Friday, August 18, 2017

Emergency Water Filter | Rothco Survival Hack

Camping is an enjoyable experience and a way to connect with friends, family, and mother nature.  Unfortunately, mother nature isn't always so willing to comply with what you have in mind.  Continuing with Rothco's library of Survival Hack Videos, we have put together a tutorial on how to filter water in an emergency situation.

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Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Have You Seen Our #GOTM for August Yet?

If you haven't had the chance, it's time to check out what makes our #GOTM so great. The Medium Transport Pack has many features, making it an extremely versatile and functional bag. Made from a heavy weight denier polyester material, the pack is durable, long-lasting and can brave the elements (which is ideal for camping and hiking). The extensive storage options make the pack the best for organizing your gear or filling it with supplies for your Bug Out Bag. The transport pack features one large compartment with a zippered pouch and mesh pocket, 3 additional outside zipper pockets and storage compartment; and if that was not enough storage, the Medium Transport Pack is also MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) compatible, which will allow you to attach additional MOLLE compatible pouches and accessories. It is great for all types of traveling, backpacking, or even a work bag. For added comfort, the tactical backpack has been equipped with a padded back and shoulder straps as well as a breathable mesh backing. Did we also mention that the Medium Transport Pack comes in over 15 colors and patterns?

From a day on the trail or a long weekend to building a Bug Out Bag, the Medium Transport Pack will fit everything you need.

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Monday, August 07, 2017

5 Famous Purple Heart Day Recipients

Today August 7th, is Purple Heart Day.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded to military personnel who have been wounded or killed in combat.   This prestigious honor has been awarded to many soldiers over the past 85 years.  However, did you know that there are plenty of well-known recipients from movies, television, and politics?  Here are 5 famous people you never knew had earned Purple Hearts.

  1. Oliver Stone - Academy Award winning director famous for his movies Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), and many others.                                                          
  2. James Arness - Actor most famous for playing Marshal Matt Dillon on the TV show Gunsmoke  for over 600 episodes.                                                                                                   
  3. John F. Kennedy - The 35th President of the United States and the only Commander in Chief to be awarded the purple heart.                                                                                                            
  4. Rod Sterling - Most famous for narrating the incredibly famous TV series The Twilight Zone.  Screen writer Rod Sterling earned his Purple Heart during World War II.                                     
  5. John McCain - Current United States Senator from Arizona and a former presidential candidate earned his medal during his service in the Vietnam War.        

On this day, Rothco would like to thank all the brave soldiers who have put their lives on the line to protect their country.  Their sacrifices to keep the United States safe will forever be remembered.  

- Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Alternate Tactical Polo Features

Rothco's Gear of the Month the Tactical Performance Polo Shirt has many features that make it perfect for patrol, security, or coaching.  These features include its integrated mic clips for a variety of portable mics and pen pockets for easy access to writing utensils.  however, what would you say if I told you that there are many other uses for these great features?
  • Sick of your headphones flopping around and getting caught? Use the mic clip located under the tactical polo's center placket to hold the wires in place.  This will reduce tangling as well as preventing your headphones from hitting the floor and possibly tripping over them.                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Sunglasses can be really expensive.  Why trust hanging them on your collar or hat when you can use the mic clips to safely secure your exorbitantly priced sunglasses.  (Or you can check out Rothco’s line of fashionable yet reasonably priced sunglasses here.)

Glasses, Secure.

No Tangle. No Mess.

With a little imagination you can find some handy additional uses for the features of Rothco’s Tactical Polo.  To learn more details about our #GOTM click here.

-Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Perfect Back-To-School Bag

Our Jumbo Vintage Canvas Backpack is definitely one of the best back to school bags. Its large main compartment can securely fit all of your textbooks, notebooks, folders, tablets - whatever you need for school! There are 3 outside pouches that are great holding all of your other school accessories, like pens & pencils, calculators, rulers and so much more. And with the 2 elastic side pockets, it's easy to take your water bottles with you, especially if you have sports practice right after school! It's padded shoulder straps add extra comfort for carrying around those heavy schoolbooks all day.

Our Jumbo Vintage Backpack comes in 5 different colors, sure to match any style. The durable washed cotton canvas gives the bag a vintage feel and is complete with brass hardware. Check out the Jumbo Vintage Canvas Backpack at and be sure to take a look at our other backpacks for back to school!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

How To Prepare for Hurricane Season

Are you prepared for the next big hurricane? With heavy rain and winds that can exceed 100 miles per hour, hurricanes are among nature’s most destructive events. It's important to have emergency survival items on hand if you live in an area that is frequent with hurricanes, in case you are faced with an emergency situation. We've compiled a suggested list of items that can be essential to survival during one of these major storms.

Emergency Lighting - Power lines can easily go out due to the high winds from a hurricane. Stray debris can also knock out power and damage the lines, which means you could be without electricity for a few days. Having wind up or solar power lights can help find your way to safety.

First Aid - Hurricanes can wreak havoc, causing various injuries due to flying debris, flooding, etc. It’s very important to have a fully stocked first aid kit on hand, for any emergency.


Emergency Food/Water - Natural disasters can cause a shortage in food supply. Keep some non-refrigerated, ready-to-eat food around as back ups in case the power goes out and your appliances are no longer working.


Shelter and Protection From The Elements - Hurricanes can destroy homes and lives. Make sure you are protected in case you need to evacuate your home or neighborhood. Shelter is important in any survival situation.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Another Summer of Fun - Rothco's Summer Camp Program

Continuing with our tradition of giving back to the community, for the 5th year in a row, Rothco will be sponsoring summer camp programs across Long Island, NY.  The goal of Rothco's Summer Camp Program is to give deserving children who otherwise would not be able to participate in camp programs due to financial hardships the opportunity experience a summer filled with sun and fun ☀. At Rothco, we believe in giving back to the community that has helped make Rothco who we are today, which is why we are so proud and excited to continue the summer camp program. 

This year we are excited to give 15 deserving young children the opportunity to participate in local camp programs. Our camp program is one of the most important things we do here at Rothco. We believe it helps create a healthy environment for our local children and help them grow into good citizens. Everyone here at Rothco is proud to say we work for a company that is so willing to give to others. For more information on the organizations, Rothco supports, please visit

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Friday, July 14, 2017

July's GOTM

Our Gear Of The Month for July is non-other than our Tactical Performance Polo Shirt! We took our moisture wicking polo and gave it a tactical edge. Whether you’re patrolling the beach, working a security detail or coaching a local little league team, the Rothco Tactical Performance Polo is perfect for beating the heat. Two convenient pen pockets on the left sleeve are perfect for writing utensils, a slim pen light or another small utility item. There are also mic clips on each shoulder, as well as an additional clip underneath the 3 button placket, which is also a great place to keep your favorite pair of sunglasses when you’re not using them. Our GOTM is really the performance shirt of the season!

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Rothco's 5 MUST HAVE Camping Supplies

Studies show that camping in America is on the rise.  About 5 million more people went camping in 2016 than in 2012.  That’s about a 10% increase in American campers in only 5 years!  Thinking about going camping this summer?  Rothco can help with all your outdoor needs.

  1. Check out our 5 –in-1 Multi-Purpose Tool.  It allows you to switch between a shovel, saw, axe, and pick with ease.  It also comes with a compass so you’ll never get lost.
  2. With over 15 different styles of canteens to choose from you’ll stay hydrated all day.  And when it’s time to relax and cook up some grub, Rothco has you covered.
  3. Use our safe and compact single burner folding stove to cook up your catch of the day.  And our stainless steel Chow Kit has everything you need to enjoy a hot meal after a long day of camping.
  4. Need a place to sleep at night? Our wide selection of tents and blankets will give you relief knowing that your temporary home will survive the elements and keep you warm.
  5. Scared of the dark? Don’t worry our Kerosene Lantern will light your way.

Rothco's ever growing line of camping supplies is a reliable choice when going on your next camping adventure.

-Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Team Rothco Volunteers

Last week I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Angela's House in Smithtown, along with Gina from Human Resources and Lori from Shipping. The Smithtown house, or Angela's House II, is home to medically frail children ages 10 to about 17 years old. Rothco has been working with this organization over the past few years as part of our Holiday Charity Program.

The three of us received an educated tour of the facility, where we learned exactly what the houses do, how they are run and the needs they provide. The wonderful staff that works there explained the different disabilities and how each child is unique. They also told us how all of the equipment used in the houses was either donated to them or bought with money that they raised through their many fundraising events. Next, we were able to see the beautiful rooms that the children have, complete with large murals on the walls and decorations galore. The house felt cozy and warm. It really is a home away from home.

After the tour, it was time to meet some of the residents. We were joined by two of the children who live there and had the opportunity to read to them in their living room. Then it was time to get our hands dirty and make the house's garden ready for the summer. We planted brightly colored flowers in the front gardens to help make the house more colorful and inviting. It was such a rewarding experience to see all this organization has to offer these children. I am so thankful to work for a company that encourages its employees to volunteer at organizations like Angela's House.

Angela's House is a non-profit organization that assists families caring for children with special health care needs that are medically fragile, chronically ill, or living with a life-threatening illness. The three houses, located on Long Island, NY, provide round the clock care for children who cannot live at home due to their circumstances or cannot afford proper medical care. For more information, visit their website:

- Susan Kowell, Digital Marketing Coordinator

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Fourth of July: Fun Facts

July 4th is a national holiday that celebrates the signing and approval of the Declaration of Independence. But did you know these fun facts about the patriotic holiday?

Fact 1: Festivities for the first celebration of Independence Day included concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets as well as public readings of the Declaration of Independence.
Fact 2: Philadelphia held the first annual ‘Commemoration of Independence’ on July 4, 1777.
Fact 3: Another early celebration included firing 13 gunshots as a salute to the 13 original colonies.
Fact 4: The Fourth of July was not declared by Congress to be a paid federal holiday until 1941.
Fact 5: The night before the Fourth was once the focal point of celebrations, marked by boisterous gatherings often incorporating bonfires as their centerpiece.

Many celebratory traditions have remained the same, with fireworks, outdoor activities, barbecues, and family gatherings. The tradition of the gun salute is also still carried out to this day; it is usually done at noon by a capable military base, with a salute of one gun for each of the 50 states in the US.

Independence Day has become a major focus of leisure activities and a common occasion for family get-togethers. But it should not be forgotten that this day is to celebrate freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Please note: Rothco will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, July 3rd & 4th 2017, in observance of Independence Day. Rothco will re-open on Wednesday, July 5th.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Tactical Boonie #GOTM

Rothco's Tactical Boonie takes the classic military boonie to the next level with 
  • Outer, front and back brand branch loops with a loop fields which are great for morale and insignia patches
  • Adjustable chin strap with quick release buckle
  • Two screened vents on each side to keep you cool 
  • Hidden Interior Pocket
  • Available in 4 colors including woodland digital and khaki
The Tactical Boonie hat is the perfect summer accessory and is a must on your next camping or fishing trip! Learn more about our Gear of the Month #GOTM at 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Essentials Checklist

Now that it is officially summer, it’s time to gear up for the warmer weather. Rothco has all of your summer essential items, right here! Take a look at our Summer Checklist:

  • Shorts - From cargo to camo, we have so many styles to choose from. 

  • Tank Tops - Suns out, guns out! Show off in our tank tops; perfect for hiking, fishing, the beach or a festival. 

  • Boonie Hats - Keep the sun out of your eyes and your head dry with one of our many types of Boonie Hats (we have over 75 styles!)

  • Sunglasses - Did you know Rothco has over a dozen kinds of sunglasses? Aviators, sports glasses and even tactical sunglasses are just a few of the many types we carry.

  • Hydration Packs - Stay hydrated during these hot summers months with one of our Hydration Packs, and always have water with you wherever you go! 

So beat the heat and make Rothco your one stop shop for summer style. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

People Helping People

This year Pronto a Long Island based community outreach centerhonored Howard Somberg and Rothco for our contributions to their organization with the Community Engagement Award at their 48th Annual People Helping People Gala. It was a wonderful event and a great source of pride to be part of such a great team as Rothco where 100% of employees as well as the company itself participated in our charity program and donated to Pronto and eight other worthy charities.

 Over the years, Rothco and its employees have donated many tens of thousands of dollars to Pronto to help with their good work; learn more about Rothco's Charity Programs here. You can also help support Pronto by visiting their website