A story that is probably similar to yours

I grew up in small-town Texas, although I'm not sure you could call where I'm from a "town" as it's never even had a stop light. My Mom would give me a dollar in the morning, just enough to buy a Dr Pepper and a candy bar at the convenience store, and I'd be off. My time was spent outside, sneaking into the peanut mill, building tree houses, catching crawdads to sell, lighting things on fire, and mowing yards for money.

As I got older, graduated from school, got married, and moved away to much bigger places, I found myself far away from the life I came from. With 12-years in law enforcement, I saw firsthand how uncertain the world was. Much could be prevented by a preparedness and personal responsibility mindset. I thought ... It doesn't have to be this way.

I quit my job, moved, and started a shop that would give others the information they need to handle whatever is thrown their way, leading to an enjoyable life.

Whether you're traveling for work, taking your family to a ball game, or getting milk at the grocery store, life is easier when you're prepared. We want to help you have the right mindset and tools to get through the mundane, but also the unexpected.



Option Gray an EDC gear shop to find tools, inspiration, and education for the gray man.


I started Option Gray in 2014 to bring you the best gear, from both the big guys and the small, emerging artisans. Enjoy free shipping on over 250+products (with most other products shipping to U.S. addresses for $3.50), free returns from U.S. addresses and the best customer service.

We're here to support you in your journey of intentional living.


Option Gray Founder


Where we are

Option Gray is a Stephenville, Texas-based company. Don't know where Stephenville is? Located in North Texas, it's a booming college town that offers the conveniences of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex while staying true to its small town, cowboy roots. We love it here.