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    Good Kit

    Here's a thread to discuss good or bad items of kit. What would you recommend others buy? What did you find useless?
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    With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

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    pictures of kit available in the store would be nice, i like to see what i'm buying
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    yea, we're workin on that at the moment.

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    Keep up the Good Work. I've been after some good Kit for a while now, all you get Web wise is British stuff and I'm kinda fed up with the usual garb you get from them.

    A few Irish Army related pieces of Kit would be nice to see.

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    Could we a have a thread like this in the games section aswell to disscuss them please?

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    OG Kit, New Webbing

    If I were to get chest rigs and/or assault vests, what colour would you pick? OG, Brit DPM (these are the easiest to get), Central European, US Woodland?

    Also, if I was to get some brand new OG PLCE, would people pay around the €100 mark for it?
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    cant go wrong with OG, i dont like the brit dpm, and esp dont like it with our dpm
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    Decent Kit

    One of the most valuable pieces of kit I ever bought was a platypus hydration pack. Never used it on exercise, as the thing had a very inconviently bright colour. Still, makes it much easier to prevent dehydration, just keep on sipping.
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    Hydration packs are on the way, I'm trialing a number of them now.

    More pics are also on the way.
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    US Woodland would suit our dpm better than brit or og would..... but then again i have a love/hate thing with the german pattern!
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    I used an arktis chestrig for the three weeks I spent on camp this year.A real head turner.best bit of kit i ever boughtcarried everything I needed including internal holsterfor a pistol.A must have for all those who travel in vehicles for sustained periods of time .Nothing to interfere with your posture.
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    Over the past months I have bought webbing (via Cushtac) and a basha (via the IMO Kit Store) and I most admitt that both were of very good quality and have both proved very useful when on the ground recently. The webbing was especially useful for FIBUA and Pot NCO`s course. The service was very prompt and I was kept informed all along the process.
    So come on and support the store.

    On the question of best kit Ive bought. I bought a pair of second hand british army assualt boots as I only had one pair of boots at the time (a pair of god damed awful 24b`s) They have been really good and give really good support to my ankles which some people know are shite at the best of times
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    The best bit of kit i have bought is a Wyvern daysack, it is big enough to carry all the kit you need for a day at the ranges like helmet, body armour, warm kit, scoff etc. You can also zip on the PLCE bergen side pouches which gives you 60 litres of space, enough for a weekend in the field if you have a small enough sleeping bag. I also have a Snugpak softie 6 sleeping bag which is ideal for the summer and when staying in camps. It is about 30cm long and 20cm wide in it's compression sack so doesn't take up much space in a bergen.

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    Cam Cream

    Do you guys stock Cam cream? If not where do I get it?

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    Yes, we stock it. See the accessories thread (click here). It's the 4th item down.

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    Cool

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    Sleeping Bags

    Do you plan on selling any sleeping bags in the near future?

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    Check out the new kit section. There'll be more choice on the way soon.
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    Some PMR446 radios have been added to the store.

    Section level comms for a lot less money than a marconi PRR :D
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    Could any of you recommend a good cleaning kit for the Steyr or would a hunting rifle kit do the same job?
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    Any .22 cleaning kit will work on the Steyr (5.56mm=.223)

    A commercial cleaning device I'd whole-heartedly recommend is called the BoreSnake, which is a pull-through that cleans the barrel brilliantly in one sweep. These have proved very popular with several military units, including the Cadet School.

    As with any non-issued gear though, if you get caught with it, the official attitude may not be supportive.
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    Cammo dye

    Do you know of any cammo dye to change older uniforms as their colours have faded?
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    Hootchies (tents,man field)

    I am interested in cammo tents man field (Austrlian name for one man tent).
    Do you know of any?
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    I may be able to help you. What size (How many man) are you looking for?
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    Anyone out there have one of them 65 litre Protac DPM rucksacks? Cos I got one recently. Wondering what people think of them and how they got on with them?

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