Thanks that would be great if you could have a look sirWow, I just found one that sold for £65. Like you, I can't find any available right now though. I'll have a look through my tarps, I do have an aus camo one, although I think it might be a poncho rather than a full tarp...
I’ve tried to PM you Tom but the forum won’t let me for some reason??...if you’ve got a tarp the same as in this thread (old school butter bean Aus camo) I’d be interested to buy dependant on condition. Please PM me....StevePPS note there's about two Au$ to the pound right now.
To be honest I'd swap my Auscam one for something bigger new, I'd have to check it was in as good condition as I remember it is.
Just dug it out and it looks pretty much unused. Dated 1998 stores code 8465-66-135-2513. Single piece construction. The only marks i can see are little white specks on the inside where what ever seam sealant they ran over the hems and hard points. Oh and on the inside a bit arrow stamp.
Anybody wants it ill swap it for a minty DD 4 x 4 or bigger.
Yes Tom the old Aussie plain green bashas were issued to us in Belize in the 1980s.i have a modern jelly bean camo one and it definitely feels smaller than I remember the OG versionsBog standard Aussie army hootchie.
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A Google on Auscam Hootchie gets you a lot of hits, both surplus and new.
The hard one to find is the O.P. Group version which is bigger, I never managed to find one myself. They have been on issue since the 1960s except the earlier versions were plain dark olive green and not AUSCAM. The old British jungle basha was the same as their green version, made by the same people in Oz. I sold my 1966 dated one when I got rid of all my Aus M1956 equipment last year. I've kept the Auscam one although the Camo is a bit bright for Northern Europe. Never the less a excellent but of kit.
I have a couple, without opening them up, there can't be that much difference between the two, they fold to the same size. I will try and remember to open them and compare next week.Yes Tom the old Aussie plain green bashas were issued to us in Belize in the 1980s.i have a modern jelly bean camo one and it definitely feels smaller than I remember the OG versions
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