WHAT IS THE...
Spend $100.00 every month
and collect each limited
edition patch from 5.11®
HOW IT WORKS:
Each month 5.11 will feature a unique patch (not for sale).
You can collect each month’s patch by spending $100.00
or more exclusively at 511tactical.com and using the
special promo code for each month. The patch will
ship out with your order.
“GRILL OR BARBECUE? KNOW THE DIFFERENCE”
GRILLMASTER GNOME / 511031
As a backyard hero, you probably have strong opinions on the best way to cook your meat. Well, you’re not alone. The history of barbecuing and grilling in America has inspired many divergent traditions and spirited debates, but just how different are they?
U.S. barbecue began in the Caribbean, where the indigenous people pioneered a method of smoking meat for hours over wood. Called “barbacoa” by Spanish explorers, it became popular in the American South and grew into 4 regional styles. North Carolina, Memphis, Texas, and Kansas City-styles differ by types of sauces, woods, and meats, but all 4 take pride in cooking “low and slow” for maximum flavor and tenderness. Barbecuing is ideal for large, tough cuts of meat like brisket, ribs, or the whole hog.
But what about steaks, hamburgers, and hot dogs? Post-WWII suburban development kicked up demand for a faster, backyard-friendly alternative to the slow-burning barbecue pit. George Stephen Sr., of Weber Brother’s Metalworks, created a compact grill out of a marine buoy in the early 1950s. The Weber grill popularized outdoor cooking, and innovations in its design increased the variety of traditions and techniques.
Whatever your preferences, the 5.11 Grillmaster Gnome patch is the perfect buddy for the seasoned backyard chef. Clad in red, white and blue, this patch is reinforced with durable pellon® and hook and loop backing so he’ll stick with you through all your summer celebrations.
USE PROMO CODE: POTM031