Militaria In The Mist (2): M-1967 USMC

Sunday July 28th, 2019 admin

Author: Beta-TNT   The M-1967 USMC LCE was one of those nylon webbing gears for the Vietnam War. About the difference between the M-1967 USMC and the Army M-1967, just read this: Story About USGI Buttpack. Long words in short: the M-1967 USMC and the Army M-1967 are definitely two […]

Militaria In The Mist (1): MOLLE Canteen Pouch

Sunday July 28th, 2019 admin

Author: Beta-TNT For a long time, I was always wondering about one thing: there are some gears that should be in large number, but they are rare or even impossible to find in militaria market. The MOLLE canteen pouch is among them. I’m talking about “MOLLE”, the first generation, not […]

G.I. Modernized ARVN Rucksack: “Jungle Ranger”

Wednesday March 27th, 2019 admin

Author & Designer: Beta-TNT Among all the USGI backpacks and rucksacks, the ARVN Rucksack is always my favourite. This small rucksack has proper volum and neat looking, perfect for both jungle warfare and daily life. For a long time, I was always drawing a blueprint of a modernized ARVN Rucksack, […]

M-1956 LCE Official Copy (1): Greek Army M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment

Sunday December 9th, 2018 admin

Author: Beta-TNT (Webmaster) Overview In the 1970s’, there were many countries’ armed forces using American style individual equipment copy as their own standard issue. Let’s start with Greek M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment. After the World War II, Greece received military assistance from the US, among them there were small arms and […]

Experimental LINCLOE “Detachable M-14 Ammo Pouch”?

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 admin

Recently I got an interesting magazine pouch, I think it maybe the “detachable ammunition pocket for M-14 automatic rifle” which supposed to be proposed at the early stage of LINCLOE LCE Program. This pouch has the same size as M-1967 USMC M-14 Pouch, on its sides there are straps with […]

Pouches Review: Small Horizental Utility Pouches

Wednesday April 11th, 2018 admin

It seems that I haven’t written a “tactical gear review” blog for years, but in fact I use them everyday it’s just a long time I haven’t bought some new gear.   Author: Beta-TNT Authorized repost is allowed, please be sure to indicate the source.   In my last Japan trip, I still used Eagle Industries […]

How To Use Translation Tools Efficiently

Friday April 6th, 2018 admin

Although there are already many translation tools available, it is very easy to translate entire paragraphs and long sentences. However, the current translation tools still need to be improved. The quality of the paragraph translation is far less than that of manual translation. Therefore, translation tools are often degraded into […]

Story About USGI Buttpack

Monday April 2nd, 2018 admin

Field Pack, or buttpack, is a kind of equipment for soldiers carrying small amount of supplies, it has a long history in military use. If the supplies are too big for pockets of the clothes, and they are not enough to fill half the capacity of a backpack, buttpack is the perfect […]

[Repost] Tips for collectors

Sunday July 9th, 2017 admin

Source: Paratrooper.be Author: Wouter Has (Belgium) This is a list of do’s and don’ts for militaria collectors in general. I could go into endless detail about US paratrooper items, but the tips below are so much more important, both for starting and seasoned collectors. All these tips are assuming we are […]

Captured Marine M-1941 Knapsack?

Monday June 19th, 2017 admin

Today we received a 2nd pattern Marine M-1941 knapsack, which was installed with a canvas belt and used as musette bag. The strange thing is: that belt was a Chinese Type 65 Canvas Belt. Considering the time of this knapsack being issued, maybe it was captured in the Liberation War […]

[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 – Canteen Cups

Saturday December 10th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin We all know that humans need an adequate supply of water to function and survive even during relatively short periods of strenuous outdoor activities. And there are a myriad of ways to carry water in a field environment available to today’s soldiers or […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – The Canteen Cover

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin As you can see from the attached picture I own a lot of different canteen covers. And I’ll admit that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I never intended to acquire so much gear but it just turned out that way. […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles: Packboards And Cargo Shelves

Saturday December 3rd, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Packboards, aka packframes, are an ancient load carrying concept. The Roman Legions utilized a clever variation on the basic idea for centuries. The Legionaries were issued a wooden T-shaped “carrying pole” which they rested on the top of the rectangular plywood and leather […]