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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    New to the site. I'm looking for my first tent, surplus shelter half pup op tents. I am choosing between US, German or Polish. Polish and German are rain parkas and shelter halves. Has anyone had experience with this tents?
  2. Military Weapons Forum
    Anyone want to do war bring-back thread on the forums. I am in the mood for some military history right know.
  3. Rifle Forum
    Alright, found these surplus Spanish Mausers in .308 for $169.95 for sale at Samco Global Arsenal and I have question. Are these rifles safe to shoot ? I heard that these rifles were chambered in 7x57 Mauser and they converted them to .308 Winchester(7.62x51 NATO). Also I heard that .308 are...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I moved to north eastern pa. The snow here is ridiculous and it's really freaking cold. So I added a few supplies and found the brighter side. I added a set of alpine cross country downhill ski's from Coleman military surplus. The are pretty good had to get used to the cable binding but I...
  5. Military Weapons Forum
    I have been searching online for so long, but decided to use this forum as it's always helpful. I was wondering whether the M57 Tokarev was used by Yugoslavia in WW2. Does the name M57 suggets it was designed in 1957? Please help me with this!
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I got real lucky. Like I did with my MSS set, I managed to get in on the bidding of an ILBE at the last minute in the wee hours of the morning and scored this one in new condition with a new lid, no stains, no tears, no wear, no names written on it. It's in absolutely great condition in/out...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Thanks to my new new bud, Bushman Bryan, I have an absolutely perfect example of what looks to be an unissued/new Swiss Engineer's Rucksack in darn near immaculate condition. It's absolutely clean in/out and besides the normal storage patina, everything is in working order. I haven't even...
  8. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    If anyone's interested here's my respirator and misc NBC collection. I collect masks more for the history behind them than anything else. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDF4273C6266654CB Here's a Blog I'll try and keep updated with some basic information and history on the masks...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone had thoughts/heard through the grapevine if our troops pulling out of and ending all military operations in Iraq (by end of this year) would result in a surplus of certain mil spec items that might find their way into the civilian retail market and be priced cheaper...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For those of you who are interested in cheap government surplus items as well as those looking for used vehicles or boats, GSA has some very interesting stuff up for auction... many times they have entire boxes full of leatherman multitools, they also have some good tools/machinery and...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What are favorite websites for your survival needs including food, water, guns, ammo, and first aid? Cheaper than dirt is mine.
  12. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Just in case anyone wondered if the SKS rifles were suitable for hunting white tail deer - here is my experience using them for that: God blessed me with my 3rd and 4th deer in 1997 when I was carrying Chinese made SKS using semi jacketed lead point ammo made in Germany and China respectively...
  13. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hello, someone on here a few weeks ago started a thread about building a bug out bag week by week. It kind of got off subject. I wanted to start a new thread and get a group together working on the same style of bag. First item is the bag. I have a lot of stuff for my bag already. I will just...
  14. Pistol and Revolver Forum
    Thinking about getting one as a back up. 7.62x25 caliber. Small and fast bullet, This is a bottlenecked, .30 caliber round, that shoots a 90 grain jacketed Ball at around 1,500 fps. As a result, it is a big penetrator. Anyone have one? Any issues? I know the surplus ammo is corrosive, but...
  15. Military Weapons Forum
    I ran across this article a week or so back and thought I would share with everyone. Don't know if these 'outdated' or 'obsolete' magazines will start to flood the market, but it may be an issue. Nothing worse than thinking you got a heck of a deal only to find out you got screwed.:mad...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just to let you know of a site with CHEAP prices and most items include shipping. skshometownsurplus.webs.com They are running a special today
  17. Events, Connections and Get togethers
    I'm looking to form a group of like minded people to help and support each other. I know we are out their just looking to bring a few of us together for mutual support. One armed man is a nut but a thousand armed people is an army, and we might need an army soon. Newbies very welcome. Might...
  18. Firearms General Discussion
    This is a copy of my recent correspondence to Congressional staffers involved in an investigation where a Congressional committee ordered DOD to halt the destruction of brass. :( "I am an Army Reservist stationed at Fort Jackson, SC This week I was required to take the Fort Jackson Ammunition...
  19. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    What military surplus gear would you recommend and what's just a waste of money?
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've been looking at backpacks and have found some nice ones in the $100 - $300 range but as I'm just breaking the ice on this new found love I don't feel comfortable plopping over that much cash until I know what I want. Yesterday I was in a great local army surplus shop and saw some awesome...
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