Tactical stocking stuffers
Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie shares her top picks for great stocking stuffers with a tactical spin.
Great things come in small packages, and our stocking stuffer gift guide top picks are no exception. We have the curators of the ultimate gifts that are small enough to fit in the Christmas stockings … but its definitely a huge impact.
Of irresistible coffee made by a Special Forces veteran and bottle openers made out of fighter jet ammunition by means of to combat the flip-flops, whiskey ice balls and a Navy SEAL-made camouflage for hunting, here are seven excellent stocking stuffers — something for every budget and all with the tactical spin.
Freedom fueled by Black Coffee Gun
Black Rifle is a custom small batch coffee at its best. For conservatives in the know, it has quickly become the coffee of your choice.
Evan Hafer served in our country at the most elite level, also in Special Forces soldier and a CIA contractor. He applied that same strict dedication to the creation of Black Rifle Coffee Company and on every aspect of the process. Hafer select coffee beans in South America and especially mixed and burned in Utah.
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There are plenty of delicious blends to choose, from Sniper’s Hide, Blend, Freedom Fuel Damper Smooth Blend, AK-47 Mix and Beyond Black Melange. There is also a special limited edition of the Holiday are Fried, available for $14.99.
Select one and put it in the stocking. The unmistakable Black Rifle coffee aroma will lure everyone out of their cosy beds Christmas.
A 12-ounce bag starts at $12.99.
Chute Vacuum of CamelBak
This is a striking, stylish stocking stuffer that is ideal for anyone who loves the outdoors, hiking, hunting and shooting, or just keep hitting the gym.
CamelBak has become the gold standard for the hydration in the fight and hydration in the harshest, most extreme environments in the world.
The company has all the expertise in all those years and all those war zones combined with the latest in their cutting-edge innovation to create need to have bottles.
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Perfect size to pop in a stocking, the Chute Vacuum keeps liquids cold for a full 24 hours. On a day hike, keep your soup or hot chocolate hot for six hours. This 40 ounce insulated water bottle has a number of clever design features, such as a cap that snaps into the handle so it stays out of the way when you pour, and the double walls to prevent condensation.
Even the opening is specially designed to make it extremely easy to drink and hard to spill.
The Chute Vacuum is available for $38.
Bullet Ice cubes per Bottle Breacher
Whisky and other drinks are always a classic holiday gift, but this year, why not go next level with the tactical twist? Instead of the traditional bottle of a favorite blend, go with the special bullets which are designed for the temperature of a favorite bourbon.
The Bottle Breacher Whiskey Bullets are stainless steel balls which chill whiskey, vodka, eggnog — you name it. They are not only a good conversation piece, they also help protect the taste of a delicious holiday drink because they do not dilute.
They popped in the freezer and then popped in the drink, where they will behave and sit on the bottom of the glass.
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This film may be small, but they are bound to be a big hit. The company recommends a whiskey bullet for every ounce of whiskey poured in.
The set comes with six balls and is available for $49.99. If you want to go bigger, you could add ─ under the tree, that is ä, the Revolver Cylinder Holster is designed to hold the bullets.
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Rite in the Rain Notebooks
Made in the USA, Rite in the Rain notebooks are ultra-popular with tactical professionals, underwater bomb experts, adventurers, expeditions and more. This is a great American company that was founded really weatherproof paper and a waterproof notebook cover.
These notebooks can withstand just about any adventure, anywhere. If it is hit with water, the all-weather paper won’t fall apart like regular paper – it is just fine. Accidentally left in a bag and put in a washing machine? No problem. Thrown in the gym bag and hit with sweat and mud? No problem.
Rite in the Rain also makes notebooks tailor-made for different passions and hobbies, from fishing and hunting to photography and bird watching. They also make fantastic calendars with all the benefits of their extraordinary craftsmanship and high quality materials.
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The notebooks come in all shapes, colors and sizes. The pocket-sized which have a large, heavy, impact resistant wire binding so whether it is in the pocket or backpack, it will never lose its shape.
Rite in the Rain also makes phenomenal pencils used regularly in battles and expeditions all over the world. The lead will not break. Not shaky. It does not snap off. Won’t fall out. It will be the only pencil you will ever need to purchase for your student.
Rite in the Rain All-Weather Mechanical Pencil sells for $10.45, but you can now use the module on a steal of $5.
Pocket top spiral starts at $3.95. The 2018 pocket calendar is available for $9.95.
The Combat Flip Flops
Anyone who has been around for special operations will tell you flip flops are very popular with the military’s most elite teams. Founders Matthew Griffin and Donald Lee served in the Army Rangers and served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have now founded a company to make a difference in war-torn countries.
The men Floperator in OD green is a must-have, and not only because they are the favorite footwear of your gift recipients. If the Control of the Flip-Flops says, “Bad for running. Worse for fighting. But we know that you are going to do what you want” — and that is about all.
This is a stocking stuffer that also helps to make a difference. Their sandals are made in Colombia to ensure employment for the local population. And each Floperator stocking stuffer spreads spirit of Christmas to a girl in need, the funding of a day of high school for an Afghan girl.
They are currently on sale for $24.99.
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For the hunter in your family the best surprise in the stocking would be Predator Warpaint.
Created by the Navy SEAL veteran Nick Norris, this is the best-in-class camo face paint that will also protect your precious face from the sun on long days in the outdoors. It contains “bulletproof sunscreen” SPF 50 protection. This fragrance-free war paint lasts for more than four hours and the colors won’t bleed no matter how hot it is.
Also an excellent gift for children who like to do their military maneuvers in the air.
Made in the USA, 3-Colour Woodland Camo With Bottle Opener is available for $14.95 and the 5-Color Camo Milspec Compact $19.95.
Vintage Brass 20mm bottle opener by Bullets2Bandages
How about a bottle opener made of ammunition used by fighter jets like the FA – 18 hornet and combat helicopters, like the AH – 1 Cobra? This vintage brass bottle openers are made by Bullets2Bandages of 20 mm in the housing.
This is a truly unique bottle opener weighs half a pound and is almost 7 inches long. You can personalize with custom engraving, making it even more special.
It is also a gift in accordance with the spirit of the holiday, because if you buy a product from this company, founded by two marine EOD officers, 15 percent of the profits will be donated to veterans’ charities.
You can nab one on sale marked down significantly to $25.99 now.
.308 Bullet bottle opener by Lucky Shot
This stocking stuffer is made of a caliber .308 bullet casing. Lucky Shot takes it and turns it into a key ring that opens bottles. It gives the ball a new life, the approach of beer bottles in place of the bad guys.
Lucky Shot offers a military discount and the .308 Bullet bottle opener can be personalized with an engraving for $7. The keychain comes with a velvet keepsake bag and a care card and is available for $ 8.99.
Allison Barrie is a defense specialist with experience in more than 70 countries, who recommends the highest level of defence and national security, a lawyer with four postgraduate degrees, and author of the definitive guide, Future Weapons: Access Granted, to purchase, in 30 countries. Barrie hosts the new hit podcast “Tactical Talk”, where she gives listeners a direct access to the most fascinating of the Special Operations warriors each week and to learn more about the FOX Firepower host and columnist, click here or follow her on Twitter @allison_barrie and Instagram @allisonbarriehq.