June 18

Lessons I Learned from The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

In January of 2010, I was sitting in my room in the Hotel Caribe, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti sipping on a Coke. Haiti hadn’t experienced an earthquake in over 50 years, and all the risk assessments my team had done prior to our arrival had indicated that the greatest danger to us […]


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June 17

Communicate Better With Your Guys By Following These Rules of Thumb

Continuing in the theme of military concepts in civilian life from our last blog entry, this post is about communications. I think I can honestly say that in military operations, communications is always one of the top items critiqued during an after action review. Even if all objectives were met, […]


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June 12

Here’s the Deal With Special Forces Training Area Pineland

Pineland is a fictitious country located in North Carolina, developed by the United States Army Special Forces Command to train Special Forces, Psyops and Civil Affairs in unconventional warfare.  The basic scenario of Pineland is that the government has been overthrown through a violent coup and US forces are now […]


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June 9

Protect Yourself When You Travel

When traveling to unfamiliar areas, whether it be a new city within the United States or traveling abroad, it’s important to travel smart in order to not present yourself as an easy target. The main topic to keep in mind when traveling: Blend in. We’ve all been there, walking around […]


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February 23

Get The Best Bang For Your Buck With This Marksmanship Training

With the current outrageous prices of ammunition and limited range time available to LE and Military entities, it is now more important than ever to find new, innovative ideas to increase your marksmanship without burning thousands of dollars at the range.  Here are a few ideas our staff has developed […]


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February 23

Check Out The Best Tactical Instagram Accounts To Follow

New to Instagram or just looking for some great Instagram Accounts to follow?  Check out some of our recommended accounts to help spice up your browsing experience. Best Tactical Instagram Accounts to Follow:   @refactortactical The Company- RE Factor Tactical is a tactical gear company run and owned by Special […]


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February 23

Here Are All Of Murphy’s Laws for Your Viewing Pleasure

1. Friendly fire – isn’t. 2. Recoilless rifles – aren’t. 3. Suppressive fires – won’t. 4. You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note. 5. A sucking chest wound is Nature’s way of telling you to slow down. 6. If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid. […]


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February 23

How To Call In A 9Line MEDEVAC And MIST Report

  Unfortunately, in today’s military, the chances of using a 9-line MEDEVAC format in combat is high and many operational personnel are not receiving the training required to call it into medical personnel correctly. If a MEDEVAC is improperly requested in, the patient may not receive medical care promptly, possibly […]


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February 23

Funny Ways to Rate Underachieving NCOs

Time to knock out some NCOERs?  Don’t know how to rate that underachieving Non-commissioned officer who hasn’t seen his feet since basic training?  Well, with the help of some awesome fans we have put together a few bullets for you to help ensure they are quickly promoted to the next […]


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February 23

Donate To The Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Fund

If you would like to donate to the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, please go to thecraft.com/InMemoriam.html.  We appreciate everyone’s willingness to donate to a good cause.  Chris Kyle was a true hero and will forever be remembered for his service to our nation.


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February 23

Here Are Some Tips To Protect Yourself On Facebook

With the increased use of Facebook worldwide, hackers and foreign intel services now have more access than ever to open source information.  Because of this we have grouped with some of the industry experts to help inform operators, service members and citizens how to protect themselves when using Facebook.  We […]


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February 23

Why We Made The RE Factor Tactical Blasting Cap

After going through countless “tactical” hats that never fit properly and wear out quickly, RE Factor Tactical decided to take matters into our own hands and create the most advanced tactical hat on the market.  To us a hat isn’t just something that covers your eyes from the sun, especially […]


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February 23

Here Are Some Ways You Can Use Your Operator Band

The Operator Band is the first 550 cord band specifically designed to meet the needs of the Operator working in semi and none permissive environments.  The band’s components were chosen after attending the US Army SERE Level C Course as well as spending years down range.  We have provided a […]


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February 23

Why We Made The Trauma Shear Holster

The Trauma Shear Holster was developed after losing countless trauma shears during operations and not having them on us when it came to TCCC.  The Trauma Shear Holster is a cheap, durable and easily installable item that will keep your trauma shears on you throughout the entire operation. Adhesion methods: […]


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February 23

Why We Made The Tactical Tourniquet Holder

After spending years down range and conducting countless missions the owners of REFT decided it was time to find a solution for carrying the Combat Tourniquet.  This came after a failure to find a product that allows the user to carry their tourniquet on a number of different platforms and […]


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