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Trusted military surplus suppliers?

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Mark Baigent, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Mark Baigent

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    Hi all

    I am back after years away, so happy to find bushcraftuk are still here. I am hoping to get back into the woods up here in North east Essex, Walton on the Naze.

    Can anyone suggest military surplus suppliers that you trust to buy from please, I am back but with a very limited budget :-(

    ATB
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    I always use Endicotts in Exeter (Kev posts stuff out and his website is very good too). I'm afraid I don't know of anywhere in your neck of the woods though (I used to use the Trading Post in Clacton when I lived there, but they closed about 15 years ago!)
     
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    Thanks Dave, I am looking for waterproof shells and trousers which they not seem to have. Lots of interesting stuff there though.

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    The German Army Goretex suit usually is sold in very good conditions. Every soldier had one in the end but now we don't have so many soldiers any more.

    It is light, because it is a very simple construction, but it is made from the usual Army 3 layer Goretex.

    This seller sits in Germany:

    https://www.asmc.de/bw-naesseschutzanzug-flecktarn-gebraucht

    That is an interesting Austrian seller:

    He sells cheap and good clothing in oliv green.

    That here is from 65% cotton and 35 % polyester for example.

    But tell them that you want polyester-cotton mix. That stuff exists in 100% cotton as well.

    http://army-warehouse.com/10-servicecard-artikel/11-bh-kampfanzugbluse-kaz02-neu.html
     
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    Surplus and Outdoors in Kidderminster, very quick delivery allways. I like to rummage around the shop whenever I am in Kidderminster too, it is more or less opposite the Severn Valley Railway for steam train enthusiasts.
     
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    I’ll add Varusteleka to the list. Excellent supplier, very reasonable shipping, and a highly entertaining website. Also have their own lines of clothing and knives, which are superb quality.

    https://www.varusteleka.com/en
     
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    Yep +1
     
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    Endicotts. Hands down.
    Opened in 1953.
     
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    Endicotts

    Pools army surplus in Hartlepool
     
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    Some Russian kit isn’t too bad either ‘Gorka Suits’ are really good for winter Bushcraft, especially the smock type.
    Grey Shop are good to deal with.
    A typical Gorka made by 4 Bars is £63 for smock and trousers, or the SSO/SPOSN one (in better fabric) is £83. Postage can be pricey, but not too bad if you do a group order.
    https://grey-shop.ru/Special-Suit/Gorka-Suits
     
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    britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk

    They're even Essex based, but I'm not sure if they have a shop. I've used them loads and have found their kit to be spot on. Website claims that they source kit direct from MoD and I can believe that. They also have a pretty good ebay shop.
     
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