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Well, we did it! After 31 years at the same location, we took a huge leap forward and undertook the monumental task of not only purchasing, but also moving into a new and larger facility that boasts 7,500 square feet of show room space. While moving is never fun, especially with the large and diverse inventory of about 10,000 different items we carry, we’re pleased that not only is the new store larger, it’s directly across the street from our original location. In fact, we shuttered the doors at the original site on February 10th at 11:59 AM, only to re-open them one minute later — 12:00 noon, at our new location, 10 N. 29th Street, Billings, Montana 59101.

Billings Army Navy Surplus: Original store location for 31 years   Billings Army Navy Surplus: New store location at 10 N. 29th St. Billings MT

Our original store location.

 

Our new location across the street.

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Boker USA is an indirect offshoot of a 17th century tool-making workshop that originated in Germany. The cornerstone of the Boker companies is the factory founded by Heinrich Boeker in Solingen, Germany in 1869. Boker has a very interesting history.

Boker USA no longer makes knives in the U.S. as the majority of Boker manufacturing moved back to the main plant in Solingen. It is there that Boker’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship began, and it is there that the tradition continues today.

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Gordon Hoxie

Well to start my full name is Gordon David Hoxie. I go by David. My brother’s full name is Glenn Daniel Hoxie, he goes by Danny. Our father’s full name is Gordon Densmore Hoxie, he used Gordon. Dad enlisted in the summer of 1942 when he was a junior in high school. He was the youngest of three sons, no sisters. At the time of his enlistment his two older brothers, Leon and Dowel, were already in the Army Air Force.

Uncle Leon was part of the ground support personnel for A-24 dive bombers, the AAF version of the Navy SBD. He was on Nickols Field, Philippines the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. We were always told that he fought as infantry on Bataan. He survived the death march, but died of beri beri in Zero Ward of the Cabanatuan Prison Camp. His childhood friend, Charles Buchanan, wore his shoes home. Uncle Leon told him he considered it a loan.

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Materials:

  • One pair monkey socks with red heel
  • Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
  • Red knitting yarn
  • Black and white embroidery floss (optional)

Sock Monkey Instructions:

Head, Body and Legs
IMPORTANT: Turn Sock #1 inside out before proceeding!

When you are trying to cook for a hungry group of folks in the great outdoors, the last thing you need is to be missing utensils, not have enough burners to cook with, or have cold food. To keep everything warm, you need food warmers, and yes they come included with outdoor camp kitchens. Everyone may not get back at the same time, and it’s always a challenge to have all your food finish cooking at the same time.

We recommend that you make it easy on yourself and get one of these high quality camp kitchens that are genuine military surplus. You can bet that the military has figured out how to feed hungry troops. You can take advantage of the planning they put into the design of these outdoor camp kitchens to satisfy the appetite of your clients.

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