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1964 dated, Pilot's Survival Kit, 2 Pieces

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Greetings,

I recently discovered these items in my old Army stuff. I forgot I even had them. Some of the contents of this 2 section survival kit are very interesting. Anyone venture a guess what the value of this set might be?

Thanks,

Vince

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When did you pick those up? I usually see them listed around the 150 range. I know back in the mid 60s before the Army had any real standardization on life support equipment for aircrews they were authorized til the SEEK-2 kits came out and replaced them. They are Navy kits, and that's how things seemed to be Army wise in the 60s, beg borrow and steal from other services for survival equipment til about 1970.


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Back in 1981. We were issued all sorts of survival gear from every possible source, even had some British SAS E & E kits.


The true test comes to us all, though rarely at the time or in the manner we would choose. So keep your powder dry, watch your 6 & Stand Fast!

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They gave you that in 1981 being 17 years old? Did they not think stuff expired? Half of it would have been useless probably. Those SAS kits were probably decent little things. They've always seemed to specialized in compact individual survival kits to fit in pockets. Were you with SF at that time with this stuff being issued?


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Sorry, I meant 1991 and I was not 17 in 1981.


The true test comes to us all, though rarely at the time or in the manner we would choose. So keep your powder dry, watch your 6 & Stand Fast!

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Sorry, I meant 1991 and I was not 17 in 1981.

I think he meant that the kits were 17 years old in 1981 and likely out of date ?


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I think he was reffering to the kit being 17 years old in 81 :)


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That's funny! I was not sure what he was saying. I have used many "old" items during my military career. The oldest was a 1903 Springfield rifle in a sniper set up in South Central America. Worked like a champ!


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I think he was reffering to the kit being 17 years old in 81 :)

 

Yes, exactly. Kit being 17, but now hell 1991 adds another 10 to that, 27 years old for the kit! wow.


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Now THERES something you should have held onto Trooper!

 

That's funny! I was not sure what he was saying. I have used many "old" items during my military career. The oldest was a 1903 Springfield rifle in a sniper set up in South Central America. Worked like a champ!


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WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

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