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ITS Holiday Stand Down and a Huge Thank You!

By The ITS Crew

First off we want to take a few minutes to thank each and every one of our loyal readers, Crew Members, Crew Leaders and Plank Owners! We wouldn’t be anywhere today without your support and encouragement!

We’ve grown so much over the last year and what an amazing year it’s been. There’s been such a positive response to all the information we’ve been providing this last year, from skill-set information to gear reviews; you guys have been soaking it up!

2010

ITS Tactical has experienced a 100% growth rate in 2010 going from an average of 60k unique people a month visiting in January to over 120k last month! Those aren’t hits or page views those are actually 120,000 different people enjoying the awesomeness! We’re definitely outgrowing our server too!

We’ve had the good fortune to have some fantastic writers contributing some killer content and we’d like to also thank each one of them for adding to the resource we’ve created here at ITS. Come January 3rd we’re going to have a big re-launch of ITS Tactical with a new look, updated navigation and other changes that will make your experience here even more enjoyable. We’ve got so many great articles, that important content is starting to get buried. To fix this, the hierarchy will also get a face lift so finding things will be less time consuming!

Our membership is also growing strong and getting a makeover come January too! We opened up our Plank Owner membership in February as a way to allow everyone to contribute to our growth and give you guys something great back in return, rather than simply asking for donations. Our first 250 memberships went quickly and was our cutoff for Plank Owners, a Navy term derived from the initial crew of a ship’s commissioning. While many benefits are the same for Plank Owners and our newest Membership level, Crew Leaders, there will always be certain benefits that will remain exclusive to our Plank Owners.

We’ve now had over 150 Crew Leaders sign up since opening the Membership and more are joining everyday! Our growth has largely been possible by the contribution and support of our Plank Owners and Crew Leaders, we wouldn’t have it any other way. If you feel you’re getting more than 14 ¢ a day in value from ITS, please consider  joining our growing community of supporters.

ITS was built to provide an open-source community of different methods, ideas and knowledge that could one day save your life.  A resource for everyone and a place to provide an unbiased perspective without pressure from advertisers.

Sponsors

We’re very fortunate to have sponsors that want to help support ITS Tactical and believe in our mission. We encourage you to consider these business when purchasing the equipment you need to get the job done, we choose our sponsors very carefully and with the help of our moderators in our Forum. You can be sure that these companies that appear here on ITS are here for you, so please join us in thanking them for their support!

While our contributions from sponsors directly benefit the growth of ITS just like our membership, we’ve set things up to where our Membership is our largest source of funding to grow ITS. This isn’t because we don’t value our sponsors, it’s so it’s clear who keeps ITS running. It’s YOU!

2011

There’s so much more to do and accomplish on ITS Tactical! 2011 is going to be a banner year we’re excited to show you everything we have in store!

We’ll be stepping away from ITS until January 3rd to spend some time with our families and get busy finishing up the Website and Membership redesign that we anticipate launching on the 3rd. Our store will remain open but we won’t be shipping anything out until we return on the 3rd. All orders placed in the last two days will be shipped out Monday.

Thank you once again for making all of this possible and for your continued support in 2010 and beyond! Have a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Bryan Black
Editor-in-Chief, Founder

We’d like to leave you with a little holiday fun with some outtakes from our videos this year. Please don’t watch this one around the kiddos!

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Discussion

23 comments
Dave J.
Dave J.

That was a hell of a list there. Bravo.

Mike Petrucci
Mike Petrucci

Enjoy your much needed time off! Love that bloopers reel!

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Merry Christmas ITS and a Happy New Year! Thanks for making this website... It's awesome

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Merry Christmas ITS and a Happy New Year! Thanks for making this website... It's awesome Golden Eagle

jelly
jelly

Sorry, smartphone tunnel vision. I get a new item in my RSS reader, I read it, I reply. Screen is too small to do much more. :(

Andrew ~ HP
Andrew ~ HP

Looking forward to 2011. Be safe and we'll see you on the third!

Matt Jones
Matt Jones

Awesome video! Glad I only have to write.

Merry Christmas everybody!

Matt Jones
Matt Jones

Awesome video! Glad I only have to write. Merry Christmas everybody!

Jason Kempston
Jason Kempston

New Crew Leader this year. Awesome site. Cant say enough good things about it. Thanks to all the ITS staff and members. Have a holiday.

randypb
randypb

Congrats on a great site with something for everyone - that's hard to pull off! In the spirit of Christmas, and seeing that this site goes worldwide, here are some Merry Christmases from around the world:

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees


Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees


African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats


Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid


Argentine: Feliz Navidad


Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand


Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun


Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal


Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!


Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha


Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce


Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina


Brazilian: Feliz Natal


Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat


Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo


Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!


Chile: Feliz Navidad


Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun


Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan


Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito


Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo


Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth


Corsian: Pace e salute


Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo


Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi


Croatian: Sretan Bozic


Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok


Danish: Glædelig Jul


Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak


Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast


English: Merry Christmas


Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!


Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon


Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi


Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal


Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!


Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad


Finnish: Hyvaa joulua


Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar


French: Joyeux Noel


Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!


Galician: Bo Nada


Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!


German: Fröhliche Weihnachten


Greek: Kala Christouyenna!


Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri'cho o Rish D'Shato Brichto


Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!


Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka


Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova


Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)


Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket


Icelandic: Gledileg Jol


Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal


Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah


Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat


Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.


Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie


Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto


Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags


Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha


Lao: souksan van Christmas


Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!


Latvian: Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!


Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto


Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus


Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu


Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un 'n moi Nijaar


Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch


Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik


Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb


Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa


Maori: Meri Kirihimete


Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)


Navajo: Merry Keshmish


Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul


Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado


Papiamento: Bon Pasco 


Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu


Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!


Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo


Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!


Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie


Portuguese:Feliz Natal


Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha


Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua


Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn


Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!


Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit


Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom


Sami: Buorrit Juovllat


Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou


Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou


Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh


Serbian: Hristos se rodi.


Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa


Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok


Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto


Spanish: Feliz Navidad


Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År


Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon


Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal

(good New Year not Merry Christmas)


Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!


Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas


Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun


Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM


Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

(good New Year not Merry Christmas)


Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh


Welsh: Nadolig Llawen


Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye'dun!

Guess that says it all and plain ol' Merry Christmas ya'll from Texas!

randypb
randypb

Congrats on a great site with something for everyone - that's hard to pull off! In the spirit of Christmas, and seeing that this site goes worldwide, here are some Merry Christmases from around the world: Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
 Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
 African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
 Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden
Arabic: Milad Majid
 Argentine: Feliz Navidad
 Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
 Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
 Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
 Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!
 Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha
 Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce
 Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina
 Brazilian: Feliz Natal
 Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
 Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
 Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!
 Chile: Feliz Navidad
 Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun
 Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
 Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
 Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
 Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth
 Corsian: Pace e salute
 Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo
 Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi
 Croatian: Sretan Bozic
 Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
 Danish: Glædelig Jul
 Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak
 Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast
 English: Merry Christmas
 Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!
 Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon
 Estonian: Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi
 Ethiopian: (Amharic) Melkin Yelidet Beaal
 Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!
 Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad
 Finnish: Hyvaa joulua
 Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar
 French: Joyeux Noel
 Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!
 Galician: Bo Nada
 Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!
 German: Fröhliche Weihnachten
 Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
 Haiti: (Creole) Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri'cho o Rish D'Shato Brichto
 Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!
 Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka
 Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
 Hindi: Shub Naya Baras (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
 Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
 Icelandic: Gledileg Jol
 Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal
 Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
 Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
 Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.
 Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie
 Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
 Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags
 Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
 Lao: souksan van Christmas
 Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
 Latvian: Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus un Laimi'gu Jauno Gadu!
 Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto
 Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus
 Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu
 Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un 'n moi Nijaar
 Luxembourgish: Schèine Chreschtdaag an e gudde Rutsch
 Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik
 Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
 Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa
 Maori: Meri Kirihimete
 Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
 Navajo: Merry Keshmish
 Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
 Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado
 Papiamento: Bon Pasco 
 Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu
 Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!
 Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo
 Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
 Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie
 Portuguese:Feliz Natal
 Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha
 Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua
 Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn
 Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!
 Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele or Craciun fericit
 Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
 Sami: Buorrit Juovllat
 Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou
 Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou
 Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh
 Serbian: Hristos se rodi.
 Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa
 Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok
 Slovene: Vesele Bozicne Praznike Srecno Novo Leto or Vesel Bozic in srecno Novo leto
 Spanish: Feliz Navidad
 Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
 Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon
 Tamil: (Tamizh) Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
 Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!
 Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
 Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
 Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym or Z RIZDVOM HRYSTOVYM
 Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho (good New Year not Merry Christmas)
 Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
 Welsh: Nadolig Llawen
 Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye'dun! Guess that says it all and plain ol' Merry Christmas ya'll from Texas!

Daniel Garcia
Daniel Garcia

Merry Christmas to all our members everywhere! :D

walrus61
walrus61

Merry Christmas to everybody from Italy!

Mustang0268
Mustang0268

Thanks gents..ITS is a great site, we all appreciate what you are doing! Merry Christmas!

Hunter
Hunter

Merry Xmas everyone, from Spain.

Hunter

Hunter
Hunter

Merry Xmas everyone, from Spain. Hunter

Eric S.
Eric S.

Awesome out-takes Bryan. It makes me feel better out my first ITS video haha

Merry Christmas everyone, see you in the New Year!

~Eric S.

Eric S.
Eric S.

Awesome out-takes Bryan. It makes me feel better out my first ITS video haha Merry Christmas everyone, see you in the New Year! ~Eric S.

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