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Why is the US flag backwards on military shoulder patches?
https://swisslink.com/blog/military-surplus/backwards-flag
I get asked quite often why the flag is backwards, the short answer is.. it's not. The flag should always be displayed in the direction of travel or appear as if it is blowing in the wind. According to the Department of Defense website, Army Regulation 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia,” tells us the proper and lawful placement of the U.S. flag patch on the Army uniform. The regulation says when applied properly to a uniform the American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that “the star field faces forward.So a left shoulder patch looks "normal" or as ..
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Rain Pattern Camo - The Strichmuster Story
https://swisslink.com/blog/army-navy-store/east-german-rain-camo
The term "rain" pattern refers to a camouflage design that incorporates a heavy percentage of vertically-aligned "straits" or "flecks" which suggest an image of falling rain. During the Second World War, the German Wehrmacht utilized this feature on several camouflage patterns, primarily the Splittermuster (splinter) and Sumpfmuster (marsh) designs. These patterns were later modified and reproduced by the West German Bundeswehr and Border Guards, but the "falling rain" concept - in which the rain straits themselves were isolated as the major feature on a solid color background - emerged out of..
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A bit about Alpenflage and how it got its name
https://swisslink.com/blog/army-navy-store/alpenflage-camo
Back in the late seventies, the Swiss Army was busy developing a new camouflage. It had bright red in its pattern and most people laughed at it. It turns out the Swiss were on to something and their design happened to be the most effect pattern worldwide. The Bird Watchers Association at the time even named it so.In 1994, after it was finally released to the public, we tried to set up a photo shoot. When we first encountered the pattern we thought it was so interesting we hired models and a professional photographer. We thought it would be nice to do this out in the wilderness somewhere but of..
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Aluminum boxes don't get better than this
https://swisslink.com/blog/army-navy-store/Aluminum-Boxes
There's no end to the uses one could have for a solid, lightweight, water-tight, very large box—even if you're not a prepper. We went out and had these aluminum cases made to our specs.
Swiss Link Introduces the Raptor Box
https://swisslink.com/blog/army-navy-store/Raptor-Box
The Swiss Link Watertight Hard Case, or "Raptor Box", is a real beast. As you can see in the video above, it can easily withstand being ran over by a full-sized hummer over and over again.
Is it possible to dam a river in ten minutes?
https://swisslink.com/blog/stormtec-flood-bag/StormBags
With traditional sandbags, this would be impossible. You would have to first truck sand into the location, get some shovels and workers together to fill each bag, then finally stack them up to form your dam.
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Bushcraft Blankets on a Budget
https://swisslink.com/blog/army-navy-store/BushcraftBlankets
Hardly ever has there been a blanket that is more famous and sought after then the Swiss Army Blanket. For 20 years we sold the original stock from the Swiss Army until it was completely sold out worldwide.  So... using the precise original specifications...
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Swiss Link | What's behind the name?
https://swisslink.com/blog/army-navy-store/BehindTheName
Swiss Link Military Surplus, in its early days, played a role in the demilitarization of the Swiss Army. For twenty years Swiss Link sold off the goods that the Swiss Army chose to sell off in the surplus world as opposed to destroying it like some other militaries do.
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Justin Timberlake sports Flecktarn at Super Bowl LII Half Time Show
https://swisslink.com/blog/military-surplus/JustinTimberlake
It's true, Justin Timberlake brought SexyBack with camo. He did this in a custom-designed Stella McCarthy suit with a camouflage pattern which very closely resembles German Flecktarn
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Wavian Cans Ranked #1 over all Gasoline & Fuel Cans
https://swisslink.com/blog/wavian-jerry-can/best-fuel-can
BBQ and Patio Says Wavian is the Best Jeep / Hummer Can Ever Made
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Best Hunting Jacket And Other Military Surplus
https://swisslink.com/blog/army-navy-store/best-hunting-jacket
Explore the options with Swiss Link’s convenient size options for refining your search and know that you’ll find the right results without hassles or complications along the way. If you have any questions don’t hesitate reaching out to us - we’ll get you the right brands and jacket models to fit your needs.
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Swiss Link's Quick and Easy Guide to Surviving The Storm
https://swisslink.com/blog/stormtec-flood-bag/surviving-winter-storm-part1
Winter storms are no joke, this is the first in a multi-part series on "Surviving the Storm."
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Stormbags, how they're made and how they work.
https://swisslink.com/blog/stormtec-flood-bag/julie-stormbag
Julie present to us how the Stormtec Stormbag works and Billy show us how to make storm bags.
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