Some jackwagon was making fun of Tactical Baby Gear on Twitter…

…but damned if I wouldn’t have minded one of these Emergency Blowout Kits for the car, back in the day. Five bucks for a self-contained packet of diaper, wipes, disposable changing pad, and trash bag? Sold, friend. Heck, gimme the five-pack for twenty and you have a nice day, too.

The rest of the stuff is hokey — back when I needed one, I didn’t really care about whether the diaper bag was ducky-themed or whatever — but the modular nature (you can apparently swap out compartments to personalize the bag) is nice. Or at least aspirational. Because I know perfectly well that I would have never used that feature to its full potential. Still, looked cool.

Moe Lane

PS: On a general note, directed outward to the Internet (and not anybody here): it is not always easy to be a stay-at-home parent (either mother, or father). Please do not make it harder for us because you think that it’s funny to mock how people approach a difficult task. Because, when it comes right down to it, it’s none of your fucking business how people personally psych themselves up to the job of raising a kid.


  • nicklevi86 says:

    Heh. There seems a plenty big market for parental devices that *arent* obnoxiously female geared. Looks like these guys found it and are acting accordingly. Hey, free market success!
    Ah. I see.
    Aside from the fact that the tactical-[Thingy™] meme is *supposed* to be tongue in cheek, this is likely what set them off. No surprise that is over a Tweeter’s head…

  • Phil Smith says:

    Hell’s bells I need to design and market something similar for touring motorcyclists. *checks google* Nope, don’t see anything like that. Hmm ….

  • jeboyle says:

    I grew up with eight siblings and Lord only knows what my parents would have given for a stash of those EBKs. My memory is checkpointed with road trips in our family station wagon that most people today would simply not believe.

    God Bless my parents.

    • Rockphed says:

      Six siblings here, though I was the 6th, so I don’t remember any of the goings on. On the other hand, I am told I managed to get out of the house and ask the girl next door to play in the time it took my mother to find plastic pants. I was, apparently, still wearing the towel.

  • Belcatar says:

    I have eight siblings. I’m 46 and I’m making progress in my recovery.

    My mom and dad are too far gone to help. I don’t know how helpful tactical baby gear would have been. They needed gear on a strategic level.

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