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Meals Ready to Eat! The MRE

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Rations have been a necessity for US Forces since the Revolutionary War. Fighting in wars prevents you from entering into a Burger King to grab a burger- and men need to eat.   I’ve never had a MRE to eat before yet alone see someone prepare one. But all in all, its a simple task- and worth the 15 min of prep time. It’s no wonder why the MRE is still a top ask for item in the military surplus world. They’re useful, easy, and actually really good. On todays menu, I chose the “Rib Shaped Barbecue Flavor Pork Patty”   The MRE meal came with the main entree the Rib Shaped Pork Patty and a side dish of Sante Fe style rice with beans. Some crackers with cheese spread, condiments with instant coffee and creamer with spoon, and a Orange Flavor drink mix that reminded me of TANG. Very…

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Big Bomb Sale

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Blue bomb Inert practice bomb Big Bomb Sale! Warehouse sale on our 100lb Practice Bomb MK15 Mod4 . A little more scratch and dent than usual on these. We are making some room in the warehouse and need to move 12 of these to a new home. These original military surplus practice bombs were designed to give our pilots practice in making the bombs land on the desired targets. a blast from the past, these are still in original unused condition. Army Navy Surplus stores have a desire for unique hard to find items that make a BIG impact. This totally inert military practice bomb measures 42″ tall x 8″ in diameter. It is perfect for decor and also can function for events and promotions. Use one as a collection box for tickets, donations, suggestion box. These metal bombs are great for the man-cave too! Bombs away! Start the New…

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Mess Kits

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The design of the military mess kit was influenced by 2 factors. First, it was meant to serve men and women waiting in a food line. Second, it was never designed for hunting and foraging for food and then cooking, although, certainly that can be done. But even in the field of combat it was designed for mainly reheating and serving rations.  The mess kit is perfect for campers,hunters,boy scouts,preppers,survivalist, as well as the military because of its size and versatility. One side of the 2 piece kit has the handle which also serves to lock the other side down. This handle side swings open to help form a skillet of sorts so that you can warm or heat food on a fire and keep your hand away from the heat. The other side is divided in 2 sections to help separate side dishes.  One of the best parts about…

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desert shemaghs

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The shemagh is a traditional middle eastern headwear scarf that is usually made from cotton. However, wool blends are very popular as well. Most of the shemaghs purchased at army navy stores, like Omahas Surplus, are made of cotton and come in a variety of colors. You can buy these scarves here at Omahas and they usually feature 2 colors that can serve to have meaning as well as provide a certain amount of  camouflage.  The shemagh has also become quite the fashion accessory, especially among hipsters and college students. While some may also see it as popular headress among terrorists, our soldiers have adopted them since vietnam because  of the practicality in the field of battle. The loose woven cotton provides superb airflow and ventilation while at the same time keeping out the sand and uv rays from the sun.  The vibrant color schemes and designs that are woven…

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M-1 Helmets

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The military M-1 helmet was designed by the United States during world war 2 and was used until 1985. Its design is so simple and effective that many other countries adapted at least some form of the m-1.  The iconic 2 pc helmet system features an outer steel shell and an inner safety type hard hat that carries a suspension system to allow the wearer to fit the helmet according to the size.  The steel pot  was made from hardened manganese steel with a crimped outer rim made of stainless steel to give the helmet a smooth edge. In early ww2 the crimped steel ring met at the front of the helmet(called front weld) . By 1943  the weld was moved to the back. The steel pot holds a chinstrap via 2 metal rings or bails that was rarely worn around the chin as soldiers were afraid that the enemy…

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Ammo Boxes

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An army surplus store staple, the revered ammo can is one of those genuine military issue items that can be indispensible in helping to store valuables as well as ammunition. Omahas Surplus stocks these in the thousands at all times due to such a high demand. While many ammo boxes from the military are made from wood, the most commonly reused for ammo are the metal variety.  The metal cans have rubber gaskets on the lids, and clamp-down super tight through the use of a camover latch that heps seal the gasket to the rim of the opening. Also on most tyoes of ammo cans the lid can be removed by sliding it apart at the hinges. This removal comes in handy if you dont want the lid in the way.   They are good for all kinds of ammunition storage as well as just handy to have around the garage…

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Vietnam Jungle Boots

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    The use of jungle boots in the military actually predates world war 2 where small units in Panama were given these to experiment with a boot that would protect their soldiers from the harmful effects of wet feet. The concept was not to actually keep the water out of the boot. That was impossible without wearing rubber. Rubber boots in a hot humid environment would not have been a good solution. The lightweight canvas upper and leather lower design that the military came up with included water drain holes in the instep to let water flow through. Along with a Saran mesh insole, the idea was to keep the wearer’s foot up off of the sole so that air could be exchanged with water through the drain holes. The drain holes featured a screen in order to keep the bugs out. Also there was a staineless steel plate…

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P-38 Can Opener

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Many say the P38 can opener was named ofter the P-38 lighting fighter plane because you can get into a can of rations so fast . Others point to the fact that after you open a can of k-rations or c-rations with one of these little busters, you can count 38 puncture marks around the outside of the lid. However the can opener also has a big brother called the p-51, but it leaves less puncture marks because of the size.  Still another theory is that they are named after their measurement in millimeters   They sit right there in front of any cash register, in any army navy store, all across the US. An army surplus staple, every other customer either has a question about, or wants to tell you about, the p-38 can opener. Whether you call them a “John Wayne” like the US Marine Corps, or just…

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WW2 Army Leggings

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We happened across an incredibly large stockpile of the cotton canvas khaki leggings many years ago and bought them all. Sizes available are 1 or 3. We at first thought that 3 was rather small and size 1 even smaller. However, that was before we realized that you do not wear them over an existing boot. Rather they become a way of turning a high-top leather shoe into a make-shift boot.  Made of durable canvas, the leg protectors offer guard against bugs, plants, rough terrain, snakes, and other annoying critters that can leave a soldier stranded with a foot or leg injury.  Dawning the leggings can seem quite daunting if you haven’t seen the procedure before. First, you lace the string back and through all the holes on one side of the spat. Tying the top and bottom off and leaving enough slack to pull each spaced string across the…

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Mk15 Mod 4 Practice Bomb

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Our Father bought these mk15 mod 4 100lb. practice bombs way back in 1982. The blue metal bombs were new in the original packing crates of 20 each and probably one of the best finds “the Old Man” ever bought.  Our dad recognized that these were not something you could just call up and get anytime you wanted them, so he bought them all. Today we still have quite a few remaining, and it is one of our most popular items for sale on the website.  The bombs are completely inert, as they were only used for training purposes. Pilots will drop this type of training device to practice getting the bombs to their desired target. The hollow, steel structures were filled with water and sand to a weight of 100 pounds. Note: they only weigh about 20 pounds empty so don’t worry about the UPS driver throwing out his…

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