OK. My first post so here goes. I am office-based CSS usually but have just been warned off for a tour starting sharpish. Basically I am embedding with an Inf Coy in a FOB and will be patrolling and such like. Spending a lot of time in the Green Zone I have been told. Good fun. Now the questions, since I have never even wore Osprey before. 1. Is belt kit better than a chest rig? I see a lot of posts about Molle etc. 2. Life in the FOB, I am not expecting laptop chargers etc but is there any little items I can take to make life easier? 3. Any bits of kit I should buy to make patrolling/tabbing easier or is the new issue all you need? Knee Pads for instance or gloves. 4. Contact lenses. I wear em, disposable dailies. Anyone else do this or do I need my Joe 90 gigs on? This isn't a WAH, it's my first time and I just want to know the opinions of guys who have been there and done it when I have not been anywhere even near it. I am more f*cking nervous about looking a mong than actually going to Herrick!! Cheers all.