British arctic kit 80's - 90's

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    British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by Scud on Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:47 pm

    Had a dig through the attic this morning and found this lot which hasn't been out for a while.  Mainly issued in the 80's but there's some 90's stuff in there too.  Arctic Bergen with it's white cover, Mk2 arctic sleeping bag (with it's woolly liner & snow cover) and a pair of snow shoes with Alico ski boots still in them!

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    I still rate these doss bags as the best, bulky but an excellent bit of kit, I've still got my 58 maggot too and would rather use it instead of the modern day equivalent.

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    Arctic Bergen, probably the most uncomfortable thing you can put on your back...

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    Markings on the Bergen belt.

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    Markings on the inside of the Bergen lid.

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    The contents of the Bergen.

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    And lastly a nice vest Wink .

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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:48 pm

    Lovely kit, very nice!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by Scud on Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:00 pm

    My pleasure mate, I've got to go through another 'big bag of stuff' tomorrow so may post some more then Smile .

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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:15 pm

    Awesome!! Looking forward to seeing it buddy!!

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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by ripcord on Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:54 pm

    Remarkable set up.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by filupe on Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:48 am

    I echo the above sentiments, some smashing stuff there. What was the scale of issue for the vests -not just SF issue? There was a few of them up for grabs a few years ago but they dried up pretty quickly. Thanks again for sharing.

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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by Scud on Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:12 am

    Cheers lads, as far as i'm aware the vests were only SF issue, never seen anyone else wearing them...and they were made to a relatively small order.

    I'm off to have another rummage.




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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by Scud on Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:42 pm

    Found my old Arktis chest rig last week, still covered with 'white nasty' from the last time it was used in the snow, thought I'd stick it on here with the rest of the Arctic kit.

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    Re: British arctic kit 80's - 90's

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:29 pm

    Yeah, I don't think I've seen a white equipment vest before. Good one to have!

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