Coalition forces that initially deployed to Afghanistan in 2001 were mostly equipped with clothing and tactical gear that was similar to what they might have deployed with to Iraq in 1991. By comparison, the gear that was issued and available on the market by 2011 had taken some enormous leaps forward.
Continuous years of fighting in the Gulf region and a large civilian market demand, combined to push private industries to expand and innovate at a previously unprecedented rate. Much like the observable trend in the firearms market, the latest and greatest in tactical gear has come less and less from military development labs and more increasingly from the civilian owned and operated manufacturing industry.
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With the Olympics in full swing, this week on Ridiculous Dialogue we discuss how much better events would be if a normal person was forced to compete alongside top athletes. We also gave an update on Elon Musk’s crazy goals and how he’s pushing the boundaries of not just the world, but the universe.
Finally, it wouldn’t be Ridiculous Dialogue without some movie talk and we gave our thoughts on everything from the upcoming Venom movie to why they’ll be making Star Wars movies until the end of time.
Questions Over Coffee is back in a new standalone format! This week, Bryan answers questions on non-metallic knives and his preference on button compasses.
Additionally in this episode, he gives some recommendations on every day carry items when traveling internationally and provides a quick look at a brand new pack from Evergoods, called the Mountain Panel Loader.
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