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Offline sidemount

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Old olive drab uniforms
« on: May 01, 2018, 13:53:02 »
So I was going through so old boxes and found some old olive drab uniforms and webbing

Any supply folks, am I good to toss this stuff?

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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 14:29:21 »
If I was you I wouldn't toss it. Check if that stuff is what the cadets use these days. Personally, I know plenty of cadets who would love to buy old OD equipment.

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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 14:37:15 »
So I was going through so old boxes and found some old olive drab uniforms and webbing

Any supply folks, am I good to toss this stuff?

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By the book it should be returned to your local Clothing Stores.

While it may not be on your docs, some value is recouped in the returns process when it is sold off at CADC as bulk scrap textile. 
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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 14:43:54 »
By the book it should be returned to your local Clothing Stores.

While it may not be on your docs, some value is recouped in the returns process when it is sold off at CADC as bulk scrap textile.
Cool thanks, Ill get in contact with clothing stores when Im back on base and see if they want it back.

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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 09:35:49 »
So I was going through so old boxes and found some old olive drab uniforms and webbing

Any supply folks, am I good to toss this stuff?

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Yeah, talk to your clothing stores. although the army cadets uses something similiar to the old ODs, they are actually custom made for them. However, OD parkas and mukluks are usually given to cadets. chances are it will either end up as scrap or being sold off to surplus stores where air cadets will gobble them up for FTXs.

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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 16:04:26 »
It's been 9+ months since sidemount - somebody who's spent a few years in yer actual Armed Forces, by the way - posted his question. It is fair to assume that he disposed of the kit in some suitable way fairly early in that period. Checking the dates of older posts prior to responding is generally a good idea.

The educational part of your post was worthwhile, though. I suspect that a lot of people would be unaware of the value of older kit.


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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 19:02:59 »
It's been 9+ months since sidemount - somebody who's spent a few years in yer actual Armed Forces, by the way - posted his question. It is fair to assume that he disposed of the kit in some suitable way fairly early in that period. Checking the dates of older posts prior to responding is generally a good idea.

The educational part of your post was worthwhile, though. I suspect that a lot of people would be unaware of the value of older kit.

My bad- I didn't even realize. I will make sure to check post dates in the future!

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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2019, 20:11:07 »
Yes I have, although I still have my OD Parka. No real need for me to have a Cadpat one.

However its def good to know that the old gear can be put to good use.
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Re: Old olive drab uniforms
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2019, 22:19:06 »
My bad- I didn't even realize. I will make sure to check post dates in the future!

No problem. We've had worse "offenders" - sometimes by several years.

There's nothing wrong with posting in an older thread, where appropriate and/or timely.