US ALICE first aid/compass pouch, usurplus
A small nylon pouch for a compass or first aid dressing. A really handy addition to any rucksack and shoulder bag, or just hang it on your belt.
The M-1956 first aid / compass pouch was more or less directly transferred over to the newer systems. The first improvement came in 1967 in the guise of a pouch of the same model, but made of nylon and with a plastic snap fastener, instead of the older canvas one which had a standard metal snap. Canvas and metal items don't play well in the moist jungle.
Later, in the 70's, these were redesigned slightly and the plastic snap - which ultimately proved too fiddly - was changed to a brass one. This is pretty much how things stayed up until the advent of MOLLE gear. This is a simple, envelope-like square pouch with one US keeper on the back and a metal snap in the front.
Used US army surplus
In used but perfectly serviceable condition. Genuine stuff made in the US and A.
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