Frequently Asked Questions...
What Should I Purchase First?
Your uniforms! Uniforms are based on size and are therefore much harder to loan. Your first purchase should be focused on obtaining your uniforms – both of which are required for the semester (except for newcomers attending the Land Navigation Course). Uniforms are discussed in terms of cut pattern, cloth pattern, and color pattern.
ACU Shirt, Ripstop material, Woodland pattern
ACU/BDU Pant, Ripstop material, Woodland pattern
Boonie Hat, Ripstop or Twill material, Woodland pattern
Rain Parka, Breathable membrane or PVC, Woodland pattern
ACU Shirt, Ripstop material, OD Green color
ACU/BDU Pant, Ripstop material, OD Green color
Boonie Hat, Ripstop or Twill material, OD Green color
Rain Parka, Breathable membrane or PVC, OD Green color
Combat Boots, Suede-out, Medium brown
Leather Gloves, Mechanic-style, Medium brown
Pant Belt, Duty or Rigger-type, Nylon, OD Green color
Under Garments, Cooling or Wicking material, OD Green color
Equipment on the other hand can be loaned in whole or in part for newcomers. Just ask. Borrowing equipment has several advantages. It keeps initial investment costs down. It allows you to gain first-hand experience with unfamiliar gear so that you can better decide which model you prefer. And it creates an opportunity for you to meaningfully connect with the One Shepherd community.
Be sure to read our Uniforms page for further detailed information.