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Posted: 10/1/2002 5:54:32 PM EDT
Do issue desert boonies (3 or 6 color)have the cammoflage inserstion strap around the headband or not? Curious after seeing both with and without at a local surplus store. TIA
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 7:00:58 PM EDT
No they don't, I guess they decided there wasn"t a need for them due to lack of foilage in desert conditions..
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 8:23:45 PM EDT
Gee, high school flashback time. I was wearing dessert camo eight years before the Storm. I was a fashion trend-setter. Just too early..... Scott P.S. My 1980s dessert camo boonie had the "foliage strap". I got it from BQM.....
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 8:28:31 PM EDT
I wasn't sure what y'all were referring to at first. My issued 3-color has no such thing - I had to think about woodland ones I had seen in order to figure out what you meant, as I've not seen one in maybe 12-13 years! Ouch. Adam
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 8:31:37 PM EDT
No, mine doesn't and I've never seen on with it.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 8:37:24 PM EDT
I have my original desert boonie from the gulf war. It has no band.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 9:50:54 PM EDT
My tan boonie hat has the strap.
Link Posted: 10/1/2002 10:01:10 PM EDT
The ones I was issued (After going through the "shield" and the "storm" It was all Woodland till After the shootin was over) do not have the camo band.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 5:17:22 AM EDT
Out of the last 12+ years that I have been in, the only ones that have that band are the wood land camo or second hand hats made in mass in over seas countries...Korea. 30 Days and a wake up. Pat
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 5:35:32 AM EDT
Anybody know where to get a Tilley boonie like Jarhead_22. Could just ask but won't see him till ETH's blaster.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 5:46:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: Anybody know where to get a Tilley boonie like Jarhead_22. Could just ask but won't see him till ETH's blaster.
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I can only assume you mean the [url=http://www.tilley.com/shop3.asp?productno=LT3&detail=low&path=root\Tilley_Hats] Tilley LT3 hat[/url].
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 5:47:20 AM EDT
When the boonie hat was first issued in 'Nam, the band was to hold a mosquito net around your head. Foliage??
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 5:51:48 AM EDT
Camoflage insertion strap? I thought that was for cigarettes, candy bars, fishing lures, and prophylactics. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 5:58:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Adam_White:
Originally Posted By Arock: Anybody know where to get a Tilley boonie like Jarhead_22. Could just ask but won't see him till ETH's blaster.
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I can only assume you mean the [url=http://www.tilley.com/shop3.asp?productno=LT3&detail=low&path=root\Tilley_Hats] Tilley LT3 hat[/url].
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Thas' it thank you very much! Now bookmarked for purchase. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 6:04:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2002 6:05:07 AM EDT by Wave]
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 6:34:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wave: just checking out the website also. Very stylish. May have to grab one as well...
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I haven't really perused his sight for some time, but he used to have some interesting SHTF type articles. No the rambo type we love to tlka about here, but some very interesting stuff about living in apartments when you lose power and water, etc. Dammit - I can't let all you guys buy my hat! [:D]
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 6:47:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 6:52:47 AM EDT
I used to use the strap to hold a couple extra 12ga rounds. Notice I said a couple, as more than 2 will make your head tilt funny. They are also the perfect size for a Zippo.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 8:22:54 AM EDT
I have a t3 tilley and really do like it. Try ebay for some good prices.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 8:38:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2002 8:38:24 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 9:27:39 AM EDT
The Tiley hat is a good one, but only comes in bright white or dark brown, not tan (they have some other colors, too, of course). You can dye the hat to a great tan color using Rit dye. Use Brown and Pumpkin.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 3:35:08 PM EDT
A father of one of my 6 year old son's friends was showing his Tiley hat to my son. Of course the father showed the "secret" pocket (inside, under the crown). My 6 year old, bless his heart, asked "Is that where you keep your wife's money?"
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 3:42:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Frontsight-: The Tiley hat is a good one, but only comes in bright white or dark brown, not tan (they have some other colors, too, of course). You can dye the hat to a great tan color using Rit dye. Use Brown and Pumpkin.
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Yo FS... the T3 shows white and Khaki as top colors. Undersides are different shades of green. But the RIT dye idea sounds right. Nothing I have stays the way I got it for very long.
Link Posted: 10/3/2002 6:56:39 AM EDT
Oh...must be the "new breed" of Tiley hats. When I got mine, they only had white or brown.
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