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Parkas and Mukluks

Old 15th Feb 2012, 18:51
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Try googling 'Military Mukluks' in images. Plenty on there, liners as well. These were the ones we wore in Goose around 87-88.
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 20:07
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Well why stay fixed in the past when you can have the modern day equivalent of the Inuit sealskin?...

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Compared to DP Pertex, goretex [TM] is as breathable as polythene sheet!!!

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Old 15th Feb 2012, 20:13
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Why on earth would anyone want to buy ex-military clothing from 30-40 years ago? It wasn't much use then (top tip - snow doesn't stick to wolverine fur if the wolverine isn't alive at the time.... ) and would be even worse now.

Search for 'arctic clothing' if you feel disposed to going out in Britain's 2-day winter - but don't waste time on obsolete and largely useless military kit from a bygone age.

'Cold wet gloves' - yes, they truly were....

I wonder which clever person cornered the wolverine culling market and flogged the resulting pelts to a naive HMG? Top marks for enterprise, less so for honesty and decency.
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 21:39
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BEagle, shush, you will spoil the after market on eBay, I still have a nav bag, pair of green long johns and a flying shirt to go. Also a pencil box and a 2H POP computer.
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 14:56
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Canadian Forces Arctic Mukluks W/Liner - Uncle Sams Army Navy Outfitters

I go to Goose tomorrow, not many of Furiner's there now though
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 17:47
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Mukluks & Parkas

...Parka was issued for Goose bay etc - but were also part of the "Arctic" survival packs fitted on deployment/tasking as required

I seem to remember a "lost" Parka was a courts martial offence

Mukluks were indeed only good in the right (dry) snow.
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 19:05
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The standard RAF Cold Weather Kit was perfectly adequate when I did a Cold Weather Trial in Greenland in February when the OAT was minus 47 Celsius.
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