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Insider's Secrets About Military Surplus

Monday, April 14, 2014 4:05:28 PM America/New_York


Insider's Secrets  

About Military Surplus



                In the real estate industry many people promote the message; "Location, location, location!"  In the military surplus industry we focus on; "Condition, condition, condition." This a repetitive phrase that reinforces the message that condition is of the utmost importance for YOU as a customer.  The most educated customers will always want to buy the best quality surplus products that are reasonably priced.  To help you achieve this objective, I am prepared to provide you with my 22 years of military retailing experience and other insider's secrets.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:29:31 PM America/New_York


          If a natural disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm or any catastrophe occurs, there is a possibility that you might not have access to food and water for several days if not more. It is important to take time now to stockpile emergency food and water supplies for your entire family.

          According to FEMA you should maintain a food supply that will last for at least two weeks.

          Typical emergency food and water items are meant to last for months or even years. Some products even have a shelf life of over 25 years. The rations can come in the form of meals ready to eat (MREs), dried foods such as powdered soup, egg and milk products, as well as freeze dried products.

          Many people purchases these items for adventure minded individuals such as campers, back pack campers, mountain climbers, and hikers. Preppers and Survivalists are also the main purchasers of these items.

          For more information on these potentially life saving products, visit our YouTube video on Emergency Food items HERE and friend us on Facebook to receive additional information. You may purchase these types of emergency food items online at our Web Page at or call 1(800) 503 4954.

          Families may even keep smaller food items such as food rations bars, granola bars, candy bars etc in their car emergency kit. See our YouTube video and blog on Emergency Kits HERE.

          The FEMA and Red Cross booklet is an excellent source of further information on emergency rations and water supply. Bradley’s is committed to help individuals in case on natural disasters, adventurers, preppers and survivalists by being a source of information with our blogs and YouTube videos and by providing a source to purchase these items from a company that focuses on excellent customer service.

         For further information on this subject, FEMA and Red Cross has published a 16 page booklet on Food and Water in Emergency. The link to that booklet is

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:11:09 AM America/New_York



  • Signal
  • Neck Gaiter/Sweatband
  • Torniquet
  • Sling
  • Rope (in strips or as is)
  • Washcloth/Towel
  • Waist Pack/pouch
  • Cleaning/Bullet Patches
  • Mark for a trail
  • Napkin/Dish rag
  • Pre-water Filter
  • Knee Pads
  • Glass/Gun Cleaner
  • Ear Muffs
  • Dust Mask
  • And much, much more!

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Six Things You Need to Know About the Military Retail Industry

Friday, April 4, 2014 3:42:47 PM America/New_York

HIf you are interested in purchasing military equipment there are 6 things you should know about the industry before you open your wallet.

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Monday, March 24, 2014 10:34:41 AM America/New_York

Emergency Preparedness


According to the Red Cross and FEMA, over 75% of Americans are not prepared for a disaster. 

FEMA identifies five types of disasters.  They are:

1.)    Natural

2.)    Technological/Accidental Hazards

3.)    Terrorist Hazards

4.)    Hurricanes

5.)    Winter Storms


FEMA recommends at least 3 steps to dealing with disasters:



There are many types of natural disasters: Drought, earthquake, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, landslides and debris flow, severe weather, space weather, thunderstorms and lightning, tornados, tsunamis, volcanoes, wild fires, and winter storms and cold weather.  It is important for you to identify the types of disasters that have happened or may happen in your geographic area.



                Develop a family disaster plan for these situations.  Make sure all family members know the pan and what to do in case of a real disaster.  Practice drills are helpful in preparing for emergencies.  Local Emergency Offices can help you with identifying hazards in your area and outline the local plans and recommendations for each.



                You should have at least three kits; one for home, one for work and one for the vehicle.


Home Kit:  Should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days.  Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly.  Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.


Work Kit:  Make sure you have food and water and other necessities like medicine for at least 24 hours.


Vehicle Kit:  Keep a kit in your vehicle just in case you are stranded.  Some items you should have include but are not limited to the following:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and necessary medications in case you are away from home for a prolonged time
  • Food items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars, canned fruit and a portable can opener
  • Water for each person and pet in your car
  • AM/FM radio to listen to traffic reports or emergency messages
  • Cat litter or sand for better tire traction
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and extra change of clothing
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

Also consider:

  • A fully-charged cell phone and phone charger
  • Flares or reflective triangle
  • Baby formula and diapers if you have a small child


Bradley’s can assist you in the Third Step: Build a Kit


                We have developed a general purpose survival/disaster kit compiling components from several companies.  You may learn more about our kit by checking out our You-Tube presentation HERE and you can order it from our store HERE.  You may also use the code SURVIVE10 to receive a 10% discount on the kit.

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(Bi)Weekly Update - June 17th, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013 1:24:31 PM America/New_York

What's going on in the store this week? Are there any deals? Do androids dream of electric sheep? Most of these answers within, and more!

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Father's Day Deals In Store and Online!

Friday, May 31, 2013 3:41:55 PM America/New_York

Pop quiz, hotshot! Your favorite clothing shop is out of neckties. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO? What you do is relax, because we've got you covered. We have plenty of deals on great dad gifts, so forget the silly strips of rayon and shop with us!

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Weekly Update - May 29th, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 4:13:08 PM America/New_York


If you’ve been with us over the years, then you know we are constantly looking for ways to improve your experience with our business. In the past four years, we’ve been through two different design changes. The first was a huge step forward from our beginning attempt at web commerce, intro...

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Bringing Water to the Desert: What Can Be Learned from Expos and Trade Shows?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:29:04 PM America/New_York

anme logoJim Sweet, our store manager, went to the ANME (Army Navy Military Expo) in Las Vegas this past week, and wants to talk about the benefits of going to expos.

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How to Make a Paracord Bracelet

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:16:22 PM America/New_York

How to Make a Paracord Bracelet

  • Step 1 .)

Measure your wrist. Multiply this measurement by four. Cut two lengths of paracord to this measurement.

  • Step 2 .)

Hold the lengths of paracord together and fold them in half. Tie the paracords around the dowel in hitch knots, as shown. Place the hitch knots in the center of the dowel. Line up the four weaving lengths of paracord under the hitch knots.

  • Step 3.)

Grasp the cord on the outside left---this is the number 1 position. Working left to right, take the number 1 cord behind the number 2 cord, in front of number 3, and behind number 4. Pull the cord tightly upward to the right, so that it's now in the number 4 position. As you repeat this weaving technique, the cords will continue to rotate positions. Each time, you will grasp the cord in the number 1 position and weave it along to the number 4 position.

  • Step 4.) 

Repeat step 3 until only a few inches of each cord are left unwoven. Test the length of the bracelet by wrapping it around your wrist. When it encircles your wrist with 2 inches of excess, tie a temporary knot to secure the ends.

  • Step 5.) 

Slide the hitch knots off the dowel. This will result in four loops on this end of the bracelet.

  • Step 6.)

 Untie the temporary knot from step 4. Bring the four ends around to the loops so the woven paracord forms a circle. Separate the ends so two are on the left and two on the right, as shown.

  • Step 7.)

 Insert one of the left-hand ends through each of the four loops, from left to right. Then insert one of the right-hand ends through the four loops, right to left. Pull these two ends tight.

  • Step 8.)

Insert the remaining left-hand end through each of the four loops, and repeat with the final right-hand end. These ends will be harder to push through the loops because there will be less room, but you should be able to do it with some effort. Pull the ends very tight once you've pushed them all through.

  • Step 9.)

Clip the ends they're even with the loops. Don't leave any excess paracord protruding.

  • Step 10.)

Use the lighter flame to melt the paracord ends on each side of the loops. This secures the ends to prevent them coming loose.

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