15Nov

USGI Infantry Uniform Requirements

USGI Uniform Standards

HARD COVER – HELMET

Accepted (Required)  NOT Accepted 
M1 “Steel Pot” Helmet Modern-style Tactical Helmet 
Mitchell Pattern cover required with correct helmet   European M1 Helmets 
  German WW2 Helmet 

SOFT COVER

Accepted  NOT Accepted 
Vietnam Era – US Issued boonie hat Modern-style boonie hat 
Vietnam Era – US Issued hot weather field cap   Baseball cap 
US Issued M51 patrol hat   Vietnam Era – PAVN/NVA Boonie Hat 
Permitted Exceptions for on Base   
“Private Purchase” Tiger stripe boonie   

UNIFORM

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
Original Jungle Fatigues Poplin Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd Pattern Modern BDUs (Green, Woodland) 
High Quality Repro Jungle Fatigues Poplin Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd Pattern (Moores, Hessian Antique, Soldier of Fortune)  Tiger Stripe Uniform of any kind 
Accepted   High Quality Repro (Moores, EAS, Sessler) Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL 
Original Jungle Fatigues Ripstop Uniform 3rd Pattern Original Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL 
Rothco Jungle Fatigues Ripstop Uniform 3rd Pattern 
OG 107 Sateen Utility Uniform    

UNDERSHIRT

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
Plain cotton T-Shirt in OD green Underarmor or other modern athletic undershirts 
Plain cotton T-Shirt in white Any shirts with patterns, labels, or designs printed on them 
No shirt
Accepted    
Plain cotton tank top in white  
Plain cotton tank top in OD green 
Permitted Exceptions for on Base 
“Private Purchase” Era Appropriate T-shirt   

FOOTWEAR

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
Original USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama) Modern combat door kicker boots 
Post-War Issue USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama) Modern hiking boots 
High Quality Repro jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama) (Altima, OD:30) Sneakers of any kind
Accepted   PAVN or Chicom footwear of any kind 
Repro USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama) (Rothco)  

WEAPONS

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
M16a1 Rifle M1a1 Thompson 
M60e1 Machine Gun M3 Grease Gun 
M79 “Thumper” Grenade Launcher CAR-15 (SOG-68)
Accepted   XM-607 
XM177 ANY AK variant // NO “captured” weapons 
Reluctantly Accepted  ANY AR-15 variant that is NOT an M16a1
M14  Anything with ANY scope or tacticool attachments
Dragunov SVD Rifle 
ANY sniper rifle 
  RPK, RPD or PK/M machine gun 
M60E3 or M60E4 machine gun 

M16 MAGAZINES

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “20RD” magazine “Shorties” for M16 High-Cap of any kind 
Reluctantly Accepted  Magpul or KWA Tryhard Hex style mags
Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “30RD” magazine “Banana” style for M16 

CANTEENS

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
USGI 1QT plastic canteen in M56 canteen cover Camelbaks 
USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT M56 canteen cover Nalgene bottles 
Accepted   Disposable PET bottles 
USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT ALICE canteen cover LC-1 or ALICE 1QT covers 

LOAD CARRYING EQUIPMENT (LCE)

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
USGI M56 load bearing suspenders Plate Carrier 
USGI M56 pistol belt (Three Holes) Molle 
USGI M56 ammo pouches ALICE load bearing equipment
USGI 7-pouch bandoleer “Captured” Chicom equipment 
Reluctantly Accepted 
M67 Canteen Pouches
M67 Ammo Pouches  

RUCKSACK

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
USGI lightweight NVA Rucksack 
Accepted   Large ALICE rucksack 
Tropical rucksack Modern Molle rucksack 
ARVN rucksack Vintage “green” backpack 
USGI mountain rucksack  
Reluctantly Accepted 
USGI Medium ALICE rucksack with frame removed, olive drab color
CISO rucksack

SLEEPING GEAR

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
USGI wool blanket, olive drab color Modern sleeping bags brightly colored 
USGI poncho liner, OD or ERDL   Modern tents (period tents will be provided) 
Sleeping cot (modern is ok)  
Acepted  
USGI jungle hammock (for base)  
Woodland USGI poncho liner  
USGI M1949 sleeping bag  
Generic brown or grey wool blanket  
Reluctantly Accepted 
Modern sleeping bag inside of a USGI olive drab sleeping bag cover

COLD/WET WEATHER GEAR

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
USGI rubber poncho Modern poncho 
USGI M51 field jacket   Modern rain suit 
USGI M65 field jacket  
USGI Vietnam Era sleep shirt  
Acepted  
USGI wool sweater  
USGI wool field shirt  
USN Cold Weather Deck Jacket  

MESSKIT

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
USGI steel mess kit Your mama’s silverware 
Canteen cup  
Acepted  
Generic metal utensils  

SHELTER

Preferred  NOT Accepted 
Shelter half x2 for a complete “pup” tent Modern tents
GP Small or Medium (Will also be provided)