Holiday gift guide: 10 must-have tactical toys

Why scramble through the never-ending masses at the mall or spend hours scouring the internet to find what you need this holiday season when we’ve conveniently gathered up 10 must-have outdoor and tactical products for you? From flashlights to backpacks, here’s what to buy your favorite person (or suggest they buy for you)!   1. Tru-Spec Trek Sling Pack Price: $58.95 This pack is designed to give you all the storage and organization of a traditional backpack wi ... More

3 steps for gearing up for extreme winter weather

By Sean Curtis TacticaList Contributor It’s getting to be that time of the year when the temperature starts to drop, and while that may stop some outdoorsmen from doing their favorite activities, it doesn’t have to. In fact, if you’re properly prepared, you can hunt, hike, and camp all year long. In my July column I mentioned how cotton kills when used in survival-type situations. Cotton is a great everyday fabric because it is light and breathes well, but this also means it’s very a ... More

Army could delay choosing new uniform pattern

By David A. Fahrenthold Washington Post The U.S. Army’s effort to design a new camouflage uniform — which has taken three years and cost at least $2.9 million — ­appears to have stalled and may never produce a new design. This week, Army spokesman William J. Layer said that choosing a new camouflage pattern “is not a priority at this time.” He said he did not know when the choice of a new pattern — planned for last December — would be made. One reason for t ... More

What is Military Procurement?

Military procurement is the management of a nation's investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its National Security Strategy and support its Armed Forces. The goal is to rapidly acquire quality products that fulfill user needs with improvements to mission capability at an equitable price.  The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization ... More