I bulled mine as old man was a SNCO in the Guards and taught me proper. Made difference in the field and with sorbathanes in were not too bad, though still had shin splints.The discussion on ponchos elsewhere got me thinking, did any issue kit from the 80’s actually work as intended? A very great deal of it from memory looked great in a locker layout but failed in epic style in use for its intended purpose.
Strikes me that it fell into one of three categories:
1. Stuff that worked (NI gloves?)
2. Stuff that would have worked if prevailing “thought” hadn’t interfered (bulling rather than using dubbin on BCH)
3. The Rest (in your own time, carry on. Starter for 10, plimsolls).