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Thread: Field furniture, from the Iraq & Afghanistan theaters

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    Default Field furniture, from the Iraq & Afghanistan theaters

    So I am looking to find out what our men and women are using as furniture in the field. I have heard of palette couches and rocket foam flip-flops. So post up what you got or have seen out there.

    Thank you for your service.

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    Airsoft loadout?

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    Bunk beds, cots, and fold up lawn chairs. There's really not much to it; unless you're a POG living in Balad and have access to the PX and Bazaar.

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    Do you mean something like this? Some of our guys built a full patio set out of left over wood.


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    the Ginger-Beers who re-did the roof at one of our bases in East Timor made a pretty simple couch out of left over planks and shade cloth. Otherwise we made armour trees, desks, benches, weights rack and a bench for bench press

    Pretty much only limited by time, space, and availability of material. Requires a keen eye for scroungable / salvagable materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPER0311 View Post
    Do you mean something like this? Some of our guys built a full patio set out of left over wood.

    That chair is freaking cool !

    What are the bags for?

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    Ya that's what I'm talk'n about!

    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPER0311 View Post
    Do you mean something like this? Some of our guys built a full patio set out of left over wood.


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    The sand bags are to hold down the tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armored_diplomacy View Post
    What are the bags for?
    Weights so that the overhead canopy doesn't fly off due to a gust of wind.

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    This thread is going places!

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    Here's another one.


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    good work on those chairs someone has future after the military in woodworking for a liveing

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    Some quality **** right here.

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    We'd make couches, chairs, tables, racks, anything out of Hesco wire...

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    Smoke pit right outside of our hooch that we built out of cammie netting and wood we "borrowed" from some engineers. Inside you can also see a cabinet we built out of spare plywood, a chair made out of hesco, and a wheel blown off one of our minerollers being used as a stove. Second picture



    Inside. In the background is a reclining chair we built out of hesco, wood, and a cammie netting cover. We found that tabletop in an iso and had to put makeshift legs on it, and the "real" benches were "acquired" from the COC.
    Last edited by Ratamacue; 05-19-2011 at 09:37 AM.

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