hi, Im a long time lurker whos found arrse mega useful in the past and was wondering with the wealth of experience the site seems to have if someone could help me with a bit of kit prep before i go for a course in the near future. My situation is im a senior army cadet and ive been put forward for a course run by the raf lot and i basically need to perform to keep the powers that be in check. The course is 9 weekends and a 9 day battle camp, and as far as cadets is concerned the course this the dogs' nads. SA80s, combat helmets, proper fieldcraft, no crap cadet safety rules etc. They issue kit to students however i intend to use mine, but would like some advice on stuff (what to ditch or buy etc) I have a jay jays set of belt kit, with 5 utility pouches. carrying: Mag pouches Magazines mag charger insulated brew mug thingy Gren pouch cam cream, bug dope. Util pouches water bottle, model kit, cylumes mess tin, small gas stove, gas pod, lighters. and boil in bag X2 + spoons basha, bungees, pegs etc. water bottle, 58 patt metal mug, bog rolls, biscuits/yorkies. weapon cleaning kit, boot kit, wash kit, blister/ FA kit. batteries, lighters, foot powder (models and obviously feet) Smoke pouch roll of green string, biscuits. all in ortlieb bags for things that need it, sandbag on top of pouches, elastic over pouches. in my smock ive got trauma kit top left, compass and maglite top right, matches/lighter in chest. the rest left empty. (notepad, pens etc in combats.) feel free to rip that to bits and tell me how to improve? also, things like leathermans, entrenching tools, etc. are they worth carrying? any help would be much appreciated. cheers.