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Bradley’s is set to mark their 20th Anniversary with a special Civilian and Military Open House at its retail store at 26444 US Route 11, Evans Mills, NY on Saturday, September 22nd from 11am-4pm.

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Modular Sleep System (MSS)

(History of the Military Issued Sleeping bag)

Bradley's Military President - William McKinney

By: William McKinney

President, Bradley’s Military Enterprises

The Down Filled Intermediate & ECW Sleeping Systems:When I was a young private back in 1982 soldiers were issued 2 different types of military sleeping bags.  Both mode... Read More
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Traveling Ultra Light: In most situations Less is usually More

 by: William McKinney

President, Bradley's Military Surplus

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One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my field training in the military was the importance of traveling light. I will confess this concept wasn’t promoted by the Army or ... Read More
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MOLLE: Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment PART III: MOLLE Hydration System

By: William McKinney

President, Bradley's Military Surplus

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The last piece of military equipment I will discuss in this 3 part article is the MOLLE hydration system. You have been introduced to the MOLLE tactical vest an...

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MOLLE: Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment PART II: MOLLE-II Rucksack System

By: William McKinney

President, Bradley's Military Surplus

In my last article I discussed the historical background of standard web gear (LCE,) how it evolved into a tactical load bearing vest (LBV) and progressed into... Read More
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MOLLE: Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment

PART I: Fighting Load Carrier or FLCS

Bradley's Military President - William McKinneyBy: William McKinneyPresident, Bradley’s Military Enterprises

MOLLE (pronounced MOLLY as in the female name) is an acronym for MOdular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. It is used to define the current generati...

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ECWCS GENERATION III: LEVEL VII

EXTREME COLD WEATHER LOFT SUIT PARKA & TROUSERS

Bradley's Military President - William McKinneyBy: William McKinneyPresident, Bradley’s Military EnterprisesWith the exception of the level VII extreme cold weather parka & trousers, I have written articles on all of the Generation III ECWCS items.  In this article I w... Read More
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ECWCS GENERATION III: LEVEL V

SOFT SHELL JACKET & TROUSERS

Bradley's Military President - William McKinneyBy: William McKinneyPresident, Bradley’s Military EnterprisesI have discussed the attributes associated with silk weight undergarments, grid fleece thermal underwear, polar fleece clothing, wind shirts and various Gore-Tex products. After I cr... Read More
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ECWCS GENERATION III: LEVEL IV

WINDSHIRT“Very Unique”

Bradley's Military President - William McKinneyBy: William McKinneyPresident, Bradley’s Military Enterprises

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The army issued wind jacket is a very unique clothing item that doesn’t compare to any other product the military has used in the past. You can compare the Generation III ... Read More
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GORE-TEX:

The Most Innovative MilitaryProduct In The Last 2 Decades

Bradley's Military President - William McKinneyBy: William McKinneyPresident, Bradley’s Military EnterprisesIn my first 4 articles I have praised the military's polypropylene, grid fleece, silk weight and polar fleece products.  Since 3 of the 4 articles I have written about are p... Read More
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