Additional Item Advice

  • Note* What good is a sewing kit if you can't sew? If you can, take extra Engineer Tape. You can find some in the Craft Section at Walmart or Hobby Lobby. Learn the sewing basics
  • Canteen Straws. Don't use the bite valves that come with the straw. Crappy design and they will fall off.
    • Bite Valves. These are important unless you intend on dumping your water as soon as you start. The canteen straws come with the worst "bite valve" that will leak all over the bay and you'll be "that guy."
  • 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. These have a lifetime warranty! 
  • 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 during Team Week.
  • Compare Batteries for your flashlight and headlamp: article | image
  • Headlamps. buy a 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 after layouts. This will come in handy many times during the Q.

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.


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 / 37X 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.

Above 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.



List of the Military Surplus Stores used for this spreadsheet

All American Military Surplus

Address: 4756 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303


Monday 9AM–6:30PM
Tuesday 9AM–6:30PM
Wednesday 9AM–6:30PM
Thursday 9AM–6:30PM
Friday 9AM–6:30PM
Saturday 9AM–5:30PM
Sunday 12–6PM

Carolina Military Surplus and Supplies

Address: 524 S Reilly Rd #103, Fayetteville, NC 28314


Monday 10AM–6:30PM
Tuesday 10AM–6:30PM
Wednesday 10AM–6:30PM
Thursday 10AM–6:30PM
Friday 10AM–6:30PM
Saturday 10AM–4PM
Sunday Closed


Address: 6310 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303


Monday 10AM–6PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9AM–6PM
Thursday 9AM–6PM
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–6PM
Sunday 12–5PM

Airborne One

Address: 6490 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303


Monday 8:30AM–6PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–6PM
Wednesday 8:30AM–6PM
Thursday 8:30AM–6PM
Friday 8:30AM–6PM
Saturday 9AM–3PM
Sunday Closed

General Jackson

Address: 6207 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303


Monday 9AM–8PM
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–8PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday 11AM–6PM
Sunday 11AM–6PM

Sas Military Surplus

Address: 6441 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303


Monday 9AM–7PM
Tuesday 9AM–7PM
Wednesday 9AM–7PM
Thursday 9AM–7PM
Friday 9AM–7PM
Saturday 9AM–7PM
Sunday 9AM–5PM

SOS Boot Shop and military surplus

Address: 5953 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303


Monday 8AM–7PM
Tuesday 8AM–7PM
Wednesday 8AM–7PM
Thursday 8AM–7PM
Friday 8AM–7PM
Saturday 9AM–6PM
Sunday 10AM–5PM

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