- Jan 31, 2015
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Every bloke in the military always says this then goes out and spends half there wages on fancy gizmos and Gucci kit for work. There’s not a bloke I know who has 100% issued kit with no add ons of there own to make life easier. I agree as with everything you don’t need to spend money on kit that isn’t completely necessary but we all do it.....You don't need to spend money on fancy gizmos that are at risk of breaking or being lost, thousands of blokes have gone before you and grizzed out having damp feet or upped their admin to combat it- myself included.
Same! On the list now for his birthday boxThanks for sharing @Vine . I’ll definitely be buying one of these boot dryers. I’m always looking for kit gift ideas for our RM son.
Like you say, if he doesn’t take it to unit it can be used at home - when we comes off the Munro’s his boots are rarely dry. Either way it’s a win win gift idea. Cheers
Understood, thank you for taking the time and explaining it so I can learn!In the field, every single bit of your kit must be secured. If you're not using it, its stowed away. Imagine your position is assaulted when you're in your bag. You want to be able to grab your bergen and rifle and "fűck off" at the earliest opportunity.
You dont want to be picking up bits of kit left right and Chelsea. It's not camping, It's tactical.
I'd of thought waterproof socks would keep moisture from sweating in too? Not exactly great for walking... as your feet probably would end up wet anyway, and the socks retaining that wetness.Also while this topic are you allowed to wear waterproof socks and other than issued socks on exercise during RT? Cheers
The materials used are actually designed in a way to let the sweat evaporate while preventing water from coming in. I guess it's kind of similar to Gore-tex and other membranes. The water particle is larger than the sweat's gas particles or something like that. I just know it works. Either way, if you can't use them, you can't use them, it's not the end of the world.I'd of thought waterproof socks would keep moisture from sweating in too? Not exactly great for walking... as your feet probably would end up wet anyway, and the socks retaining that wetness.
That's just my two-penny worth though. Could be wrong.
Yep, in the pre-Goretex era Peter Storm OG nylon tops and leggings were as good as it got.It’s impressive how far technology has come in 50 years, isn’t?