Tag Archives: Made In USA

Razor Barbed Wire Staple Gloves

Razor Barbed Wire Staple GlovesUSGI Staple Gloves

You need these gloves if you plan to work with razor, concertina or barbed wire. Period. Nothing else provides the protection needed when working with these materials. Alleghenny Outlet has the best price we’ve seen for genuine USGI military issue (NSN 8415-01-926-1674) staple gloves. The gloves are one-size fits all and are made from cattle hide leather with a hard textured duck-lined cuff. You can also wear these for intense gardening activities such as removing sticker / pricker bushes. These gloves are indestructible.

Available from Allegheny Outlet on eBay for $24.99 with FREE shipping

Defender 308 Body Armor

Defender 308 Body ArmorDefender 308 Body Armor

This is a very affordable soft body armor solution and it is Made In USA. The Defender series from US Palm offers a variety of models but we prefer the Defender 308 which provides pouches for three (3) .308 magazines and three (3) pistol magazines. The Defender provides level IIIA protection in an easy-to-use package. While the base unit only provides front panels, you can purchase a soft rear panel and the Defender also works as a plate carrier too. For the price there is almost nothing like the Defender series which offers a practical entry-level package for everyone. There is no excuse to not have body armor with kit like this available!

Available only direct from US Palm for $199.99 plus shipping

M.O.U.T M4 Rig

M.O.U.T M4 RigM.O.U.T M4 Rig

This is a great chest rig on sale from SpecOps – you save $100 from regular price. The Military Operations On Urban Terrain rig holds eight (8) M-16/AR-15, 30 round magazines in double-spaces pouches that are sewn directly to the rig. The entire harness is lightweight, easily donned and fully adjustable to be worn with or without body armor. And all SpecOps products are Made In USA and backed by a solid lifetime warranty. Order two now before they are gone!

Available on sale from SpecOps for $19.95 plus shipping

Triple/Triple 7.62/Glock Mag Pouch

Triple/Triple 7.62/Glock Mag PouchTriple/Triple 7.62/Glock

This is the perfect shingle for our rigs. ATS Tactical supplies a “triple triple” to fit three (3) magazines of 7.62 behind three (3) Glock (or other) mags. This is the perfect solution for proponents of battle rifles over carbines. Mounting two (2) of these allows the carriage of six (6) rifle and size (6) pistol magazines – a great load-out for serious situations. And while not Made In USA the ATS product line is backed by a lifetime warranty. We also like their 7.6 Modular Chest rig for smaller load-outs.

Available direct from ATS Tactical for $61.95 plus shipping

SLAP Sling Plate For AR-15s

SLAP Sling Plate For AR-15sSLAP Sling Plate

We use the SLAP Sling Plate on our AR-15s, so we can personally attest to the quality and usability of this product. The SLAP plates are waterjet cut from carbon steel, so the machining is very high quality. And because they are a single, solid unit they do not jingle like many similar products (uh, Magpul). The attach point works equally well with most sling attachments or 1″ webbing. Mounting is as simple as stock change and take only a few minutes. One word of warning – we found that the SLAP abraded our thumb due to positioning so we wear gloves or just build calluses!

Available only direct from iKickHippies.com for $20 plus shipping

TripleAughtDesign Ranger Hoodie

TripleAughtDesign Ranger HoodieTripleAughtDesign Ranger Hoodie

As fall and winter approach, we just added the Triple Aught Design Ranger Hoodie to our wish list. This garment has all the features we love in a tactical and comfortable design (including the option for no logo – everyone should offer this option if they are going to try to brand you). We like the water repellant fabric, the many pockets with proper, solid zippers, the functional hood and neck cover as well as the thumb hole cuffs, which are excellent in cold weather. It’s a bit pricey but the TAD gear is very well Made In USA!

Available direct from Triple Aught Design for $215 and up plus shipping

WaterCop On CoolTools


We discovered this product via Cool Tools, one of our favorite sites (and an inspiration for TIOOIN.com). It was submitted by a Peter Bee at this post. The WaterCop is Made In USA and could be a critical safety in your water system, especially if it is often unattended. The automatic water shut off system with moisture sensors can be installed by an experienced DIY-er but may require a licensed plumber (to secure an insurance reduction, you will likely need to secure a professional installer).

Available From Amazon for $545.95 plus shipping

On a side note, among his many accomplishments and contributions Kevin Kelly was the one-time publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a spin-off of the original Whole Earth Catalog, now online. For many in the DIY, preparedness and off-grid communities, this was the first resources to discover ingenious solutions to living a self-sufficient life.

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