Hi! We will be doing our best to update this section weekly, but if we don't remember please be sure to checkout our New Items section as we are constantly adding new items to the site.
This week we added some forensic kits to the site. We added them as individual kits, or if you want to have the whole set and the proper case to carry them all in we also added them as the Model 300 Crime Scene kit complete with the Pelican Case. Each kit is made by Lightning Powder out of Jacksonville, FL and they are the real deal. Great for the amateur sleuth, or the private investigator - this is what the pros use. We have the UV Latent Print Kit, the Forensics Finger Print Kit, the Basic Magnetic Powder Kit, the Evidence Collection Kit, and the Deluxe Latent Print Kit.
We also added the 1945 Canadian Army Wool Blanket. We only have two in store that we got on a trade in, we have never seen these come in with our regular surplus, so they are quite the find! And at only $59.99 they are a steal of a deal. They are in mint condition and if treated right they will last you a lifetime and you can pass them on to your grandkids. They are also very eco friendly! Not only are they preowned, but they are made of 100% natural fibers, from a renewable resource.
We also put a bear spray holster online, as well as some rubber dummy knives, and a couple of piston fire starters. I had to read up about the piston fire starters and they are an amazing little tool! I learn so much at this job.
We also restocked a couple of items that were very popular at Christmas this year, but will be handy all year around. We brought in more of the Infinity Match - just add lighter fluid and you have a match that will last you years. We also restocked the emergency blankets, great for your hiking backpack, or your vehicle emergency kit. It's always smart to be prepared.
Image shown is the Latent UV Print Kit.
Hello! It's been over three years since our last blog post. That is embarrassing. So much has happened! We will just go over 2020.
We all know that 2020 is synonymous with COVID, so we really don't have to go into great detail over that, except to say THANK YOU! Thank you to all of our long term repeat customers. You have sustained us for nearly 6 years now and we are ever so grateful to you. A big thanks and welcome to all of our new customers as well! We are so glad that you have found us! COVID was a very difficult year for a lot of businesses, but for a few small online retailers like us it was the year that people did a lot more online shopping and we were found by a LOT of new people. So thank you!
Central Alberta Military Outlet has been a small online retailer for about 6 years now. We are family owned and operated. Robert started this from his basement with the help of a friend and it eventually grew into the back of the warehouse that we currently inhabit. Four years ago I (Janine) started here. I was looking for a part time job with great flexibility so that I could still have time with my kids, Robert (brother-in-law extraordinaire) offered me the first paid position in the history of the company! The terms were - just make sure the orders get out and the emails get answered- which I still do, and he named me director! A couple of years later we expanded into the next section of the warehouse where there is much better heat and where we do most of the sorting and packaging.
In 2020 sales started to really take off and I was very tired of working all by myself every day and my sister was looking for flexible work for herself, so we hired her! Carla has been an amazing addition to the crew. She has a great mind for details and can remember things that just fall out of my brain. Her organizational skills have been a huge asset and we are just so glad to have her with us.
August 2020 I bought out Robert's former partner and became 40% owner of this place! That is exciting! We are working towards new goals and bringing in new items all the time, while maintaining a focus on genuine military surplus.
One of our first big steps was to expand once more into the front of the building where we have our warehouse and open up a retail location. On November 6, 2020 we opened our doors to the public for the very first time. We have been well received so far and everyone that comes in is so happy that our little town has a military surplus store, and a lot of them didn't know we were online all this time. Another hidden gem in the lovely town of Lacombe. Come visit us!
We are happy to serve you here in the store Weds-Sat 10am-4pm or online 24/7. And you can be happy that you supported a very small, very family run business. We are excited with every new milestone that we reach. This year our goal is to reach 1,000 online sales. We can do it!!
The official blog of the Central Alberta Military Outlet (CAMO) Stay tuned for information on upcoming sales, clothing information and all things military!