At Klik Belts, we’re proud to provide a variety of the world’s strongest belts suitable for virtually any use. From the workplace to the open trails and just about everywhere and anywhere in between, we truly believe that we make the most durable, versatile belts on the planet. What other belt can withstand over 4,000 lbs of force...and do this?
We’ll admit that we tend to brag about our belts quite often. But our praise has been earned over the 5 short years that we’ve been in business, and it’s incredibly rewarding to earn the loyalty of our satisfied customers and hear about how awesome our quick release belts have been in helping people around the world. In our opinion, everyone needs a good, comfortable, and supportive belt — after all, it’s not like people are going to stop wearing clothes anytime soon.
The Perfect Strong Belts For Strong Women
While Klik Belts are designed to function as belts for holsters, we want our readers to know that they’re certainly not just for the guys. Our belts for women offer a range of fun and stylish colors designed to far outperform traditional women’s belts, and in today’s blog post, we’d like to pay our respects to all of the belt-wearing ladies out there.
Because we know our ladies are so awesome (and they’re even cooler when sporting a Klik Belt around their waist), we’ll be taking a look at five incredible wild west heroines. These women are the epitome of strength, fortitude, and sheer badassery, and we think that they have a lot in common with our ladies who wear Klik Belts. Let’s get started.
4 Female Historical Figures Who Embody The Spirit Of Our Klik Belt Wearers
There are few women who truly exemplify the term “American frontierswoman,” and Calamity Jane is one of them. Known for being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok and making an appearance in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Calamity Jane exhibited an interesting mix of daredevil-like behavior and compassionate actions toward others.
Her real name is Martha Jane Canary, and she received the moniker “Calamity Jane” from Captain Egan, a military figure who fought against Native Americans. During the campaign of 1872-1873 in Goose Creek, Wyoming, Capt. Egan was shot after a sudden ambush. After noticing that he was about to fall off his saddle, Jane rode by on her horse in the nick of time and managed to catch him as he fell. Upon his recovery, the captain said, “I name you Calamity Jane, the heroine of the plains.” She took the name to heart.
The name “Bonnie Parker” might not mean much to most people, but when Bonnie’s name is paired with “Clyde,” they immediately know who she is. Before her crime-ridden stint with Clyde, Bonnie was an intelligent student with legal ambitions. She wanted to become an actress, but at the young age of 19, she met Clyde, who was already an ex-con at the age of 20. It was love at first impression, and Boonie soon joined Clyde’s gang to work full-time as a thief and a shameless murderer.
Their infamous two-year crime spree spanned five different states and resulted in the unfortunate death of 13 civilians. The two could only run for so long, as in 1933, a warrant called for their arrest. In 1934, they were gunned down in an ambush led by Frank Hamer, a Texas Ranger.
The 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, greatly helped popularize these historical figures.
“Stagecoach” Mary Fields may not be as popular as Bonnie and Clyde or sharpshooter extraordinaire Annie Oakley, but she’s arguably the toughest woman mentioned in this blog. With $5 and a glass of whiskey on the line, she once bet a group of men in a bar in Cascade, MT that she could knock them out with a single punch. She was successful.
Mary Fields was once a slave, but worked as the first black female postal worker in history after the 13th Amendment passed. She was also known for doing tough, physical work and made 120-mile supply runs from Cascade to Helena. It was during one of these runs where a pack of ravenous wolves attacked her horses, causing her cart to flip over. Using only a small lamp for light at night, Fields fought off every single Wolf with her shotgun, revolver, and pure adrenaline.
Needless to say, Mary Fields went down as one of the toughest and coolest frontierswomen of all time.
We couldn’t include a small list of wild west heroines without Annie Oakley. Perhaps the most famous female sharpshooter and exhibition shooter of all time, Oakley’s talent entered the limelight at a young age of 15 after she beat out traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler (she later married him). Her popularity grew when Oakley and Butler joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, where she likely encountered Calamity Jane!
Here are a few quick facts about her:
- She made her first shot at just 8 years old.
- Her shooting skills were used to pay off her mother’s mortgage.
- She was only 5-feet tall.
- She traveled to Europe to perform for kings and queens.
- She even offered to help lead female shooters in WWI.
Annie never had any trouble delighting her audiences. With ease, she could shoot dimes thrown into the air, extinguish the flame of candles with a long-range shot, and even shoot cigarettes straight out of her husband’s lips (talk about trust right there!). She was even known to shoot over her shoulder using a simple hand mirror for her vision.
The World’s Strongest Belts — Perfect For The Strongest Women
At Klik Belts, we proudly support our fellow belt-wearing ladies out there. Though you may not be a wild west outlaw like some of these historical figures, you can share their values of independence and frontiersmanship with the help of a Klik Belt on your side. Explore our women’s collection today.
Generally speaking, there are three times of the year: times when you’re cold but you can put on extra warm clothing, times when you’re uncomfortably hot and only air conditioning can save you, and those special times where the ambient temperature is just right. Unfortunately, it’s seldom the “ideal” temperature in most places in the world at any given time. Summertime is no exception, bringing some truly sweltering temperatures and humidity to many parts of the United States.
The imminent heat presents problems for many concealed carry holders. Though your Klik Belt will, of course, reliably support the weight of your concealed carry holster, you’re still legally obligated to uphold the namesake of a concealed carry permit: by concealing it.
No one particularly enjoys being hot and sweaty, and we’re sure that includes our fellow concealed carry owners out there. Keep reading below for some great tips on how to keep it cool this summer while sporting one of our belts for holsters here at Klik Belts.
How To Stay Cool While Carrying A Concealed Firearm This Summer
Wear Breathable, Sweat-Wicking Materials
Thick, heavy cotton layers aren’t going to do you much good when it’s 95 degrees out with 95% humidity. Do yourself a favor and invest in a few pairs of lightweight workout shirts, shorts, and pants that allow your skin underneath to breathe. The polyester materials aren’t just useful for preventing heat exhaustion while carrying a concealed firearm, but they’re also very practical for any type of physical activity: hiking, fishing, running, or even going to the gym.
Drink More Water Than Usual
This tip sounds a little silly, but if you’re going to carry around the extra weight of a loaded down holster while it’s really hot outside, you’re probably going to sweat more than you normally would. The most logical way to cool off when you’re profusely sweating is to stay hydrated with plenty of water and electrolytes, which is something that everyone should be doing, especially during the hottest months of the year.
A well-hydrated body won’t make the weight of your holster seem so cumbersome.
Consider Carrying A Smaller Firearm In The Summer
If you haven’t “downgraded” to a smaller gun holster, now might be the best time to do so. You can always keep your larger holster in storage for when it gets cooler (or for those stormy summer days when it’s not hot). The best part? The summer heat gives you an excuse to add another, smaller firearm to your collection. A new firearm and a reduced weight load during the warmer months sounds like an easy win/win to us.
Make Sure To Sport Your Klik Belt
Don’t forget that our belts for gun holsters are specifically designed to support the weight of your holster, all while remaining relatively lightweight and flexible. Klik Belts are ideal to wear during all times of the year, including summer, and we want to make sure that you can comfortably concealed carry no matter what the conditions are outside.
If you’re not convinced by our claims about the strength of our clickable belts, just check out what thousands of people have said about our products.
Let Us Know How We Can Help!
At Klik Belts, we believe in the right to possess a concealed carry permit no matter how hot it is outside — just make sure that you’re abiding by the law with the help of our strong belts for holsters. Our goal is to cater to people of all types who have a common need: a comfortable yet extremely strong and supportive belt. If you have any custom needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Every day, we wake up and go to bed knowing that the United States’ armed forces are going to keep us safe. In fact, this is such an assumed privilege from most civilians that we often tend to forget about the throes of violence, danger, and civil unrest in other areas around the country. It shouldn’t take a day like Veterans Day to thank retired members of our armed forces for their service, but it’s important to pay respects nonetheless.
Sunday, November 11th, 2018, marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. While August 4th of 2014 marked 100 years since the start of the “War to end all wars,” this year’s Veterans Day is especially important because it commemorates a peaceful milestone. How are you celebrating?
How To Give Thanks During This Holiday
It may not be Thanksgiving quite yet, but it’s important to express your gratitude early by giving thanks to the war heroes of our country. Unsure how to honor them? Here are a few ways that you can get involved.
Attend A Veterans Day Event Near You
Sometimes, support comes down to simply being there for someone else. Even if you’re another face in the crowd, showing up to your local VA center and volunteering your time or standing to listen to a veteran’s speech is a simple but meaningful way to show your support and express your appreciation.
Wear A Pro-Vet Shirt That You Own
If you happen to own any apparel with a pro-vet message on it, now is the time to wear it! We couldn’t think of anything better that pairs with a Klik Belt than clothing that honors the United States’ retired service members. This is a simple way to increase people's awareness of this national holiday.
Take Flowers To A Veteran’s Memorial
Flowers are a gesture of kindness and respect. Laying fresh flowers on the grave of a veteran or visiting their memorial site with flowers in hand is something that will not go unappreciated.
Volunteer Your Time
If you’re looking for opportunities to help serve a Veterans Service Organization, there are many out there. Better yet, you don’t need to limit your volunteer time just around Veterans Day — any of these organizations accept help no matter what time of year it is. Visit here to find a volunteer opportunity near you.
Be A Friend To A Homeless Veteran
The number of homeless veterans and retired military members in the United States is, unfortunately, staggering. The reality is that most of these individuals are friendly, kind, and simply in need of a hot meal, cup of coffee, or even a friendly conversation in the warmth of someone’s home. Reaching out and offering something — anything — will mean the world to a homeless vet. You’re bound to learn something interesting, too.
Our Service To Those Who Serve Us — The World’s Strongest Tactical Belt For Sale
Veterans Day is all about honoring the veterans of our nation, naturally, but at Klik Belts, we also feel that it’s important to serve and support our country’s everyday heroes as well. With similar values to retired and honorably discharged veterans, these individuals work hard to fight for what’s right and keep the general populace protected and safe from harm.
That’s why we provide the most durable, comfortable, and long-lasting belts for:
- Members of our military
- Firefighters and EMS personnel
- Law Enforcement Officials (LEOs)
- Those with a concealed carry permit
With the common goal of upholding our country’s liberties and keeping law abiding citizens safe, our belt company is proud to provide these unsung and highly-praised heroes alike with an essential and ever-functional piece of clothing. We love what we do, and we wouldn’t trade our line of work for the world!
Designed and built in the USA, our goal is to uphold American qualities in all that we do and those that we serve. From now until Wednesday, November 14th, enjoy 15 percent off your purchase from us with the code “VETERANSDAY15”.
Again, we’d like to thank veterans, active members of the United States military, and others for choosing Klik belts for the world’s most comfortable belt. If you have any questions about our belts for holsters, tactical belts, or any of our other products, don’t hesitate to contact us today.