Introducing the Gear Tasting Radio Podcast: Our First Episode and Ultimate EDC Giveaway! - ITS Tactical

Shop the ITS Store!


Introducing the Gear Tasting Radio Podcast: Our First Episode and Ultimate EDC Giveaway!

By The ITS Crew

Today we’re excited to be introducing our brand new podcast, Gear Tasting Radio! GTR offers an in-depth look into the usage and philosophy behind the equipment in our lives, with a fresh episode every Tuesday and an accompanying video on YouTube, recorded during the Podcast. Many of you may already be familiar with the weekly YouTube Gear Tasting show we launch every Thursday and now you’ll get even more, with specific topics geared towards a Podcast format on Gear Tasting Radio!

Not only do we have the first episode available for you to listen to below, but we’re also giving away an awesome ITS EDC prize pack to one lucky winner! Each week on Gear Tasting Radio, we’ll publish an article here on ITS that will list all our Episode Intel with notes and links that we discuss during each Podcast. Read on below for more, including the details on how to enter the contest!

Episode 01 – Rethink Your EDC

On this Inaugural Episode of Gear Tasting Radio, we discuss why you may want to rethink your Every Day Carry items and how things like bags or vehicles can be used to add even more usefulness to what you carry. We also examine the disagreements over discussions of what people carry on a daily basis and why those items vary so much depending on personal preference.

Episode Intel

ITS EDC Prize Pack Giveaway

**Update** Congratulations to Cody S. on being selected as the winner of our ITS EDC Prize Pack!

In honor of our first episode of Gear Tasting Radio, we’re giving away an ITS EDC prize pack valued at over $250, to one lucky winner! The following items are what one lucky winner will win, many of which are the same items we EDC on a daily basis.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions below in the giveaway widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If the giveaway widget above doesn’t load, click here to enter.

Good luck! Contest Fine Print:

  • By entering to win the Gear Tasting Radio ITS EDC Prize Pack, you agree to receive future emails from ITS geared towards Gear Tasting Radio. We will never sell your email address and you can unsubscribe from our correspondence at any time.
  • One winner will be selected at random and will receive the prizes listed above.
  • Winner will be notified by email and once contacted, will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If we do not receive a response within 24 hours, we will select a new winner.
  • Contest ends at 11:59 PM CST on 02/15/17.

Are you getting more than 14¢ of value per day from ITS?

Thanks to the generosity of our supporting members, we’ve eliminated annoying ads and obtrusive content. We want your experience here at ITS to be beneficial and enjoyable.

At ITS, our goal is to provide different methods, ideas and knowledge that could one day save your life. If you’re interested in supporting our mission and joining our growing community of supporters, click below to learn more.


  • WitchDoc

    Can’t get enough geartasting!  Thanks for doing this.

    • WitchDoc Thanks brother, appreciate your support!

  • WitchDoc

    Many disagree with this, but I carry a spare mag and my flashlight (also, Protac 2L) on a neoprene ankle mag rig.  Cuts down on the pocket/belt carry and is still easy to get to.  I don’t feel I would use the light defensively, and if I need a mag change, I should be behind cover.  My .02

  • Slde Andy

    Bryan is it on the podcast app for iPhone yet? I couldn’t find it.

    • ITS Tactical

      Hey Andy, sure is. Just run a search for “Gear Tasting Radio” Thanks!

    • Slde Andy

      subd. Thanks buddy

  • Joe Finazzo

    Will this mean we are losing Ridiculous Dialogue and Gear Tasting on You Tube?

    • ITS Tactical

      Hey Joe, Nope! Both of those will continue to be posted, regular Gear Tasting videos on Thursdays and Ridiculous Dialogue’s every other Friday. ~ Rob

    • Joe Finazzo

      ITS Tactical awesome! Thanks Rob! You guys are the best!

  • Stacy Little

    Hey I think this a great idea! Been watching the Gear tasting videos on Thursdays since the beginning! I definitely like the idea of a podcast when I’m on the road! Thanks for the opportunity to win some cool gear!

    • ITS Tactical

      Thanks Stacy, we appreciate your continued support! Hope you like the new show!

  • Joe Finazzo

    WOW Awesome show!
    Many of us drive so much and/or are tasked in such a way that we are unable to pick up a book or read an article as frequently as we would like. I love to support a business that understands this and goes the extra mile to inform and serve its clientele. You guys are awesome!

  • Gabe Benjamin

    Caleb (Lone Star Medics), Bryan wanted us to give you a shout out!

  • Ken Bass

    Damn you ITS!! After hearing about this Streamlight for so long, I picked one up. Yep, just what I needed!

  • KB_Dave

    Listened to the podcast last night, good stuff.  Have you seen the SFD Responder?   Your thoughts on it?  I’m thinking about picking one up, as I currently don’t carry any medical gear on me, but have an extensive kit in the car.

  • BenMilligan

    I would enter the contest, but I already own and carry everything that is being given away! you guys rock

  • IrishEMT

    Great podcast! As you guys are gearing up to discuss the next level of EDC, I’d love to hear your thoughts for people who commute via bicycle/motorcycle/transit, and how that affects what you carry in your bag and on your person, since there’s no vehicle involved. Thanks and keep up the great work!

    • IrishEMT Thanks! Glad you’re enjoying the Podcast and thanks for the suggestion.

  • Clutch913

    I learned from my late uncle on an excellent way to keep keys together. I have a leather key wallet, it keeps all of my keys together, concealed where people can’t see the cut of the keys, and they don’t jingle. It’s dressy as well so it can fit casual or formal situations. I also keep a tiny starlight signal mirror in the key wallet as well.

Do you have what you need to prevail?

Shop the ITS Store for exclusive merchandise, equipment and hard to find tactical gear.

Do you have what you need to prevail? Tap the button below to see what you’re missing.