Equipment Sources

Links to helpful sources for equipment are categorized below.

Bags

  • Blackhawk – military-style bags, most with a lifetime warranty
  • Campmor – competitive prices, but nearest store is in New Jersey
  • REI – visit a nearby store (Boston, Framingham, Hingham, Reading) to be properly fitted for a backpack

Boonie Hat

  • The Supply Sergeant is one of the few military clothiers who still carries the blue boonie hat – ideal for hot weather deployments.

Boots

  • Have a favorite source for boots? Email webmaster@ma1dmat.org.

Dogtags

Dogtags are required for some military aircraft. The proper format is:

	LAST NAME
	FIRST NAME MI
	SOCIAL SEC NUMBER
	BLOOD TYPE
	RELIGION PREF (optional)

 

  • DogTagsOnline makes mil-spec tags at an affordable price. A complete set includes two identical matte finish stainless steel tags, one 24″ chain, one 4-5″ chain, and a set of silencers.

Eye Protection

Outerwear

DISCLAIMER

Information on this page is not intended to be legal, medical or other expert advice or services, and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate professionals. The information provided is intended to be accurate and helpful, but it should not be considered exhaustive. Links to equipment from particular vendors or manufacturers is provided as a convenience and does not constitute an endorsement.