Our family business first started buying military surplus right after WWII ended in 1945. We began by buying very small lots of excess government supplies, reselling those lots and then purchasing larger lots as time went on. We have continued buying excess surplus in this manner for the last sixty years. Over this period we have accumulated many unique and hard to find items. The United States government has a need for and purchased just about any and every kind of product imaginable. Eventually they have to get rid of all their excess, dated, or no longer in use items and that is when they put it up for auction. Due to the relatively large size of the lots up for sale we would often have to buy much more quantity of a particular item than our immediate needs dictated. Thus we are still selling off items that we might have bought as much as sixty years ago. Some of these items are new and some are used but all of them have been manufactured in the United States and all must be made up to military issue specifications---a requirement that guarantees these products are of the highest quality.
It is this quality that we pride ourselves on supplying to our customers. Whether it is uniforms field equipment, combat clothing or kitchen supplies we know that when we sell items that we have purchased from the government sales, we are selling an extremely high quality item to our customer. We know that they will not be having any problems when they use these items out in the field. Whereas the majority of our competitors have veered off into selling inferior non American made products at cheaper prices we have stayed the course and continue to this day to sell primarily -Government Issue- goods.
A short list of some of these military surplus items we sell is as follows:
---Cookware including mess kits, knife, fork and spoon sets, canteen cups, trioxane stoves, one-man stoves, company and battalion stoves.
---Bedding including wool blankets, sleeping bags, bivouac covers, liners, cots, bunk beds, air mattresses, self inflating mats.
---Outerwear including ponchos, field jackets, extreme cold weather parkas, flight jackets, tankers jackets.
---Footwear including combat boots, mukluks, snow shoes, arctic boots, oxfords, crampons, knee boots, leggings, gaiters.
---Everyday wear including BDUs, briefs, socks, t-shirts, thermal underwear, dress shirts and pants.
---Field equipment including pistol bets, canteens, load bearing equipment, trifold shovels, Alice packs, molle packs, goggles, hydration bags and lensatic compasses.
The aforementioned items are but just a few of the total government surplus items we carry. Whether we buy them directly from the government ourselves or we buy them from other wholesalers who have acquired these items in another manner we will continue to make the providing of Government Issue goods the focus of the products that we sell on our website.