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    The good old Zippo lighter, used to light many lucky strikes
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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Good one Morris, Yep will still be around in 100 years.

    The Boatswains Call or Bosun's Whistle, has been around in basically the same form since before the Crusades. Whilst traditional in use today it was once a very important naval communication device on the decks of fighting ships of the past.

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    Far from just traditional, it is still in daily use in the Royal Navy.

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    Quote by tud jones View Post
    The P38 can opener...

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    This is the modern Australian version.

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    It's called a FRED, Field Ration Eating Device and is better known as a FRED Fu----g Ridiculous Eating Device.

    Small, functional and has stood the test of time for sure.

    Nice call.

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    Quote by MilitariaCollector View Post
    The good old Zippo lighter, used to light many lucky strikes
    Good call here Adam

    Even though designed for civilian use it became an iconic US piece of kit during WW2 and in later conflicts.
    Did you know the basic design was Austrian (IMCO) and was improved by George G. Blaisdell the founder of Zippo for US production.

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Another ripper
    This is the modern Australian version.

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    It's called a FRED, Field Ration Eating Device and is better known as a FRED Fu----g Ridiculous Eating Device.

    Small, functional and has stood the test of time for sure.

    Nice call.
    I use the British Army version at home to open tins daily.

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    Quote by hucks216 View Post
    Far from just traditional, it is still in daily use in the Royal Navy.
    I was stuck for a word and used "traditional" to describe "piping". Sorry if I missed the mark.
    I tried to differentiate between this and their original use as a general communication device.
    Sorry if I was a tad grey.
    Dave

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    i would say helmet and gasmask design has stood the test of time , 100_1769.jpg003.jpg005.jpg018.jpg

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    Never find a better one than the old BW boots, unfortunately my has lost the glue between the sole, and my wife drop them to the garbage.
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    Good old super tough Bundeswehr boots, i've got a pair exactly the same as these which i bought in 1977 when i was 17, i'm still wearing them now but they've been resoled a few times!...
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Military issue condoms? I'm guessing we will be seeing those for quite a bit longer, or at least until male birth control pills.

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    Nothing like the good 'ole Ka-Bar.
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