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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4 Simple Steps To Making a Fire Torch

Every survivalist or outdoorsman should learn the necessary skills to surviving out in the wilderness (finding water, creating fire, and building a shelter, just to name a few.)  Learning how to make a fire torch is one of those skills that could be beneficial for survival in the outdoors.  After surfing the web for the best fire torch making techniques, I have narrowed the process down to 4 simple steps.  Even though it is not one of the most important skills to learn, making a fire torch can provide primitive lighting, and can also be used a fire starter.   They are also pretty damn cool. 

Here is what you will need:
  • Wooden Stick
  • Cloth or toilet paper
  • Survival wire, nails, or stapler
  • Accelerant (oil, kerosene, gas, etc.)

Wrap cloth on the end of your wooden stick

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Wrap survival wire around cloth to hold in place

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Add accelerant to cloth and let it soak for about an hour. 

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Light it up!

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Now you are ready for adventure!  Just be careful with the fire and be ready to put it out at a moment’s notice.  For more survival tips like this fire torch, like Rothco Readiness& Survival page on Facebook.

Friday, April 18, 2014


Style, Form & Function; Boonie Hats have it all...

...and Rothco has all the boonie hats you could ever need or want!!! Boonie hats which are also referred to as a bush hat or bucket hat were introduced to the US Armed Forces almost 50 years ago during the Vietnam War and are still commonly used by military forces  today and can be seen everywhere from camp grounds to coachella.
Rothco's Boonie Hat in MultiCam 

The features of the hat which include a wide brim and screened vents, make it ideal for protecting your head & face from the harsh elements of the outdoors. The branch loops will allow you to take your camouflage game to the next level by inserting tree and leaf branches into the hat to give you even more coverage. 

Rothco's Tactical Boonie Hat
Rothco offers a wide range of boonie hats from the classic Vietnam Era Tiger Stripe Camo Boonie to a more standard ACU Camo Boonie. In fact Rothco carries over 35 + different styles & colors and this year Rothco also introduced two new styles of boonies our Coolweight Boonie that features a special moisture wicking material to keep you cool & dry and our new Tactical Boonie Hat which has special loop fasteners for patches/ID and or IF marker at the top of the hat. 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rothco: Bigger & Better

A Little over a year ago Rothco broke ground on our 60,000 foot warehouse expansion and what an exciting year it's been! From breaking ground to shaking ground (literally there were days that the machines & trucks shook the ground around us), everyone here at Rothco got to experience the growth of our warehouse & company firsthand. 

The transformation started with a empty lot next door and quickly evolved into a full-fledged structure. I have to say one of the coolest things to see in the construction was the delivery and installation of the pillars/columns that created the structure itself, they were massive (see pics of them here)!

The crews worked all spring, summer and fall and by the end of 2013 Rothco had a fully operational expansion! The new extension allows Rothco to better serve our 10,000 + dealers across 108 countries, with 4000+ products at a 98% in-stock rate.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Find Out What Rothco's Been Up To In March

See what Rothco's been up to in the month of March. Did you know we sold over 2 Million, yes 2 Million feet of paracord this year & that we have over 55,000 social followers, find out more interesting facts when you view Rothco By The Numbers

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