Shelter Half Tent (Modern)

Saturday May 27th, 2017 admin

Stock Number Reference: Shelter Half, Tent, w/ Pins And Poles NSN: 8340-01-026-6096 Assign Date: 1976-08-28 Components: Nomenclature NSN Assign Date Shelter Half, Tent 8340-00-577-4168 Unknown Pin, Tent, Aluminum, 9″ 8340-00-261-9749 Unknown Pole Section, Tent 8340-00-223-7849 Unknown

Shelter Half Tent (1961)

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 admin

Two halves make a whole tent. Shown set circa 1961. Use with three-section wooden pole and five tent pins (pegs).   Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature FSN Assign Date Shelter Half, Tent 8340-262-3657 Unknown Pin, Tent, Aluminum, 9″ 8340-261-9749 Unknown Pole Section, Tent 8340-223-7849 Unknown

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cup Stoves

Thursday January 12th, 2017 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I actually do some research before I write these short articles. Not exhaustive by any means but hopefully enough to flesh out the subject beyond my personal recollections. So I have been learning or relearning a thing or two myself in the process. […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Ponchos And Shelters

Wednesday November 30th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin This is about effective tactical shelters that I have used in the field including various military issue ponchos, tarps and the Ecotat Multipurpose System. I recognize that today there are quite a few other potential options available but I’m going to stick with […]

M-1910 Intrenching Axe (1944)

Monday October 17th, 2016 admin

Shown set dated 1944.   Stock Number Reference: Axe Axe, Intrenching, M-1910, with Handle Army Stock Number: 74-A-100   Axe Carrier Axe, Intrenching, M-1910 Army Stock Number: 74-C-120

Marine Woodland MAPRAT™ And Coyote Reversible Field Tarp

Saturday October 15th, 2016 admin

Reversible wet weather tarp, face side printed in woodland marine corps pattern (marpat), and the back side is nylon coated with a flame resistant urethane coating in a solid coyote brown color. There are eight 1# black brass grommets with toothed washers, there are also 24 sets of nylon gypsy […]

Woodland Camouflage Poncho Liner

Wednesday June 15th, 2016 admin

It’s NSN inherited from ERDL camouflage Poncho Liner It can be attached to Nylon Poncho, used together as a simple sleep bag.   Stock Number Reference: Liner, Wet Weather Poncho NSN: 8405-00-889-3683 Assing Date: Unknown

M-1942 Stainless Steel Canteen and Cup

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 admin

The one quart M1910 aluminum canteen was the standard canteen used by the U.S. military until the early days of WW II. At that time, a shortage of aluminum, needed for aircraft, led to development of equivalent canteens based on other materials. This was the origin of the one quart […]

Plastic 1 Qt Canteen, Canteen Cup & Heating Stand

Monday March 14th, 2016 admin

Canteen Canteen, Water Features NSN Assign Date Olive drab, with standard cap 8465-00-889-3744 Unknown Olive drab, with M-1 NBC protective cap 8465-01-115-0026 1981-06-26 Canteen Cup Cup, Water Canteen NSN: 8465-00-165-6838 Assign Date: 1972-02-28   NBC Protective Cap Cap, Water Canteen, M1 NSN: 8465-00-930-2077 Assign Date: 1966-04-29 Stove (Heating Stand) Canteen […]

Lightweight Nylon Poncho

Sunday January 10th, 2016 admin

Shown one circa 1981.   Stock Number Reference: Poncho, Wet Weather, Coated Nylon, OG-207 NSN: 8405-00-935-3257 Assign Date: 1967-06-13