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Posted: 4/4/2006 2:34:00 PM EDT
On your Cammies? Do you use the spring metal things or the velcro wraps? Or just tuck them in?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:34:57 PM EDT
tie em on top of the boot and blouse them over.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:35:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
tie em on top of the boot and blouse them over.



Explain?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:38:13 PM EDT
rubber bands. the green things with hooks are a rip off
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:40:04 PM EDT
Velcro strap. The little green boot bands suck.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:42:12 PM EDT
tried the velcro...hated it. Went back to the little green thingies...
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:43:21 PM EDT
I had elastic camo thingies with velcro. This is 13 years ago mind you
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:43:23 PM EDT
+1

Is there any other way?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:43:34 PM EDT
I wear them over my boots.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:44:32 PM EDT
Back in 1970, we had these little green, twisted, elastic thingies, with little hooks on the ends.

They worked great.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:44:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
tie em on top of the boot and blouse them over.



Explain?

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:45:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
tie em on top of the boot and blouse them over.



Explain?



you know how bdu trousers have the green string, I just pull the pants up and tie them right above the boot, then I blouse them down to give them that "look"
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:46:36 PM EDT


Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
rubber bands. the green things with hooks are a rip off





Yea $.25 it's a real rip
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:54:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 2:54:34 PM EDT by Janus]
Back when I wore BDUs, I always used the inside-out pants / boot string method.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:55:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Back in 1970, we had these little green, twisted, elastic thingies, with little hooks on the ends.

They worked great.



Had them in 2000 too.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:55:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Typical_Infidel:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
rubber bands. the green things with hooks are a rip off





Yea $.25 it's a real rip



when you can get a pack of 100 rubber bands for a dollar- do the math. the green thingies are 25x more expensive!
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:56:24 PM EDT
I don't wear no trousers.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:56:36 PM EDT
I prefer the spring
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:57:18 PM EDT
I used the springs. I still have the same pair I used for 8+ years.

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:58:14 PM EDT
I pull back each seam (left and right) to the rear and fold the excess under, then hold it right above the ankles until I can pull my bootstrings tight. When I stand up, I have enough excess to drape over the first eyelet or two, and nothing is bunched up inside the boot that coud lead to discomfort.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 2:59:35 PM EDT
I'd have to go with the green hooked boot bands. A pack of ten is what, $2.00? Elastics work in a pinch.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:00:57 PM EDT
Oh ya, any method other than tucking into you boots is teh ghey.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:01:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC2111:
I'd have to go with the green hooked boot bands. A pack of ten is what, $2.00? Elastics work in a pinch.

Semper Fi



I used to use those, I tied 2 together..Then I found the springs at the old c-store in Lejeune...and never went back.

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:04:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:04:47 PM EDT
I don't.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:23:55 PM EDT
the green things with the hooks, but in the field it only takes one run in with the NC Chiggers to make you say screw looking pretty and tuck those pants in your boots.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:26:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
rubber bands. the green things with hooks are a rip off



At $.025 a pair, that last maybe 6 months? Yeah, right. Those are what I use, every day (dang near anyway) for 13 years, they work fine.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:42:16 PM EDT
Same here. The green blousing bands are good to go. BTW, they cost 35 cents now.

Chris
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:49:46 PM EDT
I use three of the green boot bands on each leg, works great and my boot blouses look great.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:51:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
rubber bands. the green things with hooks are a rip off





Those "green things with the hooks" worked beautifully.......until they broke......lol....then the thick rubberbands worked well.....
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 3:52:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
tie em on top of the boot and blouse them over.



Explain?



you know how bdu trousers have the green string, I just pull the pants up and tie them right above the boot, then I blouse them down to give them that "look"



but, when you sit down, they ride up, and everyone can tell you're faking.....
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:16:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nf9648:
I pull back each seam (left and right) to the rear and fold the excess under, then hold it right above the ankles until I can pull my bootstrings tight. When I stand up, I have enough excess to drape over the first eyelet or two, and nothing is bunched up inside the boot that coud lead to discomfort.



I would do the same but then use a green blousing rubber to hold them in place while I put my boots on. If I was in a big hurry do to a call out I'd use the green blousing rubbers over my boots, wouldn't even lace the boots till later, just grap my gear and run.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:20:05 PM EDT
I use the strings that come with them and tie it off at top of boot. The strings are there for a reason.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:22:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Back in 1970, we had these little green, twisted, elastic thingies, with little hooks on the ends.

They worked great.



Had them in 2000 too.


+1 and in 01-03, actually lookin for a pair right now to go w/my EMT pants, but for combat...i just tucked them in my boots so they wouldnt ride up
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:25:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:33:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
I don't.



Yeah you wear girls jeans.

jk
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:52:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Typical_Infidel:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
rubber bands. the green things with hooks are a rip off





Yea $.25 it's a real rip



Napoleon-- Have you ever tried them on a bed?

$2, and my rack stays military straight every night--do you have any idea what cadets would give for anything that guarantees any significant extra sleep?

I use em on my boots too--as far as I can tell so do all my unit's MECEPs and OCS grads--usually 2 knotted together on each boot for extra security.

The only thing they suck for that I've tried to do with them is rigging stuff like an ISOMAT to an ALICE pack--but thats seriously off label so I can't complain.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:56:00 PM EDT
I use the green bands with the hooks. Double banded, though, single banded doesn't get tight enough.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:12:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chairborne:

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
rubber bands. the green things with hooks are a rip off



At $.025 a pair, that last maybe 6 months? Yeah, right. Those are what I use, every day (dang near anyway) for 13 years, they work fine.



+1 I used them for 4 years in the USMC and they worked just fine.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:20:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By skinnysarge79:
the green things with the hooks, but in the field it only takes one run in with the NC Chiggers to make you say screw looking pretty and tuck those pants in your boots.



hey hey hey mighty close to a CoC violation there. Thems is Chegros.

Those greenies can last a long time. I used a pair of my Dad from his last days in the Reserves a few times before they gave out.

I used to use the pull back and tuck in but with the greenies to hold them in place while lacing.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 6:32:54 PM EDT
The best thing I found was an innertube from a bike. I could cut a fairly wide band that kept the bottom of my greens and or my BDU's tucked in and did not roll up much. They also worked well for holding my poncho to my web gear.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 6:35:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Back in 1970, we had these little green, twisted, elastic thingies, with little hooks on the ends.

They worked great.



And they still work great.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:47:10 PM EDT
I just tuck 'em in the boots if it's BDUs, CVCs are elasticated. With my leg length, blousing just looks ridiculous.

NTM
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:02:20 PM EDT
These things:



Then I was also in a ceremonial MP unit, so we had to fashion "blousing blocks" to make it look like the blouse was a coffee can.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:25:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLastBoyScout:
The only thing they suck for that I've tried to do with them is rigging stuff like an ISOMAT to an ALICE pack--but thats seriously off label so I can't complain.



They worked fine to hold a rolled up poncho on the back of my Web Pistol Belt when I didn't want to carry a butt pack.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:26:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 10:38:32 PM EDT by WildBoar]
l always just tucked them in. anything else was just asking for problems in the field. More crap to mess with.

Only garatroops used "aids"
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:37:12 PM EDT
I tucked 'em in.


I hope nobody here will admit to being one of those "pencil leggers". To me, they always looked like fags.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:41:02 PM EDT
Bootbands.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:44:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zardoz:
I tucked 'em in.


I hope nobody here will admit to being one of those "pencil leggers". To me, they always looked like fags.



You mean those morons who "peg" them? Yeah, it looks freaking retarded.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:57:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 11:04:35 PM EDT by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
On your Cammies? Do you use the spring metal things or the velcro wraps? Or just tuck them in?



I tried the wide velcro-elastic bands - too much hassle... Work well for stuff civillians would use bungie-cord for (such as fastening things to pistol belts & rucksacks)....

The green hook/elastic bands were too tight (although they're great for keeping the POS angle-flashlight on your web gear, should unit SOP so require)... Scratch that....

So I just use the blousing drawstring, tie them off over my socks, above my boots, and roll my bootlaces up underneath with the tied string.... Kept the chiggers (Ft Benning variety) & other critters out well enough last summer... We'll see how it works for Korean bugs this year....

I do not like the feel of pants-legs shoved down my boots...

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:10:42 PM EDT
Question for 'yall: does "blousing" your trousers mean that you tuck the very bottom of the seem into the top of your boot, and then blouse the excess over the outside of the top, or is the entire bottom of the trouser outside of the boot?
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