Often Misguided Symbolism


MoraleMondays from Kryptek Outdoor Group.

Honestly I find this whole ‘300’ Spartan hoplite obsession that’s swept the US shooting community to be pretty funny in a lot of ways.  Historically, the actual citizens of Sparta were often regarded as each being worth many of the men of other countries and cultures; and the elite 300 that were selected as the king’s guard were the best of those elites.  However spartan society also revolved around the principal of their actual citizens being served by huge amounts of slaves, not exactly the modern American way.

I like the patch because it’s free of text (which is surprisingly uncommon when you really look around) and the colours are bold with prominent symbolism, but I certainly don’t subscribe to any of this ‘modern warrior’ BS that some companies use to try and sell their products to people who think buying a certain rifle or camo shirt will turn them in to the greatest fighters humanity has ever seen.

Can’t Have Morale If You’re Dead


As we know, you always use the casualties medical kit on them, but you can’t exactly do that if you’ve no idea which of their 57 multicam pouches contains said medical kit now can you?  So if you need red markers, blood type or allergy patches for velcro mounting, check out Mil-Spec Monkey.  Not their ‘headline act’ as far as patches go, but definitely a good way to spend a few £/$.