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  1. Mojave Jack

    The Adventurer's Gear Thread

    I finally got a W&G rucksack, as well. Back when they were going out of business and everything was getting marked down, I was going to snag one. My wife at the time said, no way are you paying that for a backpack! Well, instead of getting it anyway, I caved. She's now my ex, for a lot more...
  2. Mojave Jack

    WTB: Air Force shade 84 or 1084 necktie

    apparently the most difficult item to find when assembling a Korean War-era Air Force service dress uniform is finding a tie! Who knew? If anyone happens to have a shade 84 or 1084 blue wool tie they'd be willing to part with, I'd be much obliged! Please pm me with price and shipping.
  3. Mojave Jack

    Ralph Lauren Jacket, size Large

    Up for sale is my Ralph Lauren safari style jacket. It's currently on eBay at http://www.ebay.com/itm/291569217440?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Unfortunately I seem to be a bit too wide in the chest, so it's got to go. Anyone with this jacket in an XL that doesn't fit...
  4. Mojave Jack

    Classic Safari vehicles!

    Here's another look for the Jeepster. This one belonged to a guy I knew, and I was inches from pulling the trigger. It had been converted, too, and had a Chevy 350 in it. Ran like a top, but really sucked the go juice. Interior was absolutely perfect. He took great care of it, and only sold...
  5. Mojave Jack

    Classic Safari vehicles!

    Willys Overland Wagon. They were made from from '46 to '65, but the changes were so subtle its really difficult to tell the years apart. I've been watching them come and go on Craigslist and Autotrader for years. Old Sarge is right; the Overlands were always underpowered by modern standards...
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    Adventure! Fedora Lounge Folks in Action!

    My wife taking photos of the pelicans as the sun sets over the Mar de Cortez, and the odd geologic formation on the mountain n the other side of the road. My wide had just said something extremely funny, apparently. Another highlight was our trip up into the Sierra de San Fransisco...
  7. Mojave Jack

    Adventure! Fedora Lounge Folks in Action!

    Baja Adventure My wife and I spent our Christmas break driving down the length of Baja, again. We did it last in 2010, so it was an adventure all over again this time. My wife is fascinated by the cirios trees, so we spent some time in the Valle de los Cirios. She took a lot of pictures of...
  8. Mojave Jack

    The Adventurer's Gear Thread

    Worth a check with them, anyway. Jerry's leggings are excellent, though. I have an original pair of M1908 leggings and a pair of his repros. Absolutely spot on. I can't say that for everything they make; I had to return his WWII cotton enlisted trousers because the legs twisted up so bad they...
  9. Mojave Jack

    The Adventurer's Gear Thread

    Is Coon Creek still in business? Their website is up, but last updated in 2011. They carry a set of Span-Am leggings that look good, but I've never had any experience with their stuff. http://www.cooncreekoldwest.com/coon_html/Leggings.html I know their Span-Am enlisted shirt is not accurate...
  10. Mojave Jack

    Fury

    I recently caught "The Tanks of Fury" on the Smithsonian Channel a while back. It features some WWII tanker vets discussing the realism of the movie, and life in a Sherman, i n general. Great piece of work. It's being rebroadcast on 31 Jan 31, and 01 and 02 Feb...
  11. Mojave Jack

    Classic Safari vehicles!

    Good to know, Mike! Thanks! I actually passed on a Gen 1 Disco for the Monty, for a few reasons. The first was that the repairs are significantly more than the Monty, and second, the Disco would be much more of a target for theft, etc., in Mexico. I've debated repairing some of the body...
  12. Mojave Jack

    Campaign Bed

    I had one of those, too. Unfortunately we had some bad apples in my unit at the time, and before I even got to try it out, someone lifted it out of my locker. Cut the lock to get to my gear, and pretty much emptied my locker. Someone from my own unit!
  13. Mojave Jack

    Campaign Bed

    I'm going to have to give this a try. We used to carry pocket hammocks with us in the Marine Corps, but we almost always had trees around. The first time I tried it, I thought for sure that a week of sleeping in a hammock would be murder on my back, but after weeks on end my back never bothered...
  14. Mojave Jack

    Classic Safari vehicles!

    Been wanting to post these for a while now! Not quite classic in that it's from the '30s, but hey, next year my old Monty will turn 25 , and for cars that's classic! My wife and I took our second driving trip the length of the Baja peninsula, and had an absolutely fantastic trip again. This...
  15. Mojave Jack

    The RV of My Dreams

    Stearman, that was a great video about the Kubelwagon! I was just reading somehting the other day (may have been somewhere around here) about the testing of the Kubelwagon. Apparently the Germans tested it against 4WD vehicles, and it outperformed them. The US tested captured vehicles, too...
  16. Mojave Jack

    Fury

    I'd say definititely see it on the big screen. Like Saving Private Ryan, it's going to lose a lot of it's impact on the small screen. It's a no holds barred look at what combat was really about; muddy, greasy, bloody, and gritty. There is no glorification of war here, but the humanity is at...
  17. Mojave Jack

    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    I agree. I thought some of Pitt's other roles were excellent, too, like Meet Joe Black. He was so understated in that movie. I won't be at all surprised to see him at least nominated for Fury. It was good to see Shia LeBeouf stretch, too, though he's still not quite the caliber of Pitt in...
  18. Mojave Jack

    Fury

    I never really gave Shia LaBeouf much thought as an actor, since most of the roles I've seen him in have been pretty much fluff, but this movie changed my opinion of him. Fantastic job. The attention to detail in the props, uniforms, etc., is top notch, too. Pitt is wearing the M1940 cavalry...
  19. Mojave Jack

    Fury

    Just got back from seeing Fury with Brad Pitt. Phenomenal movie, but brutal in its gritty protrayal of a WWII tank crew. If I were interested in any tanker gear, I'd snatch it up before this movie hits theaters! It's like the first twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan for two hours.
  20. Mojave Jack

    What Was The Last Movie You Watched?

    Just saw Fury, with Brad Pitt. A brutal look at WWII, but if an Oscar nomination doesn't come out of it I'll be shocked. Brad Pitt was incredible, and the entire cast was surperb.

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