Inexpensive Military Surplus, Great hunting gear

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  1. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 New Member

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    Found some military gear I wanted to share. Love military surplus great quality fo the price. whats your favorite military surplus gear/clothing?

    USMC
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ8zQvcFwF8[/ame]
    German Flectarn Parka
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlGkAmVG2oc[/ame]
    Austrian Parka
    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbHXbJcLXOs[/ame]
     
  2. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    I've got a few different "cases" for stuff. Plus some Bags, I have an old ALICE pack...


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  3. seancslaughter

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    God I've got at least 2 full sets of TA-50 I acquired when I was in. Add that to the sets of 3 different pattern camouflage uniforms I was issued I have a lot of surplus


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  4. DrFootball

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    Oh well,..clothes I have a fair amount of,...and boots I bought,..Why? You want a pair of Danner Mtn. Boots size 12E?


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  5. wolverine_173

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    great stuff, for the price I dont mind beating it up
     
  6. aristoi

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    that's pretty much all I use. You have to be careful tho In a Marshal law SHTF situation if they see in full camo your done for, Just a word to the wise for any newbies to the prepping world.
     
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  8. John_Deer

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    Why would one need a camo? A good hunter could hide from a platoon of recon rangers and a pack of dogs wearing a white long sleeve shirt, jeans and converse one stars. I would be more worried about running out of smokes than being caught. I am not worried about food. Horsefish are running all summer. I could use the remains of the horsefish to catch something else. A 10 lb horsefish would keep the dogs and marines busy until I got away, again.
     
  9. WebleyFosbery38

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    I was an idiot when I retired, turned in all my extra TA50 (I had a truckload of the stuff) and didnt look back. Should have kept it all and waited a couple 10 twenty years to ebay it! I still have a few duffles full of new boots, brand new tagged and labeled BDU uniforms and some of my private purchase battle rattle (Pace beads, various knives and sleeping crap). Wife has already tried to encourage me to Garage sale them but I cant bring myself to do it yet, (MAYBE NEVER!!!!). Only piece I still consistently wear is my old Gortex, in 21 years of service, I think that was the most improved field gear the Army ever made (though I still love and have my OD and Camo Field Jackets, they were just sponges when it rained)! The new Summer and winter BDU BB Caps were pretty sharp also, ear flaps on winter and vents on summer cap made them much more useful than the OD cap that would never keep its shape for any time.
     
  10. aristoi

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    Not every body has that skill set some need help. But Its just never a good idea to impersonate a GI, it can get you dead real quick. I googled horsefish and all it came up with was seahorse. I didn't know they could get up to 10 lbs. or are you referring to some thing else? I personally would be more worried about Army Rangers more then Recon.
     
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  11. FernandoTheCommando

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    Dont worry Aristoi, JohnDeer knows everything about everything, will basically imply you are dumb no matter what you say, and is also some kind of universal special forces super hero who could hide from special ops forces in a t shirt and jeans while eating whatever a horse fish is. I'm sure whatever skill set you have is probably more than sufficient. Take his advice with a grain of salt unless you want him to put you down or say the exact opposite of anything you say just to make himself feel relevant. John, I don't understand why 99.9% of the time I read these threads, I see 50 comments from most of the guys here, all of which are either constructive, encouraging, or helpful. Then theres ALWAYS one from JohnDeer that either puts someone down, implies their ideas are bad, or that your ideas are better. Not once have I seen anything that doesnt come off as smarmy or holier than though. You're going to sit here and try to tell this kid you can hide from a team of dogs in a t shirt and jeans. Gtfo of here seriously. You gonna rub some deer puss on you to throw the scent off on the search team? I mean seriously come on. It's like you HAVE to say the opposite or offer some ludicrous advice. I gotta get off this thread. So tired of seeing those type of comments from you.
     
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  12. wolverine_173

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    this just got interesting
     
  13. aristoi

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    Ya I kinda figured that out, but here to learn not start flame wars. So I shall keep the fingers silent as well as the mouth. :)
     
  14. Chainfire

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    Stuff like that might be helpful if you wanted to "bug-out." Personally, I will stay in my home and defend it from the unwashed masses.
     
  15. DrFootball

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    Don't forget to call them what they are Chainfire: Socialists and Ner'dowells' Malcontents each and every one....


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  16. aristoi

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    With as much as I dread the idea of being out and about in a wide spread SHTF situation it is more practical for me then trying to defend ware I live. I have a very remote location to go to that sees other then me one other once a year. I have Many ways to get there. Back up plans for my back up plans

    I would love to stay put But I took a lot of time weighing the pro and cons of both of defending or bugging out. Bugging out was just the more practical of the two. the only snag is if I move, and I will move if things seem to be some what stable. Then I will have to redo the plans for getting to my chosen location.