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Socks

#5
If you really must use issue socks then exchange them when they are worn out.

Or, if you dont wear them often enough then wear them out manually, a tin of beans in the heel and the vigerous application of a scotchbrite usually does the trick.
 

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#6
I don't know about a shelf life but I once shared a room with a bloke whose socks had devloped into a new life form. But I suppose we've all done that.
 
#9
Ok, possibly the dumbest question I've ever asked but:

Do the issue black socks have a shelf life? (issued to me in 2003).
That's a hard one to answer.




We would need to know all the other dumb questions you have asked, in order to judge how dumb this one is !
 
#13
If you really must use issue socks then exchange them when they are worn out.

Or, if you dont wear them often enough then wear them out manually, a tin of beans in the heel and the vigerous application of a scotchbrite usually does the trick.
The quartermaster sergeant is wise to that trick. It's OK to request a replacement issue if your kit is damaged through FWT (fair wear & tear) but he'll spot a pair 'artificially aged" and you'll be on a charge for destroying Army property. ;-) :p (We blanket stackers aren't stupid you know.)

 

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