What I would like to do with this thread is make up a sort of information base of Military clothing a eqipment issued around the would for use in the cold , Alaskan , Norway , Sweden , USSR and so on .
I will get the ball rolling feel free to comment and add as you wish ,,,
Big bits of kit small bits of kit ,, cooking kit , tentage but only for the cold areas please ..
Right here we go ,
British Army socks arctic some have red bands some dont i think its a size thing someone will know , loop stitch ,
Swedish Army wristlets helps keep the joints warm ,
British Army issue snow shoes bear paw pattern so im told ,, made in Sweden .
British Army 1970s /1980s issue flask cover just to cover the old thermos glass flask to protect it as well as insulate me thinks , the flask in it now is a modern stainless jobby .
Germany Army cold weather hat also made in flectarn,
British Army Soldier 95 gloves , goretex liner ,
British Army headover , wool and itchy ,,,, can be made into a hat commando style
Dutch Army mittens DPM Dutch pattern no spots
Canadian mukluk liners , Only the liners havent managed to track down a full set yet but still handy as tent boots ,
Folding snow shovel dont know what nationality hopefully someone will ,
British Army Arctic hat , very well made , cotton gabadine outer and fleece lined,
Bivi/tent boots very under rated and a must for a good nights sleep
British Army arctic hat later issue MVP fabric fleece lined also seen in desert patern DPM
Swedish Army cold weather hat 1970/80s very well made ,
US Military Cold weather mitterns later pattern in woodland cam earlier mits had wool liners USMC issue is green
US Military hood extreme cold weather , odd bit of kit so I had to have it a stand alone hood to add to any jacket straps round the arms to keep it in shape ,
Norwegian Army water bottle , insulated carrier , wide filler to help filling with snow , mug also to help filling with melted snow .
Swedish Army issue boots 1969 ,, rubber covered base , very old school but very well made ,
US Military boots extreme cold weather ,, bunny boots good for - 50 .
Heres some more info ,
Canadian Army fleece balaclava ,
German Army mountain over trousers , cotton type outer with a fleece lining , very well made ,
Swedish Army snow smock , we all know these , easy to dye ,
British Army issue liner cold weather issued after the Falklands war with matching trousers hopefully someone can post the trs , lovingly known as the Chinese fighting suit ,
US Military M65 Parka still avalible unissued , has a detchable hood with some really nasty fake fur that I have remove to be replaced , removable quilted liner that can be doubled up with a second liner if you can get your mitts on one ,
US Miltary overwhites made to go over the parkas as snow cam but also acts as another windproof layer , the pockets give access parka below,
US Military overwhite trousers I brought the trousers then found that thay have a quilted liner to go with them and are held up by M55 suspenders ( but I will call them braces )
US Military Helmet liner extreme cold worn with the m65 parka.
Right thats enough for now
Things I would like to see arctic issue tentage , sleeping systems , stoves and cook kits ,, remember cold weather issue not temperate
US issue arctic canteen , peak one stove and cook kit ,, you know what were after ,
Hopefully Rik can repost the US military vid of camping in the arctic ,,
Come on folks what you got ,,