Rank slide cobwebs

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by EX_STAB, May 11, 2010.

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  1. What's the white fluff on the inside of rank slides for? Just trying to pull it all out of mine, bits keep hanging out. :?
  2. just the backing to the embroidery isnt it?
  3. Is it necessary?
  4. Can't be much if you're a private....
  5. It is:

    NSN 8465-99-132-7785

    Your lucky to get it. I have to make do with obsolete LINT, GS :x
  6. The whole thing is lined with it. It hangs out of the ends and gets fluffier....
  7. I suppose you teach the cadets how to use it as tinder when you are on E&E... :)
  8. Necessary?

    It can be used as tinder in a survival situation, an emergency FFD or a makeshift pillow for a shrew. Probably.
  9. Ho ho - most amusing
  10. for pin pricks??
  11. No, duh, for serious injuries such as bramble scrapes, shaving cuts and the suchlike.

    I've never had any problems with it, but then I've never felt the need to fiddle with it either.

  13. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    ARRSE: from the profound to the pointless in 2 easy clicks. (Threads about that pointless twunt the oaf Brown and about something as important as the fluff on the inside of a rank slide).
  14. i have the same problem.
    fluff keeps coming out of mine as well.

    FFS get a grip.
  15. Of what, the fluff?