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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2008, 14:47:11 »
Geo do you still have the original issue low shoes?.....mine are in the closet....most comfortable shoes I own, and I've had them now for almost 33 years...
Oh the Forage Cap what an exellent piece of kit!! :D
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2008, 14:56:52 »
BEW is a god send. If I had it during my SQ then I would've never gotten that hot empty casing in my eye...
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2008, 15:01:10 »
- the little 'stove' w/fuel tablet kit for the canteen cup.  Loved it;
- knee high Gortex socks;
- bivy bags;
- gun tape; and
- LMCs!

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2008, 15:01:32 »
BEW is a god send. If I had it during my SQ then I would've never gotten that hot empty casing in my eye...

you must be a lefty
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2008, 15:02:39 »
you must be a lefty

That's the funny thing I wasn't a lefty. I was a righty... and some how I got a casing in my eye :|
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2008, 15:57:29 »
The best thing the military ever issued me was a paycheck  ;D

Always liked the old combat boots without any liner or anything, once they were worn in omg comfortable. I loved them so much. Haven't been re-enlisted to check out the new ones.

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2008, 16:39:32 »
ISDL, RSDL replacing the Fuller's Earth Mitt.

and the new Horizon CADPAT CBRN suit is much much better than the old one! The C4 mask is great as well, though not a lot of fun to wear  ;D
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #57 on: March 11, 2008, 16:51:02 »
... Always liked the old combat boots without any liner or anything, ...

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2008, 16:52:07 »
and the new Horizon CADPAT CBRN suit is much much better than the old one! The C4 mask is great as well, though not a lot of fun to wear  ;D

- CASCAD: Cdn Aqueous Soln for Chem Agent Decon.  Great stuff!
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2008, 17:05:26 »
and the new Horizon CADPAT CBRN suit is much much better than the old one! The C4 mask is great as well, though not a lot of fun to wear  ;D

Comfortable CBRN gear??? It has to be a trick :P

Personally I like the arctic mitts that look like mukluks on your hands. Really good in the winter when you don't need to be doing anything that requires too much dexterity.
Though, to be fair, if I had a pair of properly-fitting winter gloves I'd probably be more content with those...

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2008, 17:06:50 »
mkIII I think, was 99-2000

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2008, 17:09:24 »
mkIII I think, was 99-2000

Uhmmm,

You're out by just a couple of decades --- see TCBFs post below (I got issued them when I joined in the 80s).  ;)
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2008, 17:25:08 »
Uhmmm,

You're out by just a couple of decades --- see TCBFs post below (I got issued them when I joined in the 80s).  ;)

No wonder they're crap :D 80's tech  ;)
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2008, 17:32:28 »
Salt and pepper wool mitts
MkIII combat boots
knee high gortex socks
poncho liner
64 pattern rucksack
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2008, 17:43:04 »
The new gortex gloves 
Arctic tents
Grey PT sweatpants and sweatshirt - sooo comfy
The OD IECS jacket (I have a cadpat one too - however I prefer the OD one)
Muklucks
IMPs
Mortar gloves - I wasn't issued them, but borrowed somebodies and they were awesome.




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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2008, 17:44:03 »
and the new Horizon CADPAT CBRN suit is much much better than the old one! The C4 mask is great as well, though not a lot of fun to wear  ;D

I wouldn't imagine there is any gas mask fun to wear! The C4 mask is a love hate thing for me, I don't mind it all when the mouth piece is sealed around my nose/bridge of nose. If it isn't every time I breath I get a nice burst of air into my right eye. This only usually happens after  sweating and/or applying RSDL all over my face. Maybe I autta get a new face issued to me, one that fits my mask!  ;D 

I personally like the thermal underwear, my firs time in the field is this weekend, so I guess I will be able to have a more thorough opinion on them.
I love my MK III's though after they are broken in, with a nice pair of insoles that are like walking on clouds (atleast for me they are!)
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2008, 17:45:30 »
The CADPAT combat chaps!

(Vern, reference gutter, your mind, out of it.)

I'm talking bib pants here people.  They rock, I am newly converted to the combat chaps. 

Standing around waiting for a while?  Do them up nice and snug!

Working, humping through the bush, or attacking something?  Unzip the legs to ventilate!   You can zip back up when your done!

I love em, and will be breaking them out alot more often.

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2008, 17:46:56 »
I love em, and will be breaking them out alot more often.

So you're saying to ArmyVern that she soon will have more pics for her collection  >:D ?
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2008, 18:29:59 »
- Dare I ask, "How do you eat fried chicken?"

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Knife and fork, you?    :D
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2008, 23:03:56 »
I try to avoid exploding chickens
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2008, 23:59:35 »
The new sock system,
Termal underwear
and the old wool collared shirt

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2008, 07:45:38 »
I wouldn't imagine there is any gas mask fun to wear! The C4 mask is a love hate thing for me, I don't mind it all when the mouth piece is sealed around my nose/bridge of nose. If it isn't every time I breath I get a nice burst of air into my right eye. This only usually happens after  sweating and/or applying RSDL all over my face. Maybe I autta get a new face issued to me, one that fits my mask!  ;D 

I personally like the thermal underwear, my firs time in the field is this weekend, so I guess I will be able to have a more thorough opinion on them.
I love my MK III's though after they are broken in, with a nice pair of insoles that are like walking on clouds (atleast for me they are!)

Try opening the chin cap to prevent that blast of air and to allow you to spit out the excess saliva/SDL.  Trust me there are more comfortable masks used by other countries but if you want to die comfortable I think you are in the wrong business - they don't provide the same level of protection.  If you haven't been through the quantative fit testing tent lately, then maybe your mask is the wrong size.
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2008, 14:12:01 »
Field message pads. What other army in the world has the sense to issue those?
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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2008, 14:20:41 »
Field message pads. What other army in the world has the sense to issue those?

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Re: The stuff the Army issues is Excellent!
« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2008, 14:24:35 »
Question?

Is the FMP an issue item anymore? I've almost run out, and it is highly impractical to carry a laptop on a coy attack!! ;D
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