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    Camo cream

    can any experienced heads here recommend a good brand/retailor for decent camo cream. Have used a Fu*k load of those rubish little sticks and 5 in 1 oil things. they're all useless.

    and no smart answers about using mudd, blood, or excremint please.

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    Go with the same as the army issue two tone(green/black or green/brown) one and you cant go wrong.Made by BCB i think.Waterproof with a built in mozzie rep.
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    wesco is best i have used
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Go with the same as the army issue two tone(green/black or green/brown) one and you cant go wrong.Made by BCB i think.Waterproof with a built in mozzie rep.
    Wesco WAS BCB stuff.
    BCB now markets it under the name of Bushcraft.
    But you can still find some under the name of Wesco - basically they are all the same thing.

    Also IRR - for the one time that you actually get NVE!!!

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    can any experienced heads here recommend a good brand/retailor for decent camo cream. Have used a Fu*k load of those rubish little sticks and 5 in 1 oil things. they're all useless.
    Try a local office supplies for dry chalk , comes in various colours in small tub type container. mix with a drop of water . Instant cammo.

    You can rub it in without having to worry about looking like 'shrek' for weeks afterwards.

    long lasting, washes off, non greasy, non smelly costs a couple of quid a tub but will last ages.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Would the chalk not run off with your sweat?

    WESCO was the best I have used and now I use Bushcraft.

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    cheers lads,

    keep the cork of your next bottle of wine,
    roughen edge of cork with knife,
    burn for a few seconds with a lighter,
    hey presto, instant charcole camo stick,

    very cheap, very light, wont burst in your smock.

    ive heard tell of a tube of 'hunting' camo cream thats meant to be the dogs Boll*x. anyone have a name of it?

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    Would the chalk not run off with your sweat?
    I Thought that too but no it doesn't and i was wearing it for 72hr ex in 2005 and it was hot..remember hot summers?..and topped it up once or twice a day and it was fine.
    Time for another break I think......

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    A big thank you to Murph, when I finally remembered this thread today.

    Was looking for a suitable means of erasing marker from a map case.

    Going around every shop going with an acetate with marker scrawled on it, for the
    the last day and a bit.

    The revelation hit me today - "NAIL POLISH REMOVER" !!!

    Great stuff !!!! Works a treat...... :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    A big thank you to Murph, when I finally remembered this thread today.
    Was looking for a suitable means of erasing marker from a map case.
    Going around every shop going with an acetate with marker scrawled on it, for the
    the last day and a bit.
    The revelation hit me today - "NAIL POLISH REMOVER" !!!
    Yea its great stuff! Will take off chinagraph too.

    Good idea if youre doing your orders actually. Have all your crib cards laminated, same with sketch maps and warning orders.
    Send the warning order etc round written in lumocolor, then when you want to update it or write a new one just wipe it off with nail polish remover!

    Same goes for ammo/cas cards etc.
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    Believe it or not, a small amount of toothpaste and a baby wipe removes permanent marker, and leaves your nyrex minty fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    A big thank you to Murph, when I finally remembered this thread today.

    Was looking for a suitable means of erasing marker from a map case.

    Going around every shop going with an acetate with marker scrawled on it, for the
    the last day and a bit.

    The revelation hit me today - "NAIL POLISH REMOVER" !!!

    Great stuff !!!! Works a treat...... :wink:
    contains acetone which is known to cause cancer

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    Any form of spray deodorant works as well
    Don't stand there GAWPING, like you've never seen the hand of God BEFORE!!

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    cheap aftershave is especially good

    all you country lads with your Brut and Hai Karate

    now you have a use for it
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    Drakar noir?


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    Yes cause in Chad or Afghanistan or other Sun Holiday destinations, nail polish remover, acetone and cheap deodourant and aftershave are the essential things to carry on patrol!
    "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZULU View Post
    Yes cause in Chad or Afghanistan or other Sun Holiday destinations, nail polish remover, acetone and cheap deodourant and aftershave are the essential things to carry on patrol!
    Well.......yes actually! Most section commanders/pln commanders in our unit carry nail polish remover to wipe nirex/maps clean. Without it admin would be next to impossible. All the guys on herrick brought out that kind of kit with them too as far as I know.

    Considering on ops you are going to be giving at least 1 set of orders a day as a platoon commander stuff like nail polish remover is absolutely essential. (using nail polish remover and lumocolours is what is thaught at sandhurst)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZULU View Post
    Yes cause in Chad or Afghanistan or other Sun Holiday destinations, nail polish remover, acetone and cheap deodourant and aftershave are the essential things to carry on patrol!
    Why would you be removing info from your maps- orders etc

    during a patrol or an operation

    why not wait till you get back to base and then use the cheap aftershave etc

    thats what we uSoldiers on overseas missions used to do-and it worked well for us

    and we learned the trick from our neighbours

    why- how do you Yachtmen do it
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    Just find it amusing thats all.

    Re-supply to field:

    5,000 x 5.56mm
    15,000 x 7.62mm
    20 x HE GREN
    40 x Smke
    20 x Loreal 'beacause I'm worth it' Nail polish remover 100ml (To be allowed on plane!)
    5 x Old Spice

    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turncoat View Post
    (using nail polish remover and lumocolours is what is thaught at sandhurst)
    Recently went researching on what to put in a nyrex folder, and according to a multitude of threads on ARRSE, all that's allowed at sandhurst is TAMs and a waterproof notepad. Lumicolour (even permanent) doesn't work so well in torrential rain, and you won't always have your gucci nyrex with inserts, so they make the OCdts do it the old fashioed way.

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    Yea they are trying to force use of just TAM's

    However inserts for orders and estimates are ok apparently. As long as its in the TAM its ok.

    Yes youre right lumicolour dosent work in the rain. For that eventuality carry some chinagraph pencils and a few plastic sheets from an gpmg ammo box. My last tewt was done in rain so severe the waterproof notepad wasnt working, the chinagraphs/plastic still works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by golden rivet View Post
    contains acetone which is known to cause cancer
    According to the bottle, 'tis "Acetone Free"

    This caught my eye, as the stuff is used here in work, and I'm well aware
    it's nasty sh1te !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    cheap aftershave is especially good

    all you country lads with your Brut and Hai Karate

    now you have a use for it
    You seem to have a bit of a fixation about these products, Hedge.

    Are you an advertising rep trying to relaunch these on unsuspecting spotty teenagers ?

    Or did you use them yourslef in the past ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    You seem to have a bit of a fixation about these products, Hedge.

    Are you an advertising rep trying to relaunch these on unsuspecting spotty teenagers ?

    Or did you use them yourslef in the past ???
    what do you mean the past

    I still splash it on every morning

    but I only use the ever classy Hai Karate

    I never have problems with mossies or flys and the women seem to swoon (literally) at my feet
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
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    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    but I only use the ever classy Hai Karate
    Wasn't aware it was still on the market.......

    I never have problems with mossies or flys and the women seem to swoon (literally) at my feet
    Better not let Mrs Hog hear you saying that....... otherwise.........

    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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