kit for afghan

#1
alrite people,in the TA and off to afghan for herrick 13 with 5 scots as a rifleman,need some advice on what kit to take,dont mind spending a bit of money on the gucci kit,also,just how cold does it get over there? will be deploying oct-april,cheers
 
#3
thanks pillar,but i found that that post was for iraq in 2006,was thinking maybe things had moved on a touch from then,for example,are the motherload daysacks a good buy,also how cold is it over there in winter?
 
#5
If you're doing a winter tour you will get softie jkt and trs issued, artic hat, mittens, goretex boots, the lot. Wait untill you see the pile of kit at Chillwell. Once you have worked out how to get it all home start thinking about it.
 
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#6
mate the issued kit is plenty! if i was you i wouldnt spend a penny on kit, id spend it on some luxuries that will make your life a little more comfortable during down time
 
#7
mate spent time up in kabul were -20 at night was the norm and the issued stuff is more than fine up there and to hot for when your in the green zone
 
#8
cheers lad's,shit loads of kit coming my way by the sounds of it! is it freezing as much as that during the day aswell ?or just at nite? nae suntan for me then! prob better off doing a winter tour than a searing heat tour being a jock and all that!! ha!
 
#9
I did HERRICK 9 and had no problem with the issue kit. Yes, it does get cold in Jan/Feb but the issue kit is more than up to the job. We had a couple of frosts (fairly light) and plenty of wet, but nothing near UK standards.
Edited to add: Areas I'm talking about FOB Edinburgh, Dwyer, Delhi, Jackson, Nolay.
 
#10
in kabul it was hovering around -5 day time from late Nov - Mid Jan,
had 6" of snow on christmas which cheer all us brits up and so insued the multinational snow fight untill the grown ups ended it :(

but kabul is 3000m up and in the mounatians if your south
its a mild winter, wet but not cold,
I get the best, turn up in winter and leave just as summer is in full swing,
just hope the last few days is hanging around in kandi bar to get an all over tan rather than the arm and neck tan
 
#11
HE'S NOT GOING TO KABUL!!!!! Helmand is mostly fine during the day, a bit like an average British warm day. It can rain shite loads and turns very muddy. The issued kit is fine!
 
#12
sorry blob did you miss the bit about down south being like a "mild winter wet but not cold"?

muppet read the post before you gob off again
 
#13
in kabul it was hovering around -5 day time from late Nov - Mid Jan, had 6" of snow on christmas which cheer all us brits up and so insued the multinational snow fight untill the grown ups ended it :( but kabul is 3000m up and in the mounatians


if your south (read Helmand) its a mild winter, wet but not cold,


I get the best, turn up in winter and leave just as summer is in full swing,
just hope the last few days is hanging around in kandi bar to get an all over tan rather than the arm and neck tan
What Spad said with some emphasis so the challenged can get it.
 
#15
Spad, you call me muppet? 'if you're south' not 'YOUR' as in YOU ARE!
I read the post fully along with your others, you mention 'slipper city' most of the time!
 
#16
The only bit of wnter kit i didnt rate was the gloves/mittens. Maybe invest in a decent set? But this is from a remfs point of view, i was on herrick 9 and from just doing sangers i found they were not that great and if i was going for another winter tour i would invest in a pair. But some how i dont think its going to be an issue for herrick 14 lol.
 
#18
I was on Herrick 11, didn't bother with any gucci kit whatsoever. The issued kit suffices and lets face it, if you need to use a jetboil out there your in the shit.

The weather varys, very windy and cold at night and early morning. In the day it varied again and when it rained, it rained! The lightest nights are the coldest nights.
 

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