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check out the kit....

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by sharpshooterpete, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. sharpshooterpete

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    Got issued my kit today! got sooo much stuff its unreal.

    heres a pic of me trying some of it out. i havent put my cap badge on yet, nor did i wear the boots in the pic. also my beret look Censored because it hasn't worn in yet. View attachment 737


    ha! this photo makes my skin look really ghostly
     
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    Nice gear you've got the stance right too :D
     
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    That camo is good, it made your hands disappear. :D
     
  4. sharpshooterpete

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    haha, i tried :D
     
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    You'll have to learn to set your tunic straighter than that my lad....doesn't line up with the trousers by a mile !!!
     
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    :D i have pleanty more to learn. i bet there is a million other things wrong with how im dressed.
     
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    yea fly's undone:p:D:up:
     
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    Top button shouldn't be done up, sleeves should be rolled 5 cuff widths, and belt should be through the belt loops on the trousers.
    When you wear boots, don't use the ties in the bottom of the trouser legs, tuck them up inside an elastic band, it looks much neateer.
    For shaping your beret, soak it in alternate vey hot then cold water, ringing out well in between each 'course' then place on head and gently shape to how you want it in a mirror. Don't pull the side down too far or it'll look ridiculous, then keep it on until it's dry. Whatever anyone says, don't cut the lining out. Tuck it up inside the fold so as not to get wrinkles showing on the outside of the beret.
    I served 24 years in the Guards, so any tips you want, or questions answered just give me a shout.
    Well done for joining, and Good Luck.
    Ken
     
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    thanks mate :up:
     
  10. sharpshooterpete

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    another picture

    does this look any better?

    seeing as 8-ball was in the army, he will know if that is better.

    i still need to put my cap badge on, im not sure how this one goes on. it has 3 small loops behind it and a pin that goes through them all, im assuming i cut three small slits in the beret, place it through then push the pin through on the other side??

    View attachment 742
     
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    The size of the pic makes you look just like an action man :D
     
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    Where are you, can't see anyone there, it's just a picture of a tent isn't it? :D

    *or is it a table :p
     
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    Getting better lad.

    You're along the right sort of lines with putting your capbadge in, but you'll need something to put behind it otherwise the three prongs will dig in your head and leave purple marks!! Maybe a bit of sponge or something.
     
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    some table it only has 2 legs:D
     
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    cheers mate:up:
     
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    are you talking about the BBQ behind me?
     
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    no winding coggy up again:D

    me mentioned table first
     
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    You can tell the 'old school' types because they have dents in they're foreheads because back in the day they weren't allowed anything to pad their capbadges out. Over time the purple marks became dents!!

    I'm not joking.

    Also, don't use the issued insoles in your cabs, absolutely useless.

    Before you go on your first exercise, try to get hold of some 'canoe bags' (made by a company called ortlieb) to line your bergan, they're ideal for keeping your kit dry, much better than the crappy immersion bags you get issued. Keeping as much of your kit as dry as possible is vitally important on exercise.

    You should look out for Helly Hansen 'Lifa' shirts, they are regarded as the best thing to wear underneath your combat jacket/goretex, and you can get them in green.

    Warm kit; Snugpak Softie jacket or a buffalo jacket, issued fleece isn't up to much.

    This is all stuff you will accumulate over time, some of it is quite pricy, but it's all about making your life in the field as comfortable as possible.

    I'll add some more stuff as I remember them.
     
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  19. sharpshooterpete

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    thanks alot for the info mate, much appreciated.

    im going on my first excercise this weekend, so ill have a look for some of the stuff you have mentioned. i doubt ill be able to get some of it before friday though.
     
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    neoprene gloves too;)

    keep your hands warm wet or dry and i should know using them for sailing.

    sailing gloves are hard wearing and keep you warm wet or dry or submerged in water.

    kevlar lined ones also pretect you from heat, well if its too hot for a bear hand.
     

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