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    It would be for 2 ppl,I want something for carrying on my motorbike on runs.They often go for a week so I need some extra area when erected for personal stuff.
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    Em....maybe you would should try somewhere a little closer to home, maybe NZ. The postage to Auz would probably be more than the actuall tent. If not the PM me.
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    Can i get this kit through my CQ
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    Yeah, right before you're mobilised & sent to the border. Make sure to ask your CQ for a flakker & helmet.
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    Was that a yes or a no.
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    What kit would you be referring to Havoc?

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    Monocular, PLCE sleeping bag, Light Sticks, Compass.

    Even some advice on where i could get them cheap in dublin would be helpful
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    You can buy all the kit you require using the online store here. No walking around dumpland is required.

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    Obviously you don't get sarcasm.

    You will not get issued with PLCE, sleeping bags, monoculars or anything of the sort. To be honest, you don't need half of it. The best things you could get would be extra t-shirts & socks.

    Wait & see if you're still here in 6 months before spending money on anything else.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    hey guys im looking for knee and elbow pads, you know what im on about? whats the best type to stop moving down you leg/arm (out of position)

    can u get them on the board here?

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    do any RDF members bother with knee pads and elbow pads!?? jesus, you must look like Delta force on manoeuvers!!!

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    I've tried everything and doin mortar drills on tarmac for a month is no fun, either is FIBUA/DIBUA so knee&Elbow pads are a necessity.

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    I dont know if this is gonna help the kneepad sellers,but I have seen some people get a pair of Snickers Work trousers...the type used by builders..and take the kneepads out of them and sew them into the combat trousers.

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    heres a cheaper alternative

    sew pieces of old kip mat into the trousers and/or elbows

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    Might I suggest that you sell dryseal bags. I saw some PDF using them on the PSO in 1 Bde last year and they are far superior to ziploc bags. A 20 litre version costs about €20 and fits perfectly into a backpack.
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    ooops


    Sorry

    Didn't think to look for it under Backpacks.

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    New kit is available in the store, check it out.
    "The dolphins were monkeys that didn't like the land, walked back to the water, went back from the sand."

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    Post what kit do you use?

    Do you have pro-tac webbing, plce, the issued or the operational vest?

    Do you have the parade boots or hiking boots or are you lucky enough to have matterhorns?

    What piece of kit do you feel is the most important you have or your best buy?( don't say your weapon)

    Finally what piece of kit do you wish you never got and it was all money down the drain?( again don't say your weapon)

    And what in your own opinion are the advantages/disadvantages of the various items of kit mentioned?

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    I have surplus British PLCE,which fits me like a comfy vest.

    I have the earlier issued combat boot,not the barrack boot,and not the matterhorns. Fit like a pair of comfy slippers.

    Best piece of kit is my RAF foul weather raincoat. Light enough for a light mist,heavy enough for a hurricane(as tested)followed closely by goretex gloves(which superseded my British Army NI glove,which abseiled once tooo often..)

    I remember getting a combined mini maglite holder/penknife holder/ compass holder, in Irish DPM from Protak. Then I read the current admin in the field arrangement which makes my overpriced pouch obsolete.
    I also got Sterling SMG canvas slings,which I thought would make great combat slings for the FN or Bren. They didnt fit the FN,and we never take the bren on exercise any more...

    The priority is being able to carry out your duties in comfort,whether it be escort on the range,or a 72 hour exercise. No point looking the part if you are uncomfortable.
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    myself i have a protac webbing, meindel boots, my best purchase is a pac-lite gore-tex jacket that i can wear underneath smock and worst purchase was an olive green rucksack the straps were always fallin apart. now got me a dpm rucksack 30-40 litres in size. so i'd just about manage on excercises.

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    To me boots are the most important piece of kit so I bought a pair of Magnum breathable boots and some breathable socks. Very comfortable and warm, quite the opposite of the barrack boots. Also have dpm webbing and rucksack but what I would most like is dpm waterproofs

    As regards issued kit the Norweigan is prolly the best garment.
    Last edited by bulldemboots!; 29th March 2004 at 17:58.

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    The old style jumpers are awful and dont look good with the DPM trousers, i think, iv never worn mine. The only thing with the N.Fleece is you cant wear it on its own ie.you have to wear your smock over it, thats what we were told but iv seen my people wearing them without the smock, i dont like it either only worn it once on a field day.
    Iv the Barrack boots and the issue operational boots that were given out when the PDF changed again. I think boots are the most important as a soldier is no good if he cant walk because of sore feet from doing tactics in barrack boots and there feet get soaked too, i found the barrack boots hard to run in but the operationals are easy and have lovely padding all around them - very good for standing on guard and cold field days!

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    Magnum waterproof boots - very good, light, flexible, comfortable, but fabric sides
    Platapus - excellent but hardly used
    Surplus PLCE webbing - excellent
    universal sink plug - they always seen to be missing

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    best bit of kit i have is my bush hat, got it saterday
    I miss goldie.

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