Thread: The boot thread!
10/14/2010 11:13am, #31
One addendum: The Danner mountain boots that were issued at the last couple RFIs for PAX deploying to OEF were well constructed out of cheap materials. Right idea, wrong materials. Soooo close."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/14/2010 10:03pm, #32
10/15/2010 5:55am, #33
- Join Date
- Mar 2010
10/15/2010 3:21pm, #34
10/15/2010 4:51pm, #35
Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) is an outdoor clothing outfitter type place. The cool thing about this place is that you can get other kinds of kit that's way beyond what the 'Government Issue' has for quality, like socks, moisture wicking undergarments/polypro stuff, hydration systems, etc.
A lot of troops up here, especially in the infantry, get a membership at MEC to get these things. Many of our Senior NCOs up here are pretty max-relax about using non issue kit, so long as it's functional and doesn't look excessively stupid.
Was wondering if you had anything like that down there...
10/16/2010 2:36pm, #36
we have "new" boots for afghanistan.
10/16/2010 2:56pm, #37
Good luck hiking up a mountain in those. I feel sorry for your feet."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
10/16/2010 2:59pm, #38
Tell more plz
10/16/2010 3:03pm, #39
10/16/2010 6:06pm, #40
i have a pair of white's smoke jumpers. they're designed for the guys who fight forest fires and who jump out of helicopters so they're very tough. probably not allowed for you i guess."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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