Smock Hood Folding ?

#2
Just leave it loose.

There is no correct way, but I'd imagine you want the inside on the inside and the outside on the outside to prevent carp geting in.
 
#3
Hehe I remember specops in NI although they were in slipper city ( Lisburn) they still had lundhag Mountain boots on their feet. This when we were issued at least two different sets of quite useful boots.
 
#4
you remove it from its foil packet, place it over the end of your head, and then roll it down the full length of your erect head........
 
#5
you remove it from its foil packet, place it over the end of your head, and then roll it down the full length of your erect head........
We have a winner :judge:


Shiny
 
#6
i got collard by a RM RSM, he told me that if i didnt roll my hood inwards and do up my draw string snow would get in my smock and my mags would fall out "******* Pongos". which confused me somewhat as i was in plymouth on camp on a pleasent winter day.
 
#7
I remember the days when the only hood we were issued with buttoned onto the back of our combat jackets :) and if we dared actually use the hoods we would get booted around the camp for being a "poofta"
 
#9
I remember the days when the only hood we were issued with buttoned onto the back of our combat jackets :) and if we dared actually use the hoods we would get booted around the camp for being a "poofta"
Or cromached across the back of the head because the Americans had lost men in Vietnam. The story going around in 1975ish was that said hoods make them less able to hear the VC crawling about. Never found out if it was true or not.
 
#10
Just leave it loose.

There is no correct way, but I'd imagine you want the inside on the inside and the outside on the outside to prevent carp geting in.
Luckily this guy had his hood folded the right way round. I'd hate to have that ****** snagged on my smock.



Although I did have a not-so-pleasant experience with a Tench caught in my map pocket once
 
#11
I despair sometimes.

Not only is someone such a ******* scoper that they came onto the internet to ask the bonest question in the world ever, but someone has also given him a serious answer.

I bet you're both R.SIGS Specops.
That's a negative. However my answer wasn't really supposed to be serious... I was rolling my eyes as I wrote it. Leaving it loose advise was supposed to bring howls of outrage from those who care about such frivolity.
 
#12
It’s issued for a purpose FFS :roll:

It’s meant to be worn up covering the whole face, you and your mates should then gather outside the pads NAAFI looking all sinister whilst drinking cans of carling and threatening lads from the other units for their spare PAYD cash

Get a f*cking grip, standards just ain’t what they used to be :-x
 
#13
It’s issued for a purpose FFS :roll:

It’s meant to be worn up covering the whole face, you and your mates should then gather outside the pads NAAFI looking all sinister whilst drinking cans of carling and threatening lads from the other units for their spare PAYD cash

Get a f*cking grip, standards just ain’t what they used to be :-x
My Bold - Hahaha!! Showing your age. I believe the Chav class have moved on a bit from 4.1% ABV piss-water Carling.
 
#16
I was once told by a WO2 that the purpose of the modern hood, with its stiff wire frame, was to increase one's chances of surviving an avalanche - honest to God.

The idea was that when you traversed a snowy slope you pull the hood up and as far forward of your face as possible so that if you were caught in an avalanche there would be a small hollow in front of your face allowing you to conduct the spit test and breath for a minute or so.

However, this man once told me to peg out the guy lines of a 9x9 "square on to the widest side".
 
#17
I was once told by a WO2 that the purpose of the modern hood, with its stiff wire frame, was to increase one's chances of surviving an avalanche - honest to God.

The idea was that when you traversed a snowy slope you pull the hood up and as far forward of your face as possible so that if you were caught in an avalanche there would be a small hollow in front of your face allowing you to conduct the spit test and breath for a minute or so.

However, this man once told me to peg out the guy lines of a 9x9 "square on to the widest side".
An AWT myth. If you manage to survive an avalanche it’s 100% unlikely that your hood would still be in a nice funnel shape in front of your face allowing you to spit test.
 
#18
Or cromached across the back of the head because the Americans had lost men in Vietnam. The story going around in 1975ish was that said hoods make them less able to hear the VC crawling about. Never found out if it was true or not.
Korea, not Vietnam, and that was the stated reason My unit wasnt allowed to have tops for our Jeeps(even had depot remove the folding supports). Apparently Gen. Ridgeway had said you would be too cozy so open top even in a Blizzard. Of course the Deuces had canvas. Same for the ear flaps on the patrol caps. I hope Ridgeway is getting a Pineapple in his ass in hell for all the frostbite we used to get in the gun jeep sections.
 

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