Whats the best bit of kit you ever came across

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by Yogi_Burr, Apr 30, 2008.

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  1. There are one or two. But on a freezing night, when you wanted something hot to drink and eat, Ive been saved more than once by the famous BV (Boiling Vessel)
  2. Cant beat a BV.
  3. Kerosene heater toast, or Wolfgang, not physically came over any of them, but nice to have on a cold night in Soltau. Does Baileys count?
  4. They say that the RAF have everything and they do......Last year they were erected one of those large temporary hangers using a tirfor jack, but this tirfor jack came with a hydaulic pump that did all the back and forward pumping that every B3 Sapper knows so well.

    I was so impressed I asked for (and still have somewhere), the NSN for it!!!
  5. Carrymat

    Not always in that order
  6. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    Correct answer, however the failing could be if you are one of those silly people that walks everywhere.
  7. I'll avoid turning this into another weapons discussion thread in which case:

    Stretch goretex socks.

    (For those silly people who walk everywhere!)
  8. Tis true. I've never quite understood that idea.
  9. NVGs.

    Seriously, remember the first time after "1950s Conscript" scale CTRs/NavExs etc that you get given them? And suddenly everything's easy? Them, anyway.
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  10. MRE's
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  11. no doubt, GPS, having navigated through the Kuwaiti desert without one, and the map resembled a bit of sandpaper with "shifting sand" written on it then it was anybody's bloody guess where we were, then we got a GPS, big as a breeze block and an antenna that was bigger than my etrex is now but it was a true miracle of modern science, i don't know where i'd be without one, literally!
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  12. Mk1 Rigid Raider, how I loved those little boats , and the hours of fun out on the lough
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  13. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    Lets hope we don't go nuke then :wink:
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  14. I'll second that, the air time you get on a rough day coming out of six mile water is fantastic.
  15. A Batman.
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