Get Your Hurricane Supplies Tax Free This Weekend

Florida’s Sales Tax Holiday this Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4, 2017 – The latest news out of Tallahassee is Floridians are going to get a chance to buy hurricane supplies tax-free. During this three-day sales tax holiday, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

You can find the hurricane supplies you’ll need at your local Al’s Army Navy Stores this weekend and get them tax free!  

So be sure to stop by Al’s Army Navy Stores where you can find the supplies you need.  These are a few of the top recommendations, and most we have in stock now:

  • Water purification straw and tablets, you absolutely can’t do with this.
  • Food, we have a full stock of delicious MRE’s (non perishable Meal’s, Ready-to-Eat)
  • Flashlights and batteries, too many to choose from to list.
  • First aid kit, small pocket size to larger for your Go Bag; even ones for your dog.
  • Whistle to signal for help and wow we have great ones, even 5 ways.
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.
  • Waterproof carry all’s and a huge selection of Back Packs and Go Bags.
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities and we have multi tools that are compact.
  • Knife, from pocket knives to machetes and axes.
  • Manual can opener for food, of course we are an Army Navy store.
  • Local map and compass, many styles to choose from.
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio.
  • Solar phone charger.
  • Camping Gear, from small enough for your Go Bag to multi persons tents and folding cots.
  • InstaFire, fire starters, pack-able camp grill, glow sticks, para-cord, GoGirl
  • Personal Safety Supplies, from Pepper Spray to Tasers to Firearms and Ammo.

Complete details of the 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday are outlined in this link to a PDF from the Florida Revenue Department

Al’s Army Navy Downtown Orlando / Orange County: 23 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32805

Al’s Army Navy Seminole County: 1440 E Altamonte Drive (Hwy 436) Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

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Nalgene Water Bottles – The Original

What makes Nalgene water bottle so perfect? To start they are BPA Free, lightweight, shatter resistant, leak proof and made in the U.S.A. Also, resist to bacteria, stains and do not absorb odors. You can actually pour boiling water into them and they’re dishwater safe.

So when looking for the perfect Water Bottle solution that safely travels with you wherever you go look no further than your local Central Florida Al’s Army Navy stores.

Nalgene Water Bottles, sold in stores now and online at www.alsarmynav.com

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See that lime green one in the middle of the photo? It glows in the dark!

At all Al’s Army Navy locations Orlando, Altamonte Springs and Sanford.

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Stay Safe While Playing Pokemon GO

There’s no escaping the phenomenon that is Pokemon GO™. The game has exceeded expectations, despite some significant glitches, to become one of the most popular mobile games in history. People have come out in droves in their quest to Catch ‘Em All, with both positive and negative outcomes. Here are some tips to stay safe while playing Pokemon GO:

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What Should Be in Your Hurricane Kit?

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Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st, and ramps up in August. This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and we’re focusing on how you can prepare your emergency kit. We highly recommend getting your plan together well before the peak of the season.  Continue reading

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First Responders’ Appreciation Week

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To show appreciation for our customers who work in the public safety sector, we offer an everyday discount of 10%. However, this week when you show your ID,  you’ll get 20% off your purchase! This discount applies to all firefighters, law enforcement officers (police and sheriff), and EMTs/ paramedics.

Need a new pair of boots for work, or have you been eyeing that sweet firearms safe?

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SOG Spring/Summer 2016 Rebate

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Receive a SOG Limited Edition patch and $5 back with any SOG purchase of $39.97 USD ($43.97 CAD) or more between May 15th 2016 and August 15th 2016.

 

Receipts must be dated between 5/15/16 and 8/15/16, and rebate claims must be postmarked no later than 8/29/16 and received no later than 9/5/16.

 

Questions? Visit sogknives.com/rebates-promos.html or send an email to rebates@sogknives.com.

To check on the status of your SOG rebate: rapid-rebates.com

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Stay Safe on Campus

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. According to the most recently available data, one in five women and one in 16 men will be a victim of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college (source).  Awareness is the first layer of protection in your self-defense plan. These non-lethal weapons add another layer of protection. Continue reading

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Forward, March!

Here’s all the great stuff happening in the next month:

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No Need to Fear, Adventure Dog is Here!

Most pet owners would do anything to keep their pets happy and healthy. The people at Adventure Medical Kits must be pet owners, too, because they have a product line made specifically for dogs!

The Adventure Dog Series of First Aid Kits has three offerings: the basic Heeler, the more advanced Trail Dog, and the all-encompassing Me & My Dog. Ranging in price from $10-$50, the Adventure Dog Series is an affordable, must-have addition to any pet owner’s family emergency plan.

 

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How You Can Prevent The Spread of Zika in Florida

UPDATE: As of August 10th, 2016, there have been 328 CDC-confirmed cases of Zika virus in Florida, with 6 of them being acquired locally.

It’s February, and 50°F outside, yet a case of Zika virus has been confirmed in nearby Osceola County. The rest of the country is still frigid, but Florida remains vulnerable, since mosquitoes are the main transmitter of the virus. What can you do to help prevent the spread? Continue reading

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