There are some additional items that can be brought to SFAS, POAS, and CAAS. Those items are listed on the Packing List for your Selection.

Check with the most up to date packing list and use judgment when bringing anything to Selection. Anything you are not sure of, be prepared to throw it away or in most cases, to leave it in your personal bag. You will not have access to your personal bag.

18X usually have plenty of practice getting their gear together and the foresight to bring foam rollers, canteen straws, “dead hooker” bags, and other handy things.

Below are some recommendations for the additional gear you are allowed to bring and a price comparison chart for the different military surplus stores around Fort Bragg.

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Additional Item Advice
  • Canteen Straws. Don’t use the bite valves that come with the straw. Crappy design and they will fall off.
  • Ice Bag. You will have the opportunity to ice your feet, injuries sometimes. 
  • Darn Tough Socks (Worth it!). Your feet will get wet, no matter the season.
  • Superfeet insoles for your boots. Your feet will thank you. FAQ
  • Solomon Lace Kit for Running Shoes. The only lace kit worth kitting.
  • Multi-Tool, not a knife. The pliers are important for undoing knots.
  • Compare Batteries for your flashlight and headlamp: article | image
  • Headlamps. buy headlamp with a red and blue light. The blue light will make reading your map so much easier.
  • Large “Dead Hooker” Bag. This is just easier than stuffing a regular duffle bag when you don’t have much time. 

Winter Months

  • Smoker’s Jacket. During the winter months, you will see a lot of people wearing this. Easier to pack than the fleece jacket and warmer.
  • Glove Liners. Don’t go with just your issued glove liners, your hands will hate you. Get something windproof and waterproof if you can.
Packing List Price Comparison
Item Qt General Jackson’s -Yadkin Airborne One -Yadkin SAS Surplus -Yadkin
dead “hooker” bag   29.99 28.98  
headlamp (red and blue lens) 1 39.99    
notebook ( write in rain) 3×5   3.95    
Notebook (write in rain)  4×6   4.95    
alcohol markers (blk,blu,rd,grn)   7.95    
batteries AA 4 5.99    
bateries AAA 4 5.99    
sewing kit   9.99    
shower shoes   2.99    
wrist watch        
baby wipes   2.99    
insect repellant (non aerosol)   6.99    
map case L


map case M   19.99    
field jacket liner   19.99 15.99  
pace cord   3.99 5.98  
tape 100mph   8.99    
550 cord 100ft   7.99 7.98  
bite valve   9.99 7.98  
clothes pin    2.25    
pen lights (red/blue)   24.99    
combo lock   5.99    
anti-chafe   7.99    
bungee cords (tactical colors only) 4 5.95    
canteen straws   13.95 14.98 14.99
ID tags 2 3    
sew engineer tape 1 15 10  
sew engineer tapr 4 50 40  
leatherman wave    91.99    
leatherman supertool   84.99    
gerber mp600st   83.99    
tshirt   5.99 5.98 3.33
fleece cap   5.99 6.98  
neck gator   5.5    
ranger panties   9.99 10.98  
Need to Find Prices :        
black tape        
razor shaving (travel gear also)        
fingernail clippers        
foot powder        
large trash bags        
lip balm        
hand sanitizer        
detergent(liquid only)        
laundry brush        
foam roller        
rolling stick        
safety pins        
scissors (small)        
insoles (superfeet)        
lamination paper        
skin care lotion        
small mirror        
tent stakes  4+      
bed sheets (full size)        
zip lock bags        

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