Posted on Dec 9, 2013
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Mickey mouse boots government surplus cold weather
I've seen these at a surplus store but never seen them being used by anyone.
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SSG Noah Grove
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Standard issue at Fort Drum, and Alaska.  Never seen the black ones...Not very comfortable but very warm
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SPC Leo Van Groll
SPC Leo Van Groll
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You are correct. I spent 3 years at Ft. Rich I lived in those things.
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LTC Self Employed
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I was at a surplus store on Friday and I saw an air valve on them? Why an air valve?
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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LTC (Join to see) - they are a VB boot. Vapor barrier. The layer of air is what keep your feet warm. If you Conduct Airborne operations, you open the valve so the air can escape when you land. Once your on the ground, you close it.

Not sure how they get along with a pressurized cabin.
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SFC Joseph Behmke
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You open the valve before you leave the ground so the pressure in between the inner and outer layers can equalize. You close them as/upon landing. Same thing if your going to take them on a plane in you luggage or duffle bag; open the valves.
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MSG Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant
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Very Warm!!!
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SGT Field Service Engineer
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I was issued the white ones when I has stationed on FT Drum for obvious reasons. I had definitely put them into good use.<br><br>
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SFC Agr Tng Nco
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I wish I had them when I was up there back in 04 lol
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SSG P,

Yes, It gets "a tad cold" up there, as you may know. And by "a tad cold", I mean -30 degree temps with a "normal" snow fall of two feet, LOL!


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SGT Bill Young
SGT Bill Young
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Used them in the field in Germany, big and bulky but they did keep your feet warm.
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