Why the name Tortoise?  We are inspired by the great outdoors and the creatures that live in it.  The tortoise is a natural survivor, living in one of the harshest environments on earth, he carries all the tools and knowledge he needs to survive.  The tortoise survives and thrives where there is drought, flood, famine, predators, and extreme ground temperatures ranging from over a blistering 140°F to far below freezing.

Tortoise brand survival and outdoor gear exists on a passion for the outdoors and the safety of those who play and live in it.  Playing and living in the outdoors gives the ultimate feeling of freedom, but with freedom comes responsibility.  One of the biggest responsibilities is being prepared for any life threatening situation that might come our way.

As an outdoor lover, backpacker, and seasoned survivalist I have always loved small but useful items. I have spent countless hours in the outdoors hiking, living, rescuing, and teaching survival skills. 
I plan to use my outdoor and survival expertise to create new and exciting niche products that people will love. My hope is that these products will bring a further appreciation for the outdoors and perhaps even save lives. We’re glad you took the time to stop by and check us out.  

Enjoy the outdoors, and never stop living™ .   -Eric McCormick (CEO)