A tip of the boonie hat to the Irregulars who forwarded this link to a concise "Combat Gear Primer" by "Andrew A." at SurvivalBlog.com.
Also, I dropped off I95 North today while I was out and stopped at the warehouses of BTP Arms of Waldorf, MD -- who can be found on the Internet at KeepShooting.com for a pre-arranged tour by the very helpful staff.
Previously, I did a post on the inexpensive M76 clone grenade launcher attachment for the M14-series rifle. They are only thirty-five bucks, which is a steal compared to the three hundred price tag I saw on the last USGI I spotted at a gun show -- a year ago. Upon inspection it appeared to me to be a perfect copy and accommodated the 22mm ass-end of an M1A2 rifle grenade adapter.
Of interest as well was this Dutch Army surplus copy of the USGI LBV.
The load bearing vest sample I examined was in excellent shape and of a pattern quite similar to US Woodland.
The attachment points appeared to me to be adaptable to both ALICE and MOLLE pouches and the grommets on the bottom of the vest look like they could also hold the old World War II hooks. The best thing is that they are selling these for just $9.49.