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807 No. 807 ID: 708727 Stickied hide watch quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Every post must have an image, and every image must be your personal gear. Battle belts, plate carriers, hell, even range bags.

Show us whatcha got.
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SSO Svd Smersh


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17965 No. 17965 ID: 632b3e hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Here's a thread I've been meaning to make for a while.

What are the best ways to carry for hiking and camping? Obviously due to the nature of the activity the gear overlaps with military and hunting stuff, but I've actually been trying to get away from overtly tactical or modern military looking gear at least for casual jaunts. For deeper backwoods trips aesthetics is immaterial.

Currently, I just use my regular G-code OSH holster for my Glock 20. The drawbacks of this are:

1. No retention
2. Belt positioning interferes with hip straps for packs
3. No concealment
4. No room in holster for weapon light

The pros are if I did need to draw it would be fast and very similar to my regular CC and competition muscle memory.

Ideally, I'd like a solution that allows for a reasonable degree of retention, like maybe a flap as you'd see on a hunting holster. Arranged in a way that doesn't interfere with packs, and can fit the TLR-2 G I just ordered.

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>> No. 17997 ID: 6c937c
>>17996

There are also a billion shops that do custom kydex
>> No. 17998 ID: 632b3e
  Found this.
>> No. 18032 ID: 3f7131
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I own one of the Hill People gear chest pouches and I like it. Went winter camping last weekend and I packed the non-freezable things in it (batteries, water filter, etc.), snacks, map and gun.

Only downside is in very cold weather if you're layering on and off your coat, you end up with your outer layer covering it so if you don't have slack the coat might be tight (mine wasn't). For most of the hike or in better weather it'll be sitting on the outside where you can readily get to useful kit. I slept with it in the bag to keep the critical things above freezing and it did not get in the way.

Check the dimensions before ordering if you're getting one of the smaller versions. My M&P9c fits comfortably in the original one, but the smaller ones it'd be very tight.
>> No. 18034 ID: 632b3e
>>18032

All things considered it seems best, I just know I'm going to hate the sweat under it through the summer and fall
>> No. 18049 ID: bec165
Safariland ALS are outstanding for a retention holster, allow for a very natural draw. Utilizing the QLS, you could have one on your belt, another woven through molle webbing on a pack, or attached somehow inside the pack (not having a gun flopping around in a bag is good), I've even seem some people put them in their cars to be able to pop the gun off their hip and stick it under the dash.

KT-Mech does an interesting molded kydex but with a spring loaded retention hood as well as the usual friction retention, they would be able to accommodate a Glock 20/TLR-2.

And when Raven Concealment takes orders again, they do actually have a retention option that utilizes a Pull The Dot strap (which are nifty little things).


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18035 No. 18035 ID: 787df2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Has anyone tried these bulletproof backpacks before?

https://bestbulletproof.com/products/bulletproof-backpack
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>> No. 18043 ID: f5c3ed
>>18041
>aleiexpress

I wouldn't trust my life to ballistic armor from overseas.
>> No. 18044 ID: d4c8ee
>>18043
The Chinese armor gives you lead poisoning without having to go to the trouble of getting shot, just think of the time you'll save!
>> No. 18045 ID: 3f7131
>>18035
I feel like you'd be better off buying a plate and making a cheapo fabric pocket with velcro straps to put it on, but transporting it in a laptop sleeve.

>>18041
Huh. I would like to see someone order it and test it.
>> No. 18046 ID: 1611fc
>>18041
>You're gonna do what, hold your backpack out at arms length and hope they don't shoot you anywhere else?
So I guess soldiers, law enforcement, firearm instructiors, armed security officers, and all them just stop wearing body armor, since they'll just get shot somewhere else.

>And hope that they're not using a rifle that will just blow through it anyways?
Level 3 or 3+ will stop most 5.56 (including M855, depending on the plate composition) or ball 308 just fine, and even against 308 AP rounds it could turn a fatal hit into one that is merely dangerous. It also is amusing that you dollow up this comment with pushing OP towards soft armor that would do jack shit against any 5.56 or 308.
>> No. 18048 ID: d4c8ee
>>18045
I have a sneaking suspicion that while the vest will probably work as intended (the DOJ certification letter was actually issued to a couple Chinese companies), it's probably not going to last as long, and won't incorporate any "tricks" that are used in modern armor design to reduce the kinetic impact effects or whatever.


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17984 No. 17984 ID: 7be869 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I feel very stupid for having to ask this but I can use my brain and figure out what the hell this thing is called.

The elastic band found on some gear to help secure the straps in place. What is it called (if it has a fancy a name) and can I buy them pre-made? I know I could make them fairly simply but I don't have a sewing machine and I hate sewing by hand.

Sorry for such a stupid question. Thanks in advance.
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>> No. 17988 ID: 48c841
Gear keepers?
>> No. 17989 ID: 48c841
Some people use these

http://milspecmonkey.com/store/hardware-diy/127-itw-web-dominator.html
>> No. 17999 ID: 3e0c42
Retention straps, retention bands, webbing strap, etc etc. Lots of names for it
>> No. 18020 ID: 766d06
Bro, I've always just used 90mph tape or just electrical tape if in a pinch. Do an S-fold on your shit and you can keep it adjustable even after you tape it down. It's a lot better than the elastic and won't have you struggling when the elastic goes out.
>> No. 18047 ID: 044fd0
Another option is to use ranger bands. these are made from bicycle inner tube and are quite a bit more stout than the elastic keepers. You can often get tubes for free at your local bike shop and they're almost as useful as paracord.


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8725 No. 8725 ID: 1e54ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
4chan /k/ here.

I made pic related earlier last week. I have a vectorized version available as well.

I know plenty of OPERATORS love the Rhodesian camo pattern, but it is nearly impossible to find a reputable company to get reproductions from, and originals are priced so high that they cannot/should not be worn for OPERATING.

>$500 short sleeve bush shirts

I mainly wanted to do historical reproductions using similar fabric and cut as the originals, but many anons have expressed interest in a "modern" version using modern materials and cuts as well.

I have set up a poll to determine what uniform cut(s) will be manufactured:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/L7YJP2F

Both historical choices and modern choices are available. The choices are based on things posted in the original thread on 4chan.org/k/:
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>> No. 16991 ID: 1ce87e
I just messaged a company called Gramicci that makes twill shorts in the USA. Maybe they'll come through. The shorts they already make look sort of similar and are made of the same material the Rhodesian ones were, all they have to do is print the shorts with the camo pattern.
>> No. 18036 ID: 05187c
My package for this project is supposedly shipping, but has been stuck on the preshipment phase for a week from the kommando store.

Anyone else get a notification?
>> No. 18037 ID: 3f7131
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Got my shirt day before yesterday. It had been stuck in pre-shipment for a while but it did come with the two extra patches they had promised. I went for the 1/4 zip shirt because it's basically the Rothco 1/4 zip but with the Rhodie camo. Build quality is good and i think it'll be a solid base/mid layer for summer inna woods.

https://smile.amazon.com/Rothco-Zip-Combat-Shirt-Black/dp/B00FYYAD4A/
>> No. 18038 ID: d28125
>>18037
Thanks. I'll give them some more time before I bug them again. Did your shipstation email ever update or did the package just show up?

I know they are shipping in the order in which it was placed, but I get nervous when I see an order stuck in a preshipment phase. So, good to know.
>> No. 18040 ID: 6455d6
>>18038
Mine had the label created for about a week before it shipped. They bring huge batches from the week to USPS so that's why it's sitting there. Ivan is pretty responsive so you could drop him a line if you get nervous.


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18021 No. 18021 ID: 4adebb hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hey guys, need some quick backpack advice.

On opchan's recommendation I bought this bag (LA Police Gear 3-Day) a few years ago. It's served me well. Through grad school it would take a full load of laptop+books with no problems, and the only failure I ever had with mine was one of the male clips breaking because of my own misuse.

But its been a while now, and the canvas is starting to wear thin, so before it totally goes I'm in the market for a new bag.

LA Police Gear has the exact same bag going for only 29 bucks, but I wondered if you guys had any newer recommendations at the same price point. A littler smaller would be better as well, because this is too big for me now that I don't need to haul schoolbooks, but it should still be able to carry a full-size laptop.

Any new stuff you'd recommend? Or should I just go with what I know, again? Thanks operators.
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>> No. 18027 ID: e6ec95
>>18026
i never see knock-off is no go
because in the good-old days
even through those knock-off
could be quite decent quality for their price
[beside the fuck-you-copyright stuff]
but nowadays those knock-off's knock-off
is flooded into the market
which is BAD,REALLY BAD
and if the bag are for serious business
I will just tell you
not EVEN thinking about that
but the other hand
WHY NOT?
>> No. 18028 ID: e6ec95
if in that kind of budget
I maybe try Alice surplus backpack
[but costs a lots more
form 50 to 80 bucks]
but at least there are tough as nail
what's the purpose for you backpack?
for better advice
>> No. 18029 ID: f35315
>>18021
>>18025
For your budget, I would recommend a generic Maxpedition Falcon clone; however, even most of the clones are out of your budget, even the trashiest ones.

But, there is one with excellent quality around, that _almost_ fits within your budget:

https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/sarma-assault-pack-mk-iii/34400

The Varusteleka Särmä clone of the Falcon. This is probably the best choice to go for with your budget.
>> No. 18030 ID: 3a0e10
Lapg atlas 12hr fit your laptop?
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[Pic related] is the first, last, and only thing you should be looking at when choosing a backpack.

I own two of these: https://www.amazon.com/US-Military-Surplus-MOLLE-Assault/dp/B002MVHSW8


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15031 No. 15031 ID: 5f2bf8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Anyone know where I can find one for cheaper than $100? If I can just get the shell, that would be even better. The vast majority of helmets being sold on Ebay are thrashed and the sellers expect $150+ for a full set. There have to be piles of these things kicking around, right? I remember when I was younger, the surplus stores had shelves of them for $30. A nudge in the right direction would be highly appreciated.
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Love the painted armored helmet face masks.
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From minimal drawings...
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to silly stuff...
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To full-blown Hulk.


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17903 No. 17903 ID: da89f3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Hello there, I have kind of an awkward backpack and I'm worried about a lamp on the outside of it getting broken

Looking for advice on exercising caution so as to not break the fragile lamp on this awkward backpack

..... ty operator chan
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Marginally related.
>> No. 17916 ID: 3aa6db
I laughed when I read this OP. You just need to be careful about the lamp.

Also I liked the advice above about getting a more mil-spec lamp.

Or get a peli-case/similar, but I imagine that's not ideal.
>> No. 17923 ID: 226e7c
Lamps are great for anywhere you need to camp up and need to illuminate a large area. My $25 lamp from bass pro has a battery runtime of something insane like 150hrs. I've had it for years and haven't needed to change the batteries once.

IMO that's difficult to keep on your pack. I would vote for running it on the molle on the back, keep it real fucking tight so it doesn't move and make sure your bag aint going to roll on it when you put it down. You'll have a longer pack but it's better for the back than off-setting the weight, and if you turn it on while walking at night (IF Ever, even) it could illuminate the area pretty well.

I wouldn't recommend carrying one in a BOB kit tho
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>Rule 12: Backpacks should not be wider than a door frame, or thicker than a door frame width minus your body thickness.
Your shit's all fucked up, stow it properly.
>> No. 18002 ID: 5f423f
Stash it horizontally across the top of the small external pouch.


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17855 No. 17855 ID: eefa98 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Caffeine gum, mints, candy, bars, supplements...
Has anyone tried this stuff, or do you just keep it simple with caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, and Mountain Dew?
Which are the best for the least amount of money?
I used Xylish and Black Black caffeine gum from Japan, but I discovered a stick only contains 5mg of caffeine. Jolt gum contains 45mg of caffeine per piece, plus guarana & ginseng - and two pieces of the gum amounts to the same caffeine as an average cup of coffee.

Examining the website http://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-in-candy it seems the most caffeine in a gum is LiveWire Energy Chews, small 6 gram chews available in several flavors and varieties with 90 to 120mg of caffeine per chew. Military Energy Gum (formerly Stay Alert Gum) is a highly caffeinated chewing gum containing 100mg of caffeine per piece. It is marketed to the US Military but is also available to the general public. Amazon sells 24-pack boxes (5 pieces per pack or 120 pieces total) for $25 to $28.
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>> No. 17926 ID: f11f4d
>>17855
I actually use a lot of the MEG gum/pills, since coffee fucks my stomach.

If you want the best price/caffeine ratio, just get pills. But the gum is great to have for driving. I can get really tired fairly suddenly while driving. Not like a narcoleptic episode, but more like head nodding and starting to wander in my lane. The gum is a great way to instantly restore my ability to focus and get to where I'm going when the only other alternative would be to pull over somewhere and close my eyes for 30-45min. It's also great to have on hand for meetings and shit. Just be aware about dose, and how late you take it and all that. I suspect that caffeine effects people differently, as I could chew a piece right before bed and be fine, but some people it would destroy their night.

The MEG gum has fairly haphazard flavor quality control. So expect to get the occasional "cinna-mint" piece from them switching production using the same equipment or something.
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>>17926
The Military Energy Gum (MEG) spearmint flavor tastes... REVOLTING! After a minute or so, the taste gets even worse. The cinnamon flavor is not so bad, but still horrible. This is gum; those cretins can make it taste great. Did they make it taste like garbage so people would not chew up a lot and overdose on caffeine? You really have to chew it with regular gum to make it palatable. Did I get bad batches?

Black-Black caffeine gum from Japan has a strong menthol and peppermint taste (but only 5 mg per piece). It taste like chewing an Altoids. It actually clears your sinuses! As I stated before, I used it and Xylish to stay awake in boring classes and in long road trips. Keep chewing a fresh stick or piece of gum every hour when the effects start to wane.

Another good tip for staying awake for long road trips is to listen to radio plays, like Dragnet (1949-1957 377 episodes), audio books, radio Shakespeare plays, or mystery dramas (but they have to be interesting to you to keep your attention). You have to pay attention to what is being said and described, but you are not visually distracted in doing this.
>> No. 17928 ID: f11f4d
>>17927
Dunno. I always hate spearimint no matter what it is so I've never tried it. That said, the flavor quality control is hilariously bad with this gum. In addition to the flavor mixing I mentioned (which should only show up in 1-2 packs out of a box), the strength of the flavor can vary quite a lot.
I get the blue "normal mint" is basically mint+the bitterness from concentrated caffeine. I actually like the bitterness.

Funny you mention Black-Black, I actually ordered some a week ago and it's headed my way. It's my absolute favorite gum.
>> No. 17959 ID: 5a1acb
>>17927
The bitterness might be intentional as the bitter taste can be a bit of an eye opener for a lot of people. This is why my go to is Red Bull: it's got enough bitter to wake me up, without being terribly unpleasant.
>> No. 17983 ID: 9d8092
Cold for easy. Methylphenidate for medium. Dextroamphetamine to make hard/grueling easy.


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17951 No. 17951 ID: d6be59 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
liquid fuel is best innawoods/survival fuel.
Anyone who relies on propane or canisters for fuel is a damn casual.

I run my shit off kerosene because it has longest lifespan of liquid fuels. Also because I can get it as Jet-A from a local airport for $3.7 a gallon.

Pic related. I acquired a Coleman Kerosene One over the holidays to add to my petromax and cold blast lanterns.

It runs great off 500CP Petromax and Peerless 111 mantles that also fit the petromax styles. Brighter, cheaper, and more durable than those Coleman mantles made of Chinesium. Thorium still king.

It's much easier to start than the petromax, but what isn't? Preheater is a cup opposed to the dish and blow torch type pre heaters the petromax features. Knob really can't adjust the amount of light much but that's more a function of how kero lanterns work. Wish it had a pressure gauge and a way to depressurize the tank other than slowly unscrewing the tank cap. I've heard it it can be run off diesel as well but its not as bright, mantle lasts less and you need to basically clean the nozzle after every tank cause clogs.
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>> No. 17956 ID: bc78c2
  I really want to get one of those skookum aladdin mantle lamps but $$$
>> No. 17957 ID: fb3bdd
Someone's been watching AvE...
>> No. 17958 ID: bc78c2
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I wanna get one of those M1950 gasoline stoves the army fielded from 1951 till the 80s

It comes in a case that can be used as cookware. The lid of which has 2 notches so it can fit the earlier WWII M1942 stove

https://sklcolorado.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/m-1950-cooking-stove/
>> No. 17961 ID: bc78c2
  This guy knows his stuff on liquid fuel.
>> No. 17964 ID: bc78c2
  Guy knows his kerosene


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