Afghan patrol

#1
i am going to afghan in march and it'll be my first tour, so could pepole tell me what you carry on patrols i know the obvius like water ammo and more,
but all the little bit so i know what to take
many thanks
 
#2
Depends on the tasking, but the Taliban on ICOM call the brits 'pack-horses' to give you an indication on weight (around 60-70lbs in 55deg heat in summer)
 
#6
dingerr said:
Chris_2oo6 said:
oh the joys of manpack ecm
Don't use it then. I'm sure you'll be fine :roll:
obviously it's there for a reason

just means more weight to carry within the section/pl/fireteam

im happy im deploying as a driver for herrick anyways... no more faffing about changing the batterys in the back as a dismount like on telic :roll:
 
#7
Chris_2oo6 said:
dingerr said:
Chris_2oo6 said:
oh the joys of manpack ecm
Don't use it then. I'm sure you'll be fine :roll:
obviously it's there for a reason

just means more weight to carry within the section/pl/fireteam

im happy im deploying as a driver for herrick anyways... no more faffing about changing the batterys in the back as a dismount like on telic :roll:
Its got a lot better in the last few years and no nation can match it.
 
#8
blobmeister said:
Depends on the tasking, but the Taliban on ICOM call the brits 'pack-horses' to give you an indication on weight (around 60-70lbs in 55deg heat in summer)
And the rest! The average Rifleman patrolling in the Green Zone of Helmand will carry about 80-85lbs (that's 37-9Kg for you metric heads). The weight in itself is demanding, but the terrain and the heat can be the most debilitating factors.
 

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