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It took me a while to notice this but I kinda like the gear the enemy uses, perhaps you do too.

I kinda like some nva stuff.
A little cold war action with some soviet block stuff.

Well I'm posting this cause I kinda feel... werid wearing my nva scarf (although its a nice alternative to a shemagh)
Odd when I look whistfully at a chinese army haversack. (Not on the best of terms)

Do you own something that's been used by the other side?
Do you feel a little werid too?
And I'm I the only person who kinda likes russian made equipment?

(Again I love usa gear and anything that's made in this country tends to get my money first)

Oh as a bonus question how do you restore your old school military gear.
(Removing stains and smells)
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I have a Chicom green canvas AK chest pouch that I wore in Afghanistan 2002.

At the time, tactical MOLLE chest rigs were not yet the rage, and most of us wore the AK chest rigs. As did all of our Afghan fighters. As did all of our opponents.

I still keep it loaded up. I've never attempted to clean or wash it. When I hold it close I can still smell salt, sweat, dust, and gunpowder...it brings back memories.
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I have a Chicom green canvas AK chest pouch that I wore in Afghanistan 2002.

At the time, tactical MOLLE chest rigs were not yet the rage, and most of us wore the AK chest rigs. As did all of our Afghan fighters. As did all of our opponents.

I still keep it loaded up. I've never attempted to clean or wash it. When I hold it close I can still smell salt, sweat, dust, and gunpowder...it brings back memories.
Rather then start another thread let's add a log onto the fire.

What exactly did the enemy carry, when you saw the taliban (or tribal fighters)
What exactly did they have?
Weapons, backpacks, vests, cooking kits, what sort of rations did they have.
This question is apllicable to anyones who served.
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Rather then start another thread let's add a log onto the fire.

What exactly did the enemy carry, when you saw the taliban (or tribal fighters)
What exactly did they have?
Weapons, backpacks, vests, cooking kits, what sort of rations did they have.
This question is apllicable to anyones who served.
We had one with a Dora the Explorer backpack. Obviously a gift to the school children of Afghanistan. I hope that goat humper is dead by now. Stealing from the kids...
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The question is, who is my enemy? I prefer the AK, and have my gear to match, but that does not say the Russians are my enemy.
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During WW I and WW II, soldiers on *both* sides in the European conflict were constantly
griping that the enemy had better equipment...
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If I wore what my enemy wore, I'd need saggy pants, bandana, and a low rider.
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During WW I and WW II, soldiers on *both* sides in the European conflict were constantly
griping that the enemy had better equipment...
The Germans generally had better equipment just not enough of it.
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Will leave it to equipment from "the enemy" as in
Nva
Taliban
Tribal fighters
African guerrillas (as in a civil uprising)
Ill even extend it to the russian block

Anything that could or has been against your/our country within 20 years plus or minus the incident.

Dora the explorer backpack?
Wow,i wonder what was inside of it? A map? A purple monkey?

Shiasurvior i dont believe your on the "non mexican people we hate list"
At the next super secret "mexicans only" meeting ill ask if we are at war with you.
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Will leave it to equipment from "the enemy" as in
Nva
Taliban
Tribal fighters
African guerrillas (as in a civil uprising)
Ill even extend it to the russian block

Anything that could or has been against your/our country within 20 years plus or minus the incident.

Dora the explorer backpack?
Wow,i wonder what was inside of it? A map? A purple monkey?

Shiasurvior i dont believe your on the "non mexican people we hate list"
At the next super secret "mexicans only" meeting ill ask if we are at war with you.
Mexicans? White trash meth pushers are what I was describing. I've seen those people tear families apart, even part of my own. These people have done more to my town than the Russians, NVA, or some African Warlord.


Many of the people you mentioned are probably using Eastern Bloc surplus, or old Commonwealth weapons. As such, I'm a huge fan of some of the stuff I have come across. I used to have a Chinese Mosin Nagant chest rig that was very nice. I loved the simplicity of it. Lighter, and less reason to hang doodads off it.

I am currently in the market for Soviet Afghan gear as well. More on that in the future.

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The Germans generally had better equipment just not enough of it.
well, not entirely... There was the M1 Garand... and the 105 howitzer...
and the Germans were using *horses* to tow their field pieces all through
the war.

But they did have the MG-42... and the ME-262 (God help us if Hitler
hadn't been such an idiot with respect to THAT one.) (We would have ended
up having to nuke Europe to win the war.) (Which, in retrospect, wouldn't
have been a bad idea...)

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well, not entirely... There was the M1 Garand... and the 105 howitzer...
and the Germans were using *horses* to tow their field pieces all through
the war.

But they did have the MG-42... and the ME-262 (God help us if Hitler
hadn't been such an idiot with respect to THAT one.) (We would have ended
up having to nuke Europe to win the war.) (Which, in retrospect, wouldn't
have been a bad idea...)

(Wanna buy a parenthesis?)
I love parenthesis, it duplicates my speech pattern.
white meth pushers have low riders? Makes sense I guess.

I heard that the reason eastern bloc stuff is so simply designed is because if stuff continually fails in the field they punish the designers, then again I have no proof of that.

ive always loved there simple bread bags/haversack.
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My potential enemy's equipment?

If things got bad I'd simply let it rot, tarnish, or get moldy...

Right from the gold on black iron on cr*p, to the VW emblem medallions, to the high tops. I want nothing from gangbangers.
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I love parenthesis, it duplicates my speech pattern.
white meth pushers have low riders? Makes sense I guess.

I heard that the reason eastern bloc stuff is so simply designed is because if stuff continually fails in the field they punish the designers, then again I have no proof of that.

ive always loved there simple bread bags/haversack.
Cheap, crappy cars.

I've never heard that before, but I wouldn't put it past the Soviets.

I've never seen a haversack around here, but I like the idea. Tough, and very casual as well.

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Mexicans? White trash meth pushers are what I was describing. I've seen those people tear families apart, even part of my own. These people have done more to my town than the Russians, NVA, or some African Warlord.
Different subject... We're talking about humans, not meth-monkeys...

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I am currently in the market for Soviet Afghan gear as well. More on that in the future.
Now, *that* reminds me... When we first invaded Hashghanistan, having
bombed Abdul back into a cave, we discovered that the Russians had
invented a thermobaric RPG round specifically for roasting and choking
Abdul all the way back in the back of his cave. So we bought a whole
bunch of them and were dispatching Abdul with them all through the early
stages of the war (until we started producing our own).

I hope I don't need to explain the irony of that...
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I'm an Euro using this forum. I have some Chinese stuff.

That count????
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Different subject... We're talking about humans, not meth-monkeys...



Now, *that* reminds me... When we first invaded Hashghanistan, having
bombed Abdul back into a cave, we discovered that the Russians had
invented a thermobaric RPG round specifically for roasting and choking
Abdul all the way back in the back of his cave. So we bought a whole
bunch of them and were dispatching Abdul with them all through the early
stages of the war (until we started producing our own).

I hope I don't need to explain the irony of that...
Thermobaric???



Is that really fair to the goat screwers???
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Not really equipment, but techniques. Ive heard about the sandbox natives filling ordinary plastic bags with a fried rice/buriyani or gaspacho type mix of rice, barley, meat and veggies. The hungry fighter bites a hole in the bag and eats from it, then ties the hole closed for later. They also use old shoelaces with knots tied at one end dipped in 40 weight as a boresnake. I love ad hoc solutions like this.
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When the SHTF I for see only 2 possable enemies.

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And I care NOT to wear anything they have.
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I have some south african kit that I really like as well as some russian and some other stuff
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