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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2008, 20:43:33 »
The CF issued (USGI type) cot is amazingly comfortable, although it can be a bear to get it set up.

Another great piece of kit is the mosquitoe headnet.  Goofy looking, but I've got many a good night sleep in bug infested parts by wearing it when I bed down.

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2008, 20:47:19 »
The CF issued (USGI type) cot is amazingly comfortable, although it can be a bear to get it set up.

Just gotta go to QM and get a crank issued.

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2008, 20:48:24 »
The CF issued (USGI type) cot is amazingly comfortable, although it can be a bear to get it set up.

Another great piece of kit is the mosquitoe headnet.  Goofy looking, but I've got many a good night sleep in bug infested parts by wearing it when I bed down.

- I leave an end bar loose on the cot.  Saves teeth.

- Which serves to remind me of another piece of good kit: The Insect Bar.  Preferably the older ones that allowed you to sit up underneath them.
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2008, 21:03:45 »
The two piece Tac Hel Flying suit!

It was hot down here to day and we were doing some load exercises on the C-17. It took the top portion off and worked in my t-shirt while the Yanks, Aussies and Brits looked on in envy.

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2008, 21:09:26 »
Ziploc bags ...

Yes, there are indeed ziploc bags in the system that us suppies get to use for packaging etc ...

By far, the best little goodie I've had in the field (well second best -- the best goodie was the polaroid I was holding when a certain Major AJ fell into a latrine during one of those end-ex smokers).  >:D

SOG!!?? -- Is this the very same SOG that was brought into the system for the Field Engineers (and rolled out to all posns within 'entitled' UICs)?? You know -- the SOG with the crimping tool that the engineers aren't allowed to use for crimping (I know plenty who just continue to use their teeth instead due to the "no-crimping with the crimping tool message")??  Just goes to show you that as with every piece of kit --- some love it/some hate it ... and it doesn't always suit the purposes for which it was originally intended.

Any way you can issue me some new teeth Vern?  ;D
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2008, 22:19:06 »
10 ton HLVW. Great for crushing less useful smaller vehicles
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2008, 22:25:53 »
Ziploc bags ...

Yes, there are indeed ziploc bags in the system that us suppies get to use for packaging etc ...

By far, the best little goodie I've had in the field (well second best -- the best goodie was the polaroid I was holding when a certain Major AJ fell into a latrine during one of those end-ex smokers).  >:D

SOG!!?? -- Is this the very same SOG that was brought into the system for the Field Engineers (and rolled out to all posns within 'entitled' UICs)?? You know -- the SOG with the crimping tool that the engineers aren't allowed to use for crimping (I know plenty who just continue to use their teeth instead due to the "no-crimping with the crimping tool message")?? Just goes to show you that as with every piece of kit --- some love it/some hate it ... and it doesn't always suit the purposes for which it was originally intended.


No Sapper with even a half decently developed brain stem would ever crimp a det with his teeth.  That would be grounds for a Baillie carrying handle up the jacksie.
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2008, 22:29:55 »

No Sapper with even a half decently developed brain stem would ever crimp a det with his teeth.  That would be grounds for a Baillie carrying handle up the jacksie.

Talk to NFLD ...  ;)
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2008, 22:31:04 »
The Silva compass, in mils. Indestructible and accurate (in the right hands, of course). Miles ahead of equivalent compasses issued by other countries.
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2008, 22:33:08 »
Know how I got to be an OLD thumperhead?  By never putting a finger anywhere I wouldn't put my dick, and not putting noisy party favours anywhere near the old brain case housing assembly, C1.
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2008, 22:39:19 »
Know how I got to be an OLD thumperhead?  By never putting a finger anywhere I wouldn't put my dick, and not putting noisy party favours anywhere near the old brain case housing assembly, C1.

You're not old, (Vern sucking up) but I get where you're coming from.  ;)
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2008, 22:39:55 »
The sewing kit. 'nuff said.
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2008, 23:11:48 »
And of course, the folks who issue the kit!


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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2008, 11:10:35 »
Know how I got to be an OLD thumperhead?  By never putting a finger anywhere I wouldn't put my dick, ...

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2008, 11:27:16 »
CadPat Fleece
ICES clothing
Mukluks
Ballistic Eyewear...how eyes could have been saved? Fovgive my bitterness, but some of the old codgers would freak out at the style, and I daresay some of the currently serving codgers don't care for them......but that's toooooooo bad. They are an issue item.
The C6 GPMG with the Sustained Fire Kit - great on its own and better when used with the other MG....the .50 cal HMG.
The fancey headovers/balacalava.....sometimes too warm, but hey......
The Lav III -

There are more I could name, but I don't want to bore yall!!! :cdn:
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2008, 11:36:46 »
The air force box lunch was an amazing sight to behold, bulging with all sorts of food, left the army box lunches to shame.

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2008, 11:42:02 »

No Sapper with even a half decently developed brain stem would ever crimp a det with his teeth.  That would be grounds for a Baillie carrying handle up the jacksie.

he just doesn't relies there are tunes of the old crimpers (the ones that we can't use any more  ::)) in tp stores  ;D


To add to the list, the double crimp crimpers (the newer non metallic EOD Pro ones), when you can get them  ::)
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2008, 11:43:31 »
I crimp with the SOG -- I dont read memo's I dont like  ;)


SF kit -- good when new -- unfortunately most are past their prime.


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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2008, 12:41:25 »
The air force box lunch was an amazing sight to behold, bulging with all sorts of food, left the army box lunches to shame.

Box lunches bulging with food = Troops bulging at the seams of their combats.

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2008, 12:52:36 »
Infidel-6:
Although I do tend to agree....the CadPat fleece is softer and not as stiff as the old fleece. More comfortable in my opinioin.
And the SF kits are getting long in the tooth.

More good kit - The new helmet is a darn site better than the old M1 tin pot.
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2008, 12:57:45 »
I like the parade boots, ankle :salute:
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2008, 13:28:36 »
Anklle Boots.....I hate those!! Mind you, they're the shiniest in the Unit....as the CSM should be!!
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2008, 13:44:53 »
Soft (scratch prevention) covers for the BEW.  The prescription inserts for BEW and Gas Mask, replacing combat spectacles. 

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« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2008, 14:16:51 »
Heh... I have been building the shine on mine for over 30+ years....
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2008, 14:45:13 »
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