tips: Make the Most Out of Your Paracord

 

Dave's Tip - Brightly Colored ParacordRight now, there’s 100 feet of paracord in my bug out bag. There’s 100 feet in my car, and there’s a big spool of it in my basement. And I’m not the only prepper who finds Paracord useful. So why is paracord so popular with preppers?

 

First, when you are trying to improvise a shelter or make repairs, a bit of rope or cord can help. String some paracord between two trees and you have a roof line over which to throw a tarp or even a military style poncho, and your shelter is quickly taking shape. Break a shoe lace or blow out a zipper on your pack? Paracord can help you get up and running again. Need to hang something up, tie something down, or tie a rope a bunch of stuff together? This tough cord can do it.

 


Paracord
is so versatile because of its strength and make up. It’s also popular because its affordable. A nylon sheath surrounding 7 thin strands, it has a test weight of 550 pounds, which is why it is often called 550 cord. If necessary, you can pull the thinner white strings out of the paracord sheath and you have a line for fishing, for making a snare, a tripwire, or for sewing up a piece of torn clothing or gear.

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Dave’s Tips: Some Survival Jobs Call for a Hatchet

There a great deal of emphasis put on survival knives these days, and they are featured prominently on survival-related TV shows, often as the primary tool given to a survivalist abandoned somewhere off the beaten track.

 

We like a good survival knife, and we sell plenty of blades that fit into that category. But we also like the simple hatchet, which has many outdoor and survival uses and is often a better choice than a knife. For example, you may be able to chop down a small tree to make a ridge pole using your knife, but the job will go faster with a hatchet. You may be able to use the butt of your knife as a hammer, but that’s another job for which your hatchet is better suited.

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Back To School Sale: All Cargo Shorts are 10% Off

According to Dierdre Clement, author of the book Dress Casual: How College Kids Redefined American Style, “In wearing cargo shorts, polo shirts, New Balance sneakers, and baseball hats, we are ‘living out’ our personal identifications as a middle-class Americans.”

And to think, we like cargo shorts simply because it’s hot out and they have lots of pockets so we can carry our stuff.

Whether you need new shorts because you want to express your sense of freedom, make a person style statement, or simply head back to school with the newest camouflage patterns, you can save 10% and get free shipping when you shop our limited-time sale at shop.captaindaves.com.

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Product Spotlight: Combat Knives by Spartan Blades

There’s very little that makes us happier than days when new knives are delivered. Okay, so maybe we’re happiest when there are doughnuts on delivery day (hint, hint, Dave), but there’s nothing like cracking open the packaging on a brand new knife, especially if it’s from Spartan Blades. We were especially happy to recieve three brilliantly designed modern interpretations of classic combat knives: the Spartan-George V-14 Dagger, the Difensa, and the Spartan-Harsey Hunter.

 

A Spartan Blade is a worthy investment for serious serivce members, hunters, outdoorsmen, and knife afficianados because it will thrive for years in harsh settings. Spartan designs are used by elite military units and martial agencies of the U.S. Government and now Canada, and are used in hand to hand combat in Iraq and Afghanistan which means that the knife you buy is held up to the highest of standards. After wiping the drool from our chins we passed the blades over to our knife guy to help us explain our excitement.

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Ranger Up: Unapologetically American

Wearing a Ranger Up shirt can be a bold statement for the discerning customer, including veterans, law enforcement officers and patriotic Americans.  And what better time to proclaim your support for the American way of life than right now?

 

We are proud to offer and recommend Ranger Up shirts and are pleased to put them on sale for a limited time.  Right now, they are as low as $20.95 and every shirt comes with free shipping to the Continental U.S.

 

Some of our favorite designs are tailored to law enforcement officers. Collections like the popular Sheepdog designs that state “There are wolves. There are sheep. I am the sheepdog.” or “Evil Exists When People Ignore It” pay tribute to often under-appreciated officers. Another favorite is the Thin Blue Line collection that honors officers as the dividing line between “Order” and “Chaos.”

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Free Shipping For Everything, and Price Parity, too

Effective July 1, we are pleased to offer all our customers in the lower 48 states a free shipping option with every single purchase you make at Captain Dave’s online store.

We’ve also instituted price parity across most of the platforms we sell on, so the final price you pay — after shipping is included — should be the same regardless of whether you buy it on our web site, on Amazon.com, on Walmart.com, or on Sears.com. Prices on our site should also be the same or in some cases even lower than what you see in our eBay store.

To save even more, sign up for our newsletter and from time to time we’ll pass along closeouts, discounts and other promos.

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. Our 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.