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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2004, 22:10:42 »
Bought.

I have had a Danner chit since 95.  I find the soles of the issue boots to hurt my back and knees, so I figured I was worth it...
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2004, 04:48:54 »
I like those Danners. They look like a top Quality Boot. Already have a Vulcan sole too. So do you use the Danners instead of the Altama's? Which model? The Desert Model, or do you use other ones too, for General Duty?
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2004, 11:56:15 »
In addtion to being a gun slut I am also a kit *****  ;D
I have a set of Ft Lewis that I got in 95, a set from 97.
A set of Acadias from 2001
a set of hitechs (I go through these once every 2 years or so)
2 sets of Danner Desert Acadia's.

 Wearing black boots I regularily wear the Acadias - however whenever I can I wear the Desert/Tan ones - they are cooler (yet surposingly well insulated (I wore them in Jan in Wainwright  :o).

I dislike Gortex boots for once they get wet in the field they ar a ***** to dry out.

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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2004, 15:17:40 »
Hah Kt *****...I can see myself with a title like that down the line....
What do you use the different boots for?
Personally, I think Gore-Tex is the best thing since sliced bread....as long as you keep it dry on the inside.
If I were somewhere like the jungle, or a really wet temperate place, where my feet were getting wet all the time...I'd probably opt for a quick drying, non-Gore-Tecx boot, so they'd dry fast when I took them off.
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2004, 15:29:55 »
Boots for dif climates/terrain and what we are doing.
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2004, 15:45:21 »
I guess you needed to get a chit to wear those? I dunno about the RCR, but I doubt if they're as...leniant as the Patricia's. Even in terms as kit. Like those Multi-Mag clips? I dont think I'll be seeing them when I get into the RCR. (I'd imagine thats where they'll send me? I'm in the LFCA).   Are you guys required to have Scrim on your helmets? I think its an SOP for LFCA.
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2004, 23:31:34 »
Scrim is gone - you can't use the PVS-14 MNVG with it - the mount and scrim are incompatible.

 Boots - most guys get away with wearing other boots w/o a chit, as long as they are BLACK.  In the field no one cares Green/Tan/Brown etc.

Kit:  If you think you need it - submitt a request.   You woudl be surprised to see how many CO's will actually spend local purchase funds to get their troops kit.

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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2004, 00:38:33 »
Really?? The Scrim is gone? Must be taking awhile to get over here in LFCA, cause guys at NSCC still had them on. Maybe they were just too lazy to take it off? Couldn't youi just cut a hole in the scrim, where the mount for the MPVS is supposed to go? Or would that not work? (I've never seen them mounted on a CF Helmet before. Seen lots of Americans with them. Is it a new Mounting system?)
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2004, 01:51:57 »
Andrew

ONLY THE REG FORCE INFANTRY have the MNVG.  The only 031's at NSCC where the R22eR (Vandoos) and me. 

Unfortunately the idea that SCRIM is dead and has been dead for a while has not expanded out very far.  95% of our operatiosn these days are in urban areas. 



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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2004, 11:02:53 »
Hmmm,

Third time trying to post this...

Well, for Andrew,

Here's a pic of MNVGs in use in Haiti.  Well, not actually in use, but you can see the mounts.  Some people like to wear them around their neck as well.
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2004, 13:44:15 »
Wow, cool Pics. I haven't seen any pics from Haiti yet. I've seen footage of Griffins doing the rescue missions when they had that big natural distaster (I forget what it was, flood?).
Its about time we had a helmet mounted NVG System. Does it work like the American system? Where the flat mount stays on, and you can take the system on and off?
Whats all that stuff on buddy's helmet to the left? The Tube under the helmet band, and the Gun tape?
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2004, 13:45:22 »
Unfortunately the idea that SCRIM is dead and has been dead for a while has not expanded out very far.   95% of our operatiosn these days are in urban areas.  

Did you like the Scrim while it was still around? For use in the bush?
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2004, 14:23:58 »
Glow stick.

Yes you can dismount it.  I believe that there is even a kit that allows it to be used as a weapon sight.  I've only used it a few times and never with the helmet mount.

I'll try to post some pics from Haiti tonight.

Yep we had a heck of a flood.
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2004, 14:29:31 »
Yes you can dismount it.   I believe that there is even a kit that allows it to be used as a weapon sight.   I've only used it a few times and never with the helmet mount.

What does the kit entail? Like a Night Sight that attaches to the Rifle? On the Rail? During 2003's NSCC, there was an EME Weapons Tech trialling the C7A2, and they had some nifty Infa-Red sight on it. You had to push your eye into the eye cup, to turn the sight on. Then it displayed White/Hot or Black/Hot. And had a cable running from it, to a monitor, so everyone else could watch. Might this be the same Sight we're talking about?
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2004, 15:03:10 »
The MNVG is the PVS-14 - it is an American sight.

Views thru MNVG

 tgt illuminated by PEQ-2A [set: low, aim]

as wpn mount with EOTECH 552 HDS


On C8CQB


Helmet mount (left has bracket on, right has just the mount)






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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2004, 15:12:52 »
Wow, those look like some highly modified Rifles. Neat Night Vision pics too, what range is that on?
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2004, 21:42:41 »
Perhaps you want to know the range so you can sneak up on our sentries unawares?

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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2004, 00:02:14 »
I got my desert boots second hand.  I'm not sure what brand they are but the soles are ro-search and are worn but still in very serviceable condition.  They still have traces of the "nubs" on the soles, and I wear them on a fairly regular basis over a decent variety of terrain (concrete, gravel, grass, sand, asphalt) and I occasionally jog/sprint in them when the dog decides he wants to run.

I've had these about three years; perhaps the ros-search soles are hard rubber the Wellco's or Altama's?
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2004, 02:12:42 »
Ghost. NSCC Is The DCRA's (Dominion of Canada Rifle Association) Nation Service Conditions Competition. It entails Practical Pistol/Rifle and Service Pistol/Rifle, as well as Precision Rifle. Anyone can enter. Civilians, Reserves, Regs, Police. They also give the Queen's Cup to the top Reservist. They also hold Team Matches, like the Falling Plates for the Rifle, and Clay Birds for the Pistol.
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2004, 02:26:52 »
I dont think you'd know the range  8)

 NSCC - the civilian portion of what was CFSAC,  The DCRA is allowed to award the reserve/rcmp Queens Medal (for champion shot)

 
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2004, 13:01:08 »
Probably not. Is it out in Edmonton? It looks like a CF Range. With the Numbered lane boards.
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2004, 11:41:46 »
Not Edmonton  ;D

 *hint some pics are not inside of Canada...
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2004, 12:17:54 »
Ohhh, I gotcha. Not a CFB Eh, on Op?
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Re: Desert Boots
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2004, 14:58:00 »
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CF issued desert boots
« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2004, 20:07:57 »
Hey everyone

Although, i am an Airforce Officer, hopefully i won't be shuned to much  :).  I had a question that maybe some vets/reg or res pers. might be able to answer for me.  Does anyone know if the Canadian issued desert boots are the same as the American ones ? i would like to pick up a pair but gotta stick by the dress regs!  any info would help.

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