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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Noctem View Post
    I agree. The problem is most of us aren't in units that allow such gratuitous displays of common sense.
    I understand that there are reasons for not allowing this, but you'd think staff at the battalion or brigade level would be able to come up with an approved list that makes sense. People spend retarded sums of money on highspeed boots that will fall apart within one deployment, whereas I expect my Asolo Power Matics to outlive my military career.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassius View Post
    I understand that there are reasons for not allowing this, but you'd think staff at the battalion or brigade level would be able to come up with an approved list that makes sense. People spend retarded sums of money on highspeed boots that will fall apart within one deployment, whereas I expect my Asolo Power Matics to outlive my military career.

    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.

    I don't know about you guys in the 'states, but our issue kit/clothing up here generally sucks (although, admittedly it's getting better).

    Do you guys have anything like Mountain Equipment Co-Op down there or anything like that?

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    A lot of people are swearing by these; http://www.boots.todaycheapest.com/d...tra-B0037VTRTO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I don't know about you guys in the 'states, but our issue kit/clothing up here generally sucks (although, admittedly it's getting better).

    Do you guys have anything like Mountain Equipment Co-Op down there or anything like that?
    I have no idea what that is, but I have a civilian clothing allowance, so I just buy whatever the **** boots I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassius View Post
    I have no idea what that is, but I have a civilian clothing allowance, so I just buy whatever the **** boots I want.
    http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp

    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...

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    Good luck hiking up a mountain in those. I feel sorry for your feet.
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    3moose1 is correct. Sig THAT, you fucker.

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    I went out with a delightful young woman who was on a regimen of pills that made her taste of burned onions.
    That is not conducive to passionate cunnilingus, my friend, let me assure you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3moose1 View Post
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    Wrong kind of tread for hiking up a mountain. You're going to trip. A lot. Also, make sure to stash an extra pair of socks on the outside of your ruck sack, or in a cargo pocket.
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