Black helmet band thingies

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by adampoo, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. Hello,

    something has been bothering me for a while now... what are those black rubber bands on the bottom of helmets i keep seeing? In particular airborne dudes. How do you do it/whats it made from?

    I want one!

    :roll:
     
  2. Inner tubes cut into strips mate , 4 tonne ones
     
  3. No, it is the top of an old NBC boot, cut to the required thickness.
     
  4. Well ive got inner tube donning my helmet and it looks well nails so there :D
     
  5. the NBC boot is more durable, lasts fu**ing years..AND IT'S FREE
     
  6. Originally they were made out of inner tubes.

    There's about three other threads on the subject.
     
  7. Cheers for the speedy replies dudes! I too want to look ally/nails.

    Best start look for some old NBC boots
     
  8. Inner tubes :D
     
  9. rubber band from old-ladies knitting shop, bend and cut...place comedy cards and 20 lambert...
     
  10. Replace the Lamberts for Embassy Regal if from the north :D
     
  11. I stapled an old "Old Orleans" balloon to mine, unfortunately bright yellow isn't popular military fashion this year so it had to be removed sharpish.
     
  12. Its actually made from Liquorice strips, a little known fact,but i suppose seeing ive written it on arrse, now common knowledge.
     
  13. Scarletto, I have heard that as well, part of your E&E kit I believe?
     
  14. Quite correct Blob, as the fact that Liquorice is good for providing a quick burst of energy or at least keeping you regular? Strange but lets face it,looking at some helmets, some troops cant wait to eat the stuff.
     
  15. Is that the first time you have eaten helmet Scarletto? I bet it isn't!