A Special Look at Helpful Summertime Products
Today is July 10, 2012. If you are at all a fan of baseball, you know that today is the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game – the 83rd of its kind. Apparently, it still counts. In 2012, an exhibition game is still being used as the deciding factor for home-field advantage in the World Series, which is just a bit ridiculous considering each team's starting lineup is selected by a fan vote. Godspeed Bud Selig. Godspeed.
Anyway, since today is sort of a special occasion in the life of me, I decided that there would be no better way to kick off today's festivities than by offering a second helping of the Keepshooting.com blog. Two posts in one week?! You heard right. And considering that you are reading it right now, it should come as less of a surprise.
The Major League Baseball All-Star game is also known as the "Midsummer Classic." Why? It is played in the middle of summer, genius. And boy is it summertime. Saturday was marked by a record-high temperature of 105 degrees. Can you guess where I was? If you guessed taking in a baseball game at Nationals Park, you would be incorrect. While I was at the game, the only thing I was taking in was copious amounts of water in an attempt to survive the hell Washington D.C. had been turned into for the week.
In recognition of summertime, my most despised season of all, I figured it would make sense to take this time to highlight a few of our products that find utility most often in summer.
German Wustentarn Boonie Hat
When I think of summer, I think of sunshine. And when I think of sunshine, I think of devastating ultraviolet rays, sunburn and melanoma. A good preventive measure to take in hopes of avoiding those ailments is the frequent slathering of sunblock. But since Keepshooting.com is not a drug store, I am going to cut off the sunblock discussion right here and now. Instead, I offer you the German Wustentarn boonie hat – a perfect choice to keep cool in the summer heat while protecting your face and neck from the death rays characteristic of the sun.
Part fashionable headwear, part German military surplus and all sorts of awesome, the German Wustentarn boonie hat is a comfortable, wide-brimmed hat that is ready to retire from its life of combat and settle down in a location where cooler heads prevail. You heard right. These hats actually saw action. And they have a whole slew of great features that make them practical.
The hat is constructed from a cotton-polyester blend and features a 3-inch brim that is great for protecting the wearer's face and neck from ultraviolet rays. Also included is a thin drawstring cord that can be used to tighten the hat or secure it around the neck when not in use.
But deadly invisible sun rays are not the only thing that summer brings…
Swiss Military Folding Raincoat
Luckily, some relief from last week's record temperatures in the Washington Metropolitan Area is coming – in the form of showers and thunderstorms. I believe I made it painfully obvious how little I favor the heat that summer brings, so I welcome this week's barrage of cooling rain, though I am sure most of the others in this area will complain about it just as they did the heat. You cannot please any percentage of the populating at any time at all.
But it is funny. Considering how important water is to life all over the world, people sure seem to hate getting wet. No matter, because Keepshooting.com has a lightweight solution that will appease everyone. The Swiss military folding raincoat keeps you dry and cool all season long.
Perfect for anyone seeking shelter from the rain, the Swiss military folding raincoat is an authentic Swiss military surplus item. Noted for both its light weight and compact size, this raincoat is great for those surprise summer rain showers. It is constructed almost entirely from a thin vinyl material that is both comfortable and extremely water resistant. Not only that, it has a built-in pocket that allows you to fold the raincoat into itself for easy storage when not in use. How convenient is that?
Still, there is more to summer than heat and thunderstorms. This is where things get a little hairy.
German Flecktarn Summer Gloves
Yard work. I hate is almost as much as I do the heat. Almost. Who could possibly enjoy mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, trimming the hedges or anything even remotely similar? Not me. Unfortunately, it has to be done. So suck it up, stop complaining and grab a pair of German Flecktarn summer gloves to help get the job done without ruining your precious little mittens.
The German Flecktarn summer gloves are a German military surplus item and were originally issued to members of the Bundeswehr. Designed for tough military jobs, these camouflage work gloves are perfect for any summer project from trimming hedges to logging forests. Boasting military-grade craftsmanship, each pair of gloves consists of a thin outer layer constructed from a soft canvas material, while the interior is lined with a thin, comfortable cotton layer. Though the thought of dual layers may make it seem as if these are unfit for summer work, they are very lightweight and extremely breathable. The real draw, however, is not in their light weight or breathability, but rather the inclusion of a protective layer of leather on the areas that are most vulnerable to wear and injury. The palm of each glove, along with the tips of every finger and the knuckles, has an added layer of leather to protect the most sensitive parts of the hand from dangerous elements that may be encountered during various types of labor.
I probably should not bash summer all day long. I mean, it does bring baseball back into my life. Not to mention, summer is the perfect time for firearms and ammunition.
Firearms and Ammunition
I am sure you are well aware of the fact that Keepshooting.com has a decent little selection of firearms and ammunition. As such, it is impossible for me to pick one firearm or one box of ammunition to highlight here. Instead, I invite you to check out our newly-revamped "Firearms" section, which is now organized by type and manufacturer and designed to provide a more user-friendly experience. Go ahead, check it – it is right there in the top-left portion of your screen. There you go.
I also invite you to check out our ammunition section (just two categories over from firearms), which features a great selection of pistol, rifle and shotgun ammunition.
There you have it – some of our best summertime products. All that is left to do is order some of them and root for the National League to win the All-Star game.