And that Sir, is where your point lays in cold and wet tatters.
If soldiers can remain effective in those conditions for weeks, what’s the big deal about being cold and wet for a day?
You seem keen to isolate the principle of minimal carriage to a specific hypothetical patrol.
Are you saying nothing can be eliminated from the loads carried on a routine patrol expected to last 24 hours?
No, I’m asking what extraneous kit is being carried.
Not all patrols are equal. A point you seem at pains to ignore.