First off, this is not the 2013 Thanksgiving post… there will be an official one coming. It has just been weeks since my last patch post and this seems like the most relevant one given the week we’re going into.
Thanksgiving week is finally upon us! This is one of my favorite times of year because it revolves around friends and family… and food. ITS Tactical released a Thanksgiving inspired patch a year or so ago and I made sure to pick one up when they were still for sale. If you have looked through my patch collection you would have noticed a ton of ITS Tactical patches. One of the reasons is because they clearly have an awesome designer working for them but the second is because they are one of the first websites that lead me to forums on EDC and eventually GORUCK. Mike Petrucci’s AAR on the ITS Tactical website was one of the first that I had read and I swear I read it 20+ times before my August, 2011 class of 053. Back then there were no websites about GORUCK or gear really and all you had to go on were pictures of people carrying people and lawn chairs around. It was a simpler time… one without any debate on gear or clothing because honestly no one knew what to expect or what the hell was even going on.
Like most patch posts this has turned into a ramble of sorts but here’s to trying to close it up. When I bought this patch it was not only because I was thankful for friends and family but because I wanted to show my appreciation to ITS Tactical and Mike for turning me on to such an awesome area of life. Thanks for being one of my main resources when leading up to class 053 and I hope you all know it was much appreciated.
Update: Turns out ITS Tactical does have some of these left and they’re handing them out free with any order placed between now and Wednesday.
— ITS Tactical (@ITStactical) November 25, 2013