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    recently bought a set of plce and french raingear from fmolloy (can't wait to use them ) before that borrowed plce from an a mate in the 7far luckily w/ends and camp never clashed . best bit of gear i bought so far has to be the fritz helmet and meindel boots no more headaches or blisters.As an old pdf 3*said to me as he put the sausages on the frying pan on and boiled the kettle "any gobshite can be uncomfortable"

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    How much are operational boots?
    what ones give most support to your ankles?
    Wheres the best place to buy them?
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    ive got plce UK surplus,cant complain. Maybe a chest set would come in handy.
    but the best peice of kit i got is meindl's ! excellent boot

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    For sheer comfort, buy Meindl Eagles. Be prepared to pay for new soles very regularly though
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    Ok,

    Are they purchasable in Town? prob in the great outdoors or somewhere...
    How much?

    I was looking at the Brit Op Boot on Custac, are they any use do you know?
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    Got three pairs of the brit assault boot

    one assault vest arktis make

    Brit PLCE just in case
    Webtex bergen
    Dutch goretex gear

    Various comfort items not readily available to the DF
    Pay them properly.....and they will come!

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    Originally posted by morpheus
    Ok,

    Are they purchasable in Town? prob in the great outdoors or somewhere...
    How much?


    AND GOD CREATED THE SEARCH FUNCTION AND THE COTTON PICKING PLEBS JUST IGNORED IT, AGAIN.

    http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/b...hlight=meindls


    Regards etc

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    no offence joshua,
    but from where do you think i dug up THIS thread
    i actually posted on that other thread and had forgotten about it reason being at the time I wasnt sure Id be sticking out the RDF. Now i know i will and need good boots that will double for both tactics and my own hiking aswell.

    Thanks for the link tho.

    Mod you can delete my boot questions if you so wish, although techincally it is kit which is what this thread is about.
    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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    I took a look in the store but couln't find any.....

    Any chance of the store selling Midge Nets?

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    While I'm at it, A very good piece of kit is a Bergen vover to go over the bergen. Brits have started using them a lot and I have one. Very good.
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    And in action
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    what purpose does it serve?

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    It is a very cheap way of turning an Irish issue green bergen into camouflage. One bergen can be issued and depending on terrein or change in camoflage schemes can be changed without having to change the bergen. Used by the brits when their western camo bergens were used in the middle east.

    Also waterproof and keeps the rain off.

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    Is the new Mosquito net midge proof?

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    Useful kit I got:
    Special Forces GTX boots. Good quality sleeping bag (important). Comfortable webbing. Leatherman and Mag lite (only if you are confident you wont lose them). Gas cooker, I don't believe in hexi cookers. Platypus, you dont always have time to take a bottle out . A good bush hat with a place to stick leaves and things into, nothing worse than fiddling while an NCO is secretly watching and laughing at you (TIM). Good gloves and waterproof.

    Useless kit: Handwarmers, maybe its just me but I bought 3 and never used any. Your own pancho, the issued ones are much better than something you will buy. Low quality anything, if you are going to be in the DF a while you might as well do it right.

    I am by no means very experienced but I know a thing or two. This is just whats , in my opinion, people should make sure they have.

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    I bought my own poncho (for use as a shelter), very lightweight compared to issue one (about half the weight & packs down alot smaller), have all the bungess & paracord permanently attached + don't have to give it back. Plus it was only about e10-15.
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    Bailing twine, bailing twine, bailing twine.Always comes in handy for every thing.A must have.
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    GOOD DEALS

    Apparently, the shop beside Millets in Mary Street, I thinks it's Army Bargains, had a fire and is selling off stock on the cheap!

    Goods are going for about half price!

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    It's not army bargains anyway, cheap doesn't exist there. It's the one to the right of Millets when you look at Millets.
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    Can anyone recommend a holster for the BAP?

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    The one in the shop.
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    I bought one through the store and ive used it for several escorts esp the should piece, I would recommend it.
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    bap holster

    be very careful using any bought equipment like holsters etc,
    i know of a pdf sgt who had an incident with a bap and the spare magazine etc
    on making a statement to the PA's (spit) they seemed to be more interested in whether it was an issue or a mingi holster
    so just take care
    or learn to lie like cadre staff when asked to do any work
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    FIBUA training lurks its head. Any point in buying a tac vest?
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    I have a tac vest and all I'll use it for is FIBUA or as I like to call it now FISH.

    A tac vest is much better for urban situations, it doesn't weigh you down like a cefo, and you can hold all the essentials of urban warfare, ammo, aqua bladder,grenades, multitool and cable ties (hee hee)
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